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Nika Knight – NSA Inspector Who Criticized Snowden for Not Using ‘Official’ Channels Found Guilty of Retaliating Against Whistleblower Who Did Just That

National Security Agency (NSA) inspector general George Ellard, an outspoken critic of whistleblower Edward Snowden, personally retaliated against another NSA whistleblower, Adam Zagorin reported at the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) on Thursday. An intelligence community panel earlier this year found that Ellard had retaliated against a whistleblower, Zagorin writes, in a judgment that has still not been made public. …

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United Kingdom Passes ‘Snooper’s Charter,’ Giving Tremendous Surveillance Power to Agencies

On Tuesday, the United Kingdom instated the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, a piece of legislation described by whistleblower Edward Snowden as “the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy.” The law, informally known as the “Snooper’s Charter,” spent over a year in Parliament before it was passed. The Guardian reported: The new surveillance law requires web and phone …

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Theresa May’s Surveillance Bill Is Chilling

WHEN my union, the National Union of Journalists, has been campaigning about secret state surveillance it has often felt like we are boxing with shadows. No member of the public is allowed to know the extent of the types of operations involved and no-one is able to access the policies that relate to whether or not journalists and trade unionists …