When I wrote this line on the third page of PERMANENT RECORD, I never imagined the government would underline it with a lawsuit on the very first day of publication: https://t.co/bGgLlNJvhD
I sat down with @JoeRogan to talk about all the things that can and cannot be said -- and who decides them. From mass surveillance and my new book, Permanent Record, to deplatforming, police violence, and pardon, there's a lot here. https://t.co/IdXrUg31lD
Read this thread about how a federal court ruled last year that the FBI broke surveillance laws 15,993 out of 16,000 times -- and that's just the beginning. https://t.co/uaomAuMtsW
Amazon announces Spyware-as-a-Service: https://t.co/6hkzsHjxh9
Cory has been radicalizing the youth in the best way for as long as I can reminder. https://t.co/f14yyk6Q3D
Much discussion of former TI reporters' failings misses:
1) No reporter could have prevented Winner's discovery as the news source.
2) That doesn't require Winner to be "naive" (NYT) or "clumsy" (WP). It is heroism to prioritize the public's right to know over one's own safety. https://t.co/6rUGoZrB8T
🚨🚨 It turns out "Hey Alexa" is short for "Hey Keith Alexander." Yes, the Keith Alexander personally responsible for the unlawful mass surveillance programs that caused a global scandal. And Amazon Web Services (AWS) host ~6% of all websites. 🚨🚨
Wild, I know, but in light of the historic NSA ruling closing the book on the whistleblower question this week, and the fact that Espionage Act charges prohibit a public interest defense, it seems like something local and national campaign reporters might ask of their candidates. https://t.co/HFnV6K1HO8
does this mean he made up his mind https://t.co/8eFiGHP5Eb
They literally re-arrested him on the day of his trial. For those keeping note: yes, they re-arrested a man already in prison. This entire process is less trial than Soviet joke. https://t.co/xHli8Hgv1f
Read this and tell me that the show trial of Assange doesn't read like something from Kafka. The judge permits the charges to be changed so frequently the defense doesn't even know what they are, the most basic demands are denied, no one can hear what the defendant says—a farce. https://t.co/d7oYBLBvky
The extradition of Julian Assange is a malicious prosecution by any standard. Even critics of the man ought to condemn this as a show trial. The "crime" in question is the greatest public service @wikileaks ever performed: exposing Iraq-era abuses.
This 2014 story of the NSA and FBI using FISA warrants to spy on a slate of ordinary Americans--including a Republican campaign--was almost entirely ignored by major media at the time. Hard to imagine how differently it would be covered today. https://t.co/kWaNbCj49Y
Going as far back as the 1970s, the federal government has prohibited fair trials for any journalist's source charged under the Espionage Act: it strictly forbids the jury from examining if the defendent was right or wrong. Here's what @DanielEllsberg wrote about his trial: https://t.co/N65q9mXaaJ https://t.co/hKndZ4g3wO
I used to work for the government.
Now I work for the public.
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