Obama administration officials announced that they will declassify an order compelling Verizon to disclose phone records belonging to a massive number of Americans, with the intention of publicizing the document before a Senate hearing early Wednesday.
Oklahoma police department has quietly siphoned 25 per cent of all funds collected from traffic tickets to a private firm, while also allowing private contractors to pose as police officers, the American Civil Liberties Union has claimed.
Washington will use Manning’s verdict to persuade the world community to extradite other whistleblowers back to the US, since the leaker was acquitted of the capital offense of aiding the enemy, former UK MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has released a report claiming that administrators never targeted information activist Aaron Swartz and committed no wrongdoings. The university claims it remained neutral throughout the case.
The US government will declassify documents about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs in a “deliberate” attempt to provide the public with additional information after whistleblower Edward Snowden first revealed NSA spy tactics.
A US military judge has found Army private Bradley Manning "not guilty" of aiding the enemy. However, he was found guilty of 20 remaining charges, meaning that he still faces the possibility of up to 136 years behind bars.
The verdict in Manning’s trial depends on the US government’s interest in silencing whistleblowers, but it is unsure how the press will react if Manning is punished too severely, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism Gavin MacFadyen told RT.
The new Pakistani government has been in power for only 50 days but the terrorist attacks have increased, it is myth that the drones strike at the heart of the terrorists, a senior retired officer of the Pakistani Air Force Sultan Hali told RT.
As opinions for and against Bradley Manning’s actions clashed in court, a larger debate about whistleblowers is brewing, with growing fears that Tuesday’s looming verdict over whether Manning aided the enemy will impede investigative journalism.
US army whistleblower Bradley Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, but found guilty on 20 other counts on Tuesday, meaning he could still face up to 136 years in prison. Sentencing proceedings began on Wednesday and may last up to a month.