Google and Julian Assange Battle It Out on the Page
October 10, 2014

For Julian Assange, Google is all but an arm of the U.S. state department (or, indeed, vice versa). 

Would You Feel Differently About Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange If You Knew What They Really Thought?
January 19, 2014

Understanding the real motivations of Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks Reveals One Company's Silly Strategy to Silence Anti-Keystone Activists
December 05, 2013

A corporate presentation made public by WikiLeaks reveals exactly how the energy industry sees pesky climate activists: as a bunch of “radicals,” “realists,” “idealists, and “opportunists.” Also, as a real threat, judging from evidence that Canadian

The American Press Has Never Been More Free Than It Is Today
December 02, 2013

The U.S. government has never prosecuted a newspaper or journalist for publishing classified information, and in recent years even the theoretical legal possibility of doing so has evaporated. 

Berlin Is a Little Too Proud to Be a Hacker Haven
November 27, 2013

Alongside good quiche, cool bars, and the locals’ finicky habit of rolling their own cigarettes, add to the German capital’s reputation this: It is a refuge for prominent members of the pro-transparency community best embodied by former National Secu

I Was a Character in The Fifth Estate—Here's What the Wikileaks Film Got Right and Wrong
October 17, 2013

This piece originally appeared on’s get the personal bit out of the way. How did Peter Capaldi do?

The Woman Behind Wikileaks on What the Biopic Gets Wrong
September 25, 2013

It’s a few weeks before the Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate goes into wide release, but the film is already making news.

Murdoch's Papers Fight the Guardian (and Free Speech)
August 29, 2013

While it might be a mite too early to assess the historic and political impact of Edward Snowden’s leaks of top secret NSA documents, the first casualty is already clear: journalism.

I Know What Chelsea Manning is Going Through
August 28, 2013

I know what Chelsea Manning is going through. 

A Stone-Faced Bradley Manning Gets 35 Years
August 21, 2013

This morning, Bradley Manning, the Army private who leaked more than 700,000 classified government documents to WikiLeaks, was sentenced by a military judge to 35 years in prison.