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The Man in Moscow Airport

  • June 28, 2013
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The world’s only superpower is not doing very well in its attempt to punish the ‘traitor’ Edward Snowden for revealing the National Security Agency’s sprawling data collection program, by which the United States looks at the world.     First Hong Kong refused the US request to extradite Snowden and allowed him to leave the...

The case of Thomas Drake

  • March 10, 2012
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There’s an excellent piece by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker about Thomas Drake, the linguist and computer expert-turned-whistleblower from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), who was indicted by the Obama administration in April 2010 for releasing classified information to a journalist in 2006.

The case has attracted less media attention than  Bradley Manning, though...

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