Julian Assange’s story is also the story of how the utopian possibilities of the internet turned into something much bleaker and more frightening.
Latest in Secrecy: Leaks Prosecutions
On Monday, the U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York filed a 13-count superseding indictment against Joshua Schulte in connection with the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.
Document: Grand Jury Indicts Former SSCI Staffer for False Statements Regarding Contacts With Reporters
A grand jury in the District of Columbia has charged James Wolfe, the former director of security for the Senate intelligence committee, with three counts of making false statements to a government agency in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1001(2). The false statements allegedly pertained to Wolfe’s contacts with reporters and were made in the course of an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified information to members of the press. The full indictment is below.
The Justice Department is reportedly close to bringing criminal charges against Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and a longtime resident of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. But what charges would those be, and how would an extradition request play out?
A review of the indictment of Harold Martin, the former NSA contractor accused of stealing 50 terabytes of data from the Agency.
See the indictment and press release.
Former deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General James "Hoss" Cartwright has been charged with making false statements regarding the leak of classified information on Stuxnet.
It's getting hard to keep track of the U.S. intelligence community leakers without a scorecard. So here's my attempt:
I'm not sure, but I think so.
From today's editorial, entitled, "Gen. Petraeus's Light Punishment":
Anyone remember Samuel Loring Morrison? Espionage Act nerds certainly do.
Morrison was the first person prosecuted and convicted under the Espionage Act for leaking classified material? Morrison was convicted in the 1980s of leaking satellite photos to Jane's Defense Weekly. He was later pardoned retrospectively by President Clinton as part of Clinton's spree of pardons on his way out of office in 2001.