The Islamic State’s Plot to Build a Radioactive ‘Dirty Bomb’

The jihadist group appears to have been looking for nuclear materials in Belgium.


The Obscure U.N. Body Behind the Ridiculous Claim Assange Is Arbitrarily Detained

The decision by the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has come under harsh criticism.

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The Espionage Economy

U.S. firms are making billions selling spyware to dictators.

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WikiLeaks Releases Snoozefest Documents from CIA Director’s Hacked Email

The documents were purloined by a self-described teenage stoner hacker.


The Public Art Project Making the Case for Whistleblowers to Be Regarded as Heroes

By casting Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning in bronze, artist Davide Dormino argues the three activists should be regarded as monumental heroes.


Swedish Prosecutors Partially End Investigation of Assange on Sex Crimes

Swedish prosecutors dropped two charges because the statute of limitations ran out.

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Wikileaks Reveals New Spy Cables Showing How U.S.-Japan Diplomacy Isn't Always Sweet

New WikiLeaks cables purportedly show U.S. eavesdropping on ally Japan for diplomatic -- if diminutive -- details on trade and environmental policies.


The Three Least Surprising Things U.S. Spies Learned About France

One NSA intelligence summary included information reported by the New York Times a week earlier.

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