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Leaking vs. Whistleblowing: How to Stay on the Right Side of the Law

Sean Bigley / Aug 13, 2017

I have a theory about some leakers who receive less attention: those who are really trying to do the right thing by exposing misconduct, waste, or abuse in government – yet who fail to understand the legal difference.

Sharing Classified Information in the Media IS a Security Violation

Lindy Kyzer / Aug 9, 2017

You found an article online that contains classified information. If everyone’s reading it, why can’t you?

Intentional “Leaks” and Criminal Leaks – Yes, There’s a Difference

Tom McCuin / Aug 9, 2017

Leaks, for better or worse, drive the news cycle these days. But they’re not all the same.

What is Whistleblowing? An Answer From History

John Davis / Aug 4, 2017

Wondering about the difference between a whistleblower and a leaker? History gives us some of the context.

Yes, You Are Being Watched Every Time You Log On To a Government Computer

Tom McCuin / Jun 8, 2017

The government is serious when it tells you (as you log on to your computer) that your activity is ‘subject to monitoring’.

A Brief American History of Leaks and Cryptography

Ed Ledford / Mar 31, 2017

Codes continue to evolve, be cracked and hacked, and to shape both American politics and international affairs.   

Boasting About Clearance on LinkedIn Proves Stupid Move for Would-Be Secrets Seller

Lindy Kyzer / May 14, 2015

Boasting about his clearance on LinkedIn proved a notable factor for FBI investigators looking into one man’s attempt to sell U.S. secrets.

Intelligence Community Leaks and the Press

Chandler Harris / May 22, 2014

Can members of the intelligence community speak with the press? What constitutes intelligence community leaks and what doesn’t is becoming even murkier, argue some.

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