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Edward Snowden a 'uniquely postmodern breed of whistle-blower'

In a wide-ranging interview with author James Bamford for Wired magazine, the former NSA contractor opens up on why he became the most wanted man in the world.

By August 13, 2014


Edward Snowden action figure makes for toy whistle-blower

The famed whistle-blower gets turned into an unlikely action figure to help you fulfill your playtime reenactments of the NSA spying scandal.

By February 18, 2014


Whistle-blower update: Snowden lands in Moscow; WikiLeaker's Gmail searched

U.S. asks Hong Kong to extradite PRISM leaker Edward Snowden; Snowden departs Hong Kong for Moscow; a WikiLeaks volunteer had his Gmail account searched; and more.

By June 22, 2013


Guardian reveals identity of whistle-blower behind NSA leak

The 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA tells The Guardian he expects to suffer for his actions.

By June 9, 2013


Assange urges end to U.S. 'war on whistle-blowers' (pictures)

The WikiLeaks founder, granted political asylum by Ecuador, makes a public appearance in London to decry what he sees as injustices done to human rights and constitutional principles.

17 Images By August 19, 2012


Software piracy whistle-blowers get bigger rewards

The BSA trade group ups its reward for information on U.K. companies that are using illegal software.

By November 5, 2004


Firm offers whistle-blower service

Shareholder.com unveils a service designed to help companies adhere to new corporate governance regulations under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

By April 25, 2003


Kim Dotcom calls Hillary Clinton an 'adversary' of Internet freedom

The founder of MegaUpload also says during an interview with Bloomberg that Hollywood studios are to blame for digital piracy.

By May 14, 2015


Meet the world's most successful geek-turned-politician

In Iceland recently, CNET's Eric Mack tracked down one of the world's most impressive geek politicians, Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jonsdottir.

By May 12, 2015


Obama signs information-sharing order as privacy question looms

At a cybersecurity summit held on the Stanford University campus, President Obama outlines a plan for companies and the US government to share information and fend off cyberattacks.

By February 13, 2015