classified

WikiLeaks

Julian Assange’s Charges Are Centered on Hacking, Not Publishing Classified Information

For years, it has been publicly reported that Julian Assange offered to help Chelsea Manning break into a classified computer system. Now the Department of Justice has charged Assange for that.
Joseph Cox
4.11.19
Full Disclosure

The FBI Used Classified Hacking Tools in Ordinary Criminal Investigations

The FBI’s Remote Operations Unit has hacking tools typically reserved for protecting national security. But an overlooked section of a new report says ROU has used these secret techniques in criminal cases.
Joseph Cox
3.29.18
memo

Here's what's in the GOP's FBI memo Trump just released

The infamous four-page memo that has consumed Washington D.C. for the past two weeks has finally been released.
Taylor Dolven
2.2.18
classified

Amazon Unveils New ‘Secret Region’ Cloud for Spies

AWS couldn’t be worse at keeping secrets than the US government, right?
Michael Byrne
11.21.17
Motherboard

Canada’s Update to Classified Documents System Could Raise Hacking Risks

But the current system is 'out of date and unsustainable.'
Jordan Pearson
12.2.16
Premieres

Classified Pays Tribute to His Fans in "It's Hard to Understand"

It's like "Stan," except not psychotically murderous.
Phil Witmer
7.5.16
News

The Shadowy Process Behind Guantánamo Bay Detainee Release Rulings

With the help of the Freedom of Information Act, we got a look at the secretive process of how Guantánamo detainees are evaluated for a second chance at freedom.
Jason Leopold
4.14.16
americas

An Israeli Spy Who Spent Nearly Half His Life in US Jail Has Just Been Released

Here's what we know about Jonathan Pollard, the US intelligence analyst who spent nearly 30 years in jail for handing over top-secret information to Israel. Today he walked free.
Harriet Salem
11.20.15
The Road to Nowhere Issue

Photographs of the Underwater Telecommunication Cables Tapped by the NSA

Trevor Paglen took a literal deep dive into government surveillance for his latest project.
Zach Sokol
9.10.15
politics

Intelligence Officials Flag 305 Hillary Clinton Emails for Possible Classified Info

The emails are being released as part of a FOIA lawsuit filed by VICE News, but screening for classified information is reportedly slowing down the process.
VICE News
8.17.15
americas

Leaked Documents Reveal AT&T's 'Extreme Willingness' to Help With NSA Spying

Documents provided by Edward Snowden have revealed a "highly collaborative" relationship that allowed the NSA to access "massive amounts of data."
VICE News
8.15.15
defense & security

The CIA Paid This Contractor $40 Million to Review Torture Documents

Documents obtained exclusively by VICE News reveal the identity of the contractor, which had been closely guarded since 2009.
Jason Leopold
7.27.15
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