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.
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.
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.
Amazon Unveils New ‘Secret Region’ Cloud for Spies
AWS couldn’t be worse at keeping secrets than the US government, right?
Canada’s Update to Classified Documents System Could Raise Hacking Risks
But the current system is 'out of date and unsustainable.'
Classified Pays Tribute to His Fans in "It's Hard to Understand"
It's like "Stan," except not psychotically murderous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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.