Feature

Leaker charged

The Justice Department has charged a former National Security Agency software expert with leaking classified information to a journalist.

In a rare prosecution of a whistle-blower, the Justice Department has charged a former National Security Agency software expert with leaking classified information to a journalist. Thomas Drake, 52, allegedly sent a Baltimore Sun reporter hundreds of e-mails that documented weaknesses in several NSA programs to collect and analyze electronic intelligence.

Press organizations said the prosecution would discourage whistle-blowers from exposing government wrongdoing. “The whole point of the prosecution,” said Lucy Dalglish of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, “is to have a chilling effect on reporters and sources, and it will.”

Recommended

U.K. Supreme Court: People living in glass apartments have privacy rights
Neo Bankside apartments from Tate Modern
People who live in glass houses...

U.K. Supreme Court: People living in glass apartments have privacy rights

Russian troops are joining Wagner mercenaries in grinding push for Bakhmut
Bakhmut, Ukraine
Attrition

Russian troops are joining Wagner mercenaries in grinding push for Bakhmut

U.S. firm offers Ukraine 2 Reaper drones for $1, plus $10 million in shipping
MQ-9 Reaper drone
Fine Print

U.S. firm offers Ukraine 2 Reaper drones for $1, plus $10 million in shipping

German police say suspect killed lookalike so she could fake her own death
German police.
doppelgangers

German police say suspect killed lookalike so she could fake her own death

Most Popular

The Hogwarts Legacy boycott controversy, explained
Hogwarts Legacy logo photo
Briefing

The Hogwarts Legacy boycott controversy, explained

The Adani Group scandal, explained
Gautam Adani.
Briefing

The Adani Group scandal, explained

Linda Ronstadt is the Kate Bush of 2023 thanks to The Last of Us
Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett in The Last of Us
running up that hill

Linda Ronstadt is the Kate Bush of 2023 thanks to The Last of Us