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Topic “leaks”

Supreme Court Minister prohibits investigation of journalist and guarantees source confidentiality in Brazil

Minister Gilmar Mendes of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF, for its initials in Portuguese) granted an injunction that ensures that U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald cannot be investigated for divulging information or for keeping source confidentiality. Read more »


Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding enemy in WikiLeaks trial, but still faces 130 years in prison

Bradley Manning, the American soldier and former military analyst who leaked over 750,000 documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, was found today to be not guilty on the controversial charge of aiding the enemy for his role in the biggest breach of classified information in U.S. history. Read more »


New rules narrow U.S. Department of Justice’s abilities to search reporters’ records

Federal prosecutors can no longer obtain a search warrant for reporter’s records unless the reporter is part of a criminal investigation, according to new guidelines announced by U.S. Attorney General Eric J. Holder on Friday, July 12. Read more »


Holder defends AP phone seizures, Obama pushes for federal shield law

United States Attorney General Eric Holder defended the Justice Department’s seizure of The Associated Press’ phone records on Tuesday, May 14, as part of an investigation into one of “the top two or three most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen,” Holder said, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, the uproar surrounding the inquiry prompted the Obama administration to push for a federal shield law for journalists. Read more »


Daily News Digest: Peruvian NGOs call on president to protect citizens' digital rights over copyright enforcement

Peruvian non-profits have launched a campaign asking President Ollanta Humala Tasso to ensure that Peruvians' digital rights are respected during the next Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting in Lima, which aims to set international agreements on online copyright enforcement. Read more »


Ecuadorian website claims government was behind cyber-attack

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