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Espionage Act of 1917

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  • Rekha Basu: Edward Snowden: traitor or patriot?

    Edward Snowden appears this month on the cover of Wired magazine from his hideout in Russia, clutching an American flag. It's an image bound to rile folks who consider the former National Security Agency worker more traitor than patriot for leaking classified documents he stole.
  • California man sentenced to 15 years for corporate spying on DuPont

    A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28 million after his rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China the technology that creates a white pigment. U.S. District Judge...

    Edward Snowden: the unacknowledged author of an NSA reform bill

    Edward Snowden: the unacknowledged author of an NSA reform bill
    It’s called the USA Freedom Act, but a more fitting name might be Edward’s Law — as in Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor charged with violating the Espionage Act. I’m referring to a bill cleared by...

    Should America's top diplomat be telling Edward Snowden to 'man up'?

    Should America's top diplomat be telling Edward Snowden to 'man up'?
    It seems ironic that a man who was often accused of being effete when he ran for president in 2004 has impugned someone else’s manhood to make a political point. But that’s what happened Wednesday when Secretary of State John Kerry was asked...

    Snowden speaks [Editorial]

    Accused National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was handed a golden opportunity to justify himself Wednesday when he was asked by NBC's Brian Williams whether the American public should view his unauthorized release of thousands of classified U.S....