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Leave No Trace: How Your Printer Could Be Exposing Your Identity

In 2017, NSA contractor Reality Winner went to great lengths to expose classified documents detailing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. While Winner’s methods were sound, the journalist who published the piece inadvertently outed her identity by including a scanned copy of the printed documents.

Is Classified Document Leaker Reality Winner the New Edward Snowden?

A woman who worked for Pluribus International, an Alexandria, Virginia-based records contractor for the U.S. government, was arrested on June 5 for allegedly turning over a secret document to an online news organization called The Intercept. Reality Winner, 25, was arrested at her Georgia home by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for violating the […]

If You Can Keep the NSA Out, Your Data’s Probably Secure

by Kim Zetter At the USENIX Enigma security conference in San Francisco, one presentation stood out among all the rest for cybersecurity professionals. Rob Joyce, the NSA’s “hacker-in-chief,” explained to the crowd how to keep his organization (and others like it) out of their systems. Data doesn’t get much safer than that.