October 24, 2014 -- CITIZENFOUR , a documentary about N.S.A. whistleblower Edward Snowden, launches today. To mark the ocassion we present a selection of our articles and videos on the Snowden case and its fallout. (Contributors: Alexander R.
Snowden, Heroism, and Self-Interest 6/13/13
If heroism is commitment to one’s chosen values, surely Snowden qualifies.
When Government Demanded Lavabit’s Keys 10/4/13
Lavabit’s purpose was to secure its customers’ email; the federal government’s proper purpose is to secure its citizens’ rights.
Lavabit Founder Shrugs, Closes Snowden Email Service 12/6/13
Ladar Levison, like Midas Mulligan in Atlas Shrugged, refused to hold himself out as offering a trustworthy service when the government would not let him offer one.
The NSA surveillance scandal and its fallout: Ladar Levison in extensive interview 1/18/14
What kind of man refuses to cooperate with the government’s efforts to gain access to Americans’ information?
Lavabit's Ladar Levison on a Page from Atlas Shrugged: A BRC Video Interview 1/15/14
In our wide-ranging interview, Levison drew a parallel between his decision to shut down Lavabit and a dramatic moment in Atlas Shrugged .
Obama's NSA Speech: Levison Warned Us 1/18//14
In the interview, Levison calls the public's attention to Obama’s use of the rhetoric of constitutional law to attempt to defang criticism of government spying. It's a practice we saw the president engage in again today.
NSA Spying and the Slippery Cliff 7/7/13
We aren't facing a slippery slope with the NSA spying: it's a slippery cliff.