This article was funded by paid subscribers of The Dissenter Newsletter. Become an annual paid subscriber to help us continue our independent journalism. The United States government censored parts of Chelsea Manning’s new book, where she attempted to describe the information she provided to WikiLeaks in 2010. Manning says
In the United States government’s case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, prosecutors claim that he communicated with US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning through an encrypted chat client known as Jabber. Prosecutors highlight several alleged exchanges between Manning and a username, or handle, associated with Assange. Yet they have never
Chelsea Manning (Photo: Roger Jones) The following post was produced for paid subscribers. It was unlocked a week later for all readers. A Canadian tribunal that issues decisions related to immigration and refugee applications upheld the Canadian government’s ban against US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning entering the country. The
The Supreme Court's decision means it should no longer be so easy to convict whistleblowers like Thomas Drake and Chelsea Manning with the CFAA.
"At the time, it would not have been possible to crack an encrypted password hash, such as the one Manning obtained," testified Patrick Eller, a digital forensic expert.
Chelsea Manning was found guilty of violating the Espionage Act on National Whistleblower Appreciation Day