In the US, the press has a right to publish secret information the public needs to know, protected by the First Amendment. Government surveillance has made it increasingly more dangerous for whistleblowers, the source of virtually every important story about national security since 9/11, to share information. In this concise, informative talk, Freedom of the Press Foundation co-founder and TED Fellow Trevor Timm traces the recent history of government action against individuals who expose crime and injustice and advocates for technology that can help them do it safely and anonymously.


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Jeanine Joy

I believe in freedom of the press, but not freedom to tell outright lies with impunity and they now seem to have that right.

@Team 360°

Amen to that Jeanine – thanks joining the discussion!