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2013 was a year for American rule breakers

Ed Snowden, Bitcoin, Uber, and same-sex couples all changed society by defying conventional wisdom.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Dec 31, 2013

Four years ago, Ed Snowden thought leakers should be ‘shot’

Ed Snowden believes in transparency so strongly he was willing to risk life in prison. He didn't always feel that way.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 26, 2013

Here’s everything we’ve learned about how the NSA’s secret programs work

Having trouble keeping all the different NSA spying programs straight? Wonkblog is here to help.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 25, 2013

Hackers vs. suits: Why nerds become leakers

The same personality traits that make people good with computers also make them more likely to defy authority figures and social conventions.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jun 11, 2013
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