Ben Franklin to Bradley Manning: Famous leaks in American history
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Eleven famous leaks in American history — and leakers from Ben Franklin to Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden.
1. Bradley ManningOn July 30, Army Pfc. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy but convicted of most of the more than 20 crimes he was charged with for passing more than 700,000 government and military files to the anti-secrecy Web site WikiLeaks. The material included sensitive diplomatic cables and videos of airstrikes that killed civilians. Read the article.Cliff Owen/AP