decora writes: "Thomas Drake, an IT expert and NSA official indicted under Espionage law for whistleblowing on the failed Trailblazer project, has made a stirring speech after receiving the Ridenhour Prize. A quote: "Unaccountable and unnecessary power and secrecy on the part of the government are the hallmark of tyranny and contradict the very founding principles of this Nation — and ultimately make us less safe and secure""
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