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KeenON: Journalist and NSA Expert Barton Gellman

Techonomy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology

Was Snowden a hero? Not surprisingly, Gellman won't be drawn into such a clichéd analysis. What he does insist, however, is that Snowden was an important figure who has sparked a massively important conversation -- one, in his words, with "legs" -- that is still going on today.

We Have Sacrificed Our Liberty to the Surveillance State

Samantha Wood | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Samantha Wood

The government now has an irresistible power. There are billions of dollars to be made in security contracts, campaign donations from security firms and rotating lobbying jobs. But this is also true: We have an obligation to govern our government.

NSA Debated Phone Tracking Before Edward Snowden Leaks

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency had been secretly collec...

Make 2016 About Surveillance

Alyona Minkovski | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Alyona Minkovski

Americans need to hold all 2016 candidates to account, congressional and presidential. We can play a role in shaping the platform and agenda, rather than reluctantly accepting a system of mass surveillance.

Snowden's Life In Exile Is Actually Pretty Good

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

Amongst the many revelations in the new documentary on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, is one that may seem of lesser consequence, but indeed is wor...

Intelligence Director Says He Never Lied To Congress About NSA Surveillance

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of national intelligence is disputing allegations that he lied to Congress about a surveillance program last year. ...

Edward Snowden: Planned U.S. Cyber Warfare Program Could Hurt Innocent Countries

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A developing U.S. cyber security program would not only hunt down and halt potential computer attacks but also strike...

Snowden Wants To Create Anti-Surveillance Technologies

Reuters | By Jim Finkle | Posted 09.19.2014 | Technology

By Jim Finkle NEW YORK (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, a former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of major U.S. surveillance pro...

NSA Workers Might Be Sharing Your Nude Photos

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

According to Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked key documents detailing the National Security Agency's broad surveillance tac...

UN Human Rights Commissioner Supports Snowden and Denounces US Surveillance Programs

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

The report of the High Commissioner puts the U.S. government in violation of the definitive interpretation of international political and civil rights on the issue of privacy, surveillance and related whistleblowing.

Less Than Zero: Hyping the Cyber War

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Corporate America and the intelligence community promote a panicked militaristic national mood because it justifies both government secrecy and huge taxpayer outlays for defense.

REPORT: Majority Of NSA's Intercepted Data From Unintended Targets

AP | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it a...

Matt Sledge

New NSA 'Transparency Report' Raises More Questions Than It Answers | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

For years, big Internet companies like Twitter have released "transparency reports" to show users how often the government asks for their data. Now th...

Ryan Grim

NSA Defender Under Investigation For Alleged X-Rated Picture | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: June 24 -- On Tuesday a Twitter user came forward as the person who received the explicit picture and accompanying messages from Naval War Col...

Al Gore Offers Praise For Snowden

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore said Edward Snowden did "an important service" by leaking documents that detailed the extent of the National Security Ag...

Matt Sledge

One Year After Edward Snowden's Leaks, Government Claims Of Damage Leave Public In Dark | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

U.S. officials have not been shy in claiming fallout from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's leaks. "I think it’s the gr...

Matt Sledge

These 8 Things Happened Only Because Of Edward Snowden | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

One year ago Thursday, one of the most consequential leaks of classified U.S. government documents in history exploded onto the world scene: The first...

Susan Rice: Edward Snowden 'Was Not Trained As A Spy'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

National Security Advisor Susan Rice is pushing back on Edward Snowden's recent assertions about his training and expertise level, denying that the fo...

Daniel Ellsberg Blasts John Kerry's 'Despicable' Edward Snowden Comments

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg came to the defense of Edward Snowden after Secretary of State John Kerry called Snowden a "coward...

John Kerry To Edward Snowden: 'Man Up'

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a fugitive and challenged him to "...

Snowden: 'I Was Trained As A Spy'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, Edward Snowden stood by his technical expertise and training, brushing off critics who have dismissed h...

Edward Snowden Says He Would Have New Information For German Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

(Adds German prosecutor comment, committee reaction) BERLIN, May 27 (Reuters) - Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden tol...

Post-Snowden, The NSA's Future Rests On This Man's Shoulders

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - As U.S. National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to t...

Glenn Greenwald: New NYT Editor Has 'Disturbing History'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Glenn Greenwald joined HuffPost Live Friday to discuss Edward Snowden, the latest news on NSA spying and his recent book "No Place to Hide." The Pulit...

How I Met Edward Snowden

Glenn Greenwald | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media
Glenn Greenwald

On December 1, 2012, I received my first communication from Edward Snowden, although I had no idea at the time that it was from him. The contact came in the form of an email from someone calling himself Cincinnatus.