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Ali Watkins

Senate Votes To Turn NSA Spying Back On, But With Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After allowing portions of the Patriot Act to expire early Monday, lawmakers voted on Tuesday to reinstate the National Security Agency'...

Jessica Schulberg

Senators Finally Giving Edward Snowden Credit For Patriot Act Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When several key provisions of the broad, post-9/11 surveillance law known as the Patriot Act were up for renewal five years ago, the Se...

Two Years After Snowden, a Plea for Perspective

Riley Roberts | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Riley Roberts

In the days ahead, as we reappraise Edward Snowden's complicated legacy, now two years old -- and as Congress considers a package of sensible NSA reforms -- what's called for is a dose of clear-eyed realism, an appetite for nuance, and a high tolerance for uncertainty.

The Sun Must Go Down on the Patriot Act

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

The current sunset debate is our first opportunity as a society to grapple with the mass-surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden, and we can't afford to let this opportunity pass us by.

Snowden Explains How The Government Can Get Your 'Dick Pic'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with comedian John Oliver nearly two years after he leaked classified documents about U...

Edward Snowden Wants Switzerland To Grant Him Asylum

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, March 6 (Reuters) - Edward Snowden has made a public appeal for Switzerland to grant him asylum, saying h...

Edward Snowden: There's 'No Fair Trial Available' If I Return To The U.S.

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

TORONTO, March 4 (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance p...

Edward Snowden, Won't You Be My Valentine?

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Our Valentine's Day heartthrob is none other than whistleblower Edward Snowden! You may be wondering why we're crushing so hard after Ed, so here you'll find four reasons that you should have a crush on him too.

Matt Sledge

Obama Gets An Incomplete On NSA Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama promised to reform the National Security Agency a year ago this month. Interviews and a report released Thursday show just how ...

British Spy Agency Saved Emails From Journalists At NYT, Guardian, BBC, Washington Post

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 03.21.2015 | Media

LONDON (AP) — The Guardian has reported that British spy agency GCHQ saved emails from journalists at BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post a...

NSA Fesses Up To Improper Surveillance Of U.S. Citizens

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

While you were drinking eggnog on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency released hundreds of pages of heavily redacted documents detailing insta...

New Year's Wishes for the Waning American Century

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's one of the jokes of our time that we Americans have literally plowed trillions of dollars into what's called "national security" in the post-9/11 years without seriously facing climate change, a phenomenon that, if not brought under control, guarantees us a kind of insecurity we've never known.

KeenON: Journalist and NSA Expert Barton Gellman

Techonomy | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.19.2015 | 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 01.14.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...