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Edward Snowden Whistleblower

Matt Sledge

NSA Releases Edward Snowden Email To Push Back At Whistleblower Claim | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

The NSA on Thursday released an email sent by former contractor Edward Snowden that the agency says undermines his claim to be a whistleblower. But a ...

Surveillance and Scandal

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

No one has pointed out the combination of factors that made the NSA's expanding programs to monitor the world seem like such a slam-dunk development in Washington. The answer is remarkably simple.

Edward Snowden Vindicated By Obama Speech

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

In a major speech Friday on the future of the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama announced a series of modest reforms to the way the age...

News Outlets Urge Obama To Help NSA Whistleblower

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The editorial boards of The New York Times and The Guardian published editorials on Wednesday, urging the Obama administration to treat Edward Snowden...

If Snowden Returned to US for Trial, All Whistleblower Evidence Would Likely Be Inadmissible

Trevor Timm | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Trevor Timm

Every American should be outraged that leakers and whistleblowers are being prosecuted under an espionage statute without ever having to show they meant to harm the U.S. or that any harm actually occurred.

Edward Snowden's Dark Warning

Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

It's no secret that Germany has a generally positive view of Edward Snowden, even though the country was among the many that rejected his application ...

Fifteen Minutes of Fame and the First and Fourteenth Amendments

David Abbitt | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media
David Abbitt

At some point we have to ask ourselves: What are the costs for our increasing proclivity towards escapism in our social and news media?

Edward Snowden: U.S. Government Will Say 'I've Aided Our Enemies'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

In a new interview with Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras published Monday, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke candidl...

Snowden Drops Russia Asylum Request

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW, July 2 (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has withdrawn a request for political asylum in Russia after President V...

U.S. To Russia: Give Snowden Back

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The White House on Monday said it expects the Russian government to "look at all options available" to expel former ...

Former NSA Official Warns Whistleblower: 'Be Lawyered Up To The Max'

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

(Updates with link to video interview, Drake's age) By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - Thomas Drake is...

Boehner: Edward Snowden Is A 'Traitor'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a "traitor" in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday. "H...

Petition Urges White House To Pardon NSA Leaker

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

A petition launched on a White House website on Sunday is calling on the Obama administration to pardon Edward Snowden, the source behind the leak on ...

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Is A Ron Paul Supporter

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Edward Snowden, the man behind one of the biggest national security leaks in U.S. history, is a fan of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). According to...