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Edward Snowden: The World Says No To Surveillance

The New York Times | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Two years ago today, three journalists and I worked nervously in a Hong Kong hotel room, waiting to see how the world would react to the revelation th...

Ali Watkins

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

Ali Watkins

'There's Not A Failsafe' If NSA Programs Expire, Administration Says | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The National Security Agency will begin shutting down its massive bulk data collection systems one minute before Congress is scheduled...

Ali Watkins

Huge Pieces Of The Patriot Act Just Expired. Here's What That Actually Means. | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget Edward Snowden. It was congressional dysfunction that brought down the Patriot Act. In a sensational late-night Senate session...

New Snowden Revelation Could Spark Turmoil Among Nations

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

WELLINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - New Zealand has been spying electronically on its Pacific Island neighbors and Indonesia and sharing the intelligenc...

Russian Spy Agency Allegedly Tried To Hire Edward Snowden

AP | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology

BERLIN (AP) — A close ally of Edward Snowden has told filmmakers that Russia's intelligence agency sought to recruit the former NSA contractor, but ...

Gerry Smith

Edward Snowden's New Role: Product Pitchman | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology

Edward Snowden has been given many titles: Whistleblower. Traitor. Asylum-seeker. Now, the fugitive National Security Agency contractor appears to ...

The Future of Surveillance in a Post-Snowden World

Michael V. Hayden | Posted 05.18.2014 | World
 Michael V. Hayden

In the end, neither the NSA nor the CIA wants to do things that are not consistent with the consensus view of American values. Our intelligence agencies must, and will, accept any delimitation defined by the American citizenry. Tell me where the lines are. Just give me that political and legal guidance, and we'll go play hardball. We'll stay inside the box. At the same time, we will have to say "this will make you a little more comfortable, and it's going to make you a little less safe." We get it, but let's shake hands on that last part -- "a little less safe."

Exposing Public Wickedness Is More American Than Apple Pie

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It's the revolt of the geeks. Edward Snowden is John Peter Zenger digitized, a post-Internet free-press hero soaring above the security obsessions of the past decade to assert the inalienable requirements of individual sovereignty in a wired world.

'I Want to Tear Down the Veil of Secrecy': Interview With Cyberlibertarian John Perry Barlow

The European Magazine | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
The European Magazine

The cyberlibertarian, John Perry Barlow, believes that we can no longer safeguard complete secrecy and privacy. He sat down with Alexander Görlach to discuss the true value of secrets, how the U.S. copied Nazi Germany and why driving a tractor boosts his creativity.

UK Spy Boss: Al Qaeda 'Rubbing Their Hands In Glee' Over Snowden Leaks

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Al-Qaida and other British intelligence targets are having a field day with the leaks from former National Security Age...

Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

Unlike Media, Public More Concerned About Spying Snowden Exposed Than Secrets He Leaked

Edward Wasserman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Media
Edward Wasserman

It's unwise to put too much weight on polls, but a recent survey on the Edward Snowden affair suggests better judgment among the general public than our usual opinion leaders have been able to muster.

Air Force: Defense Contractor Not Responsible For Snowden Leaks

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said it sees no evidence that a defense contractor that employ...

Snowden Needs to Speak Out

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Snowden can reach many millions more with the truth. He needs to speak not only to save himself but future whistle-blowers whom the Obama administration wants to silence by punishing him.

Michael Calderone

German Magazine Lands Latest NSA Scoop | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.02.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- President Obama faced questions Monday in Tanzania about an explosive cover story out of Germany based on documents obtained by former N...

Snowden's Control Over Leaks Limited | Posted 08.21.2013 | Media

The Guardian published a story Thursday afternoon that revealed, via leaked documents, some of the NSA’s rules regarding collection of data from U.S...

Edward Snowden, Satyajit Ray and Inverted Totalitarianism

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Subhankar Banerjee

Blowing whistle against the United States government is not a spectacle. The ongoing explosive expose of the American surveillance state brought back a children's film, a musical comedy, I had watched in 1980 -- Satyajit Ray's Hirok Rajar Deshe.