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America's Combat Towards Government Surveillance

Joshua Ebrahimi | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Joshua Ebrahimi

While focusing on liberal arts is definitely important to teach our children, John Oliver's uncovering of Americans ill-informed comprehension of the Internet proves we need to place computer science at the same core level as math, science, history and reading.

The NYPD IS Investigating A Giant Bust Of Edward Snowden Erected In A Brooklyn Park

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

The New York City police department says its Intelligence Division is investigating a giant sculpture of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward...

See The First Photo Of Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment

Last year it was confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would star in Oliver Stone's film about Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, and now we have the first ima...

Neil Patrick Harris's Edward Snowden Joke: Far From Funny

Tom F. Driver | Posted 04.25.2015 | Media
Tom F. Driver

The host of the awards has no place contradicting the view of a documentary filmmaker who has just spoken eloquently of the subject of her film.

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.

Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security

Spiegel Online | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication. The cloud, it seems, is...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Play Snowden In New Film

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.10.2014 | Media

After months of rumors, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been confirmed as the actor who will play Edward Snowden in an upcoming movie directed by Oliver Ston...

Citizenfour: The Spy Who Was Never Out In The Cold

Lindsay Moran | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Lindsay Moran

Laura Poitras' compelling, controversial, and ultimately contradictory new documentary Citizenfour, the filmmaker seems to have fallen in love with her "agent" -- in this case the movie's hero, or villain, depending upon how you look at it -- Edward Snowden.

Movie Review: 'CitizenFour', Snowden for Lovers and Haters

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

'CitizenFour' is impressive filmmaking. Pointras starts with the problem of telling a story most people already know. She succeeds brilliantly, and if 'CitizenFour' is not awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary then that award no longer is relevant.

'Citizenfour' Review: An Incredible Documentary About Edward Snowden

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Morgenstern

Citizenfour, a documentary about Edward Snowden's first few days of revelation which opens in theaters this Friday, is mesmerizing. It feels more like an espionage fiction film, and I had to continually remind myself I was watching a documentary about real life events.

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...

E.O. 12333: End-Running the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In Post-Constitutional America (2001-Present), the government has taken a bloody box cutter to the original copy of the Constitution and thrown the Fourth Amendment in the garbage.

Dare to Be 100: Get Smart, Live Long

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I am a geriatrician, a physician who studies those things that get in the way of any of us living all of our fully allotted 100 years. Numerous risk f...

Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It

Forbes | Jacob Morgan | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home

Privacy. . .everyone keeps talking about it and apparently everyone is concerned with it, but going forward does it even matter? I recently watched th...

Why People Apparently Don't Care About Muslim Surveillance or Dead Palestinian Kids

Nida Khan | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Nida Khan

Make no mistake about it: the dehumanization of Muslims didn't just happen overnight. On the contrary, it's part of a long process of failed imaging, stereotyping, misrepresentation and flat out bias in the press, entertainment industry and society in general.

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...

2014: The Year of The Truman Show

James Moore | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology
James Moore

When The Truman Show debuted to great acclaim 16 years ago this summer, film critics were, initially, slightly baffled. Audiences were intrigued, though, by the story of a man whose life was being secretly broadcast to the world and had billions of viewers.

Zach Carter

Top Spy Agency Has Hilariously Appropriate Welcome Message

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

You have to credit them for consistency. If you call the The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, you'll be greeted with an appropriate we...

Kathleen Miles

Glenn Greenwald Explains Why Privacy Is Vital, Even If You 'Have Nothing To Hide'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.19.2014 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Journalist Glenn Greenwald defended the value of digital privacy and slammed those who dismiss its importance during a stop on his nati...

Government Demands Whistleblower Organization's Encrypted Files

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities. The VA is part of the federal government. POGO is a private non-profit group.

Like Don Quixote Tilting at Windmills, Foreign Governments Fight the Wrong Enemy Post-Snowden

Stacy Baird | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
Stacy Baird

As a result of Snowden's disclosures, U.S. companies have been wrongly suffering commercial reprisals by some governments. Conflating the acts of the NSA with other agencies has also potentially harmed legitimate government activities.

Is Snowden Lying?

Paul Ekman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Paul Ekman

Many readers have asked whether Snowden was lying in his recent NBC interview, knowing I have worked for the government and corporations spotting lies by how someone behaves. I simply cannot comment on Snowden's veracity. Still, some of Snowden's claims merit consideration.

Clapper: Snowden Took Less Than Previously Thought

The Washington Post | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

As the intelligence community continues its assessment of the damage caused by Edward Snowden’s leaks of secret programs, Director of National Intel...

How the Internet Is Transforming from a Tool of Liberation to One of Oppression

Astra Taylor | Posted 08.04.2014 | Home
Astra Taylor

Thanks to Snowden, we now know the Internet has become a giant government spying apparatus dependent on the complicity of companies we use everyday. A Reuters poll from April showed that a majority of Americans believe that technology companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon are "encroaching too much upon their lives." It's a rather remarkable statistic given these companies were universally loved not that long ago, widely imagined to be allies of the people against the old oligarchs.

The 13 Most Bizarre Things From Edward Snowden's NBC News Interview

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Now, I'm not a Brian Williams hater. I think he's a fine news anchor. But his interview with Ed Snowden was yet another in a long, long line of deferential, uninformed, unchallenging genuflections before a guy whose story and motivations are more than a little specious.