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Edward Snowden's Email Service Abruptly Shuts Down

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Technology

Lavabit, the privacy-conscious email service famously thought to have been used by Edward Snowden, abruptly shut down on Thursday as the company prepa...

How the Government (and Bad Guys) Intercept Electronic Data

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The news of the NSA spying using PRISM should not come as a surprise to anyone in the intelligence community. Electronic spying is as normal as breath...

The Diplomat

Senain Kheshgi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Senain Kheshgi

Growing up in 1980s America, we were inundated with images of life on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Everyday, news reports beamed stories of soldiers patrolling the Berlin Wall and Eastern European politicians spouting rhetoric against the United States.

The Whistleblowers and Latin America

Violeta Ayala | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Violeta Ayala

What Manning, Snowden and Assange did for us is more than the thousands of NGO's, the United Nations and all those 'good-hearted' organizations have failed to do in a hundred years. These men have given us information.

Terms and Conditions May Apply Documentary: A Must See Horror Film

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Cullen Hoback's film takes us down a rabbit hole to try and answer the question: Is privacy dead? In the process, he exposes us to a massive civil liberties nightmare.

How the Fate of Your Privacy Rests in the Hands of Snowden and Assange

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Mark Weinstein

If a few years ago, someone told you that the war against government secrecy would be partially fought from the halls of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and a transit area in Moscow's airport, you would either assume that person was describing Tom Cruise's next Mission Impossible. Yet here we are.

Wide-Reaching NSA Program Revealed

The Guardian | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online c...

Helen Thomas Pioneered and Fought to the End

Andrew Kreig | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

White House correspondent Helen Thomas remained a perceptive and outspoken commentator nearly to the weeks before her death on July 20. I saw this fi...

Leakers, Hackers and Security

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Are PFC Bradley Manning's dumping of US State Department cables to WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden's theft of documents from Booz Allen, where he worked ...

Choices

Tom Falco | Posted 09.23.2013 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Enjoy Tom Falco's Tomversation comic with Jacomo the Mole and Tom the Rabbit Daily at www.GoComics.com/Tomversation ...

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.

America's Tiananmen Square

Dinkar Jain | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

We live in an America where dissidents of China (like Chen Guangcheng) get special visas from the U.S. State Department and special posts at universit...

Russia Says Its Unaware Of Snowden Plan

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

(Adds quotes, context) NOVOGORSK, Russia, July 19 (Reuters) - The Kremlin is unaware of any plans by fugitive former U.S. spy agency ...

Airport as Homeland: The Snowden Case

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Oddly, airports, those nation-free zones, often develop as the safest places to live in the turmoil of nations in war.

Chicago Takes Prisoner in War on Activists: Jason Hammond Arrested

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Chicago
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Jason Hammond is charged with participating in the assault against white supremacists who were attending the 5th annual White Nationalist Economic Summit and Illinois White Nationalist Meet-and-Greet in Tinley Park, Ill.

Snowden's Lawyer Gives Indication Of Future Plans

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW, July 17 (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has no plans to leave Russia soon and does not rule out eventually appl...

Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A Swedish professor named Stefan Svallfors has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize, RT reports. In a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Comm...

Political Asylum Ain't What It's Cracked Up to Be

David Macaray | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
David Macaray

As Edward Snowden, the young American accused of blowing the whistle on NSA surveillance tactics, continues his search for a new home in a new country in order to avoid extradition and perhaps a lengthy prison term in a U.S. prison, he needs to ask himself a couple of things.

Snowden Picks Up Notable Supporter

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden received an email of support Monday from former Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-N.H.), according to The Guardia...

Russian Lawyer Says Snowden Applied For Temporary Asylum

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday submitted a request for temporary asylum in Russia, his lawyer said, claiming...

How Edward Snowden Could End Cyber Warfare

Reuters | Tom Miles | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Edward Snowden's revelations about U.S. Internet surveillance have created a chance for countries to ca...

Report: No More Leaks

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW -- Russian immigration officials said Saturday they have not received an application from Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency lea...

Air Escape Unlikely For Snowden

McClatchy | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Beginning a third week holed up in a Moscow airport’s transit zone, Edward Snowden finds himself far enough away to evade U.S. author...

8 Things Edward Snowden Can Expect From Venezuela

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 02.22.2014 | Latino Voices

Where in the world will Edward Snowden end up? The former National Security Agency contractor has been seeking asylum, considering countries like B...

'Massive Shift' In Opinion On Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

A plurality of Americans say that counterterrorism policies go too far in restricting civil liberties, revealing a massive change in attitudes since 2...