Tag Archives: Edward Joseph Snowden

German people to jealously guard internet privacy

Continuing revelations, based on documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden, of sweeping American digital surveillance around the world are rattling the close ties between the United States and Germany. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/26/world/europe/surveillance-revelations-shake-us-german-ties.html?ref=world   In a country scarred by Nazi and Communist pasts, the issue is prompting not just a debate about privacy and data protection, but also […]

NSA lied about scope of 4th amendment violations for years

A federal judge sharply rebuked the National Security Agency in 2011 for repeatedly misleading the court that oversees its surveillance on domestic soil, including a program that is collecting tens of thousands of domestic e-mails and other Internet communications of Americans each year, according to a secret ruling made public on Wednesday. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/22/us/2011-ruling-found-an-nsa-program-unconstitutional.html?hp&_r=0 The 85-page […]

UK authorities destroy computers at The Guardian over NSA leaks

The editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, disclosed on Monday that the British government had sent officials from Government Communications Headquarters, which is known as GCHQ and is the British version of the National Security Agency, to the newspaper’s offices in London to destroy computers containing documents leaked by Mr. Snowden. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/world/europe/britons-question-whether-detention-of-reporters-partner-was-terror-related.html?ref=world Mr. Rusbridger said […]

UK detains Greenwald associate on terrorism to seize NSA info

The partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist for The Guardian who has been publishing information leaked by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden, was detained for nine hours by the British authorities under a counterterrorism law while on a stop in London’s Heathrow Airport during a trip from Germany to Brazil. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/world/europe/britain-detains-partner-of-reporter-tied-to-leaks.html?hp&_r=0  […]

New leaks published from Snowden expose NSA’s XKeyscore

The Guardian newspaper published slides leaked by Edward Snowden that detail a secret US surveillance system known as XKeyscore. It reportedly enables American intelligence to monitor “nearly everything a typical user does on the internet”.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23522565   A series of slides describing XKeyscore, dated 2008, make it clear that the security agency system is collecting […]

Snowden’s father spurns FBI, supports son

The father of US fugitive Edward Snowden has said the FBI asked him to travel to Moscow and see his son. Lon Snowden said he had been asked several weeks ago about Edward, who is sought by the US for leaking details of electronic surveillance programmes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23514431 He wants to know the FBI’s intentions, he […]

Snowden’s protects himself with “dead-man’s pact”

Edward Snowden has highly sensitive documents on how the National Security Agency is structured and operates that could harm the U.S. government, but has insisted that they not be made public. Disclosure of the information in the documents “would allow somebody who read them to know exactly how the NSA does what it does, which […]

Russia, UN to copy NSA surveillance techniques

Two members of Russia’s Parliament have cited Mr. Snowden’s leaks about N.S.A. spying as arguments to compel global Internet companies like Google and Microsoft to comply more closely with Russian rules on personal data storage. These rules, rights groups say, would open a back door for Russian law enforcement into services like Gmail. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/business/global/nsa-leaks-stir-plans-in-russia-to-control-net.html?pagewanted=all  “We […]

US thwarting all attempts at whistle-blower asylum

The United States is conducting a diplomatic full-court press to try to block Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive American intelligence contractor, from finding refuge in Latin America, where three left-leaning governments that make defying Washington a hallmark of their foreign policies have publicly vowed to take him in. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/world/americas/us-is-pressing-latin-americans-to-reject-snowden.html?hp&_r=0 Washington is finding that its leverage […]

Venezuela, Nicaragua offer asylum to Snowden

Venezuela said Friday that he would offer asylum to the fugitive intelligence contractor Edward J. Snowden, who has been stranded in a Moscow airport searching for a safe haven. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/06/world/snowden.html?ref=world  “I have decided to offer humanitarian asylum to the young American Edward Snowden” President Nicolás Maduro said during a televised appearance at a military parade […]

US traps Snowden in international limbo

Edward Snowden, accused Mr. Obama and the United States government of seeking to intimidate him and deceive the world because of his disclosures about the vast global surveillance efforts of American intelligence agencies. He also stated  that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been pressuring “the leaders of nations from which I have requested […]

CBS Meet the Press insinuates Greenwald complicit

“To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?” said CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) news anchor David Gregory. Journalist and and attorney Glenn Greenwald replied that it was “pretty extraordinary that anybody who would call themselves a journalist would […]

Assange hails Snowden as hero

Wkileaks founder Julian Assange calls Edward Snowden a “hero” who has exposed “one of the most serious events of the decade – the creeping formulation of a mass surveillance state.”  http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/jun/10/julian-assange-praises-edward-snowden  Assange called on supportive countries to “line up” and offer support to Snowden. “It will be really telling to see which countries really protect […]

NSA whistleblower warning, “architecture of oppression”

“If you realize that that’s the world you helped create and it is going to get worse with the next generation and the next generation and extend the capabilities of this architecture of oppression, you realize that you might be willing to accept any risks and it doesn’t matter what the outcome is,” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/us/former-cia-worker-says-he-leaked-surveillance-data.html?hpw The […]