Edward Snowden

Us Government Expands Assange Indictment To Criminalize Assistance Provided To Edward Snowden

The United States government expanded their indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to criminalize the assistance WikiLeaks provided to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden when staff helped him leave Hong Kong. Sarah Harrison, who was a...
Related topics: Julian Assange, Wikileaks, NSA, Hong Kong

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This Week In Techdirt History: June 14th - 20th

Five Years Ago This week in 2015, we saw some hall-of-fame FUD about Edward Snowden from the Sunday Times in the UK. The piece was rapidly trashed by Glenn Greenwald, leading News Corp. to abuse the DMCA in an attempt to hide the criticism....
Related topics: United Kingdom, Glenn Greenwald, News Corp, DMCA

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[stewart Baker] Dark Mirror – Interviewing Bart Gellman

[Episode 318 of the Cyberlaw Podcast] This episode features an in-depth (and occasionally contentious) interview with Bart Gellman about his new book, Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State, which can be found on his website...
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German Constitutional Court Says Unjustified Surveillance Of Foreign Citizens Is Illegal

The German government pretended to be bothered by the NSA's spying when the Snowden leaks began, claiming surveillance of overseas allies was somehow a bit too much. It had nothing to say about its own spying, which was roughly aligned with the...
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Nsa's Social Network Mapping Is More Vast, Omnipresent, & Horrifying Than Snowden Revealed

NSA's Social Network Mapping is More Vast, Omnipresent, & Horrifying Than Snowden Revealed Tyler Durden Wed, 05/27/2020 - 20:05 Authored by Jake Anderson via TheMindUnleashed.com, Most people know by now about the...
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Edward Snowden, The Surveillance State, And The 'dark Mirror' Still Watching Us All

In 2013, Barton Gellman of The Washington Post started publishing stories about what he called the "surveillance-industrial state" based on documents given to him by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. Along with work...

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Inside The Nsa’s Secret Tool For Mapping Your Social Network

Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s phone-record tracking program. But thanks to “precomputed contact chaining,” that database was much more powerful than anyone knew.
Related topics: NSA, Databases

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Snowden Lauds Court's Ruling Curbing German Intelligence's Spying On Foreigners Abroad

BERLIN (Sputnik) - Edward Snowden, former Central Intelligence Agency employee who exposed illegal spying by US intelligence agencies, welcomed on Tuesday the ruling of the German Federal Constitutional Court declaring the country's BND foreign...
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How Will Covid-19 Change The World? Historian Frank Snowden On Epidemics From The Black Death To Now

Pandemics, like revolution, war and economic crises, are key determinants of historic change. We look at the history of epidemics, from Black Death to smallpox to COVID-19, and discuss how the coronavirus will reshape the world with leading medical...
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Senate Passes Patriot Act Amendment Strengthening Independent Oversight

The Senate is preparing to vote on a reauthorization of the Patriot Act, which has been used to enable surveillance of the kind exposed by Edward Snowden. It allowed ford the bulk collection of data on millions of phone calls that could be queried...
Related topics: Senate, Patriot Act, Ford

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Us Judge Rejects Twitter Lawsuit Over Government Surveillance Request

In 2014, the Twitter company filed a lawsuit after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked classified documents detailing a US domestic surveillance programme in which the authorities tapped Internet cables, collected phone records and emails and...
Related topics: Social Media, Lawsuits, NSA

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Edward Snowden Files Docs To Extend Residence Permit In Russia For Three Years

Snowden's lawyer previously stated that the NSA whistleblower would like to extend his residence permit when it expires in April. The whistleblower has lived in Russia for seven years since fleeing the US, where he is wanted on espionage charges.
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Snowden: Governments Using Pandemic To Build "architecture Of Oppression" Surveillance

Snowden: Governments Using Pandemic To Build "Architecture Of Oppression" Surveillance Authored by John Vibes via TheMindUnleashed.com, In addition to quarantines and lockdowns, some governments like those in China, Taiwan, and South...
Related topics: China, Taiwan, South Korea

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This Week In Techdirt History: April 5th - 11th

Five Years Ago This week in 2015, we learned that the feds had been tracking international calls for much longer than we thought, via the DEA, for nearly a decade — in a program that would have continued were it not for Edward Snowden's NSA...

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Woman Found Dead Inside Home; Man Convicted Of Killing Her Mother Found Upstairs

New details have been released after a woman was found dead inside her Arkansas home. Crittenden County Sheriff Mike Allen said deputies found the back door open after being called to the Snowden House in Horseshoe Lake on Wednesday. A man...
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“a System Of Turnkey Tyranny…”: Edward Snowden On Ai In The Era Of Pandemic Panic At Cph:dox

In the wake of the novel coronavirus, CPH:DOX has moved much of their program online, with a series of “debates” streaming live and available for viewing. Today’s is especially timely: Edward Snowden answering the question,...
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Ed Snowden: "social Distancing Is Underrated"

Ed Snowden: "Social Distancing Is Underrated" In light of the World Health Organization (WHO) finally designating the Covid-19 outbreak seen in 113 countries and territories around the world as a pandemic, the debate this week of...
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Snowden: Manning Preferred Principles To Freedom At Expense Of Collaboration With Us Authorities

Former military intel analyst Chelsea Manning was ordered to be released from federal detention a day after a suicide attempt in her cell, with a US district judge asserting that her confinement no longer serves its “coercive purpose".
Related topics: Military, Intel

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Nsa's Call Detail Records Program

The NSA's effort to use call detail records to spot cross-border terror plots has a long history. It began life in deepest secrecy, became public (and controversial) after Edward Snowden's leaks, and was then "reformed" in the USA Freedom Act. Now...
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How Pandemics Change History

Isaac Chotiner talks with the historian Frank M. Snowden about the coronavirus outbreak, the politics of restricting travel during epidemics, how inhumane responses to sickness have upended governments, and the ways that artists have reacted to...

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