Edward Snowden

Ed Snowden: Governments Can't Make The Public 'safer' By Undermining The Encryption Essential To...

With the DOJ uniting with the UK and Australian governments to decry the use of end-to-end encryption by messaging services, it's again time to remind people why encryption matters. The way these government entities see it, encryption mainly helps...
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This Week In Techdirt History: October 13th - 19th

Five Years Ago This week in 2014, while Edward Snowden was telling a reporter that he probably wouldn't have revealed as much as reporters did from his documents (which was part of the point of passing the decision on people not immersed in the...
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Understanding The Two Types Of Whistleblowers

Jefferson MorleyThe September 2014 edition of Wired, which featured Snowden embracing the American flag. (Photo: Wired magazine cover detail/with overlay)
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Doj And Dni's Attempt To Bury Whistleblower Report Yet Another Indication Of The Official Channels'...

The official channels don't work. That's the message Snowden sent -- one that was countered by multiple high-level government officials who'd never had the whistle blown on them. Government entities protect their own. Whistleblowers who attempt to...

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You Can Plant A Tiny Spy Chip In Any Hardware For Just $200

We have all heard about something similar in the movies. But, in reality?Well, only organizations like NSA could have done something like that to spy on government officials (or the general public).Edward Snowden may not be a saint but the claim...
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Defense Intelligence Agency Official Arrested For Leaking Had Attacked Edward Snowden For Doing The...

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice arrested Defense Intelligence Agency counterterrorism analyst Kyle Frese for leaking information to journalists. “A U.S. intelligence official has been arrested and charged with leaking classified...

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Why Do Black Americans Always Have To Forgive?

What follows is a conversation between Lisa Snowden-McCray and The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. SPEAKER: Five to 99! it should have been 25 to 99! SPEAKER 2: If it...
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'unbelievable': Snowden Calls Out Media For Failing To Press Us Politicians On Inconsistent Support...

Jessica Corbett, staff writerExiled National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden declared on Twitter Wednesday it is "unbelievable that in a moment where politicians are making daily media statements about 'supporting whistleblowers,' the...
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Actor And Hitrecord Founder Joseph Gordon-levitt Says We Should All Get Off Youtube

The multi-hyphenate actor-director-entrepreneur, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (best known for roles in “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Inception,” “Snowden” and “10 Things I Hate About You,”) came to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019 this morning to talk...
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Edward Snowden Condemns Trump’s Mistreatment Of Whistleblower Who Exposed Ukraine Scandal

“We have had so much mistreatment of whistleblowers here.” Responding to news of a whistleblower’s complaint at the center of an impeachment inquiry filed against President Trump this week, famed whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks...
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Snowden Reveals How He Secretly Exposed Nsa Criminal Wrongdoing Without Getting Arrested

Edward Snowden talks about his decision to leak documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras rather than WikiLeaks, and the issues with the U.S. government’s response to whistleblower disclosures. His recently published memoir,...
Related topics: NSA, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Wikileaks

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Trump’s Ukraine Scandal Shows Why Whistleblowers Are So Vital To Democracy

Trevor TimmNSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is just one in a long line of whistleblowers who risked life and liberty to tell the American people—and the world—about the corrupt and illegal practices of the U.S. government. (Photo: Laura Poitras)
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Plato Cacheris, Washington ‘super Lawyer’ In Headline Cases, Dies At 90

If there was a national scandal — Watergate, Iran-contra, “Monica-gate,” the Snowden affair — he got the call. His deal making was legend.
Related topics: Watergate Scandal, Iran

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Cory Doctorow: Permanent Record: Edward Snowden And The Making Of A Whistleblower

A review of Edward Snowden's new book.

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Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblowers Preserve American Democracy

What follows is a conversation between famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Marc Steiner of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. EDWARD SNOWDEN: It’s not enough to...
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[eugene Volokh] Disclosure Vs. Secrecy All The Way Down

[An attempt to seal a key document in a libel / breach of contract case filed by a former communication strategist for Julian Assange against a former lawyer for Edward Snowden.] A couple of months ago, I blogged about FitzGibbon v. Radack, where...
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Lawyer: Political Asylum Request From Snowden Would Put German Gov't In A Very Delicate Situation

According to Gerhard Baisch, the German government, like the governments of other European states, believes that it is better not to get involved with former NSA employee Edward Snowden so as not to incur the wrath of the United States. Baisch is a...
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The White Stripes Release Surprise Live Album Of Final Concert

On Jul 31, 2007, the White Stripes played their final show. The duo was touring behind what would be their final album as a group (2007’s Icky Thump) and performed a 20-song, 4-encore set at the Southaven, Mississippi venue Snowden Grove. Now,...

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Will Macron Grant Asylum To Snowden?

On the occasion of the release of his memoirs, Edward Snowden gave an interview with France Inter radio in Moscow, where he expressed the desire for the French president to grant him political asylum. Some time ago, the former NSA agent, who speaks...
Related topics: Emmanuel Macron, France, Russia, Moscow, NSA

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'a Deficiency In The Law': How Trump Accidentally Exposed A Whistleblower Loophole

For years, lawmakers have argued that intelligence personnel concerned about government actions — like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning — should go through formal whistleblower channels instead of illegally leaking government secrets.But now,...

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