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The letter from Edward Snowden’s father to his son

Lonnie Snowden

Here is the text of the open letter Lon Snowden, along with his attorney, Bruce Fein, wrote to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The letter was provided to the Associated Press. July 2, 2013 Edward Joseph Snowden Moscow Dear Edward: I, Bruce Fein, am writing this letter in collaboration with your …

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NSA phone surveillance is officially illegal

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As Americans wait for Congress to decide next month whether to renew the Patriot Act and the vast NSA metadata surveillance program it’s made possible, a panel of three appellate judges has made the decision on its own: The Patriot Act, they’ve now ruled, was never written to authorize the sort of …

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GCHQ caught spying on journalists globally

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GCHQ’s bulk surveillance of electronic communications has scooped up emails to and from journalists working for some of the US and UK’s largest media organisations, analysis of documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals. Emails from the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, the New York Times, Le Monde, the Sun, NBC …

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Top whistleblower: NSA goal is total population control

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William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance. On 5 July he spoke at a conference in London organised by …

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Security expert: there’s a second NSA whistleblower

Bruce Schneier

Security expert Bruce Schneier reacted to yesterday’s new revelations about the NSA by asserting that there’s probably a second leaker in addition to Edward Snowden. As we highlighted yesterday, reporters who conducted an analysis of the NSA’s “deep packet inspection” rules discovered that the federal agency was placing people in an …

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NSA workers quitting in increasingly large numbers following Snowden leaks

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Employees working for the National Security Agency are leaving their posts in “increasingly large numbers” following the scandal caused by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the NSA’s former director has revealed. Keith Alexander, who ran the NSA from 2005 to 2014, said during a talk hosted by the University of Maryland’s journalism …

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Snowden: NSA is storing your dick pics

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Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with comedian John Oliver nearly two years after he leaked classified documents about U.S. government surveillance programs and fled to Russia to escape prosecution. “I do miss my country. I do miss my home. I do miss my family,” Snowden …

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US government is using NSA for economic espionage

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Throughout the last year, the U.S. government has repeatedly insisted that it does not engage in economic and industrial espionage, in an effort to distinguish its own spying from China’s infiltrations of Google, Nortel, and other corporate targets. So critical is this denial to the U.S. government that last August, …

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Snowden seeks asylum in Iceland

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Iceland has been informally contacted by an intermediary who stated that NSA leaker, former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, wants asylum in the Nordic island-state, Reuters reports. The difficulty though is that he is not in the country. WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson wrote in Icelandic daily Frettabladid that a middleman had …

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Facebook emotions experiment linked to Pentagon research on civil unrest

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Facebook‘s experiment on over half-a-million unsuspecting users has taken a new twist with the revelation that a researcher connected to a Department of Defense-funded program to use the military to quell civil unrest also participated in the study. Social media sites exploded over the weekend after it was revealed that …

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Guardian: We have published only 1% of Snowden files

Alan Rusbridger

Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian newspaper. The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday that his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied that the paper had placed lives or national security at risk. Alan Rusbridger …

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NSA disguised itself as Google to spy on public

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If a recently leaked document is any indication, the US National Security Agency — or its UK counterpart — appears to have put on a Google suit to gather intelligence. Here’s one of the latest tidbits on the NSA surveillance scandal (which seems to be generating nearly as many blog …

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Millennials all around the world support whistleblowers

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About a year ago, a thirty-something sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped the bust to his artist friends on the East Coast. Just before dawn April 6, the artists crept under cover of darkness into Brooklyn’s Fort Greene …

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Snowden documents to be released in July to prevent a major war

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All of the National Security Agency files accessed by former contractor Edward Snowden could be published in the month of July if vaguely worded predictions tweeted this week from the digital library site Cryptome prove to be correct. A series of micro-messages published by the website — a portal for …

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More NSA leakers following Snowden’s footsteps, whistleblower lawyer says

Jesselyn Radack

Several more current and former National Security Agency insiders, inspired by American fugitive Edward Snowden, have come forward as whistleblowers with details of the shadowy agency’s operations, according to an attorney at a whistleblower protection organization. “I think the government hopes to chill speech by employees in the national security and intelligence fields, …

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Wikileaks releases video of Snowden speaking out against govt surveillance

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As we reported earlier this week, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recently emerged from hiding to receive the Sam Adams Associates Integrity in Intelligence Award. Now, video footage of Snowden speaking has been released on the WikiLeaks website. The whistleblower asserted that when the U.S. government taps into phone and Internet connections …

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Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. He says the NSA whistleblower could help “save the prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision” to give the 2009 award to Barack Obama. In his letter addressed to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, …

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Venezuela and Nicaragua offer asylum to Edward Snowden

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega

Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to Edward Snowden, the US whistleblower who is believed to have spent the past two weeks at a Moscow airport evading US attempts to extradite him. The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, and his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daneil Ortega, made the asylum offers on Friday, shortly after they and other …

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