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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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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: 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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The letter from Edward Snowden’s father to his son

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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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Security expert: there’s a second NSA whistleblower

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Guardian: We have published only 1% of Snowden files

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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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Donald Trump says Snowden should be assassinated

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Donald Trump, a man who has previously and may once again tout himself as a presidential candidate, believes that the American justice system is too slow and cumbersome to deal with whistleblowers like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden. Labeling Snowden a “spy”, Trump went on Fox News to advocate his …

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Dotcom, Greenwald, Assange and Snowden team up over New Zealand

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Former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden claims his former employer spy agency National Security Agency (NSA) has a facility in Auckland. Snowden, who is sheltering in Moscow from US attempts to extradite him on espionage charges, appeared by video link before a capacity crowd at the Kim Dotcom organised Moment …

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Snowden accepts whistleblower award in Russia

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National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, from his asylum in Russia, accepted an award on Wednesday from a group of former U.S. intelligence officials expressing support for his decision to divulge secrets about the NSA’s electronic surveillance of Americans and people around the globe. The award, named in honor of …

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