Edward Snowden

Patriot Action: US Senators Udall, Wyden, Paul Push for Surveillance Reform

Patriot Action: US Senators Udall, Wyden, Paul Push for Surveillance Reform
For years, Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall was a lonely critic on Capitol Hill of anti-terror surveillance laws he said were ripe for abuse. He teamed with Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden to demand lawmakers redraft the Patriot Act to bolster civil-liberty protections. Those efforts got a boost in 2011 when Kentucky Republican Rand Paul joined them, and their small movement took off when NSA contractor Edward Snowden last year leaked vast digital evidence that the abuses the senators were warning against were a reality that had to be addressed.
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Anonymous Hacker Sabu Won't Go to Prison After Ratting Out Lulzec Friends

Anonymous Hacker Sabu Won't Go to Prison After Ratting Out Lulzec Friends
Hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur, aka Anonymous-Lulzsec-turned-FBI Informant Sabu, will not be going to prison thanks to his cooperation with the US government in outing Jeremy Hammond and many other Lulzsec hackers.
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Edward Snowden Makes Surprise Appearance at Putin Press Conference

Edward Snowden Makes Surprise Appearance at Putin Press Conference
NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden appeared Thursday on Russian state television via video link, where he posed a question to Vladimir Putin's during the president's annual question-and-answer program: Is the Russian government spying on millions of people?
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Greenwald, Snowden Joint Address on Surveillance & Erosion of Rights

Greenwald, Snowden Joint Address on Surveillance & Erosion of Rights
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald made a joint appearance on Saturday in which they discussed how the "products of surveillance" include accumulation of metadata as well as drone strikes.
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Call For Snowden 'Immunity' Rises Ahead of Unique Appearance in US

Call For Snowden 'Immunity' Rises Ahead of Unique Appearance in US
Ahead of an appearance via teleconference at a popular tech conference in the U.S. on Monday, exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is receiving support from tens of thousands of his fellow Americans who think he should be granted immunity by President Obama.
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NSA Metadata Used In Drone Assassination Program

NSA Metadata Used In Drone Assassination Program
The National Security Agency's metadata – the information gleaned from indiscriminate trolling of the nation's communication networks – is being used in the United States' drone program. The near constant revelations of new, and possibly illegal, uses of that metadata have rocked the NSA in the last year.
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I Spy: Fed and Tech Companies Compromise on Disclosure of NSA Data Requests

I Spy: Fed and Tech Companies Compromise on Disclosure of NSA Data Requests
Technology companies and privacy advocates are praising a new government compromise that will allow the Internet's leading companies to disclose more information about how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government in national security investigations.
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Jesse J. Holland
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Obama's Main Idea for NSA Reform: 'No More Edward Snowdens'

Obama's Main Idea for NSA Reform: 'No More Edward Snowdens'
As President Obama puts the final touches on what is being billed as his "overhaul of the NSA," sources close to the administration have told The Hill that his number one goal is to stop any future whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

Snowden's Christmas Message: 'We Can End Mass Surveillance'

Snowden's Christmas Message: 'We Can End Mass Surveillance'
Edward Snowden delivering an "Alternative Christmas Message" on Channel 4. (Screenshot)NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has delivered an "alternative Christmas message" on the UK's Channel 4 in which he says that "a child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all," and that the kinds of surveillance outlined in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four "are nothing compared to what we have available today."
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NSA Still Has No Clue What Edward Snowden Took

NSA Still Has No Clue What Edward Snowden Took
About six months after Edward Snowden began leaking documents from inside the NSA, the agency still has no clue what the former contractor took with him when he tapped into classified documents. This might be the most damning element of the whole story.
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