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Edward Snowden: Putin lying about the lack of mass surveillance in Russia

Snowden Calls BS On Putin’s Answer: Says He Was Playing The Role Of Ron Wyden (via Techdirt) Yesterday we, like many, were perplexed by Ed Snowden’s decision to go on a Russian television program, and to ask Vladimir Putin a question about whether or not the Russians do mass surveillance…

Ed Snowden claims he raised concerns with NSA officials more than 10 times

Former security contractor and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden said that he tired to bring his concerns to the attention of superiors on at least 10 occasions before deciding to leave the organization with a massive cache of secret documents. The Washington Post reported on Snowden’s testimony to the…

Dianne Feinstein receives three times more cash from intelligence contractors than Patrick Leahy

Dianne Feinstein Receives Three Times More Cash From Intelligence Contractors Than Patrick Leahy (via Techdirt) While there are many bills that have been introduced in Congress in response to the revelations about the NSA (thank you, Ed Snowden), there really are only two that matter right now in terms of…

NSA built secret shadow social network GETPRISM — and you’ve already joined it

Soon after the very earliest reporting on Ed Snowden’s leaked documents about PRISM, the folks from Datacoup put together the very amusing GETPRSM website, which looks very much like the announcement of a new social network, but (the joke is) it’s really…  …

Sen. Pat Leahy slams surveillance in aim to reform FISA court and NSA’s powers

There have been a number of proposals put forth in response to the Ed Snowden leaks, but many don’t have very much support. However, having Senate Judiciary Committee boss Patrick Leahy pushing strongly for reforms is likely to get some attention. At…  …

Latest Snowden leak reveals NSA’s ability to tap your mobile phone

The latest article coming out of Ed Snowden’s documents is reported in the German publication Spiegel and details how the NSA is able to access data from basically every popular mobile phone/operating system: The United States’ National Security Agency…  …

Edward Snowden receives whistleblowing award in Germany

I’m still at a loss as to how people cannot call Ed Snowden a whistleblower, given just how many government abuses his leaks have revealed, and the wider discussion they have created (all without revealing anything that appears to be truly damaging –…  …

ACLU coordinating NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s defense

While much in the press is focusing on the supposed squabble between Ed Snowden, his father and his father’s lawyer, Glenn Greenwald points out the actual important news hidden as a random aside in some of the news reports: the ACLU is now coordinating…  …

Snowden’s full statement from Moscow: ‘I did what I believed right’

Full transcript of the statement made by Edward Snowden, in which he accepts all offers of asylum he has been given Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, posted by WikiLeaks: Friday July 12, 15:00 UTC Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago,…

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