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Edward Snowden’s Russian lawyer sells film rights to Oliver Stone

Hollywood director Oliver Stone has acquired movie rights to a political thriller penned by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer, the pro-Kremlin attorney said on Wednesday. "The rights to my book have been handed over to Oliver Stone and……

German lawmakers vote to attempt to question Edward Snowden

German deputies probing U.S. spying said Thursday they would seek to question fugitive U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden in Moscow within the next four weeks. The parliamentary committee aims to assess the extent of surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency and its partners on German citizens and politicians, and…

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, said in a TV interview that he has applied for asylum in Brazil. "I would love to live in Brazil," Snowden told Brazil's Globo TV on Sunday. Snowden……

WATCH: NBC’s Brian Williams hosts panel discussion about Edward Snowden interview

NBC News anchor Brian Williams is hosting a panel discussion regarding his interview with former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. During the interview, Snowden told Williams that he was “trained as a spy” and that he still considered himself a patriot. Watch the discussion, as streamed by NBC…

Michael Kinsley on Glenn Greenwald: Government should decide what gets published

Glenn Greenwald spends the last third of his excellent new book, "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State", exposing the mentality and function of pseudo-journalists like David Gregory, who are in fact better understood……

New NSA director promises greater transparency after Snowden revelations

As U.S. National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its electronic spying programs, the abuses of government revealed in the wake of the Watergate scandal are very much on his mind. As a teenager growing up in Chicago in…

Glenn Greenwald bashes ‘actors who play the role of journalists on TV’

Journalist Glenn Greenwald said his book describing the sequence of events around Edward Snowden’s release of classified documents demonstrates the fugitive former contractor was neither “reckless” nor “treasonous.” In an appearance in Washington, Greenwald said the former National Security Agency contractor carefully sorted the material into items he felt should…

The USA Freedom Act: Bill to end NSA’s bulk collection of phone records advances

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to end the government’s bulk collection of telephone records got a unanimous go-ahead on Thursday from a second U.S. congressional committee, advancing the first legislative effort at surveillance reform since former contractor Edward Snowden revealed the program a year ago. The House…

German lawmakers to question Edward Snowden about mass surveillance

BERLIN (Reuters) – German lawmakers decided on Thursday they want to question former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden as part of a parliamentary inquiry into the mass surveillance of German citizens, which he exposed. “A majority of the committee has decided that we want to hear Mr. Snowden,” said Roderich…

Guardian Reader’s Editor: How the Guardian won the Pulitzer prize

The last column about the Guardian’s stories of surveillance by the NSA and GCHQ on 23 September 2013 was three months after the first of the series. The reason I waited to write was to allow the dust to settle a little. That autumn the Guardian was fighting a tough…

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