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Toymaker selling Edward Snowden doll for charity, without telling the charity

Move over, GI Joe, there’s a new action figure in town: fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden. ThatsMyFace.com, based in the Pacific Northwest state of Oregon, is marketing a 12-inch (30-centimeter) likeness of the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor for $99, it said Tuesday on its website. It comes…

U.K. authorities grill Edward Snowden’s lawyer at Heathrow Airport

Snowden’s Lawyer Interrogated By UK Authorities At Heathrow Airport (via Techdirt) One of the most chilling moments so far in the Snowden saga was when Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda was held and interrogated for nine hours at London’s Heathrow airport by the UK authorities, in a series of moves…

NSA report suggests Edward Snowden had three possible collaborators

The NSA Offers Up Three Possible Contributors To Snowden’s Leaks To Its Congressional Oversight (via Techdirt) The question has often been asked, but without a satisfactory answer: how did Snowden end up with so many sensitive documents? Further, how did he manage to do this undetected? There has been a…

Brazilian senator nominates Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

A Brazilian senator has nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, her office said Tuesday. Communist Party Senator Vanessa Grazziotin, head of a panel investigating US eavesdropping operations, says Snowden’s leaks had contributed to world peace. In a statement released by her press service…

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

A former Norwegian minister nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. "He has contributed to revealing the extreme level of surveillance by nations against……

Britain denies head of its NSA equivalent is leaving because of Edward Snowden

Britain announced Tuesday that the head of GCHQ, the secret eavesdropping agency that has come under scrutiny following leaks by former US analyst Edward Snowden is to stand down. Iain Lobban, 53, will leave the agency later this year after serving nearly six years as director, Britain’s Foreign Office said.…

NSA also serves U.S. corporations: Snowden interview

The US National Security Agency (NSA) sometimes uses data it collects for economic purposes, intelligence leaker Edward Snowden reveals in an extract of an interview with a German television chain to be broadcast Sunday. "If there is information, for……

Obama calls for NSA surveillance reforms: It is not enough for leaders to say ‘trust us’

President Barack Obama trimmed the powers of the secretive US eavesdropping agency Friday by calling for new privacy safeguards, but allowed bulk phone data sweeps to continue as an anti-terror tool. In a long-awaited speech outlining changes to programs exposed by Edward Snowden, Obama also said he had halted National…

Iranian press: Snowden docs prove aliens who built Nazi subs also control U.S. foreign policy

Maybe conspiracy theorist Jim Garrow was right about the impending revelation of alien contact. A semi-official Iranian news agency reported Sunday that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden had revealed documents proving that extraterrestrial beings had secretly controlled U.S. domestic and international policy since at least 1945. The FARS…

FBI director James Comey ‘confused’ by those calling Edward Snowden a whistleblower

FBI Director James Comey said he does not consider Edward Snowden worthy of being called a whistleblower or hero, and was baffled by reports granting him the label. The federal criminal investigation and intelligence chief swiftly dismissed calls for clemency issued by The New York Times and The Guardian newspapers,…

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