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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…

Vladimir Putin tells Edward Snowden: Russia doesn’t carry out NSA-style mass surveillance

President Vladimir Putin has told the National Security Agency whistleblower, Edward Snowden, that Russia is not carrying out mass surveillance programmes of the kind Snowden exposed in the US. Snowden made a video-link appearance during Putin’s marathon televised question and answer session to ask the president about Russia’s attitude to…

Pulitzers must contend with Greenwald, Snowden being ‘the most appropriate choice’ to win

Snowden the ‘traitor’ looms over Pulitzers (via AFP) Hero or traitor? America is still polarized over Edward Snowden and whether the newspapers that exposed the extent of NSA’s vast global spying network should be lauded or condemned. Ten months later, the question on journalists’ lips is whether America…  …

Rep. Mike Rogers continues to insist that Edward Snowden is a Russian spy

Mike Rogers Still Pushing His ‘Snowden Is A Russian Spy’ Delusion, Citing Every Single ‘Counterintelligence Official’ In Support (via Techdirt) Mike Rogers is still intent on proving Ed Snowden is a Russian spy. Apparently, Roger’s plan is to make the same assertions over and over again without providing any evidence…

Exile: Sarah Harrison on paying the price for helping Edward Snowden

One of the unsung heroines of the Snowden story is Sarah Harrison. A statement she published on WikiLeaks in November 2013 describes her role as follows: As a journalist I have spent the last four months with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and arrived……

NSA technology capable of retrieving and replaying month-old phone calls

The National Security Agency has technology capable of recording all the phone calls of an entire country and replaying them later, a report based on leaked documents said Tuesday. The Washington Post, citing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, said the technology functions like a time machine by…

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…

Edward Snowden set for video ‘appearance’ at South By Southwest festival

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Former security contractor Edward Snowden, facing arrest if he steps foot on U.S. soil, will participate remotely in a panel discussion next week in Texas about governmental intrusion into privacy, conference organizers said on Tuesday. Snowden, who is in Russia, will answer questions via video conference…

Labour Party to overhaul spy agency controls in response to Snowden files

Patrick Wintour, The Guardian Yvette Cooper says debate over privacy, civil liberties and the role of the intelligence agencies has barely started in Britain Labour will on Monday propose substantial changes to the oversight of the British intelligence agencies, including the legal framework under which they operate, in response to…

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…

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