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Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras return to U.S. for first time after breaking Snowden story

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the U.S. journalists who reported on spy agency analyst Edward Snowden’s leaks exposing mass government surveillance, returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since revealing the programs in 2013. Greenwald and Poitras flew into…

New Snowden doc reveals how GCHQ/NSA use internet to ‘manipulate, deceive and destroy reputations’

A few weeks ago, Glenn Greenwald, while working with NBC News, revealed some details of a GCHQ presentation concerning how the surveillance organization had a "dirty tricks" group known as JTRIG -- the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group. Now,……

British court quashes legal challenge by Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda

Britain’s High Court has quashed a legal challenge against the detention under anti-terrorism laws of the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who brought leaks from former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden to world attention. David Miranda had appealed against his detention and nine-hour questioning under anti-terrorism legislation last…

Canadian government calls Glenn Greenwald ‘a porn spy’ after reports of surveillance

Canadian Gov’t Responds To Spying Revelations By Saying It’s All A Lie And Calling Glenn Greenwald A ‘Porn Spy’ (via Techdirt) We’ve seen various government officials act in all sorts of bizarre ways after revelations of illegal spying on their own people (and foreigners), but none may be quite as…

Should journalists help catch sources who commit crimes?

Last night, Paul Carr pointed to a tweet by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of a new investigative journalism outlet that employs Glenn Greenwald, that read, “Anybody who publishes stolen info should help catch the thief…  …

Glenn Greenwald: Groups who question his ties to CAIR are helping government erode freedom

Glenn Greenwald, the civil rights attorney and journalist who helped reveal evidence that the U.S. was spying on its citizens and allies, said it’s crucial to safeguard the civil liberties of American Muslims to ensure the rights of all Americans. Greenwald, who published a series of articles based on documents…

Free screening and discussion: ‘Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars’

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews, including a former American drone operator who shares what he has witnessed in his own words, Pakistani families mourning loved ones and seeking legal redress, investigative journalists pursuing the…

British claim Greenwald’s partner detained for acts of ‘espionage’ and ‘terrorism’

The detention of the partner of a former Guardian journalist has triggered fresh concerns after it emerged that a key reason cited by police for holding him under terrorism powers was the belief that he was promoting a “political or ideological cause”. The revelation has alarmed leading human rights groups…

Report: NSA tracked 60 million phone calls in Spain in single month

U.S. security services tracked 60 million telephone calls in Spain in a single month, according to leaked document published Monday in a leading Spanish newspaper. The National Security Agency tracked the origin and destination of calls and their duration, U.S. blogger Glenn Greenwald said in a story in El Mundo,…

Glenn Greenwald to publish Snowden leaks on France and Spain

Brazil-based US reporter Glenn Greenwald said Wednesday he would publish documents from intelligence leaker Edward Snowden focused on France and Spain. Greenwald, a Rio-based correspondent for Britain’s Guardian newspaper, also said that if Brazil wanted more data on alleged US snooping into its affairs it should offer Snowden asylum. Snowden,…

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