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Op-Ed: President Obama — pardon Edward Snowden

Today I join the growing chorus of voices calling on President Barack Obama to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden before leaving office in January.

Paris attacks linked to encryption: NSA chief

Washington - Last year's deadly attacks in Paris "would not have happened" without the use of encrypted communications to enable the perpetrators to avoid detection, the NSA chief said in an interview.

US ends phone data collection exposed by Snowden

Washington - The US government has halted its controversial program to collect vast troves of information from Americans' phone calls, a move prompted by the revelations of former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.

NSA to end controversial Sept. 11 surveillance program by Sunday

Washington - The U.S. National Security Agency is ending a controversial daily surveillance program that gobbled up millions of Americans' phone records and replacing it with tighter surveillance methods by Sunday, the Obama Administration said Friday.

Apple tells the government it's 'impossible' to decrypt iPhones

Apple has told a federal judge that it would be "impossible" to fulfill any request to decrypt the data on iPhones or add a "back door" to let the authorities in without compromising user privacy.

Facebook to issue warnings if it detects government spying

Facebook has announced it is rolling out a new feature that will alert users if it detects they may be spied on by state-sponsored attackers. The warnings will be shown after login and are designed to combat unauthorized government surveillance.

Canada spies for the United States in many countries

Ottawa - Another top secret document from whistleblower Edward Snowden shows Canada set up spying posts around the globe to spy on trading partners at the bidding of the U.S. National Security Agency(NSA).

More Snowden revelations on AT&T and NSA collusion

Edward Snowden, the IT worker who fled to Russia over two years ago, has released another bombshell about how AT&T reportedly partnered with the National Security Agency to spy on the Internet for at least a decade.

NSA stops using phone data, but White House says 'No' to Snowden

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop using millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

NSA to stop using bulk US phone data in November

Washington - The National Security Agency will cease its access to most bulk data collected under a controversial surveillance program in November, but retain records for litigation purposes, officials said Monday.

Anti-NSA organization is secretly taping NYC conversations

New York City - Be careful what you talk about in New York City — your private conversation might be recorded as part of a prank an anti-NSA group is pulling across the city.

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden on NSA surveillance

John Oliver tackles heady subjects on his weekly HBO show, but to take on the complexity of National Security Agency surveillance and the Patriot Act, he got the help of Edward Snowden.

Wikipedia filing lawsuit to NSA challenging mass surveillance

Wikipedia is to take legal action against the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will challenge the government's program of mass surveillance of Internet traffic and suggest that this undermines democracy.

Lawsuit challenges legality of NSA online snooping

Washington - A lawsuit filed Tuesday by the operator of Wikipedia and other organizations challenges the US government's mass online surveillance programs, claiming that tapping into the Internet "backbone" is illegal.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden gets 2014 Right Livelihood Award

Edward Snowden, who is in hiding after releasing information which showed the vast extent of the NSA's illegal wiretapping and over-reaching surveillance, received a human rights award in Sweden.

Congress to take its most important NSA surveillance vote yet

The fight over the spying powers of the National Security Agency is about to face a crucial test. On Tuesday, the Senate is expected to vote on whether it will debate the USA Freedom Act.

New tapes show Israel's attack on USS Liberty was deliberate Special

In a devastating documentary aired by Al Jazeera America on October 31st, never-before-heard Israeli military tapes show that the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, which killed 34 American sailors, was deliberate.

Op-Ed: ACLU lawsuit enlightens shadowy NSA surveillance justification

Documents received by the American Civil Liberties Union in response to a lawsuit enlighten us to the deceptive language and tortured logic surrounding a secretive Executive Order being used by the NSA to justify illegally spying on every American.

Head of Twitter news staff lasts less than one year

San Francisco - The head of Twitter's news staff left the social media company Wednesday after less than a year at the helm of a revitalized operation.

Twitter lawsuit seeks transparency in surveillance requests

San Francisco - Twitter has filed suit against the U.S Justice Department, claiming current laws restricting what the company can publicly disclose about national security requests is a violation of the First Amendment.

NSA claims of Snowden leaks aiding terrorists found unwarranted

An independent investigation on the effects of whistle blower Edward Snowden's leaks of NSA documents reveals that the claims -- often referred to as overblown by some critics --that Al Qaida and ISIS benefitted from those revelations are not true.

NSA's 'Treasure Map' targets, hacks German companies

In what is yet another example of the NSA overexerting its legal authority, leaked documents reveal that NSA and British intelligence agents targeted, infiltrated and gathered data from German satellite and telecommunication companies.

Classified information at risk after government website hacked

U.S. authorities fear hackers are attempting to gain highly classified information after thousands of user names and passwords were stolen from a government database.

Snowden: NSA shares Americans' private communications with Israel

The US National Security Agency routinely intercepts Americans' private communications and shares them with Israeli intelligence, according to the latest revelations from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

U.S. threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine over NSA data refusal

The United States government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000 daily fine for the Internet giant's refusal to hand over user data to the National Security Agency.

Op-Ed: How the U.S. government used 9/11 to attack freedom

Washington D.c. - When 9/11 occurred thousands of Americans lost their wives, husbands, children and friends. The terrorist attack was an unquestionable tragedy, that didn’t just cost the lives of thousands of Americans.

Swiss will grant asylum if Snowden testifies on U.S. espionage

Berne - Swiss media reports indicate Switzerland would grant asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden if he agrees to testify about foreign espionage activities within Switzerland.

Op-Ed: Did Germany spy on the U.S. before NSA leaks revealed US spying?

Berlin-m - Today, most will be too young to know the famous Abbott and Costello routine about baseball and “who” is on first, but most will understand that it is no longer clear which of the NATO allies spied on each other first.

EthicsInTech invites NSA official to comedy tour Special

San Francisco - The founder of a tech-based activist group has invited a high-ranking NSA official to participate in a comedy tour highlighting surveillance, privacy and Fourth Amendment issues.

Snowden: lies pushed me over the edge

Washington - Edward Snowden says dishonest comments to Congress by the US intelligence chief were the final straw that prompted him to flee the country and reveal a trove of national security documents.
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