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Signal gets encrypted video calls in new beta update

Signal, the Edward Snowden-approved messaging app famed for its security, has added beta support for video calls to its apps. The calls are fully encrypted to keep communication private. There is a potentially weakness which could leak some data though.

Montreal police spying "radical attack" on journalists

Montreal - Whistle blower Edward Snowden said that the Montreal chief of police should resign after it was revealed that the police had been tracking the phone of a prominent journalist for five months in order to identify his sources.

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.

Snowden docs reveal NSA closely involved in GITMO interrogations

Documents provided by exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal National Security Agency operatives worked closely with US military, CIA and other interrogators at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where detainees were tortured in the fight against terrorism.

Journalist sentenced to two years in prison for helping Anonymous

Sacramento - A popular social media journalist received a sentence of two years in federal prison Wednesday after being convicted of allegedly conspiring with the hacker collective Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times' website in order to alter a story.

What comes after NSA bulk metadata collection?

The National Security Agency recently announced an end to its highly controversial—and according to a federal appeals court, illegal—bulk collection of metadata from Americans' domestic phone calls.

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.

CISA: 10 things you need to know about new cybersecurity law

San Francisco - Last month, the United States Senate overwhelmingly approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a controversial measure critics argue will allow the government to collect sensitive personal data unchecked.

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.

Op-Ed: The govt. made me do it: Reporter defends anti-Snowden story

One of the authors of a controversial story published in the Sunday Times is in damage control mode and appeared on CNN Sunday to defend the story, which alleges that Russian and Chinese officials have obtained encrypted files leaked by Edward Snowden.

New Snowden docs reveal Obama expanded NSA surveillance

Classified documents leaked by exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal the Obama administration has secretly stepped up the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans' Internet use in a bid to detect malicious computer hacking.

Google Maps shows Edward Snowden hiding in the White House

A clever prank on Google Maps has led to it appearing as though Edward Snowden is hiding out in the White House. Web users quickly noticed and began leaving comments on the location including "great source of classified information."

Bust of Snowden placed on monument in U.S. park

New York - A large bust of whistle blower Edward Snowden was installed on a monument to the Fort Greene Park's Prison Ship Martyrs in a Brooklyn Park.

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.

ISC report: UK surveillance laws need total overhaul

London - A British parliamentary committee has issued a report concluding the legal framework regulating government surveillance is "unnecessarily complicated" and requires a total overhaul to remedy a lack of transparency.

Snowden docs: New Zealand spying on Pacific allies for NSA

Wellington - New Zealand has been spying on its small, friendly Pacific neighbors and Indonesia and is sharing the intelligence with international allies including the US National Security Agency, according to new revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Op-Ed: Anonymous — The complexities of a role of conscience and media

Sydney - Anonymous started as “hacktivists”, but soon enough became a lot more. This amorphous group of people is now the front line of effective progressive action. A role of conscience in this world is no simple thing.

Documentary on Edward Snowden's revelations wins Oscar

Los Angeles - "CitizenFour" is a documentary based on the revelations of Edward Snowden about NSA spying. The title refers to the pseudonym that Snowden used when he first contacted Laura Poitras, the director of the film.

Snowden: Govts can monitor users via secret spyware in iPhones

Moscow - Tucked inside the iPhone is secret spyware that lets governments spy on unsuspecting users, Edward Snowden said recently. Snowden's lawyer says this is why the NSA whistleblower doesn't use these phones, which can be remotely activated to watch users.

Whistleblower Edward Snowden to speak in U.S. at ACLU conference

Next month, NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden will be back in his home country in Hawaii at a conference sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union. Not back in the flesh, however, but via video link-up.

Op-Ed: It'll come as no surprise U.S. privacy confidence is at a new low

Last month I entered a bank to enquire about a new savings account it was offering. A staff member at the bank arranged a meeting, took my mobile phone number and name. Within a day my phone was hot with cold callers.

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.

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.

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: Using Facebook 'Likes' to predict personality can be dangerous Special

Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act, so said George Orwell, author of "1984." Computers and the Internet have not only made the most significant advances in our lives possible, it has also been an unwitting betrayer.

Secret U.S. government documents leaked by 'new Snowden'

Washington - First there was Julian Assange, then came Edward Snowden, now there appears to be a new kid in town leaking classified government documents to journalists.

Snowden leak: NSA flagged Israel as leading espionage threat

The National Security Agency listed Israel among a handful of nations considered to pose the "greatest threat" to American government, military and industrial secrets, classified documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal.

Files show NSA collects more data on U.S. citizens than targets

Newly released documents show that the communications of everyday Internet users were targeted by the National Security Agency (NSA) far more times than communications from legally targeted individuals.
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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: "I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things"
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Jacob Appelbaum speaks on behalf of Edward J Snowden at the Whistleblower Award 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
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Edward Snowden is being sought by Washington which has branded him a hacker and a traitor who endangered lives by revealing the extent of the NSA spying program
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Edward Snowden speaks about government transparency at Sam Adams award presentation in Moscow.
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The Indonesian president wasn't the only target, but the same arguments apply regarding the likelihood of getting any actual intelligence information.
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In a one-on-one interview with VOA’s Scott Stearns, Secretary of State Kerry says fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden “betrayed his country” and put the lives of Americans at risk by violating secrecy laws.
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