“These programs were never about terrorism: they’re about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation. They’re about power,” says Snowden.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday December 17, 2013 1:05 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday December 12, 2013 4:35 pm|
One hundred individuals named “Leading Global Thinkers of 2013″ by Foreign Policy magazine were honored last night at a reception event in Washington, DC.
Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden was designated by the magazine as one of this year’s leading thinkers on the issue of surveillance. Journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, advocate and attorney for whistleblowers, Jesselyn Radack, Senator Ron Wyden and Brazil president Dilma Rousseff were also designated as “Leading Global Thinkers.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 4, 2013 8:45 am|
There seems to be growing or steady discontent with the way a select group of committed and professional journalists have handled the National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Whether the discontent is motivated by genuine concern about whether the files are having the impact they should or by an ideological opposition to the process in which the material is being published, that is hard to tell when engaging with some who are bothered.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday December 3, 2013 2:10 pm|
Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger appeared before a British parliamentary committee to answer questions on how the media organization had handled the publication of National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The invitation to appear before the committee seemed to be part of an escalation in attacks on the Guardian since it began to publish stories on NSA documents, especially the NSA’s partnership with the UK spy agency, GCHQ.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 27, 2013 10:12 am|
Six individuals, who are each Muslim, were apparently targeted by the National Security Agency because they had engaged in “online promiscuity” or viewed pornographic websites, according to a top secret document from former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 18, 2013 6:30 pm|
None of the unnamed “senior law enforcement sources” that The Washington Post spoke to were willing to go on the record, but multiple individuals appear to have made statements seeking to dispel the notion that the United States government has a “sealed indictment” against WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.
One “law enforcement official,” whoever this person may be, said, “Nothing has occurred so far,” and, “If Assange came to the US today, he would not be arrested.”
“But,” the official continued, “I can’t predict what’s going to happen.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 7, 2013 6:00 pm|
Lawyers for David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has been reporting on documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was in Britain’s High Court for the second day of a hearing.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 6, 2013 11:20 am|
Lawyers for David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald who was detained under a United Kingdom terrorism law back in August and had electronics equipment seized from him, are in Britain’s High Court to argue that detaining him was unlawful and it was a violation of Miranda’s right to target him under the terrorism law.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday November 2, 2013 10:30 am|
Security services in the United Kingdom have accused David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, of being “involved in espionage activity” when he traveled from Berlin to Heathrow Airport on his way back to Brazil, where he lives with Greenwald.