Kurt Eichenwald, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and also a writer for Newsweek, had a feature story published by Newsweek recently that was specifically intended to present Snowden as a former intelligence agency employee who had become a Chinese spy.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday November 8, 2013 11:20 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 7, 2013 11:10 am|
AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies, has a more than $10 million contract with the CIA to provide the intelligence agency with data on calls that cross the company’s networks all over the world. The company provides the information for “overseas counterterrorism investigations,” and targeting foreign suspects, but the information being provided to the CIA sometimes involves data from Americans’ international calls.
|By: Meredith Whipple Tuesday November 5, 2013 3:10 pm|
Revelations from National Security Administration (NSA) documents released by Edward Snowden just keep getting worse. The Washington Post reported last week that the NSA has secretly broken into the main connection links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. Under a program code-named MUSCULAR, the NSA worked with its British counterpart to access hundreds of millions of user accounts stored in these global data centers.
|By: davidl Friday November 1, 2013 5:45 pm|
Ladar Levison, founder of Lavabit, speaking at a CNET/Electronic Frontier Foundation event in SF on Monday. With a gag order recently lifted, this was Levison’s first opportunity to publicly describe how secret court orders and an unconstitutional search warrant demanding Lavabit’s SSL key led him to close down the service rather than betray the trust of 400,000 innocent users.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday October 30, 2013 12:55 pm|
The Washington Post has revealed that the National Security Agency has infiltrated the main communications that connect Yahoo and Google to its data centers located around the world. Such revelation could have huge ramifications for the NSA.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Sunday October 27, 2013 1:20 pm|
On Saturday, October 26th, protesters gathered in Washington DC to speak out against the NSA’s illegal dragnet surveillance tactics. StopWatching.Us organizers estimated 2,000 people attended the DC rally alone, with several rallies taking place across the world from San Francisco to Germany.
FDL journalist Kevin Gosztola and I attended the rally.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday October 26, 2013 4:00 pm|
Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden had a statement read at the “Stop Watching Us” Rally against mass surveillance in Washington,DC. It was read by Justice Department whistleblower and attorney with the Government Accountability Project, Jesselyn Radack.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday October 25, 2013 11:00 am|
Do we want a future where each and every country builds up surveillance apparatuses and turns them on one another to advance their agendas? Or do we want to discourage this and argue countries should not act with such naked self-interest and instead be more open and cooperative with another?
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday October 21, 2013 6:22 pm|
Over the weekend, a conference on surveillance was held by the Chicago chapter of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC).
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday October 18, 2013 5:45 am|
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden made the ultimate decision to become a whistleblower when he came across a classified 2009 inspector general’s report on the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program during the administration of President George W. Bush. He read about the program and found it was illegal, according to an interview with New York Times reporter James Risen.