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  • Germany passes new spy law allowing espionage against allies

    10/21/2016 8:26:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 6:10 AM EDT
    German lawmakers have approved a bill that allows the countryís foreign intelligence agency to spy on European Union institutions and fellow EU member states. The legislation passed Friday is part of a range of measures meant to improve oversight of espionage in the wake of the revelations by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. [Ö] Critics say that instead of clamping down on questionable BND activity, the law will merely legalize them. Ö
  • NSA Mole Took Codes Targeting US Cyber Enemies (Harold Thomas Martin)

    10/07/2016 4:35:38 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Debkfiles ^ | October 7, 2016, ast
    Harold Thomas Martin, a 51-year-old US National Security Agency contractor from Maryland, may be remembered as the second Edward Snowden, although there are many differences between the two cases. Martin, a former US Navy officer with top secret national security clearance, was arrested on Aug. 27 by the FBI and charged with the unauthorized removal and retention for many years of highly-sensitive classified documents. The purloined materials found in raids of his home and his car, which were described by as capable of causing ďexceptionally grave damageĒ to US national security. Like Snowden, Martin worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, which...
  • Snowden is turning into a liability for Putin

    09/19/2016 10:02:04 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 23 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | by Leonid Bershidsky
    BERLIN Ė Edward Snowden is increasingly unhappy with the situation in Russia, where he has lived for more than three years. President Vladimir Putin once welcomed the National Security Agency contractor for his propaganda value, but he may be wondering if itís all been worth it. Snowden arrived in Moscow in June 2013. That was almost a year before the Crimea annexation, and Russia could still try to sell itself to radical leftists who admired Snowden as the lesser evil, compared with the Big Brother United States. Putin talked a lot about Snowden, showing obvious delight for thumbing his nose...
  • WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source

    09/18/2016 3:49:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    Three of the four media outlets that received and published large numbers of secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden ó The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Intercept ĖĖ have called for the U.S. government to allow the NSA whistleblower to return to the U.S. with no charges. Thatís the normal course for a news organization, which owes its sources duties of protection, and which ó by virtue of accepting the sourceís materials and then publishing them ó implicitly declares the sourceís information to be in the public interest. But not the Washington Post. In the face of...
  • Snowden Says He'll Vote in US Presidential Election

    09/16/2016 10:43:08 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 16, 2016 | derek gatopoulos
    Edward Snowden, in exile in Moscow after leaking U.S. National Security Agency documents, said Friday he intends to vote in the U.S. presidential election, but did not say which candidate he favors. "I will be voting," Snowden said, speaking at a conference in Athens by video link from Moscow.
  • Two Real Deplorables

    09/15/2016 4:07:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    American citizens must have been startled and shocked when a prominent politician, who should know better, informed them with passionate intensity of the existence of "deplorables" in their ranks. No doubt some citizens would like the numbers and identity of them in the absurd "basket of deplorables" to be more precisely stated. Nevertheless, it is more sensible, important and urgent to concentrate on two particular individuals, Edward Snowden, now in Moscow. and Rachid Kassim, hiding in France. These are deplorables Ė indeed, too deplorable for words. The more familiar of the two is Edward Snowden, former intelligence contractor with the...
  • Oliver Stone Thinks Heís In The Know About The DNC Hack. Should You Care?

    09/14/2016 6:28:02 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Freep | 09/14/2016 | CharlesOConnell
    The History Channel put out an excellent program refuting Oliver Stone's JFK titled False Witness: The Real Story of Jim Garrison's Investigation and Oliver Stone's Film JFK †The importance isn't so much about JFK--my own conclusion is that Oswald was a completely random nutcase, unrelated to any power group, though if I did have to choose one, it would be about his getting himself caught in the wringer because of messing with Chicago Mob Boss, Sam Giancana's girlfriend Judith Cambpell Exner after Daddy Joe had used the Chicago Mob to ensure Illinois went with Kennedy (vote early, vote often).The importance,...
  • How Snowden escaped

    09/07/2016 8:09:51 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | 08/31/16 | Theresa Tedesco
    The never-been-told story of those two pivotal weeks when the most wanted man in the world was hidden in the depths of a Hong Kong slum.
  • Politicians renew call to bring Snowden to Germany

    08/25/2016 8:20:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 25 Aug 2016 15:59 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Green and Die Linke (Left Party) politicians are asking that NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden be allowed into Germany for an ongoing investigation. The Green and Die Linke politicians wrote a letter to the Federal Court of Justice, asking that Snowden be allowed to be questioned in Germany for an ongoing inquiry into NSA surveillance. According to DPA sources, they want to break a blockade by the coalition government against having Snowden come for questioning about surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA). Ö
  • Exclusive film clip: Watch 'Snowden' demolish his CIA aptitude test

    08/25/2016 5:50:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    CNET ^ | 08/24/16 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Edward Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, demonstrates serious smarts in this scene from Oliver Stone's upcoming political thriller. Get a first look here. Americans remain divided on their opinions of Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee and NSA contractor who copied and leaked classified information in 2013. But if Oliver Stone's new political thriller "Snowden" can be believed, there's one issue about the man that can't be debated. He's brilliant. In an exclusive clip provided to CNET from Open Road Films, Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, takes an aptitude test during the CIA recruitment process. The senior intelligence operative running...
  • Confirmed: Army Training Slide Calling Hillary an Insider Threat Is Real

    08/23/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 23, 2016 | Debra Heine
    An Army spokesman has confirmed that a training slide that lists Hillary Clinton as an "insider threat" is real. The slide -- which shows Hillary Clinton pictured along with the Fort Hood and Navy Yard shooters -- became an internet sensation after it was posted on the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Sunday. Via the Washington Examiner: The other photos show retired Gen. David Petraeus, who gave classified information to his biographer and mistress; Nidal Hasan, who carried out the Fort Hood shooting; Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor who exposed classified information before seeking asylum in Russia;...

    08/16/2016 6:03:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | RAPHAEL SATTER
    PARIS (AP) -- The exposure of malicious software purportedly linked to the National Security Agency is likely a message from Moscow, former intelligence worker Edward Snowden said Tuesday, adding a layer of intrigue to a leak that has set the information security world abuzz. Technical experts have spent the past day or so picking apart a suite of tools allegedly stolen from the Equation Group , a powerful squad of hackers which some have tied to the NSA. The tools materialized as part of an internet electronic auction set up by a group calling itself "Shadow Brokers," which has promised...
  • Snowden: NSA Knows Who's Behind DNC Hack

    07/25/2016 12:45:54 PM PDT · by Weeble · 53 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 07/25/2016 | Tyler Durden
    FBI said it is now investigating how thousands of DNC emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump. Indeed, as noted yesterday, Clinton's campaign, citing "experts", pointed to a massive hacking of DNC computers in June that cybersecurity firms linked to the Russian government. One way would be to listen to the person who should know all about this stuff: Edward Snowden. "Evidence that could publicly attribute responsibility for the DNC hack certainly exists at #NSA"
  • Outing Valerie Plame: Remember when she was the poster girl for Bush and Cheney-haters?

    12/23/2014 6:23:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember the outrage when CIA operative Valerie Plameís name was leaked to newspaperman Robert Novak? Plame and her husband, Joe Wilson, accused the Bush White House of doing it in retaliation, because her husband was a critic of its war policy. Wilson said it would be ďfun to see Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs.Ē Only one problem: Rove didnít do it. The State Departmentís Richard Armitage did. Now the worm has turned. Last week, Glenn Greenwald, the man who helped Edward Snowden get stolen American secrets published, wrote an article naming the woman ó a...
  • Wikileaks Is A Weapon In The Bloody Hands Of Iran

    05/18/2012 7:58:08 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 May 2012 | Editorial
    WikiLeaks: The sleazy criminal organization dedicated to publishing U.S. secrets may loudly deny its leaks led to the hanging of a man in Iran Tuesday. But that's irrelevant because WikiLeaks gave Tehran the pretext it sought. A 24-year old Iranian man was the latest victim of the mullahs' monstrous tyranny this week, executed as a spy for Israel, supposedly for killing an Iranian nuclear scientist on behalf of his Zionist masters. That's a whiff of the twisted kangaroo court verdicts typical of Iran. In reality, Majid Jamali Fashi was a young kick-boxing instructor who visited Baku, Azerbaijan, for a tournament...
  • Snowden Eviscerates Hillary In Just Two Sentences

    06/02/2016 4:17:39 PM PDT · by Enchante · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/02/2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    It only took two sentences for Edward Snowden to eviscerate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server Wednesday morning. The former National Intelligence Agency contractor could face decades in prison for breaking laws governing the handling of classified government information, and he expressed confusion on why Hillary Clinton doesnít share his fate.
  • McConnell: Holder 'Worst' AG, Snowden Comments 'Truly Outrageous'

    05/31/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:35 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holderís contention that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden performed a ďpublic serviceĒ by leaking classified documents is ďoutrageous,Ē Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. ďThatís a truly outrageous comment,Ē the Kentucky senator told Fox Newsí ďFox and FriendsĒ program. ďIt makes me glad I voted against confirming him. Heís the worst attorney general in history.Ē [Ö] McConnell, pivoting to his book, recounted behind-the-scenes dealings with President Barack Obama, saying that it was Vice President Joe Biden who was the one who could really get things done. ďThe president is a very smart guy, but I...
  • Secret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records

    05/27/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by disclaimer · 6 replies
    The Intercept ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jenna McLaughlin
    A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senateís annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability to demand individualsí email data and possibly web-surfing history from their service providers without a warrant and in complete secrecy.. . . Itís unclear how or when the provision was added, although Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., ó the committeeís chairman ó and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., have both offered bills in the past that would address what the FBI calls a gap and privacy advocates consider a serious threat to civil liberties.
  • How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers

    05/22/2016 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/22/16 | Mark Hertsgaard
    By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of millions of people across the world, collecting the phone calls and emails of virtually everyone on Earth who used a mobile phone or the internet. When this newspaper began publishing the NSA documents in June 2013, it ignited a fierce political debate that continues to this day Ė about government surveillance, but also about the morality, legality and civic value of whistleblowing. Sign up to the long read email Read more But if you want to...
  • Snowden, The Movie (2016)

    04/28/2016 2:12:25 PM PDT · by central_va · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/28/16 | Oliver Stone
    CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.
  • Snowden Leaks Accelerated Encryption Technology by 7 Years, U.S. Intelligence Chief Says

    04/25/2016 6:56:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | April 25, 2016 | Doug G. Ware
    "From our standpoint, itís not a good thing," Clapper said of accelerated advancements in encryption technology. Whistle-blower Edward Snowden, by leaking classified data two years ago, contributed to the acceleration of sophisticated encryption methods that militants are using to hide their communications, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday. The rapid advancement of commercially available encryption software is proving to be a difficult obstacle in detecting potential threats, he said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "From our standpoint, it's not a good thing," he said of the rapidly advancing encryption, adding that the software has had...
  • PANAMA PAPERS: The secrets of dirty money (Iceland Monetary Disaster)

    04/03/2016 11:17:33 PM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 24 replies
    Suddeutsche Zeitung (German, in English) ^ | April 2016 | Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer
    A storm is coming By Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer The interrogation room in which Icelandís recent history was rewritten is sparse, furnished only with a table, some chairs, and a computer. A camera is fixed to the wall, and the frosted, double-glazed windows have completely blocked out the sound of the gale-force winds in Reykjavikís Faxafloi Bay. It was in this room that some of Icelandís most powerful bankers, executives, and investors had to answer to special investigator Olaf Hauksson. A tall man with a heavy build, Haukkson has spent the past six years investigating the transactions that brought...
  • Snowden Sums Up The Presidential Campaign With Just One Tweet

    02/28/2016 9:41:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/27/16 | Tyler Durden
    And so, just like that, with a sweeping victory in South Carolina, Sanders' Socialism crawls back into its cage and crony capitalism is alive and well. As Edward Snowden so perfectly sums up... .†
  • Secret US flight flew over Scottish airspace 'to capture Snowden‚Äô

    02/02/2016 5:15:23 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The National ^ | 2/3/2016 | MICHAEL GRAY
    THE UK GOVERNMENT is facing demands to reveal the details of a secret flight through Scottish airspace which was at the centre of a plot to capture whistleblower Edward Snowden. The plane, which passed above the Outer Hebrides, the Highlands and Aberdeenshire, was dispatched from the American east coast on June 24 2013, the day after Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow. The craft was used in controversial US ‚Äėrendition‚Äô missions. Reports by Scottish journalist Duncan Campbell claim the flight, travelling well above the standard aviation height at 45,000 feet and without a filed flight plan, was part of a...
  • If you can't prosecute Hillary Clinton, then you can't prosecute Edward Snowden

    01/31/2016 4:01:55 PM PST · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-16 | DrJohn
    "Names of all US foreign covert operatives found on Hillary Clinton non-secure email server. 'They weren't marked classified at the time' says Clinton." Just waiting to see that headline. Hillary Clinton's entire life has been one of abusing the rules. She and her louse husband truly believe they are not bound by the same ethics as everyone else and Bill has admitted it: "There's one set of rules for us and another set for everyone else" As far back as Watergate, Hillary Clinton displayed a lack of ethics: Jerry Zeifman, a counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary...
  • Cruz shifts on Edward Snowden

    01/14/2016 2:07:42 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/16 | Brdford Richrdson
    Cruz struck a different tone when Snowden first went public with classified details about NSA snooping in 2013. "If it is the case that the federal government is seizing millions of personal records about law-abiding citizens, and if it is the case that there are minimal restrictions on accessing or reviewing those records, then I think Mr. Snowden has done a considerable public service by bringing it to light," he said at an event hosted by The Blaze in 2013. In his statement to The New York Times, the Texas senator pointed to additional remarks he made in 2013, saying...
  • Snowden to appear via video link at New Hampshire convention

    12/20/2015 12:14:22 PM PST · by o_1_2_3__ · 5 replies
    The Greenville (SC) Sun ^ | Sunday, December 20, 2015 2:08 pm | Updated: 3:00 pm, Sun Dec 20, 2015. | (AP)
    <p>The Valley News reports ( that the former National Security Agency contractor will participate in a 30-minute discussion and Q&A at the New Hampshire Free State Project's convention in Manchester in February.</p> <p>The Free State Project describes itself as an effort to recruit "liberty-loving people" to move to New Hampshire. The group says it is trying to recruit 20,000 people who agree that a government should act to protect people's rights.</p>
  • Ex-CIA director: Snowden should be 'hanged' for Paris Attack

    11/20/2015 9:52:31 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 94 replies ^ | November 19, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    A former CIA director says leaker Edward Snowden should be convicted of treason and given the death penalty in the wake of the terrorist attack on Paris. "It's still a capital crime, and I would give him the death sentence, and I would prefer to see him hanged by the neck until he's dead, rather than merely electrocuted," James Woolsey told CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Thursday. Woolsey said Snowden, who divulged classified in 2013, is partly responsible for the terrorist attack in France last week that left at least 120 dead and hundreds injured. "I think the blood of a...
  • ISIS guides followers on how to hide online with 34-page manual ( Islamic State )

    11/18/2015 5:03:53 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Cory Bennett
    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) uses a 34-page manual to instruct its followers on how to stay invisible on the Internet. The Arabic document was translated and released this week by analysts at the Combating Terrorism Center, an independent research group at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It includes warnings to avoid Instagram because it is owned by Facebook, and Dropbox because former secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sits on its board of investors. Famous government leaker Edward Snowden has also criticized Dropbox over its privacy, the document notes. Users are also directed to use...
  • ISIS is encouraging followers to download this popular messaging app (defeats gov't surveillance)

    11/18/2015 2:36:07 PM PST · by DCdude · 7 replies
    Tech Insider ^ | 11/18/2015 | Dave Smith
    In response to Anonymous‚Äô recent hacking threats, the extremist militant group ISIS is encouraging its followers to start using a popular messaging app, where it‚Äôs providing ‚Äúinstructions‚ÄĚ on how to avoid being hacked. An ISIS-affiliated account on the popular messaging app Telegram ‚ÄĒ which has more than 50 million users sending 1 billion messages a day, according to The Daily Beast ‚ÄĒ provided instructions to followers in both Arabic and English, which was then forwarded to other ISIS-affiliated channels on Telegram. The instructions told followers to not open any links unless they were sure of the source, and change IP...
  • If Edward Snowden Is Right About Clinton's Emails, Bernie Sanders Will Win a Landslide Victory

    10/02/2015 10:44:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | October 1, 2015 | H.A. Goodman, columnist
    Perhaps nobody on the planet knows more about intelligence protocol than Edward Snowden. If Snowden says it's "completely ridiculous" to believe that Clinton's emails were safe, then yes, it's fair to include his viewpoint in any critique of Hillary Clinton's latest controversy. In addition, since I believe Senator Bernie Sanders is desperately needed at this point in U.S. history, and electing Clinton or a Republican would essentially be nominating the same president on war and foreign policy, it's important to address relevant analysis of the email controversy. There seems to be a bizarre paradigm of thought among some Democrats that...
  • Snowden or Scissorhands? Headline News anchor doesnít seem to know the differenceÖ

    10/01/2015 11:56:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/01/15 | Robert Laurie
    Vincent Price created Snowden in a lab. When youíre looking for someone who can intelligently discuss the world of international espionage and Edward Snowden, thereís at least a small chance that choosing someone with the Twitter handle ď@fartĒ is a mistake. No, scratch that, thereís a 100% chance that itís a mistake. Apparently, thereís also a 100% chance that the fine folks who run CNNís sister network, Headline News, will make that mistake. Yesterday, during a segment discussing Snowdenís new Twitter presence, the Nancy Grace network featured a guest named ďJohn Hendren.Ē Evidently, they thought they were booking an Al...
  • Edward Snowden has a really good theory as to why we've never heard from aliens

    09/19/2015 9:45:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Tech Insider ^ | September 18, 2015 | Kelly Dickerson
    Whistle-blower Edward Snowden has some strong opinions on communications ó even when those communications are coming from aliens. The former intelligence-agency contractor turned fugitive was an unexpected guest on famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk podcast on September 18. And, inevitably, the two got to talking about extraterrestrials. Snowden became an infamous household name in 2013 when he leaked classified documents divulging the government's top-secret mass-surveillance program, which involved collecting personal information on Americans via phone records without their knowledge. When the news broke, the US charged him with theft and espionage, and he's now living in Russia where he...
  • Snowden: Clinton's email server 'a problem'

    09/03/2015 10:43:39 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/3/2015 | Mark Hensch
    National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden said on Thursday that 2016 Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is likely aware her personal email server exposed sensitive national intelligence. Snowden added that lesser employees would have lost their jobs for copying Clintonís actions during her tenure as secretary of State. ďThis is a problem because anyone who has the clearances that the secretary of State has, or the director of any top level agency has, knows how classified information should be handled,Ē he said, according to excerpts of an Al Jazeera interview airing Friday. ďIf an ordinary worker at the State Department or...
  • Snowden Warned Norway He faced Death in US

    08/29/2015 12:31:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warned Norway that he faced a possible death sentence if returned to the United States in the extradition request he made in 2012. Snowden may get freedom prize at border (28 Aug 15) US asked Norway to arrest Edward Snowden (27 Aug 15) ďI believe thatÖit is unlikely that I would receive a fair trial or proper treatment prior to the trial, and face the possibility of life imprisonment, and even death,Ē he wrote in the extradition letter, a copy of which has been obtained by Norway's NRK channel. The letter was sent by fax to...
  • Edward Snowden:UFOs Come From Ultra-Terrestrial Civilization in Earth Mantle

    08/22/2015 8:41:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 128 replies
    UfoMania ^ | August 22,2015 | Staff
    Edward Snowden, reported on the facts known to it concerning UFOs. According to the documents, which Snowden copied to the CIA, the U.S. government has long known that UFOs exist and are managed species more advanced than humanity. These species are not alien, and our earth, only more advanced. They live here for billions of years, and far ahead of us in development. The CIA stores data tracking systems and deep-sea sonar, but they have the status of state secrets, and even the scientists do not have access to this data about these objects. This kind of intelligent Homo sapiens...
  • Donald Trump: Putin would return 'total traitor' Snowden if I'm president

    08/22/2015 12:23:12 AM PDT · by JediJones · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/9/2015 | David Sherfinski
    ďIf Iím president, Putin says Ďhey, boom ó youíre goneí ó I guarantee you that,Ē Mr. Trump said in an interview with CNN. Mr. Trump called Mr. Snowden...a ďtotal traitorĒ and said he ďwould deal with him harshly.Ē ďAnd if I were president, Putin would give him over. I would get along with Putin. Iíve dealt with Russia,Ē Mr. Trump said. ďHe would never keep somebody like Snowden in Russia ó he hates [President] Obama; he doesnít respect Obama. Obama doesnít like him either. But he has no respect for Obama, has a hatred for Obama, and Snowden is living...
  • Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last Ė by leaked Snowden files

    08/03/2015 6:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | August 2, 2015 | Duncan Campbell
    I stepped from the warmth of our source's London flat. That February night in 1977, the air was damp and cool; the buzz of traffic muted in this leafy north London suburb, in the shadow of the iconic Alexandra Palace. A fellow journalist and I had just spent three hours inside, drinking Chianti and talking about secret surveillance with our source, and now we stood on the doorstep discussing how to get back to the south coast town where I lived. Events were about to take me on a different journey. Behind me, sharp footfalls broke the stillness. A squad...
  • Report: ISIS Using Snowden Documents to Evade U.S. Intel Efforts

    07/21/2015 11:17:56 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 21, 2015 | Lachlan Markey
    The self-proclaimed Islamic State has used National Security Agency documents stolen by former contractor Edward Snowden to evade U.S. intelligence services, officials told the New York Times in a Tuesday story. The Times reported that fact deep in a story on the groupís efforts to evade and recover from American and Iraqi military strikes. Documents stolen and leaked to reporters by Snowden, who remains in hiding in Russia, have led to changes in IS operations that have prevented U.S. forces from gathering intelligence on the group, the Times reported. The Islamic State has also studied revelations from Edward J. Snowden,...
  • The Revenge Of The Lost Boys

    07/09/2015 8:04:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 9, 2015 | Tom Nichols
    Whatís going on with young American men? Another mass shooting has led to another round of social and political recriminations. A young manóa ďlonerĒ and ďadrift,Ē as usualóseizes a vile cause and attacks innocent people. Amidst the wreckage, we look for reasons that already fit our preconceptions about violence, and we blame racism, guns, unemployment, drugs, a bad family, or whatever else helps us to make sense of the tragedy. But the truth of the matter is that Dylann Roof (at least from what we know) isnít that different from so many other young, mostly white men over the past...
  • Eric Holder: The Justice Department could strike deal with Edward Snowden

    07/06/2015 11:23:41 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 JUL 2015 | Michael Isikoff
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder said today that a ďpossibility existsĒ for the Justice Department to cut a deal with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that would allow him to return to the United States from Moscow. In an interview with Yahoo News, Holder said ďwe are in a different place as a result of the Snowden disclosuresĒ and that ďhis actions spurred a necessary debateĒ that prompted President Obama and Congress to change policies on the bulk collection of phone records of American citizens.
  • Hacking Team, Which Sells Surveillance Tech To Governments, Exposed By Major Hack

    07/06/2015 5:43:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jon Russell
    One of the technology worldís most notorious providers of surveillance and intrusion software has found itself on the wrong end of an embarrassing hack. A range of sensitive documents belonging to Italy-based Hacking Team, which is known for working with governments worldwide, appeared to leak out over the weekend, including email communications and client lists. The hackers, who remain unidentified at this time, also took over the groupís Twitter account, using it to post screenshots of emails and other details, as CSO first reported. Hacking Team is a mysterious organization which has long been thought to sell tracking and hacking...
  • WATCH: First Trailer for Oliver Stoneís ĎSnowdení

    07/01/2015 7:26:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/30/15 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The first trailer for Oliver Stoneís Snowden biopic premiered online Tuesday, and while the short teaser offers literally nothing in the way of footage from the movie, its tone hints at the direction that Stone is going to take with his film. ďArmy recruit at 20,Ē the trailer begins as a slowed-down version of ďThis Little Light of MineĒ plays ominously in the background. ďJoined CIA at 22.Ē ďNSA Contractor at 26.Ē ďBy Age 29.Ē ďThe Most Wanted Man in the World.Ē The words are interspersed with close-up shots of a dirtied American flag, revealed at the end to be...
  • French Economy In "Dire Straits", "Worse Than Anyone Can Imagine", Leaked NSA Cable Reveals (2012)

    06/29/2015 5:19:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6-29-15 | Zero Hedge
    French Finance Minister Says Economy in Dire Straits, Predicts Two Atrocious Years Ahead (TS//SI//NF) (TS//SI//NF) The French economic situation is worse than anyone can imagine and drastic measures will have to be taken in the next 2 years, according to Finance, Economy, and Trade Minister Pierre Moscovici. On 19 July, Moscovici, under pressure to reestablish a preretirement unemployment supplement known as the AER, warned that the situation is dire. Upon learning that there are no funds available for the AER, French Senator Martial Bourquin warned Moscovici that without the AER program the ruling Socialist Party will have a rough time...
  • Snowden is a Fraud

    06/15/2015 11:48:43 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 63 replies
    interpreter ^ | June 15, 2015 | John R. Schindler
    In the two years since the Edward Snowden saga went public, a handful of people who actually understand the Western signals intelligence system have tried to explain the many ways that the Snowden Operation has smeared NSA and its partners with salacious charges of criminality and abuse. Iíve been one of the public faces of what may be called the Snowden Truth movement, and finally there are signs that reality may be intruding on this debate. No American ally was rocked harder by Snowdenís allegations than Germany, which has endured a bout of hysteria over charges that NSA was listening...
  • Glenn Greenwald: The Sunday Timesí Snowden Story Is Journalism At Its Worst ó And Filled With Falseh

    06/14/2015 4:49:20 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 10 replies
    The Intercept ^ | June 14, 2015 | Glenn Greenwald
    What kind of person would read evidence-free accusations of this sort from anonymous government officials Ė designed to smear a whistleblower they hate Ė and believe them? Thatís a particularly compelling question given that Viceís Jason Leopold just last week obtained and published previously secret documents revealing a coordinated smear campaign in Washington to malign Snowden. Describing those documents, he reported: ďA bipartisan group of Washington lawmakers solicited details from Pentagon officials that they could use to Ďdamageí former NSA contractor Edward Snowdenís Ďcredibility in the press and the court of public opinion.'Ē Manifestly then, the ďjournalismĒ in this Sunday...
  • 'Edward Snowden has blood on his hands': MI6 is forced to pull spies out of hostile countries

    06/14/2015 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 153 replies ^ | 13 June 2015 | Jay Akbar For Mailonline
    MI6 has pulled its spies out of 'hostile countries' and America's intelligence agencies are on high alert after Russia and China cracked encrypted files leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden. The top-secret documents contain information that could lead to the identification of British and American spies, according to senior officials in Downing Street, the Home Office and the security services. A senior Home Office official accused Snowden - the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor responsible for the biggest confidential information leak in US history - of having 'blood on his hands' after they gained access to over one million...

    06/14/2015 9:32:11 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 06/13/2015 | GLENN GREENWALD
    Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that itís hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to government officials to let them propagandize the public, then uncritically accept those anonymously voiced claims as Truth. But theyíve learned no such lesson. That tactic continues to be the staple of how major US and British media outlets ďreport,Ē especially in the national security area. And journalists who read such reports continue to treat self-serving decrees by unnamed, unseen officials Ė laundered through their media Ė...
  • Britain Pulls Out Spies as Russia, China Crack Snowden Files - Report (US spies also at risk)

    06/13/2015 5:17:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 127 replies
    Reuters ^ | (Sunday) June 14, 2015 | Costas Pitas
    Britain has pulled out agents from live operations in "hostile countries" after Russia and China cracked top-secret information contained in files leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Sunday Times reported. Security service MI6, which operates overseas and is tasked with defending British interests, has removed agents from certain countries, the newspaper said, citing unnamed officials at the office of British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Home Office (interior ministry) and security services. SNIP Russia and China have both managed to crack encrypted documents which contain details of secret intelligence techniques that could allow British and...
  • Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

    06/05/2015 4:53:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2015 | Edward J. Snowden
    MOSCOW ó TWO years ago today, three journalists and I worked nervously in a Hong Kong hotel room, waiting to see how the world would react to the revelation that the National Security Agency had been making records of nearly every phone call in the United States. In the days that followed, those journalists and others published documents revealing that democratic governments had been monitoring the private activities of ordinary citizens who had done nothing wrong. Within days, the United States government responded by bringing charges against me under World War I-era espionage laws. The journalists were advised by lawyers...