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  • Snowden says Petraeus disclosed ‘far more highly classified’ secrets ‘than I ever did’

    12/04/2016 7:54:45 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 4, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden says that former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus — under consideration to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state — disclosed “information that was far more highly classified than I ever did” and yet never “spent a single day in jail.”
  • Further readings on Disinformation

    12/01/2016 9:56:38 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies
    CRYPTOME ^ | 2DEC16 | unknown
    Further Reading on Disinformation These are slides from a top-secret spy conference in 2010, were prepared by GCHQ, the British signals intelligence agency, describing cyber operations and proposals for operations. The slides focus on the efforts of a unit, the Joint Intelligence Research Group, or JTRIG, and include a proposal to use foreign journalists for intelligence operations. The slides were leaked by former NSA contractor Edwards Snowden and obtained exclusively by NBC News, which published them with minimal redactions. 25 February 2014. Related: GCHQ Full-Spectrum Cyber Effects: http://cryptome.org/2014/02/gchq-cyber-effects.pdf 24 February 2014. Related: GCHQ Online Deception: http://cryptome.org/2014/02/gchq-online-deception.pdf GCHQ DISRUPTION Operational Playbook:...
  • Snowden Likely Coming to Germany

    11/22/2016 9:16:11 AM PST · by pepsionice · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | Marcel Fürstenau
    German Supreme Court basically ordered the government to find a way to bring Snowden into the court and allow him to give testimony for their special commission. The gov't had taken the position that this would end well and denied the commission request back a year ago. What happens now? Probably a couple of months to arrange this, and to expect the US to drop a extradition document onto them, and how they will deny the request. This is generally designed as a high-topic item for the election year (Sep 2016), and geared to escalate some type of anti-US situation...
  • Senior U.S. officials recommend removal of NSA director: sources

    11/19/2016 5:15:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Nov 19, 2016 | 6:42pm EST | Phil Stewart, John Walcott, Mark Hosenball and Patricia Zengerle
    The heads of the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence community have recommended to President Barack Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael Rogers, be removed from his position, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The recommendation by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, first reported by The Washington Post, was delivered to the White House last month. Obama chose Rogers to take over at the NSA in 2014 and tasked him with repairing the damage after the huge leaks about its electronic spying program by contractor Edward Snowden. But...
  • TITANPOINTE

    11/19/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, November 19, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Code name TITANPOINTE is believed to describe a massive skyscraper, capable of withstanding an atomic blast, in the middle of New York City. It has no windows, 29 floors with three basement levels and enough food to last 1,500 people two weeks in the event of a catastrophe. The building was not created as a shelter for humans from a nuclear war but as a hardened facility for housing powerful computers, cables and switchboards. It is one of America’s most important telecommunications hubs. It is owned by AT&T and operated by the New York Telephone Company. The “Long Lines Building”...
  • VANITY: Assange and Snowden

    11/09/2016 9:49:51 AM PST · by Third Person · 16 replies
    FR ^ | November 9th, 2016 | Third Person
    A new morning for all who love freedom. An epic victory for Donald Trump and America. Trump needs to do his best to help free Assange and bring Snowden home. Honest and open government for all!
  • Booz Allen Reviewing Security After Arrest Of NSA Contractor

    10/28/2016 6:05:31 AM PDT · by tekrat · 10 replies
    One America News Network ^ | 10/28/2016 | Dustin Volz
    Booz Allen Hamilton said on Thursday it had hired a former FBI chief to conduct an external review of its security practices, after the consulting firm learned for the second time in three years that an employee working under contract with the National Security Agency had been charged with stealing classified information. Booz Allen, which earns billions of dollars a year contracting with U.S. intelligence agencies, has come under renewed scrutiny in recent weeks after authorities took Harold Thomas Martin into custody. The firm also employed Edward Snowden, who leaked a trove of secret files to news organizations in 2013...
  • 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 country’s 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. […] Critics say that instead of clamping down on questionable BND activity, the law will merely legalize them. …
  • 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 “exceptionally grave damage” 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 – 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 it’s 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 — The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Intercept –– have called for the U.S. government to allow the NSA whistleblower to return to the U.S. with no charges. That’s the normal course for a news organization, which owes its sources duties of protection, and which — by virtue of accepting the source’s materials and then publishing them — implicitly declares the source’s 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 – indeed, too deplorable for words. The more familiar of the two is Edward Snowden, former intelligence contractor with the...
  • Oliver Stone Thinks He’s 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
    TheLocal.de ^ | 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). …
  • 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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0gN0PLcBGw 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;...
  • SNOWDEN: EXPOSURE OF ALLEGED NSA TOOLS MAY BE WARNING TO US

    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 Plame’s 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 “fun to see Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs.” Only one problem: Rove didn’t do it. The State Department’s 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 — 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 doesn’t 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 Holder’s contention that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by leaking classified documents is “outrageous,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. “That’s a truly outrageous comment,” the Kentucky senator told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” program. “It makes me glad I voted against confirming him. He’s the worst attorney general in history.” […] 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. “The 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 Senate’s annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability to demand individuals’ email data and possibly web-surfing history from their service providers without a warrant and in complete secrecy.. . . It’s unclear how or when the provision was added, although Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., — the committee’s chairman — 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 – 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, it’s 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 Iceland’s 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 Reykjavik’s Faxafloi Bay. It was in this room that some of Iceland’s 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’

    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 ‘rendition’ 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 (http://bit.ly/1RUCFLK) 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
    http://thehill.com ^ | 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’ recent hacking threats, the extremist militant group ISIS is encouraging its followers to start using a popular messaging app, where it’s providing “instructions” on how to avoid being hacked. An ISIS-affiliated account on the popular messaging app Telegram — which has more than 50 million users sending 1 billion messages a day, according to The Daily Beast — 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 doesn’t seem to know the difference…

    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 you’re looking for someone who can intelligently discuss the world of international espionage and Edward Snowden, there’s at least a small chance that choosing someone with the Twitter handle “@fart” is a mistake. No, scratch that, there’s a 100% chance that it’s a mistake. Apparently, there’s also a 100% chance that the fine folks who run CNN’s sister network, Headline News, will make that mistake. Yesterday, during a segment discussing Snowden’s new Twitter presence, the Nancy Grace network featured a guest named “John Hendren.” 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 — 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 Clinton’s actions during her tenure as secretary of State. “This 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,” he said, according to excerpts of an Al Jazeera interview airing Friday. “If 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) “I believe that…it 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,” 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
    “If I’m president, Putin says ‘hey, boom — you’re gone’ — I guarantee you that,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with CNN. Mr. Trump called Mr. Snowden...a “total traitor” and said he “would deal with him harshly.” “And if I were president, Putin would give him over. I would get along with Putin. I’ve dealt with Russia,” Mr. Trump said. “He would never keep somebody like Snowden in Russia — he hates [President] Obama; he doesn’t respect Obama. Obama doesn’t 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 – 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 group’s 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
    What’s going on with young American men? Another mass shooting has led to another round of social and political recriminations. A young man—a “loner” and “adrift,” as usual—seizes 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) isn’t 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 “possibility exists” 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 “we are in a different place as a result of the Snowden disclosures” and that “his actions spurred a necessary debate” 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 world’s 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 group’s 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 Stone’s ‘Snowden’

    07/01/2015 7:26:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/30/15 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The first trailer for Oliver Stone’s 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. “Army recruit at 20,” the trailer begins as a slowed-down version of “This Little Light of Mine” plays ominously in the background. “Joined CIA at 22.” “NSA Contractor at 26.” “By Age 29.” “The Most Wanted Man in the World.” The words are interspersed with close-up shots of a dirtied American flag, revealed at the end to be...