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Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

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.

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“A Dark Day For Democracy”: WikiLeaked TISA Docs Expose Yet Another Corporate-Friendly, Screw the People Treaty

Posted by on June 4, 2015 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
“A Dark Day For Democracy”: WikiLeaked TISA Docs Expose Yet Another Corporate-Friendly, Screw the People Treaty

An enormous corporate-friendly treaty that many people haven’t heard of was thrust into the public limelight Wednesday when famed publisher of government and corporate secrets, WikiLeaks, released 17 documents from closed-door negotiations between countries that together comprise two-thirds of the word’s economy.

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WikiLeaks Is Raising $100,000 Bounty For Full Text of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted by on June 2, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
WikiLeaks Is Raising $100,000 Bounty For Full Text of Trans-Pacific Partnership

The media outlet Wikileaks on Tuesday announced a campaign to raise a $100,000 cash reward for the complete text of the agreement in order to end the mystery surrounding the actual contents of the deal that involves the U.S. and eleven Pacific Rim nations.

“The transparency clock has run out on the TPP,” said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “No more secrecy. No more excuses. Let’s open the TPP once and for all.”

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Victory for Privacy, Vindication for Snowden as NSA Phone Dragnet Sunsets

Posted by on June 1, 2015 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 1 Comment
Victory for Privacy, Vindication for Snowden as NSA Phone Dragnet Sunsets

Nearly two years after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden first revealed the U.S. government was secretly operating mass surveillance programs against the American public, including bulk collection of telephone data, privacy advocates and civil libertarians are celebrating—at least temporarily—after the U.S. Senate on Sunday failed to extend authorities for key portions of those programs before a midnight deadline.

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Julian Assange on the TPP: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Government, Policies, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Julian Assange on the TPP: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control

As negotiations continue, WikiLeaks has published leaked chapters of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership — a global trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries. The TPP would cover 40 percent of the global economy, but details have been concealed from the public. A recently disclosed “Investment Chapter” highlights the intent of U.S.-led negotiators to create a tribunal where corporations can sue governments if their laws interfere with a company’s claimed future profits. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warns the plan could chill the adoption of health and environmental regulations.

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Julian Assange: Despite Congressional Standoff, NSA Has Secret Authority to Continue Spying Unabated

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Julian Assange: Despite Congressional Standoff, NSA Has Secret Authority to Continue Spying Unabated

The Obama administration’s authority to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk will likely expire next week after senators from both parties rejected attempts to extend it… From his place of refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange weighs in on the NSA standoff.

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Court Rules NSA Bulk Spying Illegal: New Vindication for Snowden, and Uncertainty for PATRIOT Act

Court Rules NSA Bulk Spying Illegal: New Vindication for Snowden, and Uncertainty for PATRIOT Act

A federal appeals court has ruled the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is illegal. The program was exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden; the ACLU filed its lawsuit based largely on Snowden’s revelations. In a unanimous decision Thursday, a three judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York called the bulk phone records collection “unprecedented and unwarranted.” The ruling comes as Congress faces a June 1st deadline to renew the part of the Patriot Act that authorizes the NSA’s bulk data surveillance. Another measure, the USA Freedom Act, would lead to limited reforms of some of the NSA’s programs.

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Chelsea Manning: We’re Citizens, Not Subjects. We Have the Right to Criticize Government Without Fear

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning: We’re Citizens, Not Subjects. We Have the Right to Criticize Government Without Fear

Chelsea Manning: I believe that when the public lacks even the most fundamental access to what its governments and militaries are doing in their names, then they cease to be involved in the act of citizenship. There is a bright distinction between citizens, who have rights and privileges protected by the state, and subjects, who are under the complete control and authority of the state.

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Five Years On, the WikiLeaks ‘Collateral Murder’ Video Matters More than Ever

Posted by on April 4, 2015 in Military, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Five Years On, the WikiLeaks ‘Collateral Murder’ Video Matters More than Ever

This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of the release of the WikiLeaks “Collateral Murder” video which showed a July 12, 2007 US Apache attack helicopter attack upon individuals in a Baghdad suburb. Amongst the over twelve people killed by the 30mm cannon-fire were two Reuters staff. The video was part of the huge cache of material leaked to WikiLeaks by Chelsea Manning. It is worth marking the anniversary of its release for a number of reasons.

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The Locations of Global Spy Stations Have Now Been Exposed

The Locations of Global Spy Stations Have Now Been Exposed

An NSA map shows it is one of a global network of oddly-named satellite interception stations. These stations are the eyes of the Five Eyes alliance.

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New Snowden Archive Offers Public Access to Surveillance Docs

New Snowden Archive Offers Public Access to Surveillance Docs

The Snowden Archive will allow us to better understand the scope and scale of mass surveillance programs, and help the public engage in conversation about government surveillance practices.

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Snowden: “I Should Have Leaked Sooner”

Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Government, Internet Control, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Snowden: “I Should Have Leaked Sooner”

A day after Citizenfour, a documentary in which he stars, won an Academy Award, Edward Snowden reveals he wishes he had come forward a little sooner.

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Snowden Slams Dropbox, Facebook As Threats To Privacy

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 1 Comment
Snowden Slams Dropbox, Facebook As Threats To Privacy

Dropbox, Facebook and Google are a few of the biggest threats to individuals’ privacy, Edward Snowden warned at a forum this weekend. Advising consumers to only use encrypted services that promise to not share data with the government or other corporations, the whistleblower gave some quick tips on how to protect personal data and ensure privacy. RT’s Ben Swann recaps the advice.

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Snowden Documentary Confirms Existence of New National Security Whistleblower

Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Snowden Documentary Confirms Existence of New National Security Whistleblower

Citizenfour,’ the documentary film about global surveillance by filmmaker Laura Poitras, receives standing ovation at film fest and contains scene in which fellow journalist Glenn Greenwald tells Edward Snowden of new source.

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The Beginning of the End for Australian Freedom of Speech

The Beginning of the End for Australian Freedom of Speech

A summary of the chilling new anti-terrorism/freedom of speech laws introduced by the Abbott Government in Australia this week. George Orwell must be rolling in his grave… again. “Under the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014, anyone including, “journalists, whistle-blowers and bloggers” – who “recklessly” disclose “information” … [that] relates to a special intelligence operation” will now face up to 10 years in jail for doing so.

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