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Environmental Groups “Shocked” by Reports of NSA Spying of U.N. Climate Talks

Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Environmental Groups “Shocked” by Reports of NSA Spying of U.N. Climate Talks

In one of the latest revelations based on the leaks of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency spied on foreign governments before and during the 2009 U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen. An internal NSA document says its analysts and foreign partners briefed U.S. negotiators on other countries’ “preparations and goals,” saying, “signals intelligence will undoubtedly play a significant role in keeping our negotiators as well informed as possible throughout the two-week event.” We speak to Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth.

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Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

RT: National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, thanks to two Norwegian lawmakers. Baard Vegard Solhjell and Snorre Valen cited the public debate and policy changes brought about by the NSA leaks, saying Snowden “has contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.” In the meantime, US Attorney General Eric Holder was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, where he testified in front of the Senate Judiciary. Senators questioned Holder on Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s controversial surveillance programs. RT’s Liz Wahl updates us on the hearing and the latest leaks about the secretive spy agency.

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Exposed: Covert, Real-Time Spying on Youtube, FaceBook, Blogs

Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Exposed: Covert, Real-Time Spying on Youtube, FaceBook, Blogs

The British government gave the U.S. lessons in how to spy on users of popular websites, including YouTube and Facebook, in real-time and without the consent of users or cyber companies. This is according to a report released Monday afternoon by a team of NBC journalists, including Glenn Greenwald who is listed as a special contributor, based on NSA documents exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Snowden Addresses Obama’s NSA Reforms

Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Government, Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Snowden Addresses Obama’s NSA Reforms

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden held an online question-and-answer session on Thursday. Many people asked Snowden about his response to President Barack Obama’s speech that outlined his proposals to reform the NSA.

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Chelsea Manning Awarded 2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence

Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Government, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Chelsea Manning Awarded 2014 Sam Adams Prize for Integrity in Intelligence

Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning), the former US Army intelligence analyst who was found guilty of releasing the largest set of classified documents in US history, will be honored in absentia for her role in exposing the dark nature of civilian casualties in Iraq. Manning, who is currently incarcerated at Leavenworth Prison, will be recognized at a ceremony in absentia at Oxford University’s prestigious Oxford Union Society “for casting much-needed daylight on the true toll and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq; human rights abuses by U.S. and “coalition” forces, mercenaries, and contractors; and the roles that spying and bribery play in international diplomacy,” according to the press release, published by activist and author David Swanson.

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