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What Europe Should Know about US Mass Surveillance – Whistleblower Edward Snowden Delivers Written Testimony to European Parliament

Written by on March 7, 2014 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
What Europe Should Know about US Mass Surveillance – Whistleblower Edward Snowden Delivers Written Testimony to European Parliament

What follows is a statement by Edward Snowden addressed to an investigative panel of the European Parliament looking into the nature and scope of U.S. surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency and its partner agencies in Europe. Subsequent to the statement are specific answers to written questions posed by the panel to Mr. Snowden.

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Glenn Greenwald’s New Website, The Intercept, Is Now Live

Written by on February 10, 2014 in Media & Arts with 1 Comment

The first digital venture co-led by Glenn Greenwald is now live. The Intercept, an online magazine edited by Greenwald and fellow journalists Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill and backed by billionaire Pierre Omidyar, made its much-anticipated debut today. Its first article was written by Greenwald and Scahill, and looked at the NSA’s role in the U.S. drone strike program. The piece was, of course, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The magazine is just one of the multiple sites being created by First Look Media, the Omidyar-funded organization providing the cash for Greenwald and his colleagues.

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

Written by on February 3, 2014 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments

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 Leak: Canada Spied on Airport Travelers Who Used Wi-Fi For Days After They Left the Terminal

Written by on January 31, 2014 in Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments

The Canadian version of the National Security Agency used information from airport Internet hotspots to track the wireless devices of thousands of airline passengers for days after they left the airport, according to the latest leaks by former government contractor Edward Snowden.

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