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Snowden leak: MI5 has gathered so much data it may actually be missing ‘life-saving...

British spies may have missed potentially "life-saving intelligence” because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified...

Snowden leak: GCHQ & America’s NSA regularly intercept British MPs emails

American spies and the UK’s listening post GCHQ regularly intercept the emails of British MPs...
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Video: ‘Public service’: Snowden’s leaks praised by former US Attorney General

Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who first wanted to see whistleblower Edward Snowden put in prison, now says the ex-NSA contractor did a “public...

Snowden’s leaks were ‘public service’ – former US Attorney General

Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who first wanted to see whistleblower Edward Snowden put in prison,...
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Video: ‘A lot of surprises’: New secret Snowden files leak coming – activist Miranda

David Miranda says the public has the right to see documents leaked by Edward Snowden, which he plans to release soon. However, Miranda told...

Did Snowden’s mass surveillance leaks have a chilling effect on political activists?

A new report examines how political activists have responded to the knowledge they are under...
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Video: Part 3: Source Reveals How Pentagon Ruined Whistleblower’s Life and Set Stage for...

http://democracynow.org - In a Democracy Now! broadcast exclusive, we speak with a former senior Pentagon official about how his superiors broke the law to...
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Video: Part 2: Source Reveals How Pentagon Ruined Whistleblower’s Life and Set Stage for...

http://democracynow.org - In a Democracy Now! broadcast exclusive, we speak with a former senior Pentagon official about how his superiors broke the law to...
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Video: Part 1: Source Reveals How Pentagon Ruined Whistleblower’s Life and Set Stage for...

http://democracynow.org - In a Democracy Now! broadcast exclusive, we speak with a former senior Pentagon official about how his superiors broke the law to...

Snowden laughs off CIA’s ‘mistaken’ destruction of secret torture report

Following a recent report that the CIA's internal inspectors destroyed their only copy of a top...
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Video: NSA involved in Gitmo interrogations – new Snowden leak

The NSA participated in Guantanamo Bay interrogations, newly released leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden show. A decade's worth of NSA newsletters ... Via Youtube

Noam Chomsky on US Military Presence in Europe and the Case of Edward Snowden

In this interview with MIT professor, anarchist, philosopher and renowned linguist Noam Chomsky, we discuss US military presence in Europe and the...
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Video: Part 2: “It’s a War on Whistleblowers”: Snowden Pens Foreword to New Scahill...

http://democracynow.org - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden wrote the foreword for the new book by Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept, "The ... Via...
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Video: Part 1: “It’s a War on Whistleblowers”: Snowden Pens Foreword to New Scahill...

http://democracynow.org - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden wrote the foreword for the new book by Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept, "The ... Via...

People too afraid to search privacy-sensitive topics after Snowden revelations – Oxford study

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations on government mass surveillance have apparently scared a significant number of...

Edward Snowden: ‘Demand Cameron’s resignation over tax dodging’

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has urged the British people to demand Prime Minister David Cameron’s...

Private matter? That’s rich! Edward Snowden deals Cameron a Twitter takedown

David Cameron has been called out for hypocrisy by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden after the...

US govt mistakenly leaks Snowden’s name in case that shuttered Lavabit

The US government has accidentally leaked Edward Snowden’s name, letting slip the FBI’s real target in...

‘That’s horse sh*t!’: FBI can already unlock iPhone without Apple’s help – Snowden

(RT) - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said that the FBI’s claim to need Apple to unlock...
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Video: How bad was Snowden revelation for US govt? Activists ask defense intelligence agency

In 2013, America was thrown into damage control mode after National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed the US was snooping on its ... Via...
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Video: Former CIA Agent Says Edward Snowden Revelations Emboldened Apple to Push Back Against...

http://democracynow.org - We speak with former CIA agent Barry Eisler about the role of Edward Snowden in raising public awareness about encryption and ... Via...
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Video: Street trolling: Chinese internet wants Snowden St as US names plaza after dissident...

Beijing has labelled "provocative" the US Senate's approval to rename a plaza in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington after a jailed dissident. Via...
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Video: Apple vs. the FBI: Inside the Battle Snowden Calls “The Most Important Tech...

http://democracynow.org - A major debate over privacy and online encryption has erupted after the computer giant Apple announced it will resist a court order...

Edward Snowden burns Jeb Bush, Kanye in one devastating tweet

Kanye West hasn’t had a great week. With his tweets getting more attention than the release of his new album, The Life of Pablo,...

Edward Snowden among Nobel Peace Prize candidate

US whistle-blower and former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is among the top candidates for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize which is awarded in...

Snowden leaks: Law used in David Miranda detention incompatible with human rights, court rules

Legal loopholes used to detain David Miranda at Heathrow Airport while he was carrying leaked intelligence files for journalistic use are incompatible with human...

NSA helped GCHQ spies hack Juniper firewalls — Snowden leak

British spies enlisted the help of the US National Security Agency (NSA) to learn how to hack firewalls made by top internet security provider...
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Video: RT ‘2035’ promo: Retired Obama, John Kerry, & ft President Snowden

RT celebrates it's 10th birthday in December 2015 #RT10. We want to thank you for your support: Thanks for watching! We hope you can...
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Video: Glenn Greenwald: “Shameless” U.S. Officials Exploit Paris Attacks to Defend Spying & Attack...

As France and Belgium move to expand state power in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, top U.S. officials have renewed a push to...

Scapegoating Snowden is ‘Irrational’ and Very Troubling, Advocates Warn

Shifting the blame to 'unauthorized disclosures,' security officials seize on Paris tragedy to expand surveillance state by Lauren McCauley As politicians and security officials rush to shift...

’60 Minutes’ Pushes National Security Propaganda To Cast Snowden, Manning As Traitors

The television program, “60 Minutes,” aired a segment on Sunday in which it assassinated the character of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, and even...

Snowden condemns Britain’s new surveillance bill

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has voiced his opposition to the Investigatory Powers Bill, which was unveiled Wednesday by the British government, saying ministers are...
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Video: ‘Ed Snowden of Banking’ Refuses to Appear in Swiss Trial

After Herve Falciani leaked more than 100000 HSBC account records of tax evaders to government tax agencies, the Swiss government has been on a...
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Video: EU Passes Resolution to Protect Edward Snowden from Prosecution

Marcy Wheeler of emptywheel.net says European governments still have to adopt and implement the resolution that whistleblower Edward Snowden is calling a ... Via Youtube
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Video: “Everybody is a Suspect”: European Rights Chief on Edward Snowden’s Call for Global...

Last month, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald and other privacy activists launched a new campaign to ... Via Youtube
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Video: There’s A New Edward Snowden Whistleblower!!!

In this video Luke Rudkowski covers the latest news of a new Edward Snowden coming out and releasing hidden government documents relating to the...

Snowden: NSA, GCHQ Using Your Phone to Spy on Others (and You)

You are a tool of the state, according to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA in the U.S., and its equivalent in the UK, GCHQ,...
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Video: A New Snowden? Whistleblower Leaks Trove of Documents on Drones & Obama’s Assassination...

Newly leaked government documents have provided an unprecedented window into the secret U.S. drone assassination program across the globe. Via Youtube
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Video: Norman Solomon: Clinton’s Debate Comments on Snowden “Give Hypocrisy a Bad Name”

At Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, candidates offered differing views on what should happen to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for exposing ... Via Youtube

Leaked: ‘New Snowden’ releases Obama’s drone program papers

A cache of classified documents has revealed the inner workings of US drone operations in Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan, including the mechanism of targeting...

BBC’s “Panorama” attacks Edward Snowden

By Robert Stevens Last week the BBC’s flagship documentary show “Panorama” broadcast what it described as the first British TV interview with US whistleblower Edward Snowden. In...
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Video: Lawfare: Assange, Snowden & Dotcom face same prosecutor in US

Julian Assange says US authorities have assigned the same prosecutor for him, Edward Snowden and Kim Dotcom in Virginia in an example of what...

Karma Police spying on the whole internet: Snowden

Documents recently leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) mapped “every visible user on the internet,” in...
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Video: Ben Carson On Why Edward Snowden Was Right But Needs To Go To...

In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to Presidential Candidate Ben Carson about what do with Edward Snowden. Here we get a unique perspective on...
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Video: Assange: U.S. Spying on WikiLeaks Led to Downing of Morales Plane in Snowden...

Democracynow.org - We end today's show with another story about Evo Morales. In 2013, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange played a pivotal role in helping...
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Video: No way to Norway: Snowden may be extradited to US if comes for...

Norway won't guarantee the safety of whistleblower Edward Snowden, should he travel there to collect the 'Freedom of Expression' award he's been given by...
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Video: Snowden Documents Reveal AT&T’s “Extreme Willingness to Help” NSA Domestic Spy Program

http://democracynow.org - Documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have exposed how extensively the NSA relied on telecommunications giant ... Via Youtube

Snowden case legal, not political: His lawyer

The US authorities’ reluctance to view Edward Snowden’s case impartially is makes it impossible for the former NSA contractor to return home, his lawyer...

US should hang NSA leaker Edward Snowden: Former senator

The United States should publicly hang National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden if he is captured by the US government, according to a...

Snowden documentary filmmaker sues US over years of harassment

Oscar-winning film director Laura Poitras is suing the US government to find out why she has been searched, questioned and subjected to enhanced security...

Snowden documentary filmmaker sues US over years of harassment

Oscar-winning film director Laura Poitras is suing the US government to find out why she has been searched, questioned and subjected to enhanced security...

French Asylum for Snowden and Assange Would Send ‘Clear Message’ to US

(Common Dreams) - French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira would "absolutely not be surprised" if whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received asylum in...
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Video: NSA, GCHQ hacked Kaspersky, other cybersecurity companies — Snowden docs

US and British spy agencies worked to reverse-engineer antivirus software in order to "exploit such software and to prevent detection of our activities." Russian...
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Video: ‘Utter lies’: Greenwald debunks Sunday Times spin on Snowden

Glenn Greenwald, a US journalist who published the first reports on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, says allegations in the British press that Russian...

Snowden Does a Product Endorsement

In the wake of Congress passing the USA Freedom Act Ed Snowden composed an editorial piece that appeared in the New York Times. There...

Edward Snowden and ‘The Big Reveal’

It seems like only yesterday that a lot of political journalists were spitting mad over the Snowden revelations. It was a very weird time. Anyway,...

Media Lessons from Snowden Reporting: LA Times Editors Advocate Prosecution of Sources

Two years ago, the first story based on the Snowden archive was published in the Guardian, revealing a program of domestic mass surveillance which,...

Congressional Priorities for Defense Intelligence Agency: Take More Money, Discredit Snowden

Today marks the two year anniversary of the first Snowden disclosures. The anniversary was marked not just with a Snowden op-ed published by the...

Unsatisfied with Weak Spy Reforms, Movement Snowden Built Vows to Fight On

'Two years ago, debating these modest changes would’ve been unthinkable, and it is absolutely a vindication for Edward Snowden.' Jon Queally (Common Dreams) - The law itself...

Snowden Opened This Door for NSA Reform

On the passage of the USA Freedom Act (Freedom of the Press Foundation) - On Tuesday, the Senate passed a version of the USA Freedom Act,...

Snowden talks NSA surveillance reform, reveals Papa John’s exists in Russia

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden took to Reddit Thursday, once again answering questions about surveillance reform, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s 10-hour filibuster, and...

‘Weaponizing Vulnerabilities’: New Snowden Doc Reveals Spy Agencies Targeted Smartphones

The 'Five Eyes' alliance exploited weaknesses in popular browser and planned to hijack links to app stores to implant spyware on mobile phones, new...

Snowden cost US control of ‘geopolitical narrative’ — former NSA official

Mass surveillance was necessary after 9/11, but not expanding the law to authorize it was a “strategic blunder” that landed the agency in hot...

Courage Is Contagious: Manning, Snowden, Assange Stand Up for Freedom

(commondreams) - May Day saw the Berlin unveiling of Anything To Say? , a public art project and "monument to courage" featuring life-size bronze...

Edward Snowden warns data retention laws are ‘dangerous’

Former US National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden has delivered a damning verdict on Australia's new data retention laws, saying they are "radical" and...

Snowden says Australia watching its citizens ‘all the time,’ slams new metadata laws

Published time: May 09, 2015 15:02

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden (Reuters/Charles Platiau)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden accused Australia of undertaking mass surveillance of its citizens and passing laws on the collection of metadata that he says do not protect society from acts of terrorism.

Snowden, addressing the Progress 2015 conference in Melbourne via satellite link, criticized Australia's new metadata laws, which allow the government and intelligence agencies to keep a constant watch on citizens.

"What this means is they are watching everybody all the time,” the former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower said. “They're collecting information and they're just putting it in buckets that they can then search through not only locally, not only in Australia, but they can then share this with foreign intelligences services.”

Last month, Australia passed controversial laws that require telecommunications firms to retain their customers’ phone and computer metadata for two years.

READ MORE: Congress mulls future of metadata collection after court's condemnation

Snowden decried this disturbing trend, warning that regardless of what you are doing “you're being watched."

He compared Australia's mass surveillance system to that being used in the UK.

"Australia's role in mass surveillance around the world is similar to the UK and the Tempora program," he said.

Snowden, who has been living in Moscow since June 2013 after receiving political asylum, criticized the Australian government’s passage of a metadata program that is being used, he said, to “collect everyone's communications in advance of criminal suspicion."

"This is dangerous," he told the conference.

The former system administrator for the CIA said such invasive surveillance technologies had nothing in common with traditional liberal societies.

READ MORE: NSA's telephone metadata collection not authorized by Patriot Act - appeals court

"This is not things that governments have ever traditionally been empowered to claim for themselves as authorities.

"And to have that change recently ... is a radical departure from the operation of traditional liberal societies around the world."

Snowden repeated his position that acts of terrorism in the US and elsewhere have not been thwarted by conducting mass surveillance on citizens.

"Nine times out of 10 when you see someone on the news who's engaged in some sort of radical jihadist activity, these are people who had a long record," he said.

"The reason these attacks happened is not because we didn't have enough surveillance, it's because we had too much."

READ MORE: Millennials worldwide show broad support of Edward Snowden – poll

Aside from average citizens, he warned that journalists are also at risk of having their contacts exposed by the mass surveillance.

"Under these mandatory metadata laws you can immediately see who journalists are contacting, from which you can derive who their sources are."

He excoriated such a turn of events, saying the purpose of a free press in society is to “act as an adversary against the government on behalf of the public."

Snowden’s comments came on the same day that a US federal appeals court ruled the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records was illegal. In a unanimous decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York called the bulk phone records collection "unprecedented and unwarranted."

The ruling, which Snowden called “extraordinarily encouraging,” comes as Congress confronts a June 1 deadline to renew a section of the Patriot Act that allows the NSA’s bulk data surveillance.

Meanwhile, Snowden seems determined to reveal more information from the National Security Agency (NSA) files, hinting there was yet more information about Australia’s intelligence work that would be revealed at a later date.

Snowden Statue Freed! Plus, Activist Artists Avoid Criminal Charges

Snowden bust, installed under cover of darkness on April 6 and swiftly removed by cops, will now be displayed in Brooklyn art gallery by Deirdre Fulton (Common...

Snowden Docs: NSA Technology Lets Gov’t Generate Transcripts of Private Phone Calls

(Democracy Now!) - A new article by The Intercept details how the National Security Agency is converting people's private phone conversations into searchable text....

How Eric Snowden Changed Our World

It is now almost two years since whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked classified information on the surveillance activities of the NSA and its allies in...

No ‘illegal spying’ or ‘misuse of power’: Sony amends wording on Snowden biopic description...

Internal Sony emails, released by Wikileaks, confirm that the company edited the press release announcing its Edward Snowden biopic to be less critical of...

72% of Brits concerned about online privacy since Snowden leaks

New research suggests nearly three quarters of British adults are worried about the distribution of their personal information online, with concerns including hackers and...

Edward Snowden Talks Government Spying and ‘Dick Pics’ with John Oliver

Jon Queally In a sit-down interview with John Oliver, host of HBO's comedy news show Last Week Tonight, that aired on Sunday, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden...

Snowden leak reveals UK spied on Argentina

Documents recently leaked by renowned whistleblower Edward Snowden claim the UK spied on Argentina for several years, fearing it would attempt to take the...

Snowden leaks prove Canada is hacking on global scale

Documents show Communication Security Establishment boasts vast array of cyber warfare capabilities, works hand-in-hand with NSA Lauren McCauley Canada's spy agency, the Communication Security Establishment (CSE),...

Snowden ‘working exhaustively’ with US to secure terms of trial

Whistleblower Edward Snowden says he has been working with the US government since he fled the country two years ago to secure the terms...

Edward Snowden live chat

A Canadian team has created a searchable database of all the publicly released classified documents leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward...

Noam Chomsky: Edward Snowden a True Patriot Who Should be Honored

Noted linguist also says 'global assassination program' is fuelling terrorism. Andrea Germanos Noam Chomsky said that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a true patriot who revealed vast surveillance...

Russian Lawyer Reasserts Snowden’s Desire to Return Home

Attorney says efforts continue to allow NSA whistleblower to go back to United States if assurances are given that he can receive 'fair and...

Snowden Document Reveals Huge Scope of Canada’s Domestic Surveillance

Lauren McCauley This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Canada's electronic spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), collects millions of...

‘Privacy Critical to Human Freedom’: Snowden, Poitras, and Greenwald Talk NSA

Though Snowden beamed in remotely, conversation hosted by New York Times brings together trio that revealed vast secretive surveillance network to global public Jon Queally Common...

White House reveals ‘weak’ NSA reform nearly 2 years after Snowden scoops

The Obama administration has announced changes to the surveillance operations conducted by the United States intelligence community, but critics are already using words like...

Edward Snowden speaks to Toronto students, urges caution on new terror bill

Former U.S. intelligence contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden says citizens of the world, including Canadians, should be “extraordinarily cautious” when their governments try to...

Edward Snowden shuns iPhones due to secret software that can be remotely activated to...

The iPhone has secret spyware that lets governments watch users without their knowledge, according to Edward Snowden's lawyer. The NSA whistleblower doesn’t use a phone...

‘Exposing Orwellian surveillance’: Greens call on Sweden to grant Edward Snowden asylum

Sweden’s Greens have called on Stockholm to grant NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden political asylum and fly him to the country on an official government...

Ed Snowden Taught Me To Smuggle Secrets Past Incredible Danger. Now I Teach You

Late on the evening of January 11, 2013, someone sent me an interesting email. It was encrypted, and sent from the sort of anonymous email service...

Snowden’s Motivation: What the Internet Was Like Before It Was Being Watched, and How...

RAINEY REITMAN Laura Poitras’ riveting new documentary about mass surveillance gives an intimate look into the motivations that guided Edward Snowden, who sacrificed his career...

Snowden: Mass surveillance programs “fundamentally dangerous”

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower has described government mass surveillance programs as “fundamentally dangerous”. Snowden spoke in a video message to a conference about the impact on journalism...

Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

Laura Poitras Here’s a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! stat from our new age of national security. How many Americans have security clearances? The answer:...

Edward Snowden: State surveillance in Britain beyond anything seen in the US

The UK authorities are operating a surveillance system where “anything goes” and their interceptions are more intrusive to people’s privacy than has been seen...

New Zealand’s Prime Minister: ‘Snowden Might Be Right’

Prime Minister John Key said Edward Snowden ‘may well be right’ in his claims that the NSA has access to communications from New Zealand....

Snowden: ‘If You Live in New Zealand, You Are Being Watched’

Alongside reporting on new documents, former NSA analyst turned whistleblower calls out nation's prime minister for making "categorically false" statements on mass surveillance Jon Queally NSA...

Snowden leak exposes US plan to spy on foreign businesses for profit

A 2009 intelligence document provided to journalists by former government contractor Edward Snowden suggests the United States weighed someday conducting espionage to prevent losing...

Snowden discusses US surveillance and cyber-warfare programs

Thomas Gaist Wired magazine published an extended interview this week with former US intelligence agent and famed whistleblower Edward Snowden. Conducted in a hotel room somewhere...

Questioning Edward Snowden’s Cure-All

Forgetting Cypherpunk History William A. Blunden  Ed Snowden recently gave fellow NSA whistleblower James Bamford an “extended cut” interview in Moscow.1 While Snowden offered up a few...

Snowden Reveals NSA Program Described as ‘Last Straw’ Before Leak

Snowden tells investigative journalist James Bamford that NSA was behind 2012 internet blackout in Syria Lauren McCauley In an in-depth interview published by Wired Magazine on Wednesday, Edward Snowden discloses...

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