Published on Friday, May 30, 2014 by Common Dreams – Jon Queally, staff writer The National Security Agency and Edward Snowden have entered a public battle over the 30-year-old whistleblower’s claims that he repeatedly raised “official” concerns about surveillance overreach while employed by the government. Following Snowden’s reassertion in his Wednesday interview with NBC that […]
Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Common Dreams – Jon Queally, staff writer In a wide-ranging interview with NBC News anchor Brian Williams that aired Wednesday night—his first with a major US broadcast network—Edward Snowden said "the most important idea" for people to remember when considering his actions "that there have been times throughout […]
Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Common Dreams – Jon Queally, staff writer A Chinese government agency has called out the National Security Agency and the U.S. government for maintaining what it calls an "unscrupulous" global surveillance regime that goes beyond anti-terror operations and traditional espionage by casting a net over entire populations in […]
Published on Monday, May 26, 2014 by Common Dreams – Sarah Lazare, staff writer The White House accidentally revealed the identity of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan on Sunday, the Washington Post revealed. The error was made when the name of the "Chief of Station" in Kabul was included on a list, sent to […]
by Justin Elliott ProPublica, May 23, 2014, 4:55 p.m. An amendment adopted by a House committee would, if enacted, take a step toward removing the National Security Agency from the business of meddling with encryption standards that protect security on the Internet. As we reported with the Guardian and the New York Times last year, […]
“The government was telling bold-faced lies,” Levison says. “It was impossible to trust them with the access they wanted.
New disclosures from Edward Snowden show the NSA is massively expanding its computer hacking worldwide.
Stanford researchers prove what civil liberties advocates have warned since NSA scandal broke
Whistleblower chose technology conference platform to urge the ‘innovators, makers, hackers, geeks’ to build a more secure system
‘A whole new level of violation’ of online users, declares Yahoo, after learning of secret surveillance program called ‘Optic Nerve’