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Snowden and NSA Go Tête-à-Tête over Internal Emails

Snowden and NSA Go Tête-à-Tête over Internal Emails

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 […]

Snowden: Exposing NSA Overreach an Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’

Snowden: Exposing NSA Overreach an Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’

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 […]

China Condemns US for “Unscrupulous” Global Cyber-Surveillance

China Condemns US for “Unscrupulous” Global Cyber-Surveillance

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 […]

House Committee Puts NSA on Notice Over Encryption Standards

House Committee Puts NSA on Notice Over Encryption Standards

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, […]