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Snowden’s double-edged sword

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11:49am
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Edward Snowden is the hero of those seeking to protect privacy of Americans.

He’s also certainly the hero of the Russian and Chinese military and intelligence services, who don’t exactly speak on camera.

The New York Times and Spiegel revealed, based on Snowden leaks, how the NSA managed to penetrate a Chinese computer equipment...

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Debut of The Intercept reveals things we mostly already knew

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 10, 2014 at 8:45pm
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Today was the unveiling of The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald’s new venture backed by mega-money from the founder of Ebay.

The debut is being described with extreme hyperbole, as if a new age in investigative journalism had been launched, not a website.  But even a cursory review, plus the ability to do Google...

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The Guardian releases footage of editors destroying Snowden hard drives

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 5:00pm
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Last summer, we posted about the Guardian’s revelation that authorities with the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) weeks earlier had entered the outlet’s building and overseen the destruction of hard drives containing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

In a new video released Friday by The Guardian for the first...

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Edward Snowden fears for his life

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:00am
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The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden says the former NSA contractor is in fear for his life and is considering additional security measures after reading perceived threats from unnamed U.S. officials recently published in a media outlet.

From Bloomberg News:

Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. contractor residing in Russia under temporary asylum,...

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Gospodin Snowden

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 4:45pm
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How did Edward Snowden so carefully thread the needle to download a massive trove of highly secret documents from across the NSA and intelligence networks without detection?

How did he know exactly which job to go after in Hawaii to give him that access, and how was his escape so neatly orchestrated...

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In re Snowden: Marcus v. Greenwald

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 8:59pm
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This segment between Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post (my law school classmate) and Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden is pretty good.

It’s being described as Greenwald being rude to Marcus, but I don’t see it that way.

I think they both did a good job.

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The Guardian has published just one percent of Snowden leak

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:17pm
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The Guardian has only published about one percent of the material leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, according to statements made by the outlet’s editor to a British parliamentary committee Tuesday.

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Snowden reportedly persuaded NSA colleagues to share passwords

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 8, 2013 at 2:08pm
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Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden gained access to some classified documents at the NSA by persuading other agency colleagues to share their login credentials with him, according to an exclusive Reuters report.

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy...

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Edward Snowden reportedly hired by major Russian website

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 3:15pm
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NSA leaker Edward Snowden has a new job.  He’s reportedly been hired to help maintain one of Russia’s largest websites, according to his lawyer.

From ABC News:

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the U.S. government for leaking thousands of secret files, is sitting down to his keyboard once...

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Latest on Snowden docs: May expose U.S. — Foreign Intel cooperation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:43pm
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The US has begun the awkward process of notifying intelligence services in some countries that documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden contained information about their cooperation with the US.

From the Washington Post:

U.S. officials are alerting some foreign intelligence services that documents detailing their secret cooperation with the...

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Father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden says his son has more secrets to share

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11:00am
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The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden said Wednesday that his son has more secrets to share, and that staying in Russia allows his son “to continue to push these issues forward.”

From Reuters:

Father Lon Snowden spoke at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York shortly after returning to the United...

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Government to release more NSA surveillance documents in response to FOIA lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 11:00am

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced on its website today that the Justice Department will release hundreds of pages of documents related to the government’s interpretation of Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit it had filed.

From the EFF’s post, titled Hundreds of...

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Syria overtakes Snowden, NSA on social media

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 9:00am

Edward Snowden and the NSA debate seem to have lost some significant momentum on Twitter in light of the current discussion about what the US will or won’t be doing about the situation in Syria.

Business Insider noticed that Syria Tensions Have Knocked The NSA Spying Scandal Completely Off The Radar, and...

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UK Court: Gov’t granted wider inspection of encrypted intelligence files seized from Glenn Greenwald partner

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:29pm

A British court has extended the powers for police to examine files seized from David Miranda, partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, after both sides came to an agreement on the matter.

From The Guardian:

The high court has granted the Metropolitan police extended powers to investigate whether crimes related to terrorism and...

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