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Syria overtakes Snowden, NSA on social media

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 9:00am 9/1/2013 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 8/30/2013 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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Snowden reportedly assumed digital identities of other NSA employees to access files

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:41pm 8/29/2013 at 1:41pm

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was able to access some of the 20,000 documents he reportedly downloaded from the agency’s systems by assuming the digital identities of NSA officials with higher levels of clearance, according to intelligence sources with knowledge of the case.

From NBC News:

The NSA has as many as 40,000...

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ProPublica joins NSA reporting collaboration with The Guardian and NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 26, 2013 at 12:47pm 8/26/2013 at 12:47pm

The Guardian has added another partner to its reporting collaboration on the NSA files leaked by Edward Snowden.  Investigative reporting outfit ProPublica confirmed that it has been quietly working with The Guardian on a story on the subject and has recently joined with the New York Times as well.

From Buzzfeed:

The non-profit...

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Frustrated by NSA redactions? There’s an app for that.

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 26, 2013 at 8:15am 8/26/2013 at 8:15am

It might not help you figure out what’s really behind those redacted portions of documents the NSA chooses to release.

But if you’ve ever been annoyed by those entire pages blacked out from view, at least you can poke some fun at it on your own time.

From The Verge:

A new, text-based iOS...

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Der Spiegel: Snowden docs reveal U.S. intelligence operations against U.N., E.U.

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 5:56pm 8/25/2013 at 5:56pm

The National Security Agency secretly monitored the headquarters of the United Nations and gained access to its internal video conferencing system, according to German magazine Der Spiegel, citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

From Reuters:

The U.S. National Security Agency has bugged the United Nations’ New York headquarters, Germany’s Der...

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Snowden alleges UK government is leaking documents about itself

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 10:18am 8/25/2013 at 10:18am

NSA leaker Edward Snowden – speaking through The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald – has now alleged that the UK government intentionally leaked information to the media with the purpose of justifying the government’s claim that Snowden’s leaked documents could present a danger to the public’s safety if disclosed.

Greenwald’s partner David Miranda sued...

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UK court grants only limited access to seized materials from Greenwald’s partner…for now

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 8:10pm 8/22/2013 at 8:10pm

A UK court has limited authorities’ access to digital data that was seized from the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, except in the case of national security purposes.

David Miranda was detained and questioned for nearly nine hours Sunday as he transited through Heathrow airport in London on his way back...

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Beware Glenn Greenwald bearing leaks

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 12:40pm 8/21/2013 at 12:40pm

Just as the NSA-Snowden leak story was being broken by The Guardian via Glenn Greenwald, and to a lesser extent at The Washington Post, I thought about writing a post with the title this post bears.  In the crush of other things, and the uncertainty as to what was involved, it didn’t...

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UK govt forced Guardian to destroy hard drives in effort to stop Snowden leaks

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 3:01pm 8/20/2013 at 3:01pm

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger revealed Monday that security experts with the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) entered the Guardian’s building weeks ago and oversaw the destruction of hard drives containing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

In a post published at The Guardian, Rusbridger detailed the recent detention of Guardian...

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What’s behind Wikileaks’ latest release of “insurance” files?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 1:23pm 8/18/2013 at 1:23pm

Wikileaks has been known to release insurance files from time to time.  These are dumps of encrypted files that can only be opened by those who hold the encryption key to do so.  For one, it makes certain that information reaches the public in the event those who hold the information...

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NSA documents show privacy laws broken “thousands of times per year”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 16, 2013 at 1:40pm 8/16/2013 at 1:40pm

The Washington Post released a detailed report last night, stating that the NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year.  The report is based on documents shared earlier with the outlet by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and it presents a clearer picture of precisely how US citizens can become inadvertently...

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Lavabit owner’s cryptic interview on decision to shutter encrypted email service

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 3:08pm 8/13/2013 at 3:08pm

Late last week, we reported that Ladar Levison, the founder of encrypted email service provider Lavabit, abruptly shut down his service without notice, leaving only a cryptic message for users and visitors to the company’s website as to the reasons behind his decision.

While Levison explained little in that notice, he did...

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Email service reportedly used by Edward Snowden abruptly shuts down

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 7:11pm 8/8/2013 at 7:11pm

Well, this was a bit of mysterious news today.  Apparently, the owner of Lavabit – the same email service reportedly used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden to contact human rights groups last month – has decided to shut down its operations in order to avoid becoming “complicit in crimes against the...

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden offered job with Russian social networking site

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 8:14pm 8/1/2013 at 8:14pm

NSA leaker Edward Snowden may not have to wait long to start a new career in Russia, that is, if he has any interest in working for the country’s equivalent for Facebook.

From Reuters:

American fugitive Edward Snowden was offered a job by Russia’s top social networking site on Thursday, hours after the...

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Edward Snowden Leaves Airport After Russia Grants Temporary Asylum

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:06am 8/1/2013 at 11:06am

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left Sheremetyevo Airport after receiving his paperwork today approving temporary asylum in Russia.

From the NY Times:

After a month holed up in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo...

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Heckling and applause for NSA Director at Black Hat infosec conference

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:30pm 7/31/2013 at 6:30pm

National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander was met with both heckling and applause at the Black Hat  information security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday.

Ever since the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden thrust the agency’s domestic surveillance policies into the limelight...

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