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Snowden

‘I would have come forward sooner’ - Snowden on NSA leak regrets
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has frequently said that he does not regret blowing the whistle on the agency’s mass surveillance programs. However, he has now stated that he would change one thing if he could do it all again.

23.02.2015 23:33

Snowden documentary CitizenFour grabs Oscar
A Laura Poitras’ film about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has won Hollywood’s highest accolade by snatching the Oscar for Best Documentary.

23.02.2015 03:53

Google warning: FBI wants to hack any computer in world
US search engine giant Google has warned against increasing the government's powers for infiltrating computer systems around the world, saying it would open a number of "monumental" constitutional issues.

19.02.2015 06:59

Obama admin could have been much tougher on whistleblowers, leakers – Holder
Outgoing US Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters Tuesday that his department has acted prudently in prosecuting government leaks. Journalist James Risen, a target of the crackdown, disagreed, calling Holder “the nation's top censorship officer.”

18.02.2015 18:20

​US court tosses out mass surveillance case against NSA, AT&T
A longstanding case against the NSA – filed before the Snowden revelations were made public – has suffered a setback as the judge rules the plaintiff is unable to demonstrate she was placed under illegal surveillance.

11.02.2015 10:23

​Snowden fine, speaks Russian, still single – lawyer
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was given political asylum in Russia after being stranded at a Moscow airport, is adjusting to his new life quite well, his Russian lawyer reports. He has a job, his Russian’s improving and has no plans to leave.

10.02.2015 13:03

Snowden documentary CitizenFour wins DGA award for director Laura Poitras
A documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has won the prestigious Directors Guild Award as best movie in the category. Laura Poitras, the director of Citizenfour, received her award at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday.

08.02.2015 08:38

​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 “weak” to describe the so-called reform.

03.02.2015 16:13

‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’ – Snowden
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden answered questions from Canadian students on Monday, telling them that mass surveillance can actually harm the ability to prevent terrorist attacks while also being detrimental to personal privacy.

03.02.2015 02:37

Review group says Obama can stop NSA phone surveillance 'at any time'
​A review group assembled by the White House to recommend changes concerning the United States’ intelligence gathering operations is calling out the Obama administration for not yet halting the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records.

30.01.2015 18:05

'Attack on journalism': WikiLeaks responds to Google's cooperation with US govt
Google’s willingness to surrender the private emails of WikiLeaks staffers to the United States government amounts to an “attack on journalism,” a representative for the whistleblower group says.

26.01.2015 17:43

‘Plight for whistleblowers in US a lot worse now’ – Snowden’s lawyer
Despite public perception of whistleblowers changing for the better, the plight of those who choose to expose wrongdoings “has gotten a lot worse” in the US, former ethics adviser to Justice Department and Edward Snowden’s lawyer, Josselyn Radak, told RT.

23.01.2015 02:16