Top secret documents from Edward Snowden’s cache have revealed Canada’s ambition to become a big player in the world of electronic spying. The leak comes just as the country plans to vote on a law that would give its cyber agencies more powers.
US spies operate in Switzerland without much fear of being unmasked, because Swiss intelligence, though knowledgeable and very professional, poses no threat to them, former NSA contributor Edward Snowden told Swiss TV.
Washington’s threat to stop sharing intelligence with Berlin if it offers asylum to Snowden is either US bullying, or a convenient excuse on Berlin’s part to shift the blame for not allowing him to go onto the US, believes former MI5 agent Annie Machon.
Washington reportedly threatened to stop sharing intelligence with Berlin if it offered asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, or arranged for him to travel to Germany, according to a report by journalist Glenn Greenwald.
Disclosures about the United States government’s spy programs have prompted roughly one-third of Americans to better protect their private information, according to a new report, but many remain unsure of how to fully avoid eavesdropping.
Researchers working for the CIA were involved in a “multi-year, sustained effort” to crack security measures and undermine encryption on Apple devices, The Intercept reports, citing top secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden has publically pleaded with Switzerland to grant him asylum. Calling it a “great political option,” he said that he dreamed of going to Geneva, where he used to work undercover for the CIA.
New Zealand’s security agency is spying on its closest neighbors in the Pacific by collecting phone calls, emails and internet data, and then sending that data to its ally, America’s NSA, leaked Snowden files claim.
Following his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information, disgraced former CIA director David Petraeus is likely to avoid jail time for a crime similar to those committed by whistleblowers that received far worse punishment.
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.