Mass surveillance carried by intelligence agencies is “indiscriminately corrosive of online privacy” and poses a “direct and ongoing challenge” to international law, says a new report from the UN Special Rapporteur.
The law in the UK regarding surveillance is very lax and vague, and the government which has interpreted it for itself, should spell out what GCHQ can and cannot do, Jim Killock, Executive Director of The Open Rights Group, told RT.
The absence of up-to-date UK laws and regulations led to a situation which saw GCHQ put the needs of the NSA and American interests ahead of protecting British national security which is their job, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT.
Edward Snowden has hit out at Dropbox and other services he says are “hostile to privacy,” urging web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways.
Edward Snowden is not "skulking" in a secret Russian bunker but is living an ordinary life in Moscow with his longtime girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. “Citizenfour,” a documentary about the whistleblower, premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival.
To infiltrate foreign networks and gain access to sensitive systems, the NSA has been using the tactics of “physical subversion” – deploying undercover agents in Chinese, German, South Korean and possibly even American companies, The Intercept reports.
The Nobel Peace Prize should go to small people who deserve more of the spotlight, and not to the people who are big in the public eye, like Barack Obama, because that’s their job to keep the peace, investigative journalist Tony Gosling told RT.
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reportedly slated to play National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden in an upcoming Oliver Stone-directed movie about last year’s unauthorized disclosure of secret NSA documents.
The United States’ top intelligence official said Thursday that he’s disappointed to continuously have his integrity disputed over an unsound remark he made before Congress more than a year ago concerning the National Security Agency’s spy tactics.
Following revelations that the NSA, in cooperation with various telecom companies, was spying on private communications, Apple Inc. has released new technology that it says cannot be compromised by the police.
Prime Minister John Key said Edward Snowden ‘may well be right’ in his claims that the NSA has access to communications from New Zealand. The politician, however, said he ‘did not believe’ mass surveillance was taking place.