- According to Facebook’s latest transparency report, India and Turkey are the most frequent censors of the social network, blocking thousands of users’ content, while the US is the country that has requested most information about user accounts.
- Journalist Glenn Greenwald told RT on Friday that Germany should invite former United States intelligence contractor Edward Snowden to testify there about government surveillance.
- Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, American journalists living abroad who broke the NSA leak stories supplied by classified documents from Edward Snowden, will return to the United States on Friday to accept a Polk Award for their reporting.
- Companies that provide WiFi on US domestic flights are handing over their data to the NSA, adapting their technology to allow security services new powers to spy on passengers. In doing so, they may be in violation of privacy laws.
- The United States National Security Agency was well aware that Edward Snowden was troubled by the spy office’s activities, the intelligence contractor-turned-leaker tells Vanity Fair, and that evidence exists to confirm that claim.
- A State Duma MP has proposed mandatory certification for all communication devices used in state structures. The move is a defense against eavesdropping programs such as those revealed by Edward Snowden.
- Whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald joined forces via video link at an Amnesty International event in the US to speak to a packed hotel ballroom about the dangers of government metadata collection.
- American and British intelligence hope to take advantage of social media platforms, like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, in an effort to spread disinformation and propaganda, as well as potentially foment public protests, recent Snowden leaks claim.
- Parliamentary hearings into the scandal involving NSA spying on Germany have started. Some members of the investigative committee have suggested bringing in the document leaker Edward Snowden himself to testify. Some expect this to anger Washington.