Edward Snowden

UK’s mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR

In another blow to the UK government’s record on bulk data handling for intelligence purposes the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that state surveillance practices violated human

‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

A pact of five nation states dedicated to a global “collect it all” surveillance mission has issued a memo calling on their governments to demand tech companies build backdoor access to th

Privacy groups ask senators to confirm US surveillance oversight nominees

A coalition of privacy groups are calling on lawmakers to fill the vacant positions on the government’s surveillance oversight board, which hasn’t fully functioned in almost two years. The

Facebook gets leave to appeal to Ireland’s Supreme Court after failing to block data transfer referral to CJEU

Facebook has been given the go ahead to appeal to Ireland’s Supreme Court against an earlier High Court decision to refer key questions relating to the validity of EU-US data flows to Europe&#82

AT&T collaborates on NSA spying through a web of secretive buildings in the US

A new report from The Intercept sheds light on the NSA’s close relationship with communications provider AT&T. The Intercept identified eight facilities across the U.S. that function as hubs

After 20 years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

As we enter the twentieth year of Salesforce, there's an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise soft

Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA

This week, 50,000 security professionals will descend upon San Francisco for the 27th Annual RSA Security Conference, arguably the largest global security event of the year. And for the security comm

Edward Snowden’s new app turns any Android phone into a surveillance system

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden is among the backers of a new surveillance app that helps guard against computer hijackings. Haven is an open source app that will run on any Android phone, particular

UK bulk spying challenge in European Court of Human Rights

Legal representatives of the UK government faced a raft of questions today from judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights hearing a challenge to intelligence agencies' bulk collection pract

Russia extends Snowden’s temporary residency for ‘few more years’

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has had his temporary right to remain in Russia extended, according to a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman.

Are encrypted direct messages coming to Twitter?

Following his chat with whistleblower Edward Snowden, @Jack dropped a hint about what privacy features might be in the cards for Twitter. In the tweeted exchange, Dorsey and Snowden continued the co

Edward Snowden says “the central problem of the future” is control of user data

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey interviewed Edward Snowden today, and the big topic was technology. During the Q&A (which was broadcast live from the Pardon Snowden Periscope account) Snowden discussed t

The NSA eavesdrops on in-flight mobile use too

If you’ve been taking your sensitive phone calls at 30,000 feet, well, it’s time to stop. Apparently, the NSA knows about your extremely elaborate privacy workaround — putting your iPho

Ex-Watergate investigators urge Obama to show leniency to Edward Snowden

President Obama has been urged to show leniency to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden by 15 intelligence experts, who were part of a 1970s congressional committee that investigated the CIA during the Wa

Snowden discusses Facebook’s fake news controversy

Facebook is facing post-election criticism that it did not do enough to weed out fake news on the platform, allowing viral false stories to spread and influencing the election result. The social netwo

Signups for encrypted mail client ProtonMail double after election

The election of Donald Trump has lots of Americans worried about their privacy, and they’re turning to encrypted communication platforms to protect themselves. During an interview yesterday, NSA

Snowden says tech companies should protect privacy no matter who is president

Edward Snowden gave an extended interview today touching on numerous topics, from the Trump Presidency to his own future. Overall his message was clear: it's not about thwarting one leader or even one

Multi-media journalists face jail time after reporting on North Dakota pipeline protest

Investigative reporter and co-founder of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman, is now facing riot charges in the state of North Dakota after her report on a Native American-led pipeline protest there went vir

Don’t just pardon Edward Snowden; give the man a medal

As Barack Obama’s second term comes to an end, an increasingly loud chorus of voices are calling for a dramatic final presidential act: the pardoning of Edward Snowden. Authoritarians are horrified

Activists launch campaign asking President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden

Activists and lawyers from a host of human rights organizations launched a campaign today asking President Obama to issue a pardon to whistleblower Edward Snowden before Obama leaves office in January
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