Spy agency ducks questions about 'back doors' in tech products

Spy agency ducks questions about 'back doors' in tech products

The NSA has long sought agreements with technology companies under which they would build special access for the spy agency into their products, according to disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reporting by Reuters and others.

Worried Alexa is spying on you? Edward Snowden’s head can help

Worried Alexa is spying on you? Edward Snowden’s head can help

Safwat – who says she’s not necessarily anti-Amazon, but wants to spark a conversation – created a 3D render of Snowden’s head based on publicly available imagery, and worked with a special effects company to create the bust.

Edward Snowden gets permanent residency in Russia - lawyer

Edward Snowden gets permanent residency in Russia - lawyer

In an interview in September last year, Snowden said he would be willing to return to the US if he is guaranteed a fair trial.What I'm asking for is a fair trial.

Can we really call this democracy? We ask Amnesty International’s Matt Mahmoudi

Can we really call this democracy? We ask Amnesty International’s Matt Mahmoudi

What do you think are the biggest risks to online data privacy at the moment?I think the contact tracing debate has opened a lot more discourse around this issue, but it’s not at the same level as the response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal or the Snowden revelations.

Time to Pardon Edward Snowden?

Time to Pardon Edward Snowden?

In 2013, Edward Snowden, a contractor with the NSA, leaked documents to journalists that exposed the United States mass surveillance program of Americans’ telephone records.

Snowden criticises Amazon for hiring former NSA boss

Snowden criticises Amazon for hiring former NSA boss

image captionEdward Snowden (l) and General Keith Alexander (r)A former National Security Agency (NSA) chief who was in the post when the Edward Snowden scandal broke has joined Amazon's board as a director.Edin Omanovic, advocacy director at Privacy International, said Amazon's decision to hire Gen Alexander was deeply concerning.

Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon’s board of directors

Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon’s board of directors

A former director of the National Security Agency and the first commander of the US Cyber Command, Alexander served as the public face of US data collection during the Edward Snowden leaks, but he retired from public service in 2013.

U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal

U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal

(Reuters) - Seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was unlawful - and that the U.S. intelligence leaders who publicly defended it were not telling the truth.

Court rules NSA phone snooping illegal — after 7-year delay

Court rules NSA phone snooping illegal — after 7-year delay

Judge Marsha Berzon's opinion, which contains a half-dozen references to the role of former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden in disclosing the NSA metadata program, concludes that the "bulk collection" of such data violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The call-tracking effort began without court authorization under President George W.

The Viking Snowden: Denmark spy chief 'relieved of duty' after whistleblower reveals illegal snooping on citizens

The Viking Snowden: Denmark spy chief 'relieved of duty' after whistleblower reveals illegal snooping on citizens

The TET clearly decided its authority and ability to oversee the intelligence services was at stake and notes that it sought, and received, repeat support from the Defense Minister in its investigation.

AP Exclusive: Barr ‘vehemently opposed’ to pardoning Snowden

AP Exclusive: Barr ‘vehemently opposed’ to pardoning Snowden

The attorney general’s comments in an interview with The Associated Press come days after President Donald Trump said he would “look at” whether to pardon Snowden, who was charged under the Espionage Act in 2013 with disclosing details of highly classified government surveillance programs.

Should Donald Trump pardon Edward Snowden?

Should Donald Trump pardon Edward Snowden?

Seven years later, Trump is President and now believes there is an argument that Snowden acted in the interest of all humankind.It is widely believed that a pardon of Snowden would encourage future whistle-blowers to publicize possible corruption or violations in the US intelligence community and other government agencies.

Trump says he is considering pardon for leaker Edward Snowden

Trump says he is considering pardon for leaker Edward Snowden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a pardon for Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor - now living in Russia - whose spectacular leaks shook the U.S. intelligence community in 2013.

Trump: ‘A lot of people’ think Edward Snowden ‘not being treated fairly’

Trump: ‘A lot of people’ think Edward Snowden ‘not being treated fairly’

“When you look at [former FBI Director James] Comey and [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew] McCabe, and [former CIA Director John] Brennan — and, excuse me, the man that sat at this desk, President Obama, got caught spying on my campaign with Biden.

Snowden: Tech Workers Are Complicit in How Their Companies Hurt Society

Snowden: Tech Workers Are Complicit in How Their Companies Hurt Society

During a panel on technology and surveillance hosted by Motherboard and Mijente, Snowden was asked by Mijente campaign organizer Jacinta González what needs to be done to get workers within the tech industry to take a stronger position in the dismantling of oppressive systems.

Snowden Warns Governments Are Using Coronavirus to Build 'the Architecture of Oppression'

Snowden Warns Governments Are Using Coronavirus to Build 'the Architecture of Oppression'

“Every academic, every researcher who's looked at this knew this was coming,” says famed whistleblower Edward Snowden in an exclusive interview with VICE co-founder Shane Smith.

Snowden warns about authorities exploiting pandemic to increase surveillance, track individuals

Snowden warns about authorities exploiting pandemic to increase surveillance, track individuals

In Canada, reports surfaced last week that the federal government has not ruled out using Canadians cell phone location data to track people's movements during the coronavirus epidemic.

Snowden warns government surveillance amid COVID-19 could be long lasting

Snowden warns government surveillance amid COVID-19 could be long lasting

During this pandemic, for example, governments might say they're worried about public health and could send an order to every fitness tracker to look at measures like pulse and heart rate, and then demand access to that kind of activity, he said.

Snowden warns: The surveillance states we’re creating now will outlast the coronavirus

Snowden warns: The surveillance states we’re creating now will outlast the coronavirus

Governments around the world are using high-tech surveillance measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak.“When we see emergency measures passed, particularly today, they tend to be sticky,” Snowden said in an interview with the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival.

Shhhcretly Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s Warning Cry

Shhhcretly Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s Warning Cry

Meanwhile, the seven refugees and their lawyer Mr. Tibbo are under pressure from the Hong Kong authorities.Human rights lawyer Nowak has first-hand experience of the conditions in Hong Kong, where the seven migrants are currently stuck.

A Conversation with Edward Snowden

A Conversation with Edward Snowden

Note: Since registration for this event is currently full, if you wish to add your name to the waiting list reserve your space here.Note that joining the waiting list does not guarantee entry to the event.

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained

Facebook, where the typical user has 190 friends, shows how three degrees of separation gets you to a network bigger than the population of Colorado.The NSA say it needs all this data to help prevent another terrorist attack like 9/11.

How Your Cell Phone Spies on You by Edward Snowden

How Your Cell Phone Spies on You by Edward Snowden

In case of transportation, think of IoT’s implementation like a connected network of all the things you see when you hit the road—the traffic signals, street lights, the infrastructure and of course, the vehicles moving around you.

House Dems Deal Death Blow to Domestic NSA Phone Spying

House Dems Deal Death Blow to Domestic NSA Phone Spying

With expiration set for Dec. 15, whatever the Senate does the Call Detail Records program, barring some eleventh-hour legislative chicanery, looks like the rarest of birds: a post-9/11 surveillance activity on course for extinction.“We would not be in this position today if Edward Snowden had not revealed the bulk collection program,” said Liza Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice.

Edward Snowden says 'the most powerful institutions in society have become the least accountable'

Edward Snowden says 'the most powerful institutions in society have become the least accountable'

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden speaks via video link at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal on November 4, 2019.

Edward Snowden says Facebook is just as untrustworthy as the NSA

Edward Snowden says Facebook is just as untrustworthy as the NSA

The former NSA systems engineer said to better protect people from being exploited by the data collection of major tech companies, the US should have software liability laws.

Edward Snowden Explains How Smartphones Spy On Us

Edward Snowden Explains How Smartphones Spy On Us

In a recent on the Joe Rogan podcast show, the famous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden explained how carriers and tech giants are surveilling users through smartphones.

Privacy and Edward Snowden’s “Permanent Record” book

Privacy and Edward Snowden’s “Permanent Record” book

One thing I found when reading the book was that the NSA technically follows the law, just interprets it in such a way as to make it meaningless.

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden will speak next month by video at Web Summit in Lisbon, billed by the organizers as the world’s largest annual tech conference.

Edward Snowden - “Permanent Record” & Life as an Exiled NSA Whistleblower | The Daily Show

Edward Snowden - “Permanent Record” & Life as an Exiled NSA Whistleblower | The Daily Show

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