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Video: Watch: Edward Snowden Q&A live stream – Telegraph


 

By Telegraph Video, Video source: Amnesty International

 

6:35PM BST 02 Jun 2015

 

Watch as Edward Snowden answers questions from a British audience via video link at an Amnesty International event tonight.

 

The former NSA contractor was granted a three-year residence permit in Russia in 2014, a year after he sensationally leaked top-secret documents on mass surveillance in the US and worldwide.

 

Snowden is expected to appear on screen before an audience at Amnesty’s London headquarters.

 

He will answer questions about his whistleblowing and the ramifications of the leaks.

 

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People following the live-stream can ask questions to Snowden by tweeting @AmnestyUK using the has tag #AskSnowden.

 

via Video: Watch: Edward Snowden Q&A live stream – Telegraph.

 

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This Day in the Yesteryear: President Taft Pardons William H. Van Schaick (1912)


This Day in the Yesteryear

President Taft Pardons William H. Van Schaick (1912)

More than 1,000 people died when the General Slocum, a passenger steamship, caught fire in New York’s East River in 1904. It was the city’s worst loss-of-life disaster until the attacks of September 11, 2001. Van Schaick, the ship’s captain, was convicted of negligence and failure to maintain fire safety equipment and received a 10-year sentence. He was paroled after serving 3½ years in prison and later pardoned by President Taft. Why were most of the passengers unable to escape the fire? More… Discuss

this pressed for your right to know: Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA – ProPublica


A year and a half into the release of classified documents by Edward Snowden, the existence of far-reaching National Security Agency surveillance is common if controversial knowledge.But until The Intercept published new documents this month, the role of American companies in that surveillance was less than clear, ProPublica’s Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson tell Editor-in-Chief Steve Engelberg in this week’s podcast.The new documents describe “contractual relationships” between the NSA and unnamed U.S. companies and reveal that the NSA has “under cover” spies working at or with some of them. And indeed, it would be difficult for the NSA to do its work without their help, Larson says.

via Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA – ProPublica.

TODAY: Laura Poitras on @citizenfour, her new Edward Snowden and surveillance film— Democracy Now! (@democracynow)


NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies – ProPublica


 

Documents describe “contractual relationships” between NSA and U.S. companies, as well as undercover operatives at some U.S. companies.

via NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies – ProPublica.

this pressed from CNet: Edward Snowden a ‘uniquely postmodern breed of whistle-blower’ – CNET


Edward Snowden a ‘uniquely postmodern breed of whistle-blower’ – CNET.

this pressed: Here’s One Way to Land on the NSA’s Watch List – ProPublica


 

Here’s One Way to Land on the NSA’s Watch List – ProPublica.

Promises, promises, poetic thought by George-B


Promises, promises, poetic thought by George-B

A promise I made
To myself
I will not be bored
I will learn to not be bored
To find the elements in
Things
People
Water
Air
Dirt
Fire
That will be interesting
Enough
Not to bore me
To look for antiboring-antiboring-anti
Behavior
thumb sucking
Smoking whatever
Drinking to unbore
And immature mature relationships
Turning to be boring now I
Walk away from boring
And get fit as I walk, and now
I can tell what’s boring
I can unbore and stay that way
Way to go

I’m on my way…

This Pressed: Internet Giants Erect Barriers to Spy Agencies – NYTimes.com


Excerpts from the article: A year after Mr. Snowden’s revelations, the era of quiet cooperation is over. Telecommunications companies say they are denying requests to volunteer data not covered by existing law. A.T.&T., Verizon and others say that compared with a year ago, they are far more reluctant to cooperate with the United States government in “gray areas” where there is no explicit requirement for a legal warrant.”

Google
Google (Photo credit: Carlos Luna)

InternetGiants Erect Barriers to Spy Agencies – NYTimes.com.

Google servers in Douglas County, Ga. The company is encrypting more data as it moves between servers. Credit Connie Zhou/Google
Robert Litt, of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, bemoaned the new lack of the cooperation. Credit Yuri Gripas/Reuters
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US Not the Only One Eavesdropping


US Not the Only One Eavesdropping

The US has been widely criticized for the National Security Agency telecommunications and Internet surveillance programs revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, but—and this may come as no surprise to many—the US is not alone in its snooping. Vodafone, the second-biggest mobile phone company in the world, has revealed that government agencies in six countries have inserted their own equipment into the Vodafone network or diverted its data traffic through government systems in order to listen to and record calls on the network. For legal reasons, Vodafone did not reveal which countries are doing the eavesdropping. More… Discuss

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this pressed: Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED


 

Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED.
Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED.

Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED.

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this pressed: Join Us on June 5th to Reset the Net | Electronic Frontier Foundation


 

Join Us on June 5th to Reset the Net | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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House Committee Puts NSA on Notice Over Encryption Standards – ProPublica


 

House Committee Puts NSA on Notice Over Encryption Standards – ProPublica.

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Senator Cites ‘Serious Concerns,’ Demands National Quality Forum Records – ProPublica (“WHAT’S AFFORDABLE TO BOVIS, IS NOT AFFORDABLE TO OVIS….BUT THEN BOVIS IS FULLY AWARE…” )


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Senator Cites ‘Serious Concerns,’ Demands National Quality Forum Records – ProPublica.

JUST A THOUGHT: “WHAT’S AFFORDABLE TO BOVIS, IS NOT AFFORDABLE TO OVIS….BUT THEN BOVIS IS FULLY AWARE…” 

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NEWS: SNOWDEN NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE


 

Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

 

American National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden could join

 

Image representing Edward Snowden as depicted ...

 

the ranks of Nelson MandelaMother Teresa, Barack Obama, and numerous others as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He was nominated as a candidate by two Norwegian members of parliament who contend that Snowden’s release of classified US documents will make the world a safer, more peaceful place—a controversial position to be sure. The winner of this year’s prize will be announced in October. More… Discuss

 

 

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Spy Agencies Probe Angry Birds and Other Apps for Personal Data – ProPublica


Spy Agencies Probe Angry Birds and Other Apps for Personal Data – ProPublica.

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Podcast: Outsourcing Labor, Injuries to the Growing Temp Industry – ProPublica


.Podcast: Outsourcing Labor, Injuries to the Growing Temp Industry – ProPublica.

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Watchdog Panel: NSA Phone-Metadata Spying is Illegal — Stop It | Threat Level | Wired.com


nsa operations centerWatchdog Panel: NSA Phone-Metadata Spying is Illegal — Stop It | Threat Level | Wired.com.

NSA director Michael Hayden

NSA director Michael Hayden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Russian lawyer says Snowden in danger after hostile remarks | Reuters


The Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag, is pictured though a flag depicting fugitive former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, during a demonstration in Berlin November 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias SchwarzRussian lawyer says Snowden in danger after hostile remarks | Reuters.

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Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance – ProPublica


Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance – ProPublica.

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Obama’s Changes to Government Surveillance – NYTimes.com


English: In January 2009, President of the Uni...

Obama’s Changes to Government Surveillance – NYTimes.com.

 

 

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Five overlooked costs of the NSA surveillance flap – CSMonitor.com


With his family by his side, Barack Obama is s...

With his family by his side, Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform are providing military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington’s 1789 inauguration. VIRIN: 090120-F-3961R-919 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

John C. Inglis, official National Security Age...

John C. Inglis, official National Security Agency portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

, former director of the NSA and deputy direct...

, former director of the NSA and deputy director of the CIA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 


An ad on the side of a Metro bus in Washington, D.C., speaks to the fact that some people feel accused leaker Edward Snowden deserves praise for revealing secret NSA surveillance programs.
Gary Cameron/Reuters

 

Five overlooked costs of the NSA surveillance flap – CSMonitor.com.

 

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NSA director Michael Hayden

NSA director Michael Hayden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

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New ‘rules of behaviour’ for the NSA? – World Papers



The US’s spying program continues to get a lot of attention in the international press as lawmakers move forward with a bill to reign in the NSA. Also making headlines: British justice on trial, can a joke harm national security and the Norwegian government encourages married couples to go on dates.
10/30/2013 IN THE WORLD PAPERS.
Live from the newsroom, FRANCE24 journalist provides an exhaustive overview of world’s newspaper headlines.
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From ProPublica: Why NSA Snooping Is Bigger Deal in Germany (“Germany lacks the long tradition of strong individual freedoms the state has guaranteed in the U.S. for more than 200 years. Precisely because of that, these values, imported from the Western allies after 1945, are not taken for granted.”)


From ProPublica-_-Why NSA Snooping Is Bigger Deal in Germany

From ProPublica-_-Why NSA Snooping Is Bigger Deal in Germany (click to access the website)

EXCERPTS FROM THE REPORT: 

Now there is a James-Bond vibe to pre-election season: Newspapers publishextensive guides on how to encrypt emails. People question whether they should still use U.S.-based social networks. The German government seems to be under more pressure over the revelations than the American one.

“What makes Germans so sensitive about their data? Many have pointed to Germany’s history: Both the Nazi secret police Gestapo and the East German Stasi spied extensively on citizens, encouraging snitching among neighbors and acquiring private communication.

But that’s not the whole story. Politics and the media in Germany today are dominated by (male) citizens raised in the democratic West who have no personal recollection of either of the Stasi or Gestapo.

Germany lacks the long tradition of strong individual freedoms the state has guaranteed in the U.S. for more than 200 years. Precisely because of that, these values, imported from the Western allies after 1945, are not taken for granted.”

Exposed Inside the NSAs Largest and Most Expansive Secret Domestic Spy Center in Bluffdale Utah (from Democracy Now)


Exposed Inside the NSAs Largest and Most Expansive Secret Domestic Spy Center in Bluffdale Utah

Excerpts from Article: “A new exposé in Wired Magazine reveals details about how the National Security Agency is quietly building the largest spy center in the country in Bluffdale, Utah, as part of a secret NSA surveillance program codenamed “Stellar Wind.” We speak with investigative reporter James Bamford, who says the NSA has established listening posts throughout the nation to collect and sift through billions of email messages and phone calls, whether they originate within the country or overseas. The Utah spy center will contain near-bottomless databases to store all forms of communication collected by the agency. This includes the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails — parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases and other digital “pocket litter.” “The NSA has constantly denied that they’re doing things, and then it turns out they are doing these things,” Bamford says in response to NSA Director General Keith Alexander’s denial yesterday that U.S. citizens’ phone calls and emails are being intercepted. “A few years ago, President Bush said before camera that the United States is not eavesdropping on anybody without a warrant, and then it turns out that we had this exposure to all the warrantless eavesdropping in the New York Times article. And so, you have this constant denial and parsing of words.”