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Snowden's email service of choice, Lavabit, lives again - CNET
CNET In an era of leaked emails and government surveillance, Lavabit aims to lock its users' communications down. 2 hours
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THE VERGE When Edward Snowden leaked details of the NSA’s mass surveillance program PRISM in 2013, he had been using a secure e-mail service called Lavabit.... 1 day
Edward Snowden's asylum in Russia extended - CNET
CNET The whistleblower can stay there for another three years and continue to avoid charges in the US of espionage and theft of government property. 5 days
Russia extends Snowden’s temporary residency for ‘few more years’
TechCrunch  NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has had his temporary right to remain in Russia extended, according to a Russian... 5 days
Pardon Snowden petition delivered with 1 million plus signatures - CNET
CNET Campaign to clear charges against the former NSA contractor who leaked information on US surveillance programs says it delivered the petition Friday. 1 week
Snowden disputes Congressional report on NSA leaks - CNET
CNET In a 33-page report, Congress calls former NSA contractor Edward Snowden a liar, says his leaks mostly put US military at risk. Snowden disagrees. 1 month
Are encrypted direct messages coming to Twitter?
TechCrunch  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 conversation that streamed on Periscope Tuesday,... 1 month
Snowden offers some tweaks to improve Twitter - CNET
CNET NSA whistleblower offered the social network some advice as he took questions on Twitter's live-streaming app Periscope about privacy. 1 month
Edward Snowden says “the central problem of the future” is control of user data
TechCrunch  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey interviewed Edward Snowden today, and the big topic was technology. During the Q&A (which was broadcast live... 1 month
Twitter's Jack Dorsey to interview Edward Snowden on Tuesday - CNET
CNET NSA whistleblower will take questions posed over Twitter and offer answers on live-streaming app Periscope. 1 month
​Government spies surveil phones in flight, report says - CNET
CNET Documents leaked by Edward Snowden are the root of a report showing how US and British spy agencies can watch what you're doing with your phone on a... 2 months
Ex-Watergate investigators urge Obama to show leniency to Edward Snowden
TechCrunch  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... 2 months
'Lion' and 'Snowden': Two real-life tales of courage (and tech) - CNET
CNET Commentary: Two of this year's most powerful movies tell the stories of real people whose courage was shaped by technology. 2 months
The UK is about to wield unprecedented surveillance powers — here’s what it means
THE VERGE The UK is about to become one of the world’s foremost surveillance states, allowing its police and intelligence agencies to... 2 months
Obama: Snowden has to face trial - CNET
CNET Asked whether he'll pardon former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the president doesn't say much. 2 months
Obama says he can't pardon Snowden, even though he could
THE VERGE President Barack Obama suggested in an interview last week that he won't pardon Edward Snowden because the former NSA contractor "hasn't gone before a court," though Snowden's advocates... 2 months
Edward Snowden: Augmented reality will bring political awareness - CNET
CNET He doesn't play much Pokemon Go, but the man who disclosed massive government spy programs thinks the game's tech will change how we relate to the world. 2 months
Snowden discusses Facebook’s fake news controversy
TechCrunch  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 network experimented with AI... 2 months
How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state
TechCrunch  The next Snowden probably will not leak classified details of the NSA’s illegal spying programs. Rather, he’ll use those programs to dig up compromising intel —... 2 months
Signups for encrypted mail client ProtonMail double after election
TechCrunch  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 whistleblower Edward... 2 months
Snowden on Trump: 'A dark moment' but not the end - CNET
CNET Addressing a crowd in the Netherlands, the former NSA contractor urges people to get political and address surveillance with tech. 2 months
Snowden says tech companies should protect privacy no matter who is president
TechCrunch  Edward Snowden gave an extended interview today touching on numerous topics, from the Trump Presidency to his own future. Overall his message was clear:... 2 months
Snowden urges companies to make tech that protects us regardless of who’s President
TechCrunch  Edward Snowden gave an extended interview today touching on numerous topics, from the Trump Presidency to his own future. Overall his message... 2 months
UK spy agency GCHQ paid NZ firm Endace to power Internet fiber-optic taps
TechCrunch  The 2013 Snowden documents revealed UK intelligence agency GCHQ to be tapping into the undersea cables that carry Internet traffic, covertly gathering... 3 months
UK admits it spied illegally for 17 years, is sorry, won't stop
THE VERGE After more than a year of legal struggle, the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal has issued a landmark ruling on the country's secret bulk collection... 3 months
NSA contractor charged with stealing top secret docs - CNET
CNET Harold Thomas Martin III worked for the same consulting firm as Edward Snowden and faces up to 11 years in prison. 4 months
An NSA contractor has been arrested for removing classified documents
THE VERGE The NSA has arrested a contractor as part of an investigation into the theft and disclosure of highly classified source code, as first reported by The New York... 4 months
An NSA contractor has been secretly arrested for leaking classified documents
THE VERGE The NSA has arrested a contractor as part of an investigation into the theft and disclosure of highly classified source code, according to a report in... 4 months
You can use encrypted chat app Signal on desktop now
TechCrunch  Signal, the encrypted chat app powered by Open Whisper Systems, is finally available as a desktop app. The free app, which has earned praise from Edward Snowden and... 4 months
Swiss public back law expanding surveillance powers
TechCrunch  In the wake of the 2014 Snowden revelations about mass surveillance programs some startups with concerns about overreaching government requests for user data settled on Switzerland as a base for their business — owing... 4 months
Don’t just pardon Edward Snowden; give the man a medal
TechCrunch  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.... 4 months
New trailers: Tupac biopic, a trailer more popular than Star Wars, and more
THE VERGE It's been a crazy week in the entertainment world. In case you missed it, we've been at TIFF all week reporting back... 4 months
Oliver Stone's cautionary 'Snowden' will leave you paranoid - CNET
CNET A restrained Joseph Gordon-Levitt anchors Stone's bold biopic, which sometimes seems like a long public service announcement about privacy. 4 months
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey joins push to #PardonSnowden - CNET
CNET Dorsey joins a growing list of public figures calling for a presidential pardon for NSA leaker Edward Snowden. 4 months
Crunch Report | Uber self-driving cars begin working in Pittsburgh
TechCrunch Uber starts self-driving car pickups in Pittsburgh, a coalition of people want to get Edward Snowden a presidential pardon, we talk to Startup Battlefield company Wazer, New Yorkers... 4 months
Pardon Snowden? Celebs and human rights groups say yes - CNET
CNET NSA leaker Edward Snowden speaks at event as three major human rights organizations launch a campaign for a presidential pardon. 4 months
Joseph Gordon-Levitt says he wants Snowden pardoned video - CNET
CNET As NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden makes the case for a pardon with help from the ACLU, stars of Oliver Stone's biopic "Snowden" share their thoughts on surveillance and... 4 months
Snowden launches campaign for presidential pardon: 'I love my country'
THE VERGE In a press conference in midtown Manhattan today, Edward Snowden and his legal team officially launched their long-rumored campaign for a presidential pardon. The campaign includes an open... 4 months
Activists launch campaign asking President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden
TechCrunch  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... 4 months
Edward Snowden: I should be pardoned on moral grounds - CNET
CNET The one-time NSA contractor is charged with violating the Espionage Act and other crimes. 4 months
The ACLU is launching a campaign to pardon Edward Snowden
THE VERGE Several human rights organizations will soon launch a campaign urging President Obama to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, coinciding with the premiere of the Oliver Stone biopic based... 4 months
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