Exploiting Emotions About Paris to Blame Snowden, Distract from Actual Culprits Who Empowered ISIS

The Intercept | Whistleblowers are always accused of helping America’s enemies (top Nixon aides accused Daniel Ellsberg of being a Soviet spy and causing the deaths of Americans with his leak); it’s just the tactical playbook that’s automatically used. So it’s of course unsurprising that ever since Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing enabled newspapers around the world to…

The Sunday Times’ Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst — and Filled with Falsehoods

Glenn Greenwald | 14 June 2015 Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it’s hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to government officials to let them propagandize the public, then uncritically accept those anonymously voiced claims as…

Edward Snowden talks ethics of whistleblowing

Stanford Daily | 18 May 2015 ‘If I Had Taken [the NSA] Documents to Congress, I Would’ve Gone to Jail’ Edward Snowden, former NSA infrastructure analyst turned whistleblower, spoke on May 15 to Cubberley Auditorium to discuss the philosophical tensions of whistleblowing and government surveillance. The 2015 Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker, Snowden spoke via video…

Edward Snowden: Apple iPhone with Secret iFeature Allows Government to Spy on You

Aaron Mamiit | Tech Times | January 25, 2015 Edward Snowden, the infamous former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked thousands of pages of previously classified NSA intelligence documents, reportedly thinks that Apple’s iPhone has “special software” that authorities can activate remotely to be able to gather information about the user. “Edward never…

Surveillance state: Encryption will lead to ‘ethically worse’ behaviour by spies, says former GCHQ chief

Melanie Newman | Bureau of Investigative Journalism | 23 Jan 2015 The increasing use of encryption technologies in everyday emails and messaging services will lead to “ethically worse” behaviour by the intelligence agencies, a former head of GCHQ has predicted. Sir David Omand warned there would be greater intrusion on individuals’ privacy, not less, if agencies are…

New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher | The Intercept | 17 Oct 2014 Agents from New Zealand’s national police force ransacked the home of a prominent independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The Intercept on stories from the NSA archive furnished by Edward Snowden. The stated purpose of the 10-hour police raid was to identify the source for allegations that…