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Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. On Thursday 6 June 2013, our fifth day in Hong Kong, I went to Edward Snowden's hotel room and he immediately said he had news that was "a bit alarming". An internet-connected security device at the home he shared with his longtime girlfriend in Hawaii had detected that two people from the NSA – a human-resources person and an NSA "police officer" – had come to their house searching for him.

Snowden was almost certain this meant that the NSA had identified him as the likely source of the leaks, but I was sceptical. Whatever the news meant, it underscored the need for Laura Poitras – the film-maker who was collaborating with me on the story – and I to quickly prepare our article and video unveiling Snowden as the source of the disclosures. "Um, my name is Ed Snowden," the now-famous film begins.

Edward Snowden, A Truth Unveiled (Documentary) Amber Lyon - U.S. officials keep telling the press that when... Snowden 2.0: New Active Duty NSA Whistleblower? Perhaps one of the most striking and revelatory aspects about the latest NSA surveillance news story, this one published Sunday by The Bild am Sonntag newspaper in Germany, was that it was not based on leaked documents from the now famous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. What the paper reported, based on information provided by a “high-ranking NSA employee in Germany,” was that the U.S. spy agency—after being outed for spying on German ChancellorAngela Merkel—responded to an order to refrain from spying directly on Merkel’s phone by intensifying its monitoring of other high-level officals her government.

“We have had the order not to miss out on any information now that we are no longer able tomonitor the chancellor’s communication directly,” the source told the newspaper. And Seth Millstein, writing at the Bustle, explains why the importance of the Bild am Sonntagreporting is two-fold: First, if this report is true, the NSA is apparently hell-bent on spying on Germany’s top officials. What Europe Should Know About US Mass Surveillance By Edward Snowden. What Europe Should Know About US Mass Surveillance By Edward Snowden 07 March, 2014CommonDreams.org Whistleblower Edward Snowden delivers written testimony to European Parliament What follows is a statement addressed to an investigative panel of the European Parliament looking into the nature and scope of U.S. surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency and its partner agencies in Europe.

Subsequent to the statement are specific answers to written questions posed by the panel to Mr. Snowden. Introductory Statement I would like to thank the European Parliament for the invitation to provide testimony for your inquiry into the Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens. The first principle any inquiry must take into account is that despite extraordinary political pressure to do so, no western government has been able to present evidence showing that such programs are necessary. Looking at the US government's reports here is valuable. This should not have happened. . - Yes. . - No. 20140307ATT80674EN.pdf. In Defense of Edward Snowden against John Kerry’s Slanderous Attacks. “The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.”

—H. L. Mencken My good colleague Lawrence has already highlighted the hypocrisy behind Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent comments on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In his remarks, Kerry denounced Snowden as a “coward” and “traitor.” “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. Treason is the only federal crime that’s defined in the Constitution along with the procedural and evidentiary standards spelled out.

It’s very clear Snowden has not “levied war” or adhered to an enemy of the United States. “The Fourth Amendment as it was written — no longer exists. Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters - The InterceptThe Intercept. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Top-secret documents from the National Security Agency and its British counterpart reveal for the first time how the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom targeted WikiLeaks and other activist groups with tactics ranging from covert surveillance to prosecution. The efforts – detailed in documents provided previously by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden – included a broad campaign of international pressure aimed not only at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but at what the U.S. government calls “the human network that supports WikiLeaks.”

The documents also contain internal discussions about targeting the file-sharing site Pirate Bay and hacktivist collectives such as Anonymous. One classified document from Government Communications Headquarters, Britain’s top spy agency, shows that GCHQ used its surveillance system to secretly monitor visitors to a WikiLeaks site. GCHQ Spies on WikiLeaks Visitors. Snowden: US govt allows top officials to lie to Congress, yet prosecutes truth-tellers. Edward Snowden (Team: Anti-NSA Activism) Julian Assange. Edward Snowden. Snowden. #Snowden. Snowden / Assange. CYBER INTERNET COMPUTERS. Edward Snowden. NSA (Hacker's & Security Experts) Whistleblowers.