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Edward Snowden ouvre un compte Twitter et trolle la NSA. Tails: the operating system that blew open the NSA. When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all communications.

Tails: the operating system that blew open the NSA

But this month, we learned that Snowden used another technology to keep his communications out of the NSA's prying eyes. It's called Tails. And naturally, nobody knows exactly who created it. Tails is a kind of computer-in-a-box. You install it on a DVD or USB drive, boot up the computer from the drive and, voila, you're pretty close to anonymous on the internet. Snowden, Greenwald and their collaborator, documentary film maker Laura Poitras, used it because, by design, Tails doesn't store any data locally. "The installation and verification has a learning curve to make sure it is installed correctly," Poitras told Wired by e-mail.

An operating system for anonymity Originally developed as a research project by the U.S. Tails makes it much easier to use Tor and other privacy tools. The developers of Tails are, appropriately, anonymous. After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program. Hours after the Senate balked at reauthorizing the bulk collection of U.S. telephone records, the National Security Agency began shutting down a controversial program Saturday that senior intelligence and law enforcement officials say is vital to track terrorists in the United States.

After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program

The Senate had debated into early predawn hours Saturday but failed to reach a deal to reform the program or extend its life beyond May 31, when the law used to authorize it is set to expire. Lawmakers then left on a weeklong recess, vowing to return at the end of it to try again in a rare Sunday session. Administration officials said later that they had to start the lengthy procedure of winding down the counter-terrorism program in anticipation of Congress failing to act. NSA phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal. The US court of appeals has ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful, in a landmark decision that clears the way for a full legal challenge against the National Security Agency.

NSA phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal

A panel of three federal judges for the second circuit overturned an earlier ruling that the controversial surveillance practice first revealed to the US public by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 could not be subject to judicial review. But the judges also waded into the charged and ongoing debate over the reauthorization of a key Patriot Act provision currently before US legislators. That provision, which the appeals court ruled the NSA program surpassed, will expire on 1 June amid gridlock in Washington on what to do about it. NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained. Two factors opened the way for the rapid expansion of surveillance over the past decade: the fear of terrorism created by the 9/11 attacks and the digital revolution that led to an explosion in cell phone and internet use.

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained

But along with these technologies came an extension in the NSA’s reach few in the early 1990s could have imagined. Details that in the past might have remained private were suddenly there for the taking. Chris Soghoian Principal technologist, ACLU. Snowden Uncovers Shocking Truth Behind Chemtrails. Share This Article With Others Edward Snowden, the hacker who gained access to every secret corner of the Internet during his tenure at the NSA, has come forward with details of a classified project to alter the world’s climate.

The shocking truth, as he says, is that chemtrails are part of a benevolent program aimed at countering global warming. By cooperating in secret with jet fuel manufacturers, government agents have carefully kept the massive chemtrail efforts completely under wraps. Israel Special Relations. The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.

Israel Special Relations

Details of the intelligence-sharing agreement are laid out in a memorandum of understanding between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart that shows the US government handed over intercepted communications likely to contain phone calls and emails of American citizens. WikiLeaks. Latest Snowden revelation: NSA sabotaged electronic locks. The latest Edward Snowden-powered exposé published by the New York Times, ProPublica and the Guardian is, to me, the most frightening.

Latest Snowden revelation: NSA sabotaged electronic locks

It reveals that the National Security Agency has moved beyond its historic role as a code-breaker to become a saboteur of the encryption systems. Its work has allegedly weakened the scrambling not just of terrorists' emails but also bank transactions, medical records and communications among coworkers. Edward Snowden: Surveillance, Spying Practices Have Brought U.S. to ‘Brink of the Abyss’ - Truthdig. Wired/Platon Edward Snowden has just been granted three more years of asylum in Russia, and the former NSA contractor-turned-whistle-blower is understandably choosy about whom he meets with in person.

Edward Snowden: Surveillance, Spying Practices Have Brought U.S. to ‘Brink of the Abyss’ - Truthdig

In June, he gave top NSA expert James Bamford a good deal of his time for an in-depth Wired story, and Bamford didn’t waste it. Huge New Snowden Scoop: Ordinary Internet Users 'Far Outnumbered' Legal Targets. July 6, 2014 | Like this article?

Huge New Snowden Scoop: Ordinary Internet Users 'Far Outnumbered' Legal Targets

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‘We Need’ People Like Edward Snowden, U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Says

High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a news conference Wednesday that Edward Snowden is a defender of human rights and should not be prosecuted. “We owe a great deal to him for revealing this kind of information,” she said. When asked specifically whether President Obama should pardon Snowden, Pillay acknowledged that he would first have to be convicted, but said, “I am raising right here some very important arguments that could be raised on his behalf so that these criminal proceedings are averted.” Un foyer pour Snowden. EXCLUSIVE: Owner of Snowden’s Email Service on Why He Closed Lavabit Rather Than Comply With Gov’t. This is a rush transcript.

EXCLUSIVE: Owner of Snowden’s Email Service on Why He Closed Lavabit Rather Than Comply With Gov’t

Copy may not be in its final form. AARON MATÉ: We turn now to the news an encrypted email service believed to have been used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has abruptly shut down. The move came amidst a legal fight that appeared to involve U.S. government attempts to win access to customer information. The owner of Lavabit, Ladar Levison, wrote a message online saying, quote, "I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people, or walk away from nearly 10 years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. " In French. In English. Julian Assange Reveals "Google's Covert Role In Foaming Uprisings" Authored by Julian Assange, originally posted at The Stringer, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'.

Statement by Julian Assange after One Year in Ecuadorian Embassy. (on 2013-06-22) It has now been a year since I entered this embassy and sought refuge from persecution. As a result of that decision, I have been able to work in relative safety from a US espionage investigation. But today, Edward Snowden’s ordeal is just beginning. Two dangerous runaway processes have taken root in the last decade, with fatal consequences for democracy. Government secrecy has been expanding on a terrific scale.

Simultaneously, human privacy has been secretly eradicated. Edward snowden. Tails: the operating system that blew open the NSA. Edward Snowden. In 2013, Snowden was hired by an NSA contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, after previous employment with Dell and the CIA.[4] On May 20, 2013, Snowden flew to Hong Kong after leaving his job at an NSA facility in Hawaii and in early June he revealed thousands of classified NSA documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill.

Snowden came to international attention after stories based on the material appeared in The Guardian and The Washington Post. Further disclosures were made by other newspapers including Der Spiegel and The New York Times. On June 21, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges against Snowden of two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and theft of government property.[5] On June 23, he flew to Moscow, Russia, where he remained for over a month. Russian authorities granted him one-year asylum, which was later extended to three years.

Pourquoi Edward Snowden a utilisé Tails Linux pour organiser sa fuite. 01net. Snowden: US govt allows top officials to lie to Congress, yet prosecutes truth-tellers. FIRST VIDEO: Snowden receives Sam Adams Award in Moscow. Edward Snowden passe à la télé britannique. Julian Assange. Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is.

Repeat after me: Edward Snowden is not the story. The story is what he has revealed about the hidden wiring of our networked world. This insight seems to have escaped most of the world's mainstream media, for reasons that escape me but would not have surprised Evelyn Waugh, whose contempt for journalists was one of his few endearing characteristics. The obvious explanations are: incorrigible ignorance; the imperative to personalise stories; or gullibility in swallowing US government spin, which brands Snowden as a spy rather than a whistleblower.

In a way, it doesn't matter why the media lost the scent. What matters is that they did. Similarly, without Snowden, we would not be debating whether the US government should have turned surveillance into a huge, privatised business, offering data-mining contracts to private contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton and, in the process, high-level security clearance to thousands of people who shouldn't have it. After Edward Snowden's revelations, why trust US cloud providers? Snowden’s Secure Email Service. UPDATE: On Tuesday, August 13, Ladar Levison made his first public appearance since he announced the shut down of Lavabit. In a 20-minute interview with Democracy Now! ' Edward Snowden: 'The US government will say I aided our enemies' – video interview. Snowden: UK government now leaking documents about itself.

(Updated below) Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet. DN! Snowden Docs Expose How the NSA "Infects" Millions of Computers, Impersonates Facebook Server. Edward Snowden’s Brave Integrity. Exclusive: President Obama says he welcomes the debate on post-9/11 surveillance of Americans and the world, but that debate was only made meaningful by the disclosures of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was then indicted and sought asylum in Russia, where he just met with some ex-U.S. intelligence officials, including Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern I’ve had a couple of days to reflect after arriving back from Moscow where my whistleblower colleagues Coleen Rowley, Jesselyn Radack, Tom Drake and I formally presented former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with the annual Sam Adams Associates award for integrity in intelligence. U.S. officials 'personally believe' Russian spies helped Snowden.

A U.S. Snowden 2.0: New Active Duty NSA Whistleblower? Edward Snowden, A Truth Unveiled (Documentary) Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is. What Edward Snowden Leaked Was Nothing Compared to What He Didn’t. French prosecutor investigates U.S. Prism spying scheme. WikiLeaks, Greenwald blast Guardian journalist’s book on ‘FSB prisoner’ Snowden.

Ron Paul on Julian Assange. What Obama Really Meant Was ... - Chris Hedges. What Obama Really Meant Was ... Posted on Jan 19, 2014. The Liberal Surveillance State. Snowden Was Justified. British Spies Said to Intercept Yahoo Webcam Images. L'affaire Snowden et ses répercussions de Londres à Rio. Interview mit Edward Snowden im SPIEGEL: NSA und BND arbeiten zusammen. Snowden fait part de ses craintes. Affaire Edward Snowden: les principales dates - France-Monde. The NSA's mass and indiscriminate spying on Brazilians. Raw: Snowden Sends Christmas Day Message to US. Edward Snowden asylum: US 'disappointed' by Russian decision. Snowden Nominated for Freedom of Thought Prize. Edward Snowden's E-Mail Provider Defied FBI Demands to Turn Over Crypto Keys, Documents Show.


  1. fuadudemans3 May 16 2014
    Sharing information is central for an egalitarian global society. As global citizens, we are the majority and it is incumbent upon each of us to continue to push back the erosion of our very basic freedoms being perpetrated by a minority