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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'
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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. 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. 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. They're protecting their identities, in part, to help protect the code from government interference. Would you like to know more?

Phoenixmasonry, Inc 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. A subject of controversy, Snowden has been variously called a hero, a whistleblower, a dissident, a patriot and a traitor. Background Childhood, family, and education Edward Joseph Snowden was born on June 21, 1983,[7] in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.[8] His maternal grandfather, Edward J. Political views Career Employment at CIA NSA sub-contractee as an employee for Dell Global surveillance disclosures

Facebook privacy and kids: Don’t post photos of your kids online Photo by Hemera/Thinkstock I vividly remember the Facebook post. It was my friend’s 5-year-old daughter “Kate,” (a pseudonym) standing outside of her house in a bright yellow bikini, the street address clearly visible behind her on the front door. The picture had been uploaded to a Facebook album, and there were 114 shots just of Kate: freshly cleaned and swaddled on the day of her birth … giving her Labradoodle a kiss … playing on a swing set. I completely understood her parents’ desire to capture Kate’s everyday moments, because early childhood is so ephemeral. Last week, Facebook updated its privacy policy again. Six thousand respondents to Slate’s survey show a clear trend. The problem is that Facebook is only one site. That poses some obvious challenges for Kate’s future self. There’s a more insidious problem, though, which will haunt Kate well into the adulthood. The easiest way to opt-out is to not create that digital content in the first place, especially for kids.

WikiLeaks - Sony Archives (on 2015-04-16) Press Release Today, 16 April 2015, WikiLeaks publishes an analysis and search system for The Sony Archives: 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,200 SPE email addresses. In November 2014 the White House alleged that North Korea's intelligence services had obtained and distributed a version of the archive in revenge for SPE's pending release of The Interview, a film depicting a future overthrow of the North Korean government and the assassination of its leader, Kim Jong-un. Now published in a fully searchable format The Sony Archives offer a rare insight into the inner workings of a large, secretive multinational corporation. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange said: "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation. Sony is a member of the MPAA and a strong lobbyist on issues around internet policy, piracy, trade agreements and copyright issues. Search the Sony emails

Pourquoi Edward Snowden a utilisé Tails Linux pour organiser sa fuite 01net le 16/04/14 à 18h15 Outre sa messagerie chiffrée avec PGP, Edward Snowden utilisait également un autre outil informatique pour assurer la confidentialité de ses communications: le système d’exploitation Tails Linux. Edward Snowden se tourne alors vers la documentariste Laura Poitras, qui s’y connaît déjà plus. Une épine dans le pied de la NSA Si Snowden, ex-consultant de la NSA, a choisi Tails Linux, c’est parce qu’il était certain que ce système était l’un des plus sécurisés. Pourquoi Tails Linux est-il si efficace ? Les développeurs préfèrent rester dans l’ombre Le nouveau logo de Tails Linux Par ailleurs, Tails Linux intègre toute une série d’outils pour communiquer en toute tranquillité : Tor, le célèbre protocole de communication anonyme ; OpenPGP, une version open source de PGP ; OTR, une messagerie instantanée chiffrée ; HTTPS Everywhere, pour crypter toutes les connexions avec les sites web. Lire aussi: Ce qu'il vous faut Niveau : Débutant / Temps : Logiciels : Tails (Linux)

The Hidden Records - Historical lost symbol of the Solomon Key parchme (...) La Russie pourrait-elle offrir Snowden en «cadeau» à Trump ? C'est ce que suggèrent certaines sources des renseignements américains citées par plusieurs médias. Cela paraît toutefois improbable mais l'intéressé en a profité pour déclarer que c'était bien la preuve qu'il n'était pas un agent du Kremlin. «From Russia with love». Et si Poutine envoyait à Trump un «cadeau» un peu spécial: Edward Snowden, en guise de geste de «bienvenue» envers le président américain enclin à réchauffer leurs relations? Selon la chaîne américaine CNBC News, des tractations seraient à l'œuvre entre les services de renseignements russes et américains pour extrader le dissident américain, réfugié à Moscou depuis 2013, vers les États-Unis. Le dissident a toutefois réagi sur son compte Twitter depuis Moscou dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi, utilisant cette nouvelle pour se laver de la rumeur selon laquelle il serait un agent russe. Donald Trump avait par le passé sévèrement attaqué le dissident, l'appelant «traître» .

CA School District Announces It's Doing Round-The-Clock Monitoring Of Its 13,000 Students' Social Media Activities The Glendale School District in California is facing some backlash from the recent news that it has retained the services of Geo Listening to track its students' social media activity. The rationale behind the program is (of course) the students' safety. After collecting information from students' posts on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, Geo Listening will provide Glendale school officials with a daily report that categorizes posts by their frequency and how they relate to cyber-bullying, harm, hate, despair, substance abuse, vandalism and truancy.Glendale Unified, which piloted the service at Hoover, Glendale and Crescenta Valley high schools last year, will pay the company $40,500 to monitor posts made by about 13,000 middle school and high school students at eight Glendale schools. Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan said the service gives the district another opportunity to "go above and beyond" when dealing with students' safety."

Free Barrett Brown 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. A few weeks ago, Edward Snowden blew the whistle on an ongoing program - involving the Obama administration, the intelligence community and the internet services giants - to spy on everyone in the world. As if by clockwork, he has been charged with espionage by the Obama administration. The US government is spying on each and every one of us, but it is Edward Snowden who is charged with espionage for tipping us off. Edward Snowden is the eighth leaker to be charged with espionage under this president. Print