Four ways Edward Snowden changed the world – and why the fight's not over Thursday marks one year since the Guardian published the first in a series of eye-opening stories about surveillance based on documents provided by Edward Snowden. The events in the 52 weeks since have proven him to be the most significant whistleblower in American history – and have reverberated throughout the world. But along with the changes Snowden sparked, vital questions remain about how and if the National Security Agency and its global spy apparatus will truly be reformed. Evernote for Photography: Tips and Downloadable Presentation - Evernote Blog Posted by abalashova on 19 Jul 2012 Comment Bio
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. 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. The Germany File of Edward Snowden Documents Available for Download America's National Security Agency has been active in Germany for decades. During the Cold War, much of its focus was on targets beyond West Germany's eastern border. But even then, the NSA continued to monitor communications within, and originating in, West Germany.
Partial Disclosure by Sue Halpern No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald Metropolitan, 259 pp., $27.00 Live Q&A with Edward Snowden: Thursday 23rd January, 8pm GMT, 3pm EST @mperkel #ASKSNOWDEN They say it’s a balance of privacy and safety. I think spying makes us less safe. do you agree? Intelligence agencies do have a role to play, and the people at the working level at the NSA, CIA, or any other member of the IC are not out to get you. They’re good people trying to do the right thing, and I can tell you from personal experience that they were worried about the same things I was. The people you need to watch out for are the unaccountable senior officials authorizing these unconstitutional programs, and unreliable mechanisms like the secret FISA court, a rubber-stamp authority that approves 99.97% of government requests (which denied only 11 requests out of 33,900 in 33 years They’re the ones that get us into trouble with the Constitution by letting us go too far.
Edward Snowden: ‘The World Is Much More Unpredictable and Dangerous’ Than George Orwell’s ‘1984’ “If I end up in chains in Guantanamo,” the NSA whistle-blower tells The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill in a must-see interview, “I can live with that.” Snowden, meeting the journalists in a Moscow hotel room, talks openly and eloquently about his life in exile in Russia, the things he saw at the NSA that disturbed him and what steps we need to take as a society to secure privacy, among other important topics.
Revelations Documents revealed by Edward Snowden and pertaining to the National Security Agency (NSA), US surveillance programs and US Intelligence Community partners abroad have been released and reported on since 5 June 2013. Below is a list of the revelations, with links to documents and relevant articles, with the most recent ones at the top. A presentation prepared by GCHQ’s Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) for the 2010 SIGDEV conference makes clear the agency’s willingness to use mainstream social media channels “propaganda”, “deception”, “pushing stories” and “alias development.” Information operations are said to constitute 5% of GCHQ’s operations. Source documents:Full Spectrum Cyber Effects2009 SIGDEV Conference: ‘Best Yet and Continuing to Improve’
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