NSA Spying Was Never About Terrorism, It Is About Economic Spying

Sonya Sandage BenSwann.com 12/19/2013

The Associated Press reported on Dec. 17th that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has released an “open letter to the people of Brazil.”

Since spring, Snowden has been releasing thousands of documents on the NSA program through journalists Barton Gellman at the Washington Post, Glenn Greenwald at the Guardian, and U.S. filmmaker […]

Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained at London airport, items confiscated

Mandy Nagy Legal Insurrection 8/18/2013

The partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald was detained and questioned for nine hours on Sunday at Heathrow airport in London as he was returning home to Rio de Janeiro. Authorities ultimately released him, but not before confiscating several pieces of his electronics equipment…

…In a statement that Greenwald posted […]

Snowden’s Dead Man’s Switch

Bruce Schneier Schneier on Security 7/18/2013

Edward Snowden has set up a dead man’s switch. He’s distributed encrypted copies of his document trove to various people, and has set up some sort of automatic system to distribute the key, should something happen to him.

Dead man’s switches have a long history, both for safety (the […]

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