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Ecuador has received asylum request from NSA whistleblower Snowden

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Two cars of the embassy of Ecuador in Moscow are parked outside the terminal where Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency, is believed to have landed in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, June 23, 2013. The former CIA contractor, Edward Snowden, has asked Ecuador for political asylum, …

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The Snowden comments about 9/11 that NBC censored

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Only around a quarter of the recent NBC News interview with former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden made it to broadcast, but unaired excerpts now online show that the network neglected to air critical statements about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. When the four-hour sit-down between journalist Brian Williams and Snowden made …

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US judge rules NSA phone surveillance program is legal

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

A United States federal judge said Friday that the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk phone data collection program doesn’t violate the law. That ruling came courtesy of US District Judge William Pauley, who decided in favor of the NSA early Friday in a case filed this past June by the American Civil …

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Indonesia recalls its Australian ambassador after phone tapping of President

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Indonesia is recalling its ambassador to Australia over allegations that Canberra listened in on phone conversations of the Indonesian president. Indonesia said the ambassador was being called to Jakarta for“consultations”. The move by Jakarta comes as the Australian Department of Defence and the Defence Signals Directorate, or DSD, (now known …

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Greenwald quits Guardian to start news project backed by eBay billionaire

Glenn Greenwald

Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who was one of the first journalists to break the NSA surveillance story, is leaving the British newspaper for a “once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity.” “My partnership with the Guardian has been extremely fruitful and fulfilling: I have high regard for the editors and journalists with whom …

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Exposed: NSA plays key role in “US assassination program”

Jeremy Scahill and Glen Greenwald

American investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald say they have teamed up to prepare a report on the National Security Agency’s role in what one of them described as the “US assassination program.” “The connections between war and surveillance are clear. I don’t want to give too much away …

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Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak reveals

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Microsoft worked hand-in-hand with the United States government in order to allow federal investigators to bypass encryption mechanisms meant to protect the privacy of millions of users, Edward Snowden told The Guardian. According to an article published on Thursday by the British newspaper, internal National Security Agency memos show that …

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Edward Snowden: Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped

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Graffiti that is sympathetic to NSA leaker Edward Snowden is seen stenciled on the sidewalk on June 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The threat of imprisonment or murder will not stop the truth from coming out, Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who blew the lid on the massive National Security …

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David Cameron starts ‘war on media’ over Snowden leaks

David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron British Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a veiled threat against media organizations, calling on The Guardian and other outlets to stop publishing the disclosures leaked by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Guardian first began its ongoing series based on the Snowden leaks …

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Assange: Obama ‘corrupted the presidency’

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Exactly one year to the day after entering London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lashed out at the Obama administration Wednesday over the White House’s ongoing pursuit of leakers. Citing the prosecution of alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning and the recent case of Edward Snowden, …

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What is the government’s agenda?

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It has been public information for a decade that the US government secretly, illegally, and unconstitutionally spies on its citizens. Congress and the federal courts have done nothing about this extreme violation of the US Constitution and statutory law, and the insouciant US public seems unperturbed. In 2004 a whistleblower …

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Stop Watching Us rally challenges NSA spying

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Demonstarators carry signs at “Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance” march near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 26, 2013. Twelve years after Americans were stripped of their rights in the name of fighting terrorism, thousands have gathered in Washington DC to protest unconstitutional NSA spying programs revealed …

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Australia and US spied on Indonesia during UN summit

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (left) and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (left) and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Australia and the US worked side by side on a large-scale joint surveillance operation on Indonesia, during the 2007 UN climate change conference in Bali, a new report from the NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, has revealed. In 2007, …

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NSA stores data to target any citizen at any time – Greenwald

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[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9hh8vm4qAk[/youtube]   The current revelations on the NSA’s spying are just the tip of the iceberg and affect “almost every country in the world,” said Glenn Greenwald. He stressed the NSA stores data for “as long as it can,” so they can target a citizen whenever they want. …

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NSA hacked the phones of 35 world leaders

White House press secretary Jay Carney

The NSA memo suggests that such surveillance was not isolated as the agency routinely monitors world leaders. The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower …

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