Power’s bitch: Snowden responds to criticism of TV appearance with Putin

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Snowden claims he intended to spark a national dialogue in Russia about that country’s domestic spying. Seriously.
Snowden appears on Russian television to ask President Putin a softball question in the middle of the Ukrainian crisis.

Edward Snowden’s “George Zimmerman moment” on Russian TV

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden went on Russian TV yesterday to assist Vladimir Putin in a PR stunt.
The Pulitzer Public Service award.

Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer for Snowden NSA reporting

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The papers won the prestigious Public Service award for Glenn Greenwald’s, Laura Poitras’, and others’ reports.
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UK spy agency tapped 1.8m Yahoo Web cams

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New Snowden documents reveal that this was only the number of video chats intercepted during one 6-month period.

NSA spied on World of Warcraft, Second Life

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Stephen Colbert weighs in on the news that the NSA spied on World of Warcraft and Second Life to find terrorists.
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NSA meta-data collection unconstitutional, court rules

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A federal court ruling that an NSA wiretap program is unconstitutional has huge implications.
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Obama helped cause the NSA leaks by refusing reforms

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Snowden considered leaking NSA docs but held off, hoping Obama would reform the system. His optimism didn’t last.
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Is the NSA ready to adopt (and adapt to) its real mission?

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The NSA must protect US and allied information systems from attack. All other concerns are secondary.
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Brazil admits spying on US diplomats. Oops.

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The revelation comes on the heels of Brazil’s president canceling a trip to Washington over US spying on Brazil.
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Roundtable on NSA spying, Fukushima latest & the climate solution

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Listen to my discussion with Marcy Wheeler and Jay Ackroyd.

The NSA has betrayed the Internet

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In the past we would work with the NSA to help keep American/western data safe. Now, they’re the bad guys.

NSA tapping Google & Yahoo cloud-servers worldwide, per Snowden docs

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What makes this legal is that it takes place overseas, away from US laws and jurisdiction (or so they think).

How Laura Poitras helped Edward Snowden spill his secrets

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It was Poitras who brought in Glenn Greenwald, Poitras who shot and edited the video of Snowden in Hong Kong.
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