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Which is more reprehensible: censorship of a movie, or censorship of US war crimes?

We live in surreal times. In the same week that saw the publication of the heavily-redacted US Senate report into CIA torture; the refusal by the British Government that it knew about US renditions flights using UK territory; and the birthday of Chelsea Manning, who was imprisoned for 35 years for revealing war crimes, President Obama has taken a stand against censorship in the wake of the Sony hacking scandal. 319 more words



I finally saw Citizen4 before it left Seattle, and I’m glad I took the time to see it. While I still think Glenzilla is a major-league asshole, it reinforced my take-away from the news: Snowden really was the story of the year when this broke. 249 more words

Pop Culture

The 12 Days of Cyber Christmas

As 2014 draws to a close, we will not make any predictions for 2015. We’ll leave that to astrologers and TimeLords (and we don’t believe in either!). 1,146 more words

Information Security

EU Working Party publishes Working Document and Joint Statement on data protection and electronic surveillance for security purposes

State surveillance under EU scrutiny once again

The Article 29 Working Party (DPWP) has published a Working Document on surveillance of electronic communications for intelligence and national security purposes (WP228), together with a short…

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Data Protection

Citizenfour at DOK Leipzig 2014

In October I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the opening night screening at DOK Leipzig film festival. The film was the much-anticipated Citizenfour, the third part of Laura Poitras’ 9/11 trilogy and the film’s first screening in Germany. 537 more words

Citizen Four: Disturbing Documentary (Review and Trailer)

Citizen Four: Disturbing Documentary (Review and Trailer)

Director, producer and cinematographer Laura Poitras reveals her interviews with Edward Snowden after being approached by him when Snowden sent her emails under the name Citizen Four and this disturbing documentary about the whistleblower who shined the light on the NSA and its illegal and nefarious spying on the public in the film. 59 more words


Dear Chelsea Manning: birthday messages from Edward Snowden, Terry Gilliam and more

(Blog Editor’s Note: Have you written Chelsea a birthday card yet? It’s not to late. Check out our Political Prisoner Birthday Poster for December here… 3,911 more words