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Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras Return to U.S. for First Time Since Snowden Leaks


Michael Calderone/HuffPost:

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, two American journalists who have been at the forefront of reporting on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, will return to the United States on Friday for the first time since revelations of worldwide surveillance broke. 839 more words


Edward Snowden Testimony @ Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) - 04/08/2014



US whistleblower Edward Snowden, testifying by video-link to a PACE hearing on “mass surveillance”, has told parliamentarians: “Dragnet mass surveillance is ineffective at preventing terrorism”. 366 more words


DNI Clapper Letter to Sen. Wyden Confirms NSA Warrantless Searches of Americans' Data Using 702 "Backdoor Loophole"


Andrew Blake/RT:

United States intelligence officials have been scouring the personal communications of innocent Americans, the nation’s top spy chief now acknowledges, using a procedure that’s allegedly lawful and constitutionally sound. 1,824 more words


122 Country Leaders in NSA's "Target Knowledge Database" - 2009 Document



A secret NSA document dealing with high-ranking targets has provided further indications that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was a target. The document is a presentation from the NSA’s Center for Content Extraction, whose multiple tasks include the automated analysis of all types of text data. 778 more words


Oxford Union Debate - Edward Snowden a Hero (Hedges/Machon/Binney/Huhne v. Vaughan/Toobin/Baker/Crowley)



The Oxford Union’s 6th debate was a passionate affair, with speeches focusing on whether whistleblowing constitutes treason or a call for justice, and whether Edward Snowden, the now-famous source of the files that revealed the National Security Agency global data-tapping programme, merits the title “hero.” 1,089 more words


UCLA Law Debate - Edward Snowden: Patriot (Radack/Timm), Traitor (Carr/Baker), or Neither (Fein)?


The topic of the symposium was Edward Snowden: Patriot or Traitor? Five panelists debated this question. Snowden’s attorney, Jesslyn Radack, and Trevor Timm… 113 more words