This is the very first story on June 6, 2013 by Glenn Greenwald of data leaked to him by Edward Snowden, while Snowden was still anonymous—
NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily
This is by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill on June 6, 2013—
NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others
This one is by Aaron Blake in the Washington Post on June 6, 2013—
Al Gore calls Obama administration’s collection of phone records ‘obscenely outrageous’
This is by Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras in Hong Kong on June 9, 2013—
Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations
The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward
Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence
contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the
last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.
The Guardian, after several days of interviews, is revealing his identity at his request. From the
moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to
opt for the protection of anonymity. "I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have
done nothing wrong," he said.
This is by the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, on June 10, 2013 in the Guardian—
Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America
This is by JILLIAN RAYFIELD in Salon on June 12, 2013—
ACLU sues over NSA phone surveillance
This is by JAMES BAMFORD in Wired on June 12, 2013—
Connecting the Dots on PRISM, Phone Surveillance, and the NSA’s Massive Spy Center
This is Greenwald from June 14, 2013—
On Prism, partisanship and propaganda
This is by Suzanne Goldenberg in the Guardian on June 14, 2013—
Al Gore: NSA's secret surveillance program 'not really the American way'
This is by Ewen MacAskill, Nick Davies, Nick Hopkins, Julian Borger and James Ball in the Guardian on June 16, 2013
GCH Q intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits
This is by Glenn Greenwald on June 18, 2013—
Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process
This is by Glenn Greenwald on June 26, 2013—
The personal side of taking on the NSA: emerging smears
This is by Jeff Cohen on Michael Moore's website on June 26, 2013—
Snowden Coverage: If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?
This one is by Glenn Greenwald and Spencer Ackerman on June 27, 2013—
How the NSA is still harvesting your online data
This one is also by Glenn Greenwald and Spencer Ackerman on June 27, 2013—
NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under Obama
This is by Glenn Greenwald on June 29, 2013—
Speaking on NSA stories, Snowden and journalism
This is by Ewen MacAskill in Rio de Janeiro and Julian Borger in the Guardian on June 30, 2013—
New NSA leaks show how US is bugging its European allies
This is Greenwald from July 3, 2013—
James Clapper, EU play-acting, and political priorities
This is by Louise Egan and Hugh Bronstein from a Yahoo link to Reuters on July 3, 2013—
Latin America fumes over Bolivia incident in Snowden saga
The unusual treatment of the Bolivian military aircraft touched a sensitive nerve in the region, which has a history of U.S.-backed coups. Regional leaders, particularly from the left, rallied behind Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president and a former union leader of the country's coca farmers.
"(These are) vestiges of a colonialism that we thought were long over. We believe this constitutes not only the humiliation of a sister nation but of all South America," Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said in a speech in Buenos Aires...
The comment was a stark reminder of the United States' history exploiting South America's natural resources and supporting some repressive right-wing governments...
This is Greenwald from July 6, 2013The NSA's mass and indiscriminate spying on Brazilians
This is from Glenn Greenwald on July 8, 2013—
Edward Snowden: US surveillance 'not something I'm willing to live under'
This is by Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras, Spencer Ackerman and Dominic Rushe on July 11, 2013
How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
This is by Glenn Greenwald on July 16, 2013—
Email exchange between Edward Snowden and former GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey
Former two-term GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire emailed Edward Snowden yesterday—
Provided you have not leaked information that would put in harms way any intelligence agent, I believe you have done the right thing in exposing what I regard as massive violation of the United States Constitution.
Having served in the United States Senate for twelve years as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee, I think I have a good grounding to reach my conclusion.
I wish you well in your efforts to secure asylum and encourage you to persevere...Edward Snowden's 'open letter to the Brazilian people' – in fulland—
It has been a long week for the National Security Agency. Last Monday, a federal judge ruled for the first time that the agency’s continuing sweep of Americans’ phone data — a once-secret program legally sanctioned for seven years and illegally conducted for five years before that — was very likely unconstitutional. Judge Richard Leon denounced the agency’s activities in collecting data on all Americans’ phone calls as “almost Orwellian.”...
All three branches of the federal government are now on record as recognizing that the agency has repeatedly misused, if not plainly abused, its powers, and that it must be reined in...
Exclusive: Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer
(Reuters) - As a key part of a campaign to embed encryption software that it could crack into widely used computer products, the U.S. National Security Agency arranged a secret $10 million contract with RSA, one of the most influential firms in the computer security industry, Reuters has learned.
Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show that the NSA created and promulgated a flawed formula for generating random numbers to create a "back door" in encryption products, the New York Times reported in September. Reuters later reported that RSA became the most important distributor of that formula by rolling it into a software tool called Bsafe that is used to enhance security in personal computers and many other products.
N.S.A. Spied on Allies, Aid Groups and Businesses
By JAMES GLANZ and ANDREW W. LEHREN, NYT, December 20, 2013
Secret documents reveal more than 1,000 targets of American and British surveillance in recent years, including the office of an Israeli prime minister, heads of international aid organizations, foreign energy companies and a European Union official involved in antitrust battles with American technology businesses...
Details of the surveillance are described in documents from the N.S.A. and Britain’s eavesdropping agency, known as GCHQ, dating from 2008 to 2011. The target lists appear in a set of GCHQ reports that sometimes identify which agency requested the surveillance, but more often do not. The documents were leaked by the former N.S.A. contractor Edward J. Snowden and shared by The New York Times, The Guardian and Der Spiegel.
NSA surveillance programme: 'It's going to get worse'
Dave Eggers, The Guardian, Friday 20 December 2013
Think back to all the messages you have ever sent. All the phone calls and searches you've made. Could any of them be misinterpreted? Could any of them be used to damage you by someone like the next McCarthy, the next Nixon, the next Ashcroft? This is the most pernicious and soul-shattering aspect of where we are right now. No one knows for sure what is being collected, recorded, analysed and stored — or how all this will be used in the future. "Citizens of a democracy need a zone of privacy, and have control over it," Levinson-Waldman says. "If you really don't have control over it, you can't become an actualised member of society."
Bernstein, who survived McCarthy, whose former friends used to cross the street rather than be seen talking to him, is as scared as he's ever been. I asked him to convey advice to writers and to us all.
"Well," he said, "All I can say is that you need to resist. Resist. Resist. Resist. Resist."
Report: CIA helped Colombia kill rebel leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) — A covert CIA program has helped Colombia's government kill at least two dozen leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the rebel insurgency also known as FARC, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
The National Security Agency has also provided "substantial eavesdropping help" to the Colombian government, according to the Post. And the U.S. provided Colombia with GPS equipment that can be used to transform regular munitions into "smart bombs" that can accurately home in on specific targets, even if they are located in dense jungles.
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