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By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Edward Snowden and the NSA one year later

It’s important to reflect on the year that NSA monitoring of all Americans became public. Business Insider detailed a list of the facts we’ve learned from Edward Snowden and the subsequent leaked documents More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Edward Snowden questions Vladimir Putin on surveillance in Russia

During Vladimir Putin’s televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers’ questions to air what she said was a “sensational video” for the Russian president: a message from More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Obama administration to ramp up surveillance on federal employees to prevent another whistleblower

The Obama administration is ramping up their surveillance of federal employeers in an effort to prevent future Edward Snowden whistleblowers and prevent scandals involving the NSA. photo Charles Fettinger via Flickr U.S. More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Edward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian lawmakers, who say the NSA whistleblower contributed to “transparency and global stability” by revealing the depth and sophistication More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Jesse Ventura says he’d pardon Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning

During the latest episode of Off the Grid, former Governor Jesse Ventura discusses one of his first actions if he were to run for President in 2016 and win. “Within the first week I would pardon Edward Snowden More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 20th, 2014
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President Obama pleases no one with NSA reform plans

President Barack Obama laid out a vision of modest changes for the National Security Agency in a speech that will likely please neither reformers nor agency defenders. In response to the leaked documents from Edward More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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NSA collects 200 million text messages daily, including locations and financial transactions

The NSA has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people’s travel plans, contacts and credit card transactions, The Guardian reported on Thursday. Code-named More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 27th, 2013
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Glenn Greenwald compares defending Edward Snowden to MSNBC defending Obama

Glenn Greenwald on Thursday dismissed claims that he is an anti-American mouthpiece for NSA leaker Edward Snowden, calling such statements “ludicrous” and defending his reporting on the government’s expansive More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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NSA collects 5 billion cell phone locations daily, tracking movements and relationships

The National Security Agency is gathering approximately 5 billion records a day on the location of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 8th, 2013
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Edward Snowden lied and ‘asked’ NSA colleagues for login passwords to gain access to more classified data

Former NSA analyst Edward Snowden is under attack again after new reports that he approached 25 co-workers to give him login keys and passwords to give him access to classified material. Edward Snowden doesn’t More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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LA Times calls for end to NSA metadata program, ‘End it don’t mend it’

Edward Snowden’s defection to Russia and outing of NSA monitoring details has renewed the conversations and debates surrounding the government monitoring and tracking to protect Americans. Noting that the issue More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 1st, 2013
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NSA tapped into Google, Yahoo accounts worldwide, according to Edward Snowden leaked documents

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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NSA monitoring VISA, SWIFT transactions for ‘Follow the money,’ FTM, branch and database ‘Tracfin’

The NSA has been widely monitoring international banking and credit card transactions, a new report says referencing Edward Snowden’s leak. The agency targeted Visa customers and global financial service SWIFT More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 15th, 2013
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Oliver Stone calls President Obama a ‘snake’ over NSA, says ‘we have to turn on him’

Film director Oliver Stone, who has made no secret of his liberal political views, called President Barack Obama a “snake” for his role in National Security Agency spying programs. “Obama is a snake,” Stone More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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President Obama cancels meeting with Vladimir Putin over Edward Snowden asylum, but notes other ‘tensions’

President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The decision is highly impacted over Russia granting asylum to the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, but the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 12th, 2013
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Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Russia, maintains he has ‘no regrets’

Edward Snowden announced Friday that he is submitting a request for political asylum in Russia, where he has been stranded at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport since June 23. The former NSA contractor said in a meeting More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, July 5th, 2013
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Protesters gather to protest NSA data center in Utah

Privacy advocates and self-described patriots came together on the 4th of July to denounce a government they believe is unconstitutionally spying on its own people. The rally was in response to NSA surveillance More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 1st, 2013
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NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden passport revoked, Wikileaks founder says it’s a ‘disgrace’

The former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed a highly classified surveillance program has had his U.S. passport revoked, but may do little other than strand the man in Russia. Wikileaks founder Julian More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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Vladimir Putin tells US ‘no extradiction treaty,’ no Edward Snowden

President Vladimir Putin revealed Tuesday that Edward Snowden was indeed in Moscow but would not be handed over, confirming that there was no extradition treaty between the two nations. photo donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com “Mr More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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ACLU letter to Obama administration: America ‘tired of living in a nation governed by fear’

Under President Obama, the United States is “a nation governed by fear,” the American Civil Liberties Union says in an open letter that sounds like one addressed to former President Bush. “[W]e say as Americans More...



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