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By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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NSA whistleblower Reality Winner sentenced to 5 years, Trump says it’s ‘unfair’

A former government contractor accused of leaking confidential information to the media has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. On Thursday, a federal judge in Georgia approved a plea deal that called More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ challenges audiences on NSA spying, but fails to deliver much entertainment

Who is Edward Snowden? Is Ed Snowden a whistleblower or a traitor? Those two of the driving questions for director Oliver Stone with his latest biopic, Snowden, centering on the NSA contractor who went public with More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Details of US pressure on Norway to detain, deport Edward Snowden released

The US repeatedly asked Norway to detain and deport whistleblower Edward Snowden if he tried to enter the country in the aftermath of his leaks on mass US global surveillance, Norwegian media revealed citing formal More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Massachusetts court: NSA metadata collection not legal through Patriot Act

photo Donkeyhotey [email protected] The Patriot Act does not approve and authorize the collection of metadata by the government, according a court ruling in the Northeast. Massachusett’s Second Circuit More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Edward Snowden talks about Russia, drone use, cyber attacks, NSA

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden spoke in a new interview about life in Russia and reviewed many of the surveillance topics, the use of cyber technology and much more. Speaking with James More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Wikileaks’ Julian Assange compares Google to NSA, ‘collecting, storing and selling’ info

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange compared Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Yahoo tried to protect ‘your information,’ Feds threatened $250K daily fine

The US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it refused to hand over user data to the National Security Agency, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday. In a blogpost, the company said 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 Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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Richard Higbie, State Department whistleblower, has gmail account hacked and 4 years of emails deleted

State Department whis­tle­­blower Richard Higbie’s personal Gmail account was hacked and roughly four years’ worth of emails were deleted, the New York Post is reporting.   “They took all of his emails More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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John Bolton says ‘no amnesty’ for Snowden, in fact, Bolton thinks he should be hung

The debate over whether the United States should give National Security Agency “whistleblower”  amnesty has basically been answered by White House officials Monday when spokesperson for the National 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 Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Edward Snowden finds a job in Russia, calls to drop charges are voiced

Former National Security Agency (NSA) and whistleblower Edward Snowden has lined up a job with an unnamed wbsite in his temporary home of Russia, according to a The Guardian report Thursday. Image/PCJF Just months 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 Thursday, August 1st, 2013
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NSA program XKeyscore enables widespread surveillance through everything a user does on the Internet

The National Security Agency is operating a massive database system that allows analysts to comb through individuals’ emails, chats and Internet browsing histories at will, according to a new report from The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 27th, 2013
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Eric Holder says Edward Snowden won’t face the death penalty, Lon Snowden thinks his son is better off in Russia

US Attorney General Eric Holder has assured the Russian government that if NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was returned to the United States, he would not be  tortured or face the death penalty, according to a More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Edward Snowden is learning Russian and reading ‘Crime and Punishment’ as he awaits word on his asylum request

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who fled to Moscow’s airport June 23, has the goal of staying in Russia for the near future and learn the country’s culture and language, his lawyer More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 8th, 2013
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Daniel Ellsberg, of ‘Pentagon Papers’ fame, hopes Edward Snowden can find safe haven

“Pentagon Papers” leaker, Daniel Ellsberg, said in a Op-Ed Sunday in the Washington Post, that he doesn’t blame NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden for fleeing the US to seek asylum elsewhere after More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 7th, 2013
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Bolivia and Nicaragua join Venezuela in offering asylum for Edward Snowden

Just a few days ago, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, appeared to really be struggling to find a country to take him in after numerous asylum requests were denied. Edward Snowden doesn’t have a clue, Rep. More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Post Office computers are taking pictures of your mail

On the heels of the Edward Snowden National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance leaks, another government surveillance program is being revealed to a citizenry who likely didn’t know this was happening. Public More...


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