NSA

  • THEFrontliner.net asks President Obama to Pardon Snowden

    Snowden should be hailed as a hero. Instead, he is exiled in Moscow, and faces decades in prison under World War One-era charges that treat him like a spy. Ed stood up for us, and it's time for us to stand up for him. Urge President Obama to pardon...
  • Report: Democratic countries curbing press freedoms in name of security

    NSA surveillance programs have weathered a firestorm of condemnation from rights groups concerned that the bulk collection violated First and Fourth Amendment rights and undermined the U.S.’s reputation abroad....
  • Merkel’s War on Germany’s Press and Parliament

    In recent months, Germany's government and intelligence agencies have gone after journalists and parliamentarians in an effort to keep classified information secret. Now, their efforts have resulted in a bona fide scandal for Berlin — By 'Der SPIEGEL' Staff...
  • Alan Rusbridger to stand down as Guardian editor-in-chief

    After 20 years at the paper Rusbridger will leave next summer and replaces Liz Forgan as chair of the Scott Trust in 2016. Alan Rusbridger is to stand down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian after 20 years, leaving the news organisation to become the chair of its ultimate owner, the...
  • The Crypto Tools & The Snowden Film

    Most of the American public is probably not familiar with journalist Laura Poitras, however she played an integral role in the publication of the NSA files leaked by Edward Snowden. Snowden contacted  Poitras via an anonymous email and began to provide details of the leak he was going to provide...
  • Merkel calls for 'sensible talks' over alleged US spying on Germany

    German chancellor says talks on security and privacy needed to restore trust as US commentators defend surveillance of ally. Germany wants “sensible talks” with the United States on the two countries’ spat over alleged American spying, the chancellor, Angela Merkel, said on Friday, indicating that Berlin is still aiming for a formal accord....
  • As US Scandals Grow Germans Seek Greater Political Independence

    For decades, Germany’s position in the West remained unquestioned. Following the NSA spying and other political scandals, many Germans want greater independence from the US. But does that mean getting closer to Moscow? John Emerson never stops smiling. On the evening of Friday, July 4 — Independence Day —...
  • Is There Another NSA Leaker at Work?

    Just over a year ago Edward Snowden began revealing the breadth and depth of government surveillance around the world. It has changed the way a lot of people have operated online with an increased interest in privacy and security even among ordinary citizens. The revelations from the documents Snowden...
  • Edward Snowden Cannot Mount 'Meaningful' Defence In US

    Julian Assange, founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, has said that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden will not be able to conduct a “meaningful” defense against the U.S. government if he returns to his home country. In an interview with Democracy Now, Assange, who has been staying at the...