Tag: Edward Snowden

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal

iSpeech Spencer Ackerman | The Daily Beast | Source URL A year ago, the U.S.’ surveillance court ruled that the FBI violated Americans’ privacy by broadly sifting through dragnets of intercepted communications. Some of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s warrantless searches through the National Security Agency’s enormous troves of communications […]

Alarm as Trump Requests Permanent Reauthorization of NSA Mass Spying Program Exposed by Snowden

Alarm as Trump Requests Permanent Reauthorization of NSA Mass Spying Program Exposed by Snowden

https://www.ispeech.org “The White House is calling for reauthorization of a program that security agencies have used to spy on innocent people, violate their privacy, and chill free speech.” Jake Johnston | Common Dreams | Source URL Civil liberties groups and privacy advocates raised alarm Thursday after the Trump administration called […]

Silencing the Whistle: The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech The closing of The Intercept’s Snowden archive will likely mean the end of any future publications, unless Glenn Greenwald’s rather absurd promise of finding “the right partner … that has the funds to robustly publish” is fulfilled. Whitney Webb | MintPress News | Source URL NEW YORK — On […]

US could soon end mass phone surveillance program exposed by Snowden

US could soon end mass phone surveillance program exposed by Snowden

Engadget The Wall Street Journal Endgaget | Source URL The program used to collect billions of call logs per day for the NSA. The US government might put an end to the controversial NSA phone surveillance program Edward Snowden exposed by the end of 2019. Republican congressional national security adviser […]

Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance Is in the West, Vindicating Snowden

https://www.ispeech.org Glen Greenwald The Intercept WHILE MOST EYES are focused on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, three major events prove how widespread, and dangerous, mass surveillance has become in the West. Standing alone, each event highlights exactly the severe threats that motivated Edward Snowden to blow his whistle; […]