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  • Snowden's certificate of asylum (large view)

    08/01/2013 11:29:37 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 11 replies
    RT Twitter ^ | 08/01/2013
  • Exclusive: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ

    08/01/2013 7:06:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    the guardian.com ^ | 8/1/13 | Nick Hopkins and Julian Borger
    The US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCHQ over the last three years to secure access to and influence over Britain's intelligence gathering programmes. The top secret payments are set out in documents which make clear that the Americans expect a return on the investment, and that GCHQ has to work hard to meet their demands. "GCHQ must pull its weight and be seen to pull its weight," a GCHQ strategy briefing said. The funding underlines the closeness of the relationship between GCHQ and its US equivalent, the National Security Agency. But it will...
  • Is Edward Snowden A Double Agent?

    08/01/2013 4:08:45 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 135 replies
    Several prominent voices in the alternative media are speculating that former CIA analyst and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden could be a double agent whose revelations are only serving to distract from the much bigger issue of the imminent escalation of the war in Syria.
  • Snowden granted asylum in Russia, leaves Moscow airport

    08/01/2013 2:12:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | Isabel Gorst and William Branigin
    MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. security contractor, left the transit zone at Moscow’s international airport Thursday after Russian authorities granted him temporary asylum.
  • Army bans soldiers from reading about NSA; Newspaper divulges 'top secret' info on access to online

    08/01/2013 1:39:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/1/13 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has ordered its personnel not to go to the latest postings on the website of the British newspaper The Guardian to read revelations of information given to its reporter because it contains a “TOP SECRET slide show.” The email, which WND received from a Department of Defense source, was addressed to a couple hundred military personnel and civilians working for DOD. The source who provided the email asked for anonymity. “Do not go to ‘The Guardian’ news website as they have TOP SECRET slide show on the main page and you will be flagged,” according...
  • White House disappointed with Russia

    08/01/2013 1:01:54 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 32 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8/1/13 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is "extremely disappointed" in Russia's decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said Thursday. In its first public response to Russia's move in defiance of U.S. wishes, the Obama administration said it was not a positive development for U.S.-Russia relations and said that it undermined Russia's record of law enforcement cooperation with the U.S. The White House added that it is re-evaluating whether President Barack Obama should attend an upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • NSA Surveillance Can Penetrate VPNs

    08/01/2013 12:42:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    Information Week ^ | 8/1/13 | Thomas Claburn
    National Security Agency's XKeyscore system can collect just about everything that happens online, even things encrypted by VPNs, according to Edward Snowden.The National Security Agency has a system that allows it to collect pretty much everything a user does on the Internet, according to a report published by The Guardian on Wednesday, apparently even when those activities are done under the presumed protection of a virtual private network (VPN). The Guardian's information comes from whistleblower Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor now seeking asylum in Russia from U.S. authorities for revealing classified documents about the NSA's intelligence-gathering capabilities to...
  • Heckling and applause for NSA Director at Black Hat infosec conference

    08/01/2013 9:48:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 31, 2013 | Mandy Nagy
    National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander was met with both heckling and applause at the Black Hat information security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday. Ever since the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden thrust the agency’s domestic surveillance policies into the limelight and sparked widespread public debate, Alexander and other intelligence officials have been on the hot seat, in a persistent state of defense against seemingly unending press reports.
  • Snowden Gets Temporary Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport

    08/01/2013 5:13:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Snowden Gets Temporary Asylum in Russia, Leaves Airport By PAUL SONNE MOSCOW—National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has received asylum for a year in Russia and has left Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, his lawyer said on Thursday. NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, says the U.S. has left him "stateless". Is that the case? What happens when the U.S. revokes an American's passport? How often does that happen? How do you renounce your citizenship? WSJ's Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer. Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer who has been representing Mr. Snowden in Moscow, said the U.S. fugitive received so-called "temporary asylum" for a period of...
  • Fugitive Snowden leaves Moscow airport: representative (enters Russia)

    08/01/2013 5:14:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 63 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/1/2013
    The representative told Reuters that Snowden had crossed into Russia after spending more than month in the airport's transit zone.
  • Snowden granted 1-year asylum in Russia, leaves airport

    08/01/2013 5:13:19 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 8 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 08/01/2013
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and is allowed to enter the country’s territory. The whistleblower has been granted temporary political asylum in Russia, Snowden's legal representative Anatoly Kucherena said. “I have just handed over to him papers from the Russian Immigration Service. They are what he needs to leave the transit zone,” he added. Snowden has already left the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, an RT crew at the scene has confirmed. His present location has not been made public nor will it be disclosed, Kucherena said, adding that Snowden is among the...
  • U.S. Outlines N.S.A.'s Culling of Data for All Domestic Calls

    07/31/2013 9:20:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/31/13 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday released formerly classified documents outlining a once-secret program of the National Security Agency that is collecting records of all domestic phone calls in the United States, as top officials testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the hearing began, The Guardian newspaper published another document from the archives of Top Secret surveillance matters leaked to it by the former N.S.A. contractor Edward J. Snowden. It was a 32-page presentation describing the N.S.A.´s XKeyscore program, by which N.S.A. analysts can mine vast databases of phone and Internet information the agency has vacuumed up.
  • Edward Snowden Safely Lands In Venezuela Where He Was Granted Asylum To Avoid U.S. Extradition \

    07/30/2013 9:52:09 AM PDT · by tje · 45 replies
    National Report ^ | 07/30/2013 | Paul Horner
    Washington, DC — The Al Jazeera news agency is reporting that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has safely landed in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had offered asylum to the former U.S. intelligence contractor on Friday who was believed to be waiting in transit at a Moscow airport. Guillermo Thomas who is a spokesman for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela told aljazeera.com that Snowden is currently in the country and that he is thrilled to be there. “We are very blessed to have Mr. Snowden in our country, it is a pleasure,” Thomas said. “There were no direct flights across...
  • Snowden: Putin’s Newest BF…Well..Until He’s Not

    07/29/2013 7:22:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 216 replies
    Political QRM ^ | June 24, 2013 | Ann Marie
    The traitor to our country and NSA, Edward Snowden, is now making the rounds of the major Communist countries; China and Russia, with either Ecuador or Venezuela or possible Cuba being a final destination. Who knows, it may be someplace no one ever thought about. For all of you who labeled him a hero, I must excuse your ignorance on national security issues. If you haven’t worked in the intelligence community, you have no idea the damage that this sniveling coward has done to the intelligence community’s efforts and endangered your life and those of your loved ones.. When both...
  • U.S. Letter Says Leaker Won’t Face Death Penalty [Obama to Putin: "Trust Me" Ha!]

    07/27/2013 5:21:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/26/13 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and STEVEN LEE MYERS
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a letter sent to the Russian minister of justice this week that the United States would not seek the death penalty against Edward J. Snowden, and would issue him a passport immediately so he could travel back to the United States. The letter also offered reassurances that the United States would not torture Mr. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who faces criminal charges of disclosing classified information and has been hiding in an airport in Moscow in order to evade the American authorities. “We believe these assurances eliminate these asserted grounds for...
  • US Ups Pressure for Russia to Allow Snowden Extradition

    07/26/2013 11:00:45 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 29 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 July 2013 | John Semmens
    US Attorney General Eric Holder issued a written demand that the Russian Government apprehend NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden and send him back to the United States to face charges of leaking national secrets. In an effort to soothe concerns that Snowden might be ill-treated, Holder promised that “we will not be seeking the death penalty, nor will Mr. Snowden be subjected to torture.” To bolster his credibility, Holder cited the case of Private Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier on trial for providing documents to WikiLeaks. “Private Manning wasn’t tortured,” Holder pointed out. “He has been provided with full accommodations...
  • Russia Pushes Reset Button… Won’t Extradite Edward Snowden

    07/26/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Gateway ^ | June 25, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    In March 2009 Hillary Clinton announced that the Obama Adminstration was going to push the reset button with the Russians. Unfortunately, the administration bungled their delivery and spelled out “overcharge” rather than “restart” on their button. ... This week the Russians pushed their own reset button. Moscow rejected US demands for the extradition of NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
  • US govt says won't seek death penalty for Snowden

    07/26/2013 11:52:21 AM PDT · by Phlap · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 07/26/2013 | PETE YOST
    Attorney General Eric Holder has told the Russian government that the U.S. will not seek the death penalty for former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden.
  • U.S. Assures Russia Snowden Will Not Face Death Penalty

    07/26/2013 11:20:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 26, 2013 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and STEVEN LEE MYERS
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a letter sent to the Russian minister of justice this week that the United States would not seek the death penalty against Edward J. Snowden, and would issue him a passport immediately so he could travel back to the United States. The letter also offered reassurances that the United States would not torture Mr. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who faces criminal charges of disclosing classified information and has been hiding in an airport in Moscow in order to evade the American authorities.
  • Republicans for Snowden

    07/26/2013 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/24/2013 | WSJ Editors
    Few things are more dangerous than Congress in heat, and so it is this week as a libertarian-left wing coalition in the House of Representatives is rushing to neuter one of the National Security Agency's antiterror surveillance programs. The chief instigator is Michigan Republican Justin Amash, the 33-year-old second-termer who has made opposition to the country's post-9/11 security programs a personal crusade. [Snip] Now he's back with an amendment to this year's defense spending bill that would bar the NSA from collecting metadata except when specific individuals are already being investigated and are subject to a court order. This would...