In his first television appearance since claiming asylum in Russia, Snowden -- who caused shockwaves around the world by revealing mass US electronic surveillance programmes -- will give a staunch defence of privacy in the short pre-recorded broadcast.
"Together we can find a better balance, end mass surveillance and remind the government that if it really wants to know how we feel asking is always cheaper than spying," he says.
Citing the classic dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four", he adds: "Great Britain's George Orwell warned us of the danger of this kind of information.Read more
The U.S. government claims that a public hearing on wiretapping is not possible, as this will damage the country's security, because the materials of the case still remain classified.
According to the Government, despite the fact that the whistleblower Edward Snowden opened the world have sufficient secrets when discussing details may emerge new details. For example, many are now wondering whether engaged in collecting intelligence data itself or telecommunications companies such as AT & T and Verizon, helped her in this. In considering the claims in court for the first time the government has acknowledged that the NSA wiretapping of telephone conversations engaged and media monitoring.Read more
A panel appointed by President Barack Obama has recommended significant changes to controversial surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA) that were disclosed by Edward Snowden.
The President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies report calls on Obama to end the NSA’s collection of a massive database of telephone metadata and to enact new restrictions on the use of private data held by communications and technology companies. The more than 300-page report includes 46 specific recommendations to the President, and follows on months of slow leaks from a treasure trove of documents taken from the NSA by Snowden that have caused an uproar both in the U.S. and around the world.Read more
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden stole vastly more information than previously speculated, and is holding it at ransom for his own protection.
“What’s floating is so dangerous, we’d be behind for twenty years in terms of access (if it were to be leaked),” a ranking Department of Defense official told the Daily Caller. “He stole everything — literally everything,” the official said. Last month British and U.S. intelligence officials speculated Snowden had in his possession a “doomsday cache” of intelligence information, including the names of undercover intelligence personnel stationed around the world.Read more
Today published an open letter signed by the heads of leading IT-companies in the U.S., addressed to President Barack Obama and members of Congress. In his message to industry leaders need to review legislation on surveillance to action intelligence services do not undermine people's confidence in the new technology.
"We understand that the obligation of governments - to protect citizens. But the revelations made by this summer, emphasized the urgent need to reform the surveillance programs conducted by states around the world, "- said in an open letter, which was signed by the heads of AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo. Executives fear that the surveillance program will undermine user confidence in information technology.Read more
President Barack Obama was told about monitoring of German Chancellor in 2010 and allowed it to continue, says German newspaper. President Barack Obama was dragged into the trans-Atlantic spying row after it was claimed he personally authorised the monitoring of Angela Merkel’s phone three years ago.
The president allegedly allowed US intelligence to listen to calls from the German Chancellor’s mobile phone after he was briefed on the operation by Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, in 2010.Read more
Last night’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno went about as well as normal for Barack Obama, apparently.
Leno brought up some uncomfortable topics, taking the President off of his economic campaign speech, and into unchartered waters — literally, as Joe Biden would say. When pressed about the NSA’s widespread collection of domestic telephone and Internet records, Obama insisted that the NSA wasn’t spying on Americans … just keeping their records handy, or something: President Obama on Tuesday defended the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance programs in a wide-ranging interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.Read more
Agency surveillance programs, and disputing the notion that he is following in the footsteps of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. In a PBS interview with Charlie Rose, Obama said efforts to track terrorists through phone and Internet surveillance have safeguards to prevent abusing the civil liberties of innocent Americans.
Obama cited both congressional and judicial oversight. When Rose asked, "should this be transparent in some way?" Obama responded: "It is transparent. That's why we set up the FISA court."Read more