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Edward Snowden Responds After Trump DOJ Sues Whistleblower Over New Memoir the US Government 'Does Not Want You to Read'

The Justice Department filed suit the day Snowden's memoir Permanent Record was published.

Julia Conley ·

Despite #ReleasetheMemo Call, Trump Signs Warrantless Surveillance Bill into Law

"Our democracy is broken. And now that Trump has signed a bill expanding Orwellian domestic spying powers, the most powerful and corrupt officials will have the tools to ensure that our democracy remains broken, and target those who try to fix it."

Jon Queally ·

After Nearly a Decade in Exile, Snowden Granted Russian Citizenship

While the whistleblower said "a little stability" would benefit his family, one digital rights advocate noted that "if the Biden administration dropped the charges against Snowden, Putin wouldn't be able to use him for a PR stunt."

Jessica Corbett ·

'Nothing More Grotesque Than a Media Pushing for War,' Says Edward Snowden

The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill similarly notes that "the talking heads on cable news are almost drooling over the prospect of a ratings-boosting war."

Jessica Corbett ·

Snowden Slams Ongoing Impunity for NSA's Domestic Spying

The whistleblower says "there aren't any" penalties for the agency failing to follow procedures intended to prevent abuse of a contentious surveillance law.

Jessica Corbett ·

After Pegasus Exposé, UN Rights Experts Urge Moratorium on 'Life-Threatening' Spyware

"It is highly dangerous and irresponsible to allow the surveillance technology and trade sector to operate as a human rights-free zone."

Jessica Corbett ·

'No One Is Safe': Phone Numbers of 14 World Leaders on Pegasus List

"If 10 prime ministers and three presidents can't be safe from mercenary spyware, what chance do the rest of us stand?" asked one critic. "Since the hacking industry is incapable of self-control, governments must step up."

Kenny Stancil ·

As UN Human Rights Chief Urges Stricter Rules, Snowden Calls for End to Spyware Trade

An investigation revealing abuse of NSO Group's Pegasus malware led the whistleblower to declare: "This is an industry that should not exist."

Jessica Corbett ·

Biden 'Well-Prepared to Answer for This,' Says Snowden After Report Denmark Helped US Spy on Merkel

The whistleblower wrote that Biden "was deeply involved in this scandal the first time around."

Andrea Germanos ·

Dramatic Arrest of Journalist by Belarus Highlights US Targeting of Snowden in 2013

"Downing aircraft to pursue the arrest of dissidents has always been outrageous," the NSA whistleblower said Monday.

Kenny Stancil ·

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