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Snowden reveals US intelligence's black budget: $52.6 billion on secret programs ? /r/Bitcoin

Snowden reveals US intelligence's black budget: $52.6 billion on secret programs ? /r/Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Edward Snowden to speak in Park City - KUTV 2News

Edward Snowden to speak in Park City - KUTV 2News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
KUTV To some he's a patriot---to the Obama Administration he's a criminal.Either way, NSA leaker Edward Snowden will speak to a Utah audience at the Park City Eccles Center.He will be on the big screen, just as you would see a Sundance film here, ...
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Cara Beld's curator insight, September 22, 2015 9:39 PM

Personally I think Snowden's more of a traitor than a criminal, considering he put his personal beliefs ahead of the common good of the U.S. I can't believe that a documentary's being made about him, I guess you really can make a documentary on anything these days.

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Its Time to Bring Edward Snowden Home - Politico

Its Time to Bring Edward Snowden Home - Politico | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“There is a danger to letting the government in,” Rand Paul warned today from the Senate floor during his filibuster-like attempt to prevent the looming Patriot Act renewal.
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Want to Reform the NSA? Give Edward Snowden Immunity - The Atlantic

Want to Reform the NSA? Give Edward Snowden Immunity - The Atlantic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Any effort that tries to rebuild the well-behaved aspects of the system but ignores the critical role of whistleblowers is sure to fail.
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Cantheyseemydick.com tells you if the U.S. government is looking at your dick pics

Cantheyseemydick.com tells you if the U.S. government is looking at your dick pics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After Edward Snowden's occasionally hilarious interview with British comedian John Oliver, we know that many people's main concern when it comes to privacy is the U.S.
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Edward Snowden at FutureFest: the full interview | Nesta

Watch the full-length version of our interview with Edward Snowden at 2015's FutureFest weekend
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Trade Secrets: We Must Act To Protect Whistleblowers! | La Quadrature du Net

Trade Secrets: We Must Act To Protect Whistleblowers! | La Quadrature du Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Paris, 3 March 2015 — In late April 2015, the “trade secrets” directive will be discussed in the European Parliament. Having already given in to the pressure of journalists to remove the article on trade secrets in the French Macron Bill, La Quadrature du Net, Pila and a number of other organisations now call on president François Hollande and European representatives to defend whistleblowers, to define and protect their status and to ensure the necessary means are provided for judiciary follow-up on the crimes and offences that are revealed. The situation of whistleblowers, such as Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning, is often dramatic and they must be protected and their safety guaranteed in order to safeguard fundamental freedoms.


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The value of digital data

The value of digital data | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Edward Snowden's revelations about the conduct of the NSA don't just tell us about the past conduct of the government. They tell us something about the future of political journalism. In light of the extraordinary pressure on New...
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The 7 Privacy Tools Essential to Making Snowden Documentary CITIZENFOUR

What needs to be in your tool belt if you plan to report on a massively funded and ultra-secret organization like the NSA? In the credits of her newly released CITIZENFOUR, director Laura Poitras gives thanks to a list of important security resources that are all free software. We've previously written about CITIZENFOUR and Edward Snowden's discussion of his motivation to release closely guarded information about the NSA.
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Newcastle Web Consulting's curator insight, February 26, 2015 4:30 PM

Truecrypt hard disk encryption

While CITIZENFOUR was in production, the pseudonymous team behind the popular Truecrypt software somewhat dramatically stopped supporting its further development. The future of the Truecrypt source code itself is a bit murky, then, but there are still viable alternatives for full-disk encryption. We've got a tutorial for the Windows tool DiskCryptor in our Surveillance Self-Defense guide, as well as general tips for full-disk encryption on Mac and GNU/Linux systems.

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Why “Citizenfour” Deserved Its Oscar - The New Yorker

Why “Citizenfour” Deserved Its Oscar - The New Yorker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What the country still has to work out is whether the Edward Snowden leaks were actually transformative. That’s the question about a good movie, too.
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The Watergate-Snowden Connection - Daily Beast

The Watergate-Snowden Connection - Daily Beast | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Since the times of Noah, we’ve valued privacy. So why are Americans so conflicted about it now?
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The Guy Behind The Edward Snowden Leaks Asks A Really Obvious Question We Need To Answer

The Guy Behind The Edward Snowden Leaks Asks A Really Obvious Question We Need To Answer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Why does privacy matter? It seems like the answer should be obvious. In a lot of ways, Glenn Greenwald's mission is to make it more so.
Google's CEO said that you shouldn't do things you don't want people to find out about.
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Apple vs. the FBI: Inside the Battle Snowden Calls "The Most Important Tech Case in a Decade"

Apple vs. the FBI: Inside the Battle Snowden Calls "The Most Important Tech Case in a Decade" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A major debate over privacy and online encryption has erupted after the computer giant Apple announced it will resist a court order to help the FBI break into an iPhone recovered from one of the San Bernardino shooters. Citing an 18th century law, federal prosecutors requested a court order to compel Apple to assist the investigation in unlocking the phone of Syed Rizwan Farook. In December, Farook and his wife killed 14 and injured 22 others in San Bernardino. On Tuesday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook published an open letter to customers announcing his company’s decision to fight the court order. "Up to this point, we have done everything that is both within our power and within the law to help them," Cook said. "But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone." We speak to Alex Abdo, staff attorney at the National Security Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy - The Intercept

Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy - The Intercept | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The NSA whistleblower sat down with The Intercept’s Micah Lee in Moscow.
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How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Could Stop the Next Snowden | WIRED

How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Could Stop the Next Snowden | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using the same ideas that underpin Bitcoin, an Estonian company says it can ensure no one can alter digital files, not even an organization's most senior executives.
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New Statue in Germany Illustrates Just How Much the Rest of the World Opposes the U.S. Police State

New Statue in Germany Illustrates Just How Much the Rest of the World Opposes the U.S. Police State | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Life-size bronze statues of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning were unveiled in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz Square as an homage to their bravery and the courage of whistleblowers worldwide.
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Snowden Coming Closer To Icelandic Citizenship

The changing fortunes of one country's Pirate Party may mean new citizenship for Edward Snowden.

Via Marianne PokeBunny Lenaerts
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The New Information Economy

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There’s a point in Don Letts’ Clash documentary Westway to the World where bassist Paul Simonon talks about the uncertainty that they all felt about their status after they’d signed their first record contract with CBS Records (for £100,000) in January 1977.

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Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It's up to you to thwart mass surveillance - The Register

Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It's up to you to thwart mass surveillance - The Register | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
'I'm helping to improve lives' says NSA whistleblower
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The Internet killed privacy: Our liberation, and our capture, are within the same tool

The Internet killed privacy: Our liberation, and our capture, are within the same tool | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Our historic respect for privacy has become victim to the national security state -- and the Web makes it easy
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Newcastle Web Consulting's curator insight, March 8, 2015 12:53 PM

The information revolution that has been properly celebrated for irrevocably destroying the parochial restraints of language, society, and religion, while exposing much of the world’s population to a boundless world of universally shared information, is at the same time stripping both passive and active participants of their privacy in ways most don’t comprehend.

No dictator or intelligence agency, with its network of spies, could ever have hoped to obtain such access to the thoughts and aspirations of their subjects that today’s off-the-shelf information technology so easily provides. This is the great contradiction of our time: the unprecedented liberating power of the supercomputer combined with the worldwide Internet—credited with facilitating such dramatic expansions of the democratic experience as the Arab Spring—also contain the seeds of freedom’s destruction because of the awesome power of this new technology to support a surveillance state that exceeds the wildest dream of the most ingenuous dictator.

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Snowden Reacts as Documentary about his Leaks wins Oscar

Snowden Reacts as Documentary about his Leaks wins Oscar | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Edward Snowden wrote to ACLU on seeing the news on television:
“When Laura Poitras asked me if she could film our encounters, I was extremely reluctant. I’m grateful that I allowed her to persuade me.
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Snowden's Motivation: What the Internet Was Like Before It Was Being Watched, and How We Can Get There Again

Laura Poitras’ riveting new documentary about mass surveillance gives an intimate look into the motivations that guided Edward Snowden, who sacrificed his career and risked his freedom to expose mass surveillance by the NSA. CITIZENFOUR, which debuts on Friday, has many scenes that explore the depths of government surveillance gone awry and the high-tension unfolding of Snowden’s rendezvous with journalists in Hong Kong.
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Snowden: Spy Agencies ‘Screwed All of Us’ in Hacking Crypto Keys

Snowden: Spy Agencies ‘Screwed All of Us’ in Hacking Crypto Keys | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden didn’t mince words during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Monday when he said the NSA and the British spy agency GCHQ had “screwed all of us” when it hacked into the Dutch firm Gemalto to steal cryptographic...
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Roger Smith's curator insight, February 25, 2015 4:26 PM

Lucky this was found sooner rather than later.

Zhang ZheWei's curator insight, March 1, 2015 3:18 AM

I think that British spy agency trying to steal cryptographic keys is a horrible thing to do as it invaded over billions of people's privacy. Although the intention of the deed might be good as they are trying to create safer environment for the people but it is a wrong thing to do, they are stealing it. Since they are stealing it they will not have much responsible if  the cryptographic keys are made known to the criminals. If that happened it will affect the whole world and disturb our regular life, bringing fear and chaos.

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Today is a great victory against GCHQ, the NSA and the surveillance state - The Guardian

Today is a great victory against GCHQ, the NSA and the surveillance state - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Britain and America broke the law by intercepting electronic communications in bulk, and they can no longer claim otherwise
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