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US spies had info on India's nuclear missiles years before launch - NSA leaks

The NSA may have known about India's nuclear-capable Sagarika and Dhanush missiles as early as 2005, newly released documents from the trove obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal. US spies also likely possessed "significant intelligence" about the bombs in service in India during that pe

RT.COM - 2017-09-21 04:23:00

Edward Snowden: #NoWar2017: Consent Is Only Meaningful If It's Informed + Daniel Ellsberg + Ann Wright + John Kiriakou + Ray McGovern + Thomas Drake

Part 3 Beginning with Edward Snowden (by video) introduced by Elizabeth Murray, our friends from the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence will present an event with Elizabeth Murray, Annie Machon, Daniel Ellsberg (now by video), Thomas Drake, Ray McGovern, Ann Wright, John Kiriakou. (N

CONTAINER GARDENING - 2017-09-23 20:29:01

Airport Police Demanded An Activist's Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison in the UK.

It was not the first time Muhammad Rabbani had problems when returning to the United Kingdom from travels overseas. But on this occasion something was different - he was arrested, handcuffed, and hauled through London's largest airport, then put into the back of a waiting police van. Rabbani is the

THE INTERCEPT - 2017-09-23 11:18:31

US-Europe privacy agreement passes its yearly review

If you haven't ever heard of Privacy Shield, it's an agreement between the US and the EU. It allows companies that store personal data of people who reside in the EU (such as Facebook) on servers in the US, all while adhering to European standards for privacy protection. It replaced Safe Harbor last

ENGADGET - 2017-09-22 16:41:00

The fourth estate in focus: Glenn Greenwald

Not long after Glenn Greenwald broke the story about the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden in The Guardian, he chafed when the American media questioned whether he was a journalist without even defining the term. In his 2014 book No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2017-09-22 11:00:00

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reute

REUTERS - 2017-09-21 13:49:06

German Election Mystery: Where's Russia?

Protesters rallied against Chancellor Angela Merkel and her party at a campaign event this month in Torgau, Germany.Credit Filip Singer/European Pressphoto Agency BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's summons to Germany's top cabinet ministers and senior military and intelligence officials for a meet

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-22 03:45:03

US had data on Indian nuclear missiles in 2005: Edward Snowden

The US may have gained information regarding India's nuclear-capable Sagarika and Dhanush missiles and the facility where they were being developed as early as in 2005, according to a document from American whistleblower Edward Snowden's trove. The January 2005 document published by The Intercept, a

DEFENCENEWSINDIA.COM - 2017-09-20 09:52:43

Is that computer security company loyal to you, or collaborating with the government?

The Trump administration's ban on the use of a Russian cybersecurity firm's software is heightening suspicion worldwide that private internet firms might be in league with their home governments, an industry leader said Wednesday. The Trump administration last week told U.S. government agencies to r

KANSAS CITY STAR - 2017-09-20 21:17:00

Ai Wei-Wei critical of China at opening of Swiss exhibit

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ai Wei-Wei denounced China's crackdown on lawyers and free speech on Wednesday but saw little hope that the upcoming Communist Party Congress would lead to more freedoms. The Chinese dissident artist spoke while inaugurating an exhibit in the Swiss city of Lausanne

REUTERS - 2017-09-20 19:34:10

WikiLeaks reveals Russian spying operations

WikiLeaks which has lately appeared to be mouthpiece for Russian intelligence has suddenly turned on its Kremlin masters. The move surprised many observers including Edward Snowden who called it a "plot twist" others think it is a move by Wikileaks to become relevant after losing all its mojo helpin

FUDZILLA - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Ruth: Another security breach, and everyone shrugs

Top News News blogs Political writers College Top News Sports blogs Events Top News Editorials Top Opinion Columnists Music & Concerts Top News Special topics Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:26pm In a brief fit of rare snarkiness, the thought occurred to begin these hen-scratchings by posting my S

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-09-20 18:26:00

Want to leak on Trump? A D.C. lawyer will represent you for free

The Trump administration has been described as the leakiest administration in history. Trump has publicly lamented the "illegal leaks" that have plagued his administration, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said that leak investigations have tripled since Obama. That's why Mark Zaid, a D.C. law

THEOUTLINE.COM - 2017-09-20 04:15:00

WikiLeaks releases files that appear to offer details of Russian surveillance system

WikiLeaks, a secret sharing organization accused of playing a key role in Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has released documents that it claims offer details of how Moscow uses state surveillance to spy on Internet and mobile users. The release, dubbed "Spy Files R

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-19 17:43:00

Twitter's crackdown on terrorism appears to be working

"We're focused on only what matters." Twitter has been successfully weeding out terrorism from its network. The company revealed Tuesday it removed 299,649 accounts over the first six months of 2017. That may sound like a lot, but it's a 20 percent decline from the previous six months. Twitter also

MASHABLE - 2017-09-19 15:15:00

An Interview with Edward Snowden - Part 2

Part one of Der Spiegel's far-ranging interview with Edward Snowden rehashed the Snowden story and gave the whistleblower and former NSA contractor an opportunity to vent on the how and why of his ordeal. It focused on the dangers that private citizens face at the hands of the government. In the sec

BESTVPN.COM - 2017-09-19 14:38:22

New group offers leakers free attorneys, financial help if they're fired

Whistleblower Aid will not facilitate the criminal leaking of classified material, but will help submit statements for pre-publication review and file lawsuits if permission is not granted to publicly describe classified content. (Whistleblower Aid) A new organization aspires to help whistleblowers

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2017-09-18 20:32:20

Editorial: And the enemy within

The White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be obsessed with leaks of classified information from within their own ranks, but the real problem of protecting the nation's secrets is far more basic than that. Some 700,000 reviews for government security clearances are pending at the moment

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-09-17 07:00:00

Projection artists bring light to social issues with attention-grabbing protests

For about 10 minutes, in a Brooklyn park on a spring night, an image of Edward Snowden's face hung in the air. The activists behind the spectacle, a group called The Illuminator, had come to the park on April 6, 2015, to see a statue of Snowden that another group had illegally erected in the park i

PBS.ORG - 2017-09-17 18:44:00

Protesters gather in kayaks outside Pentagon

The World Beyond War movement on Sunday held a "Flotilla for Peace" event in front of the Pentagon, featuring speakers including Chelsea Manning, Seymour Hersh, and Edward Snowden. The Backbone Campaign, along with the World Beyond War, organized the event, which featured protesters in kayaks gather

THE HILL - 2017-09-17 18:38:28