Tag: The Guardian

NSA surveillance needed to prevent Isis attack, claims former intelligence chair

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Mass surveillance should be retained because of the prospect of Islamic State attacks within the United States, a key Republican ally of the National Security Agency has claimed. Mike Rogers, the former chairman of the House intelligence committee, said the

Julian Assange claims the Guardian is guilty of ‘institutional narcissism’ over its handling of Edward Snowden in a blistering editorial for Newsweek

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Julian Assange has launched a bitter attack on the Guardian and claimed that the newspaper is guilty of ‘institutional narcissism’. In a scathing editorial for Newsweek, the WikiLeaks founder accused the newspaper of being hypocrites and leaving Edward Snowden in

NSA spying inquiry: UK-German intelligence-sharing dispute deepens

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Germany’s efforts to investigate National Security Agency (NSA) spying are being hampered by Britain’s refusal to co-operate amid threats to break off intelligence-sharing agreements, a German newspaper has reported. The claims note a heightening of tensions between Downing Street and

The Guardian wins an Emmy for coverage of NSA revelations

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The Guardian US has won an Emmy for its groundbreaking coverage of Edward Snowden’s disclosures about mass surveillance by US intelligence agencies. The Guardian’s multimedia interactive feature NSA Decoded was announced as the winner in the new approaches: current news

US threatened Yahoo with $250,000 daily fine over NSA data refusal

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The US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it refused to hand over user data to the National Security Agency, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. In a blogpost, the company said the 1,500 pages of once-secret

GCHQ protest due over surveillance case

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Hundreds are expected to arrive for the demonstration in Cheltenham, organised by the We Are Anonymous group. They are supporting a legal challenge by civil liberty groups against the alleged use of mass surveillance programmes by UK intelligence services. The

New Report on the Costs of NSA Surveillance

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It has been over a year since The Guardian reported the first story on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs based on the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, yet the national conversation remains largely mired in a simplistic

Lawyer for Edward Snowden says Russia letting NSA leaker stay for 3 more years

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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia through the end of July 2017 after receiving a three-year residence permit, his lawyer said Thursday. Analtoly Kucherena was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying that

Looking back in anger: One year of Snowden’s leaks

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One year ago, Russia granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum after a 39-day stay for the NSA whistleblower in the transit zone at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. Snowden had become stranded there while trying to flee to Latin America, where several countries

Why Intelligence Whistleblowers Can’t Use Internal Channels

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Imagine a CIA agent who witnessed behavior that violated the Constitution, the law, and core human rights protections, like torturing a prisoner. What would we have her do? Government officials say that there are internal channels in place to protect

Your Naked Photos are a “Fringe Benefit” for NSA Employees

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed that nude images they find during their surveillance of American citizens are a “fringe benefit” for NSA employees, who allegedly pass along explicit photographs of strangers to their coworkers. Speaking in an interview with The Guardian, the

Judge upholds order demanding release of CIA torture accounts

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A military judge has rejected the US government’s attempts to keep accounts of the CIA’s torture of a detainee secret, setting up a fateful choice for the Obama administration in staunching the fallout from its predecessor’s brutal interrogations. In a

Snowden’s year in Russia: From airport hideout to mystery location

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With his life being made into a Hollywood movie, ex-NSA analyst Edward Snowden executed the biggest intelligence leak in history and outwitted the spy agency to mark the one-year anniversary of his stay in Russia – his surprise haven from

Your Naked Photos are a “Fringe Benefit” for NSA Employees

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed that nude images they find during their surveillance of American citizens are a “fringe benefit” for NSA employees, who allegedly pass along explicit photographs of strangers to their coworkers. Speaking in an interview with The Guardian, the

Silicon Valley Is Key to Limiting NSA Surveillance

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A little more than a year ago, journalist Glenn Greenwald and his then-colleagues at the Guardian, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill, set off for Hong Kong to meet a mysterious source who promised unprecedented information about the United States’ intelligence

UK forges close cyber ties with China despite ‘endemic espionage’

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As the US continues to take a hard line with China over alleged criminal hacking of American companies, UK cyber investigators have quietly forged relationships with their counterparts in China, the Guardian has learned. Over the past six months, at

Keith Alexander Needs a Hug

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One year ago today, an article popped up on the website of the U.S. edition of the Guardian: “NSA Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Verizon Customers Daily.” It was a blockbuster story that would presage a year of drip-drip

Intelligence agencies have direct access to telcoms’ infrastructure, Vodafone reveals

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Government intelligence agencies have direct access to telecommunication companies’ infrastructure which allows them to spy and record phone calls leaving no paper trail, the UK’s largest mobile phone company Vodafone has revealed. The British operator said wires have been attached

Four ways Edward Snowden changed the world – and why the fight’s not over

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Thursday marks one year since the Guardian published the first in a series of eye-opening stories about surveillance based on documents provided by Edward Snowden. The events in the 52 weeks since have proven him to be the most significant