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‘Bitcoin is #1 priority’: NSA targeted cryptocurrency users globally, Snowden leaks show

The US National Security Agency targeted Bitcoin users around the world, according to classified documents released by Edward Snowden. The revelations strike a blow to the financial privacy of bitcoin users, academics warn. The National Security Agency (NSA) managed to find ways to ‘track down senders and receivers’ of Bitcoins, according to an internal NSA report dated March 2013. The findings ...

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Snowden: Facebook a ‘surveillance company’ that collects and sells user data

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted Saturday that Facebook is a “surveillance company” that sells its users’ personal details, weighing in on a scandal involving a private firm that harvested data from the social media giant. “Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as ‘surveillance companies,’” wrote the former National Security ...

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'Bomb Iran & execute Snowden’: Brief history of Pompeo’s foreign policy rhetoric

Newly-installed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn’t have a huge amount of experience as a diplomat so what can we expect from the former Kansas congressman now that he is heading US foreign policy? Pompeo landed the top job in the State Department on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump ousted Rex Tillerson. Here’s a flavor of his previous comments ...

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‘Snowden is a traitor’: Former NSA analyst to RT (VIDEOS)

Former NSA analyst Ira Winkler described whistleblower Edward Snowden as a traitor and a sociopath to RT.com, and said the agency needs to seriously revise its staff security training. Speaking to RT as part of our YouTube ‘Cyber Security Series,’ filmed at the European Cyber Threat Summit in Dublin, Winkler argued that anyone could have pulled off Snowden’s leaking of ...

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Telegram shuts down ‘violence-inciting’ channel at Iran’s request, angers Snowden

Messaging service Telegram has shut down a public channel that’s been used to organize the anti-government protests in Iran after a government minister said it featured instructions on making Molotov cocktails and taking up arms. “A Telegram channel is encouraging hateful conduct, use of Molotov cocktails, armed uprising, and social unrest. NOW is the time to stop such encouragements via ...

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Snowden hosts Reddit AMA over Congress' mass surveillance plan

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the ACLU held a live Reddit Ask Me Anything session, which included 400 questions on congressional plans to sneak in a bill to expand mass surveillance measures. Of the 440 questions asked Wednesday, about 20 garnered responses from the panelists, which included American Civil Liberties Union attorney Ashley Gorski, ACLU legislative counsel Neema Singh Guliani, and ...

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UK journalists who worked on Snowden leaks still under investigation, police confirm

British journalists who worked with leaked National Security Agency (NSA) documents from Edward Snowden are still being secretly investigated, it has been revealed. Critics say police should immediately end the probe as “journalism is not a crime.” According to an investigation by the Intercept, ‘Operation Curable’ is being led by a counterterrorism unit within London’s Metropolitan Police. “The investigation is ...

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Putin compares Comey to Snowden, offers him Russian asylum

Vladimir Putin’s latest focus for trolling: James Comey. The Russian president on Thursday likened the fired FBI Director to NSA leaker Edward Snowden — and joked that he’s prepared to offer Comey asylum. “If Comey will be under the threat of political persecution, we are ready to accept him here,” Putin said during his annual televised call-in show. Putin ribbed ...

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Putin risks diplomatic row with Trump as he says Snowden is 'no traitor'

The Russian president said while it was wrong for the former National Security Agency contractor to leak spy secrets, “he did not betray the interests of his country”.  Mr Putin was speaking to US film director Oliver Stone, in a wide-ranging interview about the former KBG agent’s life and politics. Mr Snowdon, 33, was granted asylum in Russia in 2013, ...

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden urges Trump to drop charges against Wikileaks & Assange

National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden and renowned scholar Noam Chomsky are among the diverse group of signatories to endorse the letter, written in response to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement last month in which he confirmed arresting the group’s founder, Julian Assange, was a “priority”. The letter reads: “This threat to WikiLeaks escalates a long-running war of ...

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