Nicolas Cage Says Snowden Story ‘Changed the World’

Nicolas Cage, who played a role in the recently-released film Snowden, said he sought to reflect the story that changed the world. Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage, who played the role of a former US Intelligence official in the recently-released film Snowden, said Tuesday he did


Human rights groups launch campaign seeking pardon for Snowden

Three leading human rights organization launched a campaign to try and persuade President Barack Obama to pardon National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden of his theft and espionage charges in the US before he leaves office. “Presidents normally take some of the most difficult actions


Cover your webcams, says FBI chief

Taping over or otherwise covering up your computer’s web camera is a “sensible” thing that everyone should do, according to FBI Director James Comey. US spy agencies have had the ability to hack into webcams for years, according to whistleblowers. Giving a keynote address at


Leak in-house? NSA data dump could be work of insider

The leak of tools used by the NSA’s elite hacking team has resulted in speculation and finger-pointing in a desperate attempt to identify who could have exposed the government agency’s secrets. But one source says it was an inside job. The chances of a hacker


‘You’re welcome’: Snowden casts light on NSA hack

The files released by a hacker group that claims to have breached the NSA are authentic, whistleblower Edward Snowden has said, explaining the documents’ importance and potential impact on the US elections and relations with allies around the world. Over the weekend, a mysterious group


Court gave NSA broad leeway in surveillance, documents show

Virtually no foreign government is off-limits for the National Security Agency, which has been authorized to intercept information “concerning” all but four countries, according to top-secret documents. The United States has long had broad no-spying arrangements with those four countries — Britain, Canada, Australia and


Out of Reach: New Cellphone Hardware Impedes Digital Surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and prominent hardware hacker Andrew Huang have designed a cellphone hardware aimed at impeding digital surveillance. Andrew told Sputnik more about the project and how the hardware works. The pair is developing a way for potentially imperiled smartphone users to monitor


WikiLeaks Releases Hacked Audio of US Democratic Party Voicemails

After releasing nearly 20,000 emails from the US Democratic National Committee, WikiLeaks has dumped audio recordings from the organization. The new release includes 29 voice messages pulled from the emails of high-ranking DNC officials, totaling 14 minutes. One file (#16014) involves a Clinton supporter calling


New Yorkers: Would You Trade Your Personal Data for Free WiFi?

Over 5 million people in the Big Apple have, perhaps unwittingly, handed over their private personal data to commercial surveillance devices that include hidden cameras. Privacy groups sounded the alarm on Friday over LinkNYC, a network of free Wi-Fi kiosks installed throughout New York City