Monthly Archives: August 2015

Judiciary Branch Has Self-Abolished

The US no longer has a judiciary. This former branch of government has transitioned into an enabler of executive branch fascism. Privacy is a civil liberty protected by the US Constitution. The Constitution relies on courts to enforce its prohibitions against intrusive government, but if

NSA bulk call records collection extended for last time

The U.S. National Security Agency’s controversial program for the bulk collection of domestic phone call records has been granted extension for the last time, according to documents released. Under an order by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the NSA is now allowed to continue

NSA wants encryption that fends off quantum computing hacks

The National Security Agency isn’t just yearning for quantum computers that can break tough encryption — it wants encryption that can protect against quantum computers, too. Officials have begun planning a transition to “quantum resistant” encryption that can’t be cracked as quickly as conventional algorithms.

I advised Snowden to go to Russia instead of LatAm: Assange

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange says he advised US National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden to seek asylum in Russia instead of Latin America. Snowden “preferred Latin America, but my advice was that he should take asylum in Russia,” Assange said in an interview with

Assange says Snowden’s escape to Russia was his idea

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange could have played a role in the decision by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to seek asylum in Russia, instead of Latin America. Assange says it was he who advised Snowden to turn to Moscow for refuge. Snowden “preferred Latin America, but

The NSA can keep spying on phone call metadata through November

The National Security Agency can keep on keeping on with the bulk collection of phone call metadata for a bit longer, sadly. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia killed an injunction that would’ve ended the previously-ruled-unconstitutional homegrown spying, according to

Edward Snowden Gave Matt Damon a Reason to Return for Bourne 5

​The Bourne franchise wasn’t supposed to roll out this way. 2012’s The Bourne Legacy passed the torch from Matt Damon to successor Jeremy Renner. Jason Bourne wouldn’t solider on like James Bond, recasting actors as they age out. Instead, side-sequels would expand the universe. Renner

Federal talks about Edward Snowden film

Two groups in Federal have joined forces to put on a film and a talk at Federal Hall tomorrow (Saturday) night. FedTalks and Federal Films are having a fundraiser with the screening of the documentary CitizenFour and a Q&A style discussion afterwards. CitizenFour is winning

Empty chair for Snowden prize ceremony

Edward Snowden will be represented by an empty chair next week when he is honoured with a freedom of expression prize in Norway, as he fears extradition to the US, organisers said on Friday. “It’s final: he won’t come to Norway on September 5 to

US Mass Surveillance Mindset Infects Germany, Democracies Worldwide

The NSA whistleblower claimed that the German intelligence spyware scandal illustrated how the US “collect it all” domestic surveillance philosophy that infected other democracies around the world. The German intelligence spyware scandal illustrates how the US “collect it all” domestic surveillance philosophy has infected other

New Docs Show US Pressure on Allies Over Edward Snowden

Newly revealed documents show how much pressure the US put on countries throughout Europe while attempting to track down and capture former CIA and NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden while he was on the run in 2013. Snowden fled the US in May 2013,

US Asked Norway to Arrest Edward Snowden

Norwegian media reported that the US had asked Norway to arrest Edward Snowden should he attempt to enter its territory following the whistleblower mass surveillance reports since 2013. The United States asked Norway to arrest whistleblower Edward Snowden should he attempt to enter its territory,

Spy Swapping: Backlash at Latest German, US Data Sharing Leak

German spies traded data for surveillance software from their US counterparts, according to new documents obtained by Zeit Online and Die Zeit. It all started back in 2011 when US National Security Agency (NSA) demonstrated the XKeyscore software to Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, the Office

NSA Provided German Intelligence With Spyware in Exchange for Data

A previously unpublished document revealed by Edward Snowden reveals that Germany’s domestic security agency has received a spy software from NSA on terms of data exchange. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Germany’s domestic security agency has received a spy software from the US National Security Agency (NSA)