Monthly Archives: April 2016

Lawyer Denies Reports Snowden Working With Russia’s FSB

Whistleblower Edward Snowden is not cooperating with any intelligence agency, including Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Monday refuting corresponding media reports. Last week, media reports emerged claiming that Germany’s intelligence BND believed Snowden was cooperating with the Kremlin and Russian

Whistleblower Music: Snowden Teams Up With French Legend For New Song

Edward Snowden, the fugitive US National Security Agency contractor, who in 2013 revealed widespread US foreign surveillance, has recorded a song with French electronic artist Jean-Michel Jarre, The Local reported on Saturday. On the track, titled “Exit” and released by the Columbia record company, Snowden

Banking Whistleblower Believes CIA Behind Panama Papers Leak

Many have called the validity of the Panama Papers into question. Now, former banker and financial whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld has added his own doubts, believing that all signs point to a US government involvement. In 2009 the US Justice Department issued a fine of $780

British Spy Agency Put to Good Use Preventing Harry Potter Leaks

As the United Kingdom’s answer to the NSA, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is London’s most powerful surveillance outfit. But recent revelations show that the agency’s top concern in 2005 was saving Harry Potter fans from spoilers. JK Rowling’s series about the adventures of a boy

German Lawmakers Expose Asylum-for-Intelligence Scam

Lawmakers in Germany have exposed the systematic granting of asylum to migrants from the Middle East and other countries in return for information given to the state intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND). In the past 15 years at least 1,000 refugees have been granted asylum

Mass US Surveillance Has People Scared to Express Online Views

Threats to free speech don’t just originate from extremism, but also from the widespread surveillance that is put in place to protect us from extremist views, a new study found. The study, conducted by Wayne State University’s Elizabeth Stoycheff, found that people who were “primed

Head of US’ Top Privacy Watchdog Group Resigns

The chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent, bipartisan agency within the executive branch that determines the risks of counterterrorism programs to Americans’ constitutional rights, has suddenly resigned. David Medine became chairman of the agency in 2013, shortly before whistleblower Edward

NSA Director Meets Secretly in Israel to Plan Stuxnet-Like Operations

The clandestine meeting among surveillance officials comes less than one week after the United States filed charges against Iranian officials for similar offensive cyber activities. Last week, NSA chief, Admiral Michael Rogers met with Israeli security officials in secret to explore forging closer ties between