Monthly Archives: July 2016

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

Edward Snowden & WikiLeaks clash on Twitter over how to better leak data

Former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has criticized WikiLeaks, a seemingly fellow whistleblower, on Twitter for failing to provide “modest curation.” WikiLeaks, which helped Snowden secure asylum in Russia, didn’t take long to reply, apparently implying that the whistleblower might be trying

Snowden has been cleared to appear at a theater near you

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will be live-streamed from his exile in Moscow in theaters nationwide following a special screening of the Oliver Stone film “Snowden” on Sept. 14. Fathom Events and Open Road films announced the Snowden Live event Friday. Snowden will be speaking to

Pokémon Go and the coming zombie apocalypse

I don’t need simulated drama in my life. When you stand up and speak out, more of the real thing will find you than you could possibly want. Since I stopped working in the corporate world, I don’t even carry a mobile phone. I have

Snowden designs hardware to thwart cellphone digital surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and a hacker colleague have designed cellphone hardware that would alert a user to radio digital surveillance and errant signals. The cellphone battery case, or “introspection engine” is designed for the iPhone 6 to monitor the electrical signal sent to its