Former National Security Agency (NSA) computer contractor, and whistleblower du jour, Edward Snowden left Hong Kong on June 23 for Moscow. He is now seeking political asylum in either Iceland, Ecuador or Venezuela. Snowden has been charged with three felonies by the U.S. Department Of Justice after leaking NSA documents to two newspapers. The reports outline the agency’s daily collection of the phone records of American citizens.… [Read more]
That mobile phone you love using may be spilling your secrets. Earlier this year, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, we learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) is watching our phone use and who we talk to, and listening to our conversations. Is this legal? Does this infringe on our privacy? Are there ways around being watched?… [Read more]
The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, the expense damnable.’
Lord Chesterfield’s description of sex translates with sublime ease to summarize the perfect civil liberties storm unleashed through the Edward Snowden NSA revelations – a fine, fine mess…American style.
It is one thing to fling your botnet army at Iran, and bomb its Supreme Commander and his bearded, nuclear weapons building boyos back to the digital Stone Age.… [Read more]
In the TS/SBI/LIMDIS/NOFORN/CODEWORD National Security Agency soap opera edition of “Where’s Waldo”, our Waldo, Edward Snowden, is allegedly still at the Moscow airport transit area.
Reading that the U.S. asked Russia to send Snowden home-made me wonder if Secretary of State John Kerry managed to keep a straight, Botox chiseled, face doing so. Great future as a stand-up comedy ‘straight man’ if he could.… [Read more]
Since Edward Snowden‘s ‘confessions of an NSA analyst’ I’ve been feeling like I’m trapped inside Tony Scott’s 1988 flick, Enemy of the State. Irony is it’s fifteen years later. In the last two weeks I’ve read and heard Snowden called everything from a terrorist to spy to a narcissist. I’ve even listened to an elected official call for the prosecution (with a straight face) of the journalist who interviewed Snowden.… [Read more]
Ah, the Edward Snowdon affair. We seen a lot of material passing through cyberspace and landing on our computer screens (via Twitter) about Edward. I’m going to run through some tweets I found about Edward that I hope you will find interesting.
The National Journal says, Breathe, People: We Shouldn’t Rush to Judgment About Edward Snowden.… [Read more]