Edward Snowden
Gaming

Edward Snowden digs this mass surveillance sim, Need to Know 2:11

'Need to Know' a mass surveillance simulation game so cool, it got the Snowden nod of approval while raising funds on Kickstarter. Players join as agents of the fictional Department of Liberty, and climb the ranks in order to…
Computing

Want a secure messaging app on desktop? Signal has announced a private beta

Open Whisper Systems has officially launched Signal Desktop in private beta. The end-to-end encrypted messaging app is used by quite a few notable privacy advocates, including NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Computing

The NSA will no longer collect your metadata starting tonight

Ending an infamous era of Big Brother-esque surveillance, the National Security Agency's bulk phone surveillance program will officially be discontinued by Sunday, November 29.
Opinion

John McAfee: The NSA is running on ‘sheer luck’ — and that’s a travesty

Surveillance programs are largely designed for the express purpose of targeting citizens, pure and simple, says John McAfee. And there's something fundamentally wrong with this concept. Something un-American. It's the antithesis of freedom.
Mobile

Edward Snowden touts Signal for your end-to-end encrypted messaging needs

Edward Snowden needs to be extra careful on the Internet, and one of the ways he keeps safe is by using Signal, an end-to-end encrypted messaging app launching on the Google Play store today.
Web

European Parliament votes to drop Edward Snowden’s criminal charges

European Parliament has voted in favor of dropping Edward Snowden's criminal charges, letting him seek asylum and be protected against U.S. extradition. It is a landmark step by Europe to defy America.
Web

Up to 90 pct of U.S. drone strikes hit the wrong target, major leak reveals

A massive leak reveals the true costs of U.S. drone warfare and how it's carried out. How people are placed on ‘kill lists,' the secret criteria for drone strikes, the 60-day ‘window for lethal action,' and more.
Social Media

Edward Snowden has finally joined Twitter

Just a few days after Neil deGrasse Tyson asked him to join Twitter, Edward Snowden sent out his first tweet to the masses.
Web

Snowden re-emerges from Russian isolation with alien encryption theories

It seems that Edward Snowden's life in Russia may just be a little boring. He has moved on from leaking national secrets to sharing theories about how aliens might be communicating with mankind.
Web

White House response to petition for Edward Snowden’s pardon — “No”

The White House has shot down a two year old petition that had called for the pardon of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, with the administration maintaining its hard line stance on the issue.
Computing

The NSA promises to delete its phone metadata early next year

The NSA has said that it will delete its records of Americans' phone metadata later this year following the introduction of the USA Freedom Act.
Movies & TV

The first teaser for Oliver Stone’s Snowden biopic keeps it simple … and cryptic

Open Road Films has released the first teaser trailer for Snowden, Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone's biopic of former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden, which hits theaters in December.