Midnight In The Desert — Snowden

Secret Endeavors of Mysterious Spy Satellite revealed in Snowden Documents

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Secret Endeavors of Mysterious Spy Satellite revealed in Snowden Documents

Top-secret documents obtained by the online publication ‘The Intercept‘ from NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden have lifted the veil on one of America’s most enigmatic satellite missions of recent years, roaming high above Earth to intercept the communications of commercial satellites otherwise not accessible in the NSA’s information-gathering efforts. Only known by the name of PAN, the satellite was sent into orbit on September 8, 2009 atop an Atlas V rocket under contract with an undisclosed U.S. Government Agency. No agency claimed ownership of the satellite – a highly unusual move as even the National Reconnaissance Office, operator of U.S. spy...

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'Hypocrite' Holder Says Snowden Performed Important 'Public Service'

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'Hypocrite' Holder Says Snowden Performed Important 'Public Service'

(Common Dreams) Though he acknowledged that Edward Snowden did indeed perform a “public service” by starting a national conversation about government surveillance, former Attorney General Eric Holder still insists that the NSA whistleblower should be prosecuted for supposedly “harming American interests.” “We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in and by the changes that we made,” Holder told David Axelrod in an interview on CNN‘s “The Axe Files,” which was published on Monday. Nonetheless, Holder, who...

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Trailer for Oliver Stone's "Snowden"

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Trailer for Oliver Stone's "Snowden"

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's Snowden. Stone went to Russia and met with Snowden several times during the production of the movie, so hopefully it will be somewhat accurate, but you never know with Stone. It's opening on September 16, 2016. Read More: Boing Boing

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Chomsky, Snowden, Greenwald on Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

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Chomsky, Snowden, Greenwald on Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

What is privacy and what is an individual’s right to it? That is the question that renowned linguist and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Intercept co-founding editorGlenn Greenwald sought to answer on Friday evening as the three (virtually) shared a stage for a panel discussion at the University of Arizona in Tuscon. Coming amid the FBI’s public battle against Apple as well as days after the bombings in Brussels last week, which have spurred another round of calls for heightened security and surveillance, the conversation challenged the rhetoric that national security requires that...

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Edward Snowden Says Aliens Are Trying to Contact Earth

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Edward Snowden Says Aliens Are Trying to Contact Earth

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden claimed that aliens are trying to contact Earth, but we may never spot their signals due to encryption, in a call he made to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's "StarTalk" podcast on Friday. We look at Snowden's theory on the Lip News with Elliot Hill and Margaret Howell.

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