During a panel on technology and surveillance hosted by Motherboard and Mijente, Snowden was asked by Mijente campaign organizer Jacinta González what needs to be done to get workers within the tech industry to take a stronger position in the dismantling of oppressive systems.
“Every academic, every researcher who's looked at this knew this was coming,” says famed whistleblower Edward Snowden in an exclusive interview with VICE co-founder Shane Smith.
During this pandemic, for example, governments might say they're worried about public health and could send an order to every fitness tracker to look at measures like pulse and heart rate, and then demand access to that kind of activity, he said.
Governments around the world are using high-tech surveillance measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak.“When we see emergency measures passed, particularly today, they tend to be sticky,” Snowden said in an interview with the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival.
Facebook, where the typical user has 190 friends, shows how three degrees of separation gets you to a network bigger than the population of Colorado.The NSA say it needs all this data to help prevent another terrorist attack like 9/11.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden speaks via video link at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal on November 4, 2019.
In a recent on the Joe Rogan podcast show, the famous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden explained how carriers and tech giants are surveilling users through smartphones.
One thing I found when reading the book was that the NSA technically follows the law, just interprets it in such a way as to make it meaningless.
In his new book, Snowden calls Germany a 'primary example' of NSA surveillance cooperation.In fact, it was because of Snowden's revelations that Germans discovered their country's foreign intelligence agency, the BND, supported NSA surveillance.
– The United States today filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), who published a book entitled Permanent Record in violation of the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both CIA and NSA.
"The United States' ability to protect sensitive national security information depends on employees' and contractors' compliance with their non-disclosure agreements, including their pre-publication review obligations," said US assistant attorney general Jody Hunt in a statement.
In an exclusive two-hour interview in Moscow to mark the publication of his memoirs, Permanent Record, Snowden said dire warnings that his disclosures would cause harm had not come to pass, and even former critics now conceded “we live in a better, freer and safer world” because of his revelations.
Snowden: You have to remember, in the beginning I didn't even know mass surveillance was a thing because I worked for the CIA, which is a human intelligence organization.
The administration claimed in its letter to Congress—which was signed by outgoing National Intelligence chief Dan Coats—that the NSA has suspended the spying program, but Free Press Action government relations director Sandra Fulton said in a statement that this "should give little comfort to those whose privacy rights are routinely violated by authorities.".
The book by the man whose leaks of classified documents transformed the debate about government surveillance is coming out September 17.Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, announced Thursday that Snowden’s “Permanent Record” will be released simultaneously in more than 20 countries, including the U.S., Germany and Britain.
In his public ruling, White deemed inadequate the evidence plaintiffs submitted to support claims that the National Security Agency violated the Wiretap Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The public evidence included a 2003 document from a former AT&T technician detailing how the telecom giant routed internet traffic to a secret room at an AT&T facility in San Francisco controlled by the NSA.
Because the government refused to formally acknowledge the document, Snowden submitted a declaration in our case confirming that he had seen the report when he was an NSA contractor.
In the five years since documents provided by Edward Snowden became the basis for a series of revelations that tore away a veil of secrecy around broad surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency, there have been shifts in both technology and policy that have changed the center of gravity for personal electronic privacy in the United States and around the world.
Snowden’s signed declaration, filed on October 31, confirms that one of the documents he leaked, which the EFF relied heavily on for its case, is an authentic draft document written by the then-NSA inspector general in 2009, which exposed concerns about the legality of the Bush’s warrantless surveillance program — Stellar Wind — particularly the collection of bulk email records on Americans.
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden sent an ominous warning Wednesday after hundreds of millions of electronic devices all across the U.S. received a test of a “presidential alert."