Attorney General William Barr Is ‘Vehemently Opposed’ To Pardoning Edward Snowden

Attorney General William Barr is “vehemently opposed” to the idea, floated by President Donald Trump, of pardoning National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Associated Press reported. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, last week Trump suggested that he’s “looking very strongly” into pardoning the Booz Allen Hamilton contractor, who is a wanted man […]

Donald Trump Says He’s Looking ‘Very Strongly’ Into Pardoning Edward Snowden After Calling For His Execution

President Donald Trump told the New York Post that he is “very strongly” looking into the idea of pardoning Edward Snowden. But before stepping into the Oval Office, the president called the famous whistleblower a “coward,” “traitor,” and a “disgrace.” “I’m not that aware of the Snowden situation. I’m going to start looking at it. […]

Whistleblower Edward Snowden Sued By Justice Department Over New Book, ‘Permanent Record’

The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it is suing National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, whose new book, Permanent Record, wasn’t submitted for Justice Department review and which the Department alleges violates the non-disclosure agreements he signed with the CIA and NSA. As NBC News reports, Snowden is a former NSA contractor who, […]

Whistleblower Edward Snowden Seeks U.S. Return & ‘Fair Trial’

After some six years living in Russian as a political asylum-seeker, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden announced in an exclusive interview with CBS News earlier this morning his desire to return to U.S. soil under the condition that he gets a fair trial. Snowden is the man who uncovered a U.S. government-led mass […]

Former CIA Employee Edward Snowden Links Israel Spyware Pegasus To Khashoggi Killing

Edward Snowden claims that Saudi Arabia used an Israeli spyware to target murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Bloomberg reports. Speaking to an audience in Tel Aviv by video conference on Tuesday, the fugitive U.S. whistleblower claimed that Saudi Arabia may have received help from Israel-based NSO Group Ltd. to track and kill Saudi critic Khashoggi at […]

Edward Snowden Calls Russian Government ‘Corrupt,’ Despite His Sanctuary Status

Former CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden has described the Russian government as corrupt ahead of the Trump and Putin summit in Helsinki. The Guardian described Snowden’s criticism of the government as risky, considering his sanctuary status and his limited options. The U.S. Department of Justice charged Snowden with two counts of violating the Espionage Act of […]

NSA Collected More Than 500 Million U.S. Call Records In 2017, Official Report States

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) collected more than 500 million U.S. call records in 2017, Reuters news agency reported. This was stated in the agency’s official annual report released today. A total of 534 million phone call records of Americans was gathered in 2017. In comparison, the NSA gathered 151 million records in 2016. […]

#ReleaseTheMemo And #LeakTheMemo Trending On Twitter

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is a United States federal law which prescribes procedures for physical and electronic surveillance and collection of intelligence information. The Act birthed FISC, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. It has been amended numerous times since 9/11. More recently, the Senate voted to pass a bill known as the FISA […]

Snowden Turns Android Phones Into Personal Security Systems

Edward Snowden, the former programmer for the National Security Agency (NSA) who leaked top secret information regarding the NSA’s surveillance activities, has partnered with the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Guardian Project to create a new Android app. According to the app’s official website, the app turns phones into a personal security system […]

Edward Snowden May Be Returned To US As A ‘Gift’ From Russia To Trump

Edward Snowden may be heading back to the United States as a pawn in a political chess game between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. According to NBC News, U.S. intelligence officials have gathered evidence to suggest that Russia is considering offering Snowden up as a “gift” to the newest president of the United States. Edward […]

‘The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur Makes A Case For Pardoning Edward Snowden And Julian Assange After Presindential Commutation Of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence [Video]

After president Barack Obama commuted the sentence of military whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, who was arrested seven years ago for leaking more than 700,000 diplomatic cables, videos and documents to WikiLeaks, calls for pardoning other whistle-blowers like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Edward Snowden have gathered pace. Cenk Uygur, founder of the progressive YouTube newscast “The […]

Snowden Pardon Unlikely, But Will Russian Passport Save Him? A Snowden pardon is unlikely no matter who the president of the United States is. The allegations against the whistleblower are grave. For some, Edward Snowden may be a hero. But for any government, what he has done is unpardonable. U.S. President Barack Obama has already said that he cannot be lenient about Snowden. […]

Barack Obama Pardons Chelsea Manning: Edward Snowden’s Stay Prolonged In Russia

Barack Obama commutes Chelsea Manning from all the charges, but what about Edward Snowden? As it turns out, the former US Intelligence contractor is now allowed by the Russia to stay in their country for two more years. The 29-year-old Manning is a United States Army soldier convicted by the court-martial in early July 2013 […]

Edward Snowden Thanks All Who Campaigned For Chelsea Manning’s Release

With the news that Chelsea Manning will be released from prison on May 17, Edward Snowden has thanked everyone who has campaigned for clemency on behalf of Manning and said that those people helped to make her release possible. Edward Snowden also thanked Barack Obama and told Chelsea Manning to “stay strong” for just a […]

Chelsea Manning: Barack Obama Commutes Sentence Of Whistleblower

Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower currently in jail for a 2010 information leak that revealed a massive amount of information about classified American military and diplomatic activities is having the bulk of her remaining sentence commuted by Barack Obama. According to the New York Times, Chelsea Manning will be freed from prison in approximately five months […]

Obama Pardons: White House Sees ‘Pretty Stark Difference Between Chelsea Manning And Edward Snowden’

Will President Barack Obama use his remaining time in office to pardon either of two American whistleblowers? From remarks to the White House press gathered on Friday, he seems to be considering it. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday that in considering individual presidential clemency applications there is a “pretty stark difference between […]

Julian Assange AMA: Redditors Accuse WikiLeaks Founder Of Dancing Around Key Issues

For many Reddit users, the much-awaited Julian Assange AMA (Ask Me Anything) was largely unsatisfying and frustrating. According to reports, the controversial WikiLeaks founder allegedly dodged a number of important issues but confirmed with definitive proof that contrary to rumors, he is alive and well. On Tuesday, Assange faced the proverbial music on Reddit, as […]

Could Barack Obama Pardon Edward Snowden, Hillary Clinton And Chelsea Manning?

As his last act of America’s president, could Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden, Bowe Bergdahl, Chelsea Manning and Hillary Clinton? So far, Obama has granted 148 pardons since taking office in 2009. The number of pardons is lesser than his predecessors — George W. Bush pardoned 189 people and Bill Clinton pardoned 396. Chelsea Manning: […]

Edward Snowden, NSA Breach: Shortfalls Revealed In House Intelligence Report

Edward Snowden is taking to social media, defending himself against accusations and statements made in the recently released House Intelligence Committee’s official report which casts him, as well as the National Security Agency, in very bad light. Sad result of the government’s misguided war on whistleblowers: it undermines the credibility of US Intelligence at a […]

Edward Snowden, The NSA And Civil Liberties: Is Our Privacy Still Being Violated By The Federal Government And Its Intelligence Agencies? [Opinion]

Thanks to Edward Snowden, the ongoing debate between those who want to ensure the United States can gather any intelligence it needs to protect itself from terrorism and those who are concerned about civil liberties exploded into the public arena three years ago. As reported by NBC News, Snowden released a vast treasure trove of […]

NSA Leaks: Snowden Reveals He’s Not Counting On Obama’s Presidential Pardon

In a recent exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden stated that he was not counting on the possibility of a pardon from the Obama administration while also admitting that the possibility has never been more likely. This is due to the fact that the issue as to whether Edward will […]

Is Julian Assange Dead? Wikileaks Founder Possibly Silenced Over ‘Pizzagate’

In 2016, there can hardly be anyone alive who does not know the name of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. As many will be aware Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy to escape extradition to Sweden where he is wanted for an […]

National Intelligence Director James Clapper Resignation: ‘I Have 64 Days Left’

As the presidential transition continues, reports that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has submitted his letter of resignation arrived on Thursday, and while a tweet from the Office of the DNI confirms it, people are pointing out that Clapper is getting out before the Trump Administration takes over. From YouTube, viewers can watch the […]

WikiLeaks And Assange October Surprise Duds: Julian Assange Rick-Rolled Both Sanders And Trump Supporters In The 2016 Presidential Election

WikiLeaks and Assange just presented us with yet another October Surprise dud. After “disappearing” following the shutdown of his internet access by authorities in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Julian Assange suddenly popped back up in a Howard Hughes-style phone call to supposedly reassure his supporters he was alive. But perhaps the real reason Assange […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Committed To Studying Relationship Between Technology And Democracy After Spending Time With Edward Snowden

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gained worldwide notoriety when he played the role of John Blake, a detective in The Dark Knight Rises. The action takes place in the Gotham Police Department when Blake resigns from government service after he’s convinced he can fight crime in a better way by joining Batman. Even though many fans hoped that […]

Privacy, Transparency, And Assange’s Master Plan

Edward Snowden and Julian Assange are often spoken of in the same breath as two heroes of the budding revolution. In effect though, they are two people championing two equally important principles — Julian Assange champions the right to transparency, and Edward Snowden is for the right to privacy. These are not contradictory principles. You […]

Snowden Copycat Charged With Stealing Top Secret Documents From NSA

A 51-year-old man who worked for the same government contractor as whistleblower Edward Snowden has been charged with stealing sensitive documents from the National Security Agency. Maryland resident Harold Thomas Martin was charged with theft of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, according to court documents released Wednesday. Martin was arrested […]

Yahoo Spied For The NSA Or FBI? U.S. Internet Company Scanned Millions Of Emails Looking For Specific Information Asked By Intelligence Agencies

Yahoo may have spied on users of its email platform. The company is believed to have run custom-made software that crawled through millions of emails searching for specific snippets of information security agencies like NSA or FBI were looking for. If true, this would be the first official case of an American internet company agreeing […]

Dear Trump Supporter: A Love Letter From A Berner

Hey, Trump Voter, I wanted to reach out. I am an ardent Bernie Sanders fan, and though we may disagree greatly about what the solutions to the problems are, it seems like we are coming to an agreement about what the problem is. We are different creatures, but we have much in common, and I […]

The Snowden Movie: What Do Officials Think About Edward Snowden of the Movie Versus The Real Life Fugitive?

With the release of Oliver Stone’s new Snowden movie, it’s probably safe to assume that the debate about Edward Snowden and his release of classified information regarding United States surveillance activities will re-intensify. While the film itself is receiving – at best – lackluster reviews, just what do government officials and politicians think about the […]

Edward Snowden Presidential Pardon: ACLU To Launch Campaign Urging Obama To Pardon NSA Whistleblower

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may have a last-ditch chance at a presidential pardon as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with Amnesty International, plans to launch a campaign this coming Wednesday that would seek to convince President Obama that Snowden’s acts were in the interests of the people of America, and as a result […]

Oliver Stone To Barack Obama: Pardon Edward Snowden Now

Oliver Stone said President Barack Obama should pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden before he leaves office, the filmmaker told reporters while promoting his new movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to the Toronto Sun. “There are options. Mr. Obama could pardon him, and we hope that Mr. Obama has a stroke of lightning […]

Leaked Snowden Files Show US Used UK Base For Shadow Operations, Menwith Hill Part Of Capture-Kill Ops

Secret files from the National Security Agency leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the U.S. government spy agency used a U.K. base at Menwith Hill to conduct capture-kill missions in the Middle East. The documents, leaked by Snowden on Tuesday and published by the Intercept, show the U.K. base in Yorkshire was used to spy […]

Edward Snowden Dead? Mysterious Tweet Is Sending Conspiracy Theorists Into A Meltdown

What is up with Edward Snowden? The former NSA contractor turned whistle-blower tweeted out a cryptic message to more than 2 million of his followers on Friday, sparking unrest as to his safety and whereabouts. While Mashable reports that the string of letters and numbers may be a cryptic code that Snowden sent someone through […]

What Is Edward Snowden Up To? Posts Tweet: ‘It’s Time’

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower, posted a cryptic tweet on Wednesday, requesting that former colleagues reconnect with him. Snowden tweeted “It’s time” to his more than 2 million followers. Did you work with me? Have we talked since 2013? Please recontact me securely, or talk to @bartongellman. It’s time. — Edward […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Manages To Win Edward Snowden Over To The Idea Of The Upcoming ‘Snowden’ Biopic

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Edward Snowden in the upcoming film Snowden. According to Vanity Fair, a new trailer for the film Snowden debuted during Comic-Con showing Joseph Gordon-Levitt at his finest. Joseph Gordon-Levitt brings the infamous whistleblower to life in the biopic directed by Oliver Stone. While the previous trailers focused on the chronology of […]

Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks Have Social Media Spat: What Are the Implications, Ramifications On Data Privacy And The U.S. Election?

Famed U.S. data leakers Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks had a very public spat on social media on Thursday, clashing over the latter’s decision to release emails that prove a level of corruption in both the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and its handpicked U.S. presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. According to the Washington Post, Snowden, who the […]

Oliver Stone And Edward Snowden Spoke Live At Comic-Con About The Movie ‘Snowden’ And Pokemon Go As ‘Surveillance Capitalism’

Oliver Stone and the cast of Snowden appeared at Comic-Con for an open panel discussion. The topics varied from the norm as Stone stated his opinion of Pokemon GO. Stone believes the new game will not only track people but lead people, controlling their travels, habits, and purchases. It is a big step towards total […]

Edward Snowden Helping Design Anti-Surveillance Smartphone Technology

Edward Snowden is perhaps the most notorious whistleblower in modern American history, exposing the government’s extensive reach with surveillance on domestic citizens and international world leaders. But being in exile in Russia has not kept Snowden from reaching a mass-audience, which he did this week at a conference for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). […]

Edward Snowden Reacts To FBI Recommendation That Hillary Clinton Should Not Be Charged

Following FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation that Hillary Clinton not be charged for the mishandling of classified information, whistleblower Edward Snowden reacted with a simple yet thought-provoking tweet. Edward Snowden sought asylum in Russia after being charged with two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and theft of government property for leaking classified […]

Edward Snowden Denied Anti-Extradition Lawsuit By Norway, Where He Once Sought Asylum

A court in Oslo, Norway, has denied National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden the right to free passage on Monday. Snowden was invited by the Norwegian branch of the PEN Club, which is a literary rights group, to come and collect the Ossietzky prize for freedom of expression on November 18. This award essentially […]

Eric Holder Praises Edward Snowden, But Also Condemns Him

Eric Holder has officially gone on the record now on a public podcast praising Edward Snowden, but also advocating for his punishment. The podcast seemed to serve two agendas for Eric Holder, which he used as a way to say that Snowden is both a hero and a criminal. What Eric Holder was essentially saying […]

‘Snowden’ Director Oliver Stone On Making History With History

Oliver Stone has a keen eye, and that’s important for a director, but the Snowden filmmaker also has a fascination for tackling the tough subjects, those stories that are enveloped in controversy and intrigue. Among Stone’s long list of directing and producing credits are films like JFK (1991) and Platoon (1996). Now, Oliver presents the […]

Trailer For Oliver Stone’s Biopic Of Edward Snowden Is Out, Secret Meetings Revealed

The official trailer of the Edward Snowden biopic has been recently released, and Oliver Stone spilled some details on the film. The director admitted to having had secret meetings with the film’s central character for a year to complete the much-awaited flick. A trailer containing only words narrated how Edward Snowden became an Army recruit […]

Spy Chief Claims Edward Snowden Has Made It Harder To Catch Terrorists, Sped Up Rollout Of Strong Encryption

The director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, blamed Edward Snowden for making it more difficult for the United States to monitor and arrest potential terrorists. Clapper claimed Edward Snowden’s leaks of NSA records sped up the widespread adoption of more advanced encryption. In fact, the director said by his estimates, adoption has been sped up […]

Edward Snowden Sues Norway To Secure Safe Passage During Planned November Visit

Edward Snowden has sued Norway in a bid to guarantee that he won’t be extradited to the United States should he ever visit the Scandinavian country, the Norwegian Page is reporting. Snowden has been awarded the prestigious Ossietzky Prize from the Norwegian branch of the international writers’ group PEN. The Ossietzky Prize is named for […]

Edward Snowden, A Musician? Ex-NSA Whistleblower Teams With Jean-Michel Jarre On ‘Exit’

You’ve heard of Edward Snowden, the ex-NSA whistleblower who exposed top-secret documents to prove that your privacy has been compromised. It’s partly because of him and the information he leaked that security protocols across the globe are slowly being upgraded. Unfortunately for Snowden, the leak made him a traitor to U.S. national security, and he […]

Ai Weiwei, Edward Snowden, And Pussy Riot Join Hands To Fight Against Cyber Censorship

On the eve of World Day against Cyber Censorship, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot, and American whistle-blower Edward Snowden have together launched a campaign to spread online protests against growing government restrictions on citizens’ expression, the Verge reports. The World Day against Cyber Censorship is celebrated on March 12 […]

Edward Snowden Wants To Return To America, But Only If He Gets A Fair Trial

Edward Snowden, the infamous NSA whistleblower – or traitor, depending upon whom you ask – has voiced his desire to return to the United States, according to a report from CBS. However, he has one very big condition: only if he is guaranteed a fair trial. Snowden currently faces one charge of theft of government […]

Edward Snowden To Appear At New Hampshire Convention: NSA Whistleblower To Be Keynote Speaker Via Video Link

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who exposed the government’s bulk phone data collection and other surveillance practices, will be the keynote speaker at a New Hampshire convention of libertarians, The Valley News reports. Snowden will speak to the New Hampshire Liberty Forum via a video conference from Russia, where he’s been granted political asylum while […]