Articles about Edward Snowden (page 2)

NSA Collecting Faces From Millions Of Web Images For Facial Recognition
Much has been said and written about the NSA’s electronic spying operations. Since the first leaks last year Edward Snowden, the man behind it all, has continued to leak highly classified documents shedding light on the top secret programs. The latest from Snowden reveals that millions of faces are being collected from web images by the agency which it intends to use for facial recognition. Some of the programs previously seen […]

NSA Secret Facility For Planting Backdoors Seen In Leaked Pictures
Many of the National Security Agency’s spying programs are now out in the open, courtesy of highly classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Recently Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who has worked with Snowden on these revelations, brought even more leaks to the forefront. Citing classified documents it was reported that the NSA intercepts networking equipment being exported out of the U.S. to plant backdoors. Photos of one such secret facility have […]

Edward Snowden's Story Might Be Immortalized By Hollywood
The entire debacle was certainly nothing short of a thriller. A former CIA technical analyst working for a military contractor walks out the door with highly classified documents on a thumb drive. He then flies to Hong Kong before handing over some of the documents to journalists who break the story about the most widespread electronic spying programs launched by the U.S. government. Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who has been in […]

NSA Reportedly Intercepts Network Equipment To Plant Backdoors
The Snowden affair will certainly have caused many headaches in Washington. A former CIA technical analyst drew the world’s attention to the National Security Agency’s clandestine electronic spy operations last summer by leaking a huge cache of highly classified documents. The leaks have continued to come in over time. Glenn Greenwald, a renowned journalist who was pivotal in breaking those stories and is believed to be in possession of even more […]

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Bill Gates Doesn't Consider Snowden A Hero
Last year a former CIA technical analyst became one of the most popular advocates of online privacy after he leaked a barrage of highly classified documents. Criminal charges await him on his return to the U.S., for leaking documents that exposed U.S. National Security Agency’s wide reaching electronic spying programs. Most people might consider him a hero, but Bill Gates isn’t one of them. The Microsoft co-founder believes that methods […]

Edward Snowden Gets Second Nobel Peace Prize Nomination
One can bet that there are a lot of people in Washington scoffing at this report right now. Edward Snowden is now known around the world as the former CIA technical analyst who escaped to Hong Kong prior to leaking a barrage of top secret documents implicating the U.S. National Security Agency in widespread electronic spying programs. The leaks continue to this day, only recently documents provided by Snowden revealed […]

NSA Reportedly Siphoning Off Personal Data Through Popular Mobile Apps
Another day, another round of leaks from former CIA technical analyst Edward Snowden. This man blew the whistle on U.S. National Security Agency’s electronic spying programs, and he continues to leak highly classified documents. Documents provided to The New York Times, The Guardian and ProPublica reveal that the NSA has been siphoning off personal data through popular mobile applications, internally referred to as “leaky apps.” Apparently the NSA has collaborated with […]

Young Americans Believe Edward Snowden Served Public Interest
By now you must have heard of Edward Snowden, the former CIA technical analyst who leaked a treasure trove of top secret documents detailing the various electronic spying programs of the National Security Agency. Documents named major U.S. internet companies like Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo and Google, though all of them denied any involvement with the agency’s clandestine programs. Regardless of that, Snowden’s actions have brought the NSA’s secret operations to […]

Microsoft Received 37,196 Requests For Data From LEAs
Microsoft has released a new report today detailing the number of requests it has received from various law enforcement agencies from around the world. Between January and June 2013, the company received 37,196 requests for data. Seventy seven percent of these requests were for data such as IP history, billing address, and the user’s name. Microsoft says that for 21 percent requests it didn’t have to disclose any data. It […]

NSA Allegedly Paid Google, Microsoft, Yahoo And Facebook Millions To Cover Compliance Costs
Whistleblower Edward Snowden is at it again. In a new string of documents provided to The Guardian by the ex-CIA technical analyst, it is alleged that NSA paid millions of dollars of taxpayer money to internet companies such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook. Previous leaks from Edward Snowden allege that these major companies, and a few more, are involved in the National Security Agency’s PRISM program. Soon after the […]

Mega Developing "Cutting Edge" Encrypted Email Service
After the NSA’s top secret spying programs were brought to light, by former CIA technical analyst Edward Snowden, many people are started speaking out against widespread surveillance of online activity. The documents leaked by Snowden reveal programs that are capable of tapping in to Skype audio and video calls, monitoring internet history and even accessing the content of emails. Lavabit, an encrypted email provider that Snowden used, recently shut down […]

Verizon Wireless Allegedly Aided UK's Tempora Eavesdropping Program
Last month a string of highly classified documents were leaked by former CIA technical analyst Edward Snowden. Those documents revealed that the UK’s GCHQ was apparently tapping in to undersea fiber optic cables that go through the country for collecting data. At that time it was not known if any telecommunication companies were aiding the program, which is known as Tempora. According to German newspaper Süddeutsche, which claims to have received […]

XKeyscore Is NSA's "Widest Reaching" Program For Collecting Data Online
By now you might have heard of NSA’s data collection programs. The leaks started over a month ago when a former CIA technical analyst, Edward Snowden, leaked documents pertaining to NSA’s PRISM program. We then saw documents related to NSA’s Boundless Informant tool. Snowden has now leaked a cache of documents about yet another program of the National Security Agency, a program that allows it to collect “nearly everything” an […]

NSA Can Reportedly Tap In To Skype Audio And Video Calls
Newly leaked documents from Edward Snowden, the man behind the PRISM leak, claim that Microsoft has provide NSA with access that even lets it tap in to video and audio calls made through Skype.