Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden


I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. President at @FreedomofPress.

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On banking, bitcoin, and the future of money: a response to a governor of the Federal Reserve, Christopher J. Waller.

Beginning with an increase in paper notes, continuing with the cancellation of the right to exchange them for the more precious coin, and culminating in the debasement of the coin itself, the State finally achieved “sovereign currency:” a handsome napkin.

"Although virtual currencies are occasionally used for illicit transactions, the volume is small compared to the volume of illicit activity through traditional financial services." You'll never believe who said it.

No. If you see one, it's fake.

What is a Central Bank Digital Currency, you ask? Oh, you know: just a "useful policy tool" for casually annihilating the savings of every wage-worker in the country if they don't spend them fast enough.

They'll own everything, and be happy.

There is something miserable in the figure who enjoyed in their youth the freedom of speech, but from the comfort of age seeks to deny it to others; some deformity of the soul.

Have you ever looked at who is behind these new for-profit "fact-checking" companies? "NewsGuard" is "advised" by one of the country's most famous liars—the man who secretly built the global mass surveillance system that, once uncovered, courts condemned as an outrageous crime.

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Sometimes I try to imagine a world where scientific young minds enjoyed greater rewards for revolutionizing, like, farming methods, manufacturing, or energy, rather than the dark patterns used to optimize ad-clicks at Google and Facebook. How did we get here?

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Facebook and Instagram go mysteriously offline and, for one shining day, the world becomes a healthier place. #facebookdown 

Stop what you're doing and read this. This leak is going to be the story of the year: (LINK: )

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Seven years ago, as the news declared I was being charged as a criminal for speaking the truth, I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA's activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them. And yet that day has arrived.

Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange. You alone can save his life. @realDonaldTrump 

Facebook-owned Whatsapp being down is a reminder that you and your friends should probably be using a more private, non-profit alternative like @whispersystems  anyway (or another open-source app of your choice). It's just as free, and takes like 30 seconds to swi #facebookdownch .

I would rather be without a state than without a voice.

When a crooked politician calls me traitor, ask yourself: who did I betray? The courts have ruled repeatedly that the programs I revealed were unlawful, and likely unconstitutional—a violation of your rights. If this is treason, what they call loyalty is a crime.

"Why Aren't Millennials Buying New Homes?" truly a mystery 🤔

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I've been working from home since the Obama administration. 🤔

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