Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

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

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“Human rights have not been in a crisis like this since the end of the Second World War,” says Manfred Nowak, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. We should listen.

The most essential journalism of every era is precisely that which a government attempts to silence.

@distrumption  @PostOpinionsYou 're partly correct. I obviously agree that Obama was an opponent of press freedoms (he indicted more sources of journalism under the Espionage Act than all other Presidents combined). The distinction is he kept it domestic. Trump globalized it. Both deserve criticism.

Did you read the article? It's not my quote.

Ordinary Chinese readers and translators united to help me remove all censorship from the mainland edition of my first book, entitled《永久记录》. Now we're making it available it to the world for free. Please download and share it everywhere. Link:

This project owes a special thanks to @brokep , who knows a little something about filesharing. Please help us spread it everywhere for people behind the Great Firewall.

Dangerous by design: How the CIA and German BND conspired to sabotage the communications of allies and adversaries alike.


Images of Ecuador's ambassador inviting the UK's secret police into the embassy to drag a publisher of--like it or not--award-winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books. Assange's critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom.

This FBI Director has sought for years to jail me on account of my political activities. If I can oppose his firing, so can you.

Note: Gina Haspel participated in a torture program that involved beating an (innocent) pregnant woman's stomach, anally raping a man with meals he tried to refuse, and freezing a shackled prisoner until he died. She personally wrote the order to destroy 92 tapes of CIA torture.

Speak not because it is safe, but because it is right.

Facebook: "This is their information. They own it" BBC: "And you won’t sell it?" FB: "No! Of course not." Please help this 2009 interview of Facebook's CEO get seen by people who don't use Twitter. Here's a download link so you can pull and repost it:

Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as "surveillance companies." Their rebranding as "social media" is the most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense.

Your smartphone broadcasts your exact location thousands of times per day to dozens of different companies. Each has the power to follow individuals wherever they go, in near-real time. That’s not a glitch in the system. It is the system.

No matter the outcome, #Brexit  polls demonstrate how quickly half of any population can be convinced to vote against itself. Quite a lesson.