Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden


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

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@bluedream42  Do you mean to tell me Washington is more than a box for containing Seattle? Jokes aside, thanks for keeping us straight on the geography. Much obliged.

We need to know whether our hospitals are safe. If we can't even prevent retaliation against healthcare workers for warning of hazards during a pandemic, "whistleblower protection" is a cruel myth.

As authoritarianism spreads, as emergency laws proliferate, as we sacrifice our rights, we also sacrifice our capability to arrest the slide into a less liberal and less free world. Here's how it happens:

Governments around the world are exploiting the pandemic to monitor us like never before. I discuss it with @ggreenwald  here on SYSTEM UPDATE:

Apple and Google intend to push pandemic trackers into most of the world's smartphones. In response, @ACLU  just published a whitepaper listing bottom-line principles phone-based contact-tracing systems must follow to comply with basic rights. Summary:

If you ever wonder where we're at on the dystopia scale, consider that it's normal to believe the government is spying on you, and crazy to believe that they're not.

I feel like that mask needs a @FreedomofPress  logo for peak irony.

PERMANENT RECORD has just been adapted for young readers and schools. It took a lot of work, but making the systems that will control and influence our children's entire lives understandable to them is something I feel very important. Order link:

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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.

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.

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.

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

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