Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

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

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Look at how overwhelming public support is for an Assange pardon—in EVERY poll like this—and think about what it says about any President who refuses to shut down THE most dangerous legal case in the journalism because he's afraid of criticism from the worst people in government.

As an intensely private person, Laura Poitras has not sought the credit she deserves for her role in what is now quite literally written about in history books as the biggest story of the last decade. But her work changed the public mind around the world.

For those wondering about @whispersystems 's sca #WhatsApping , 's decision to sell out its use @facebooks  to has led to what is probably the biggest digital migration to a more secure messenger we've ever seen. Hang in there while the Signal team catches up.

Many of the questions I'm getting about @whispersystems  can be answered by reading this article a lot of folks missed about its fou @moxieder , .

@navalny 's arrest seems to me a repetition of mistakes made in the Soviet era, seen elsewhere now in the case agains #Assange  and the war on whistleblowers. States are developing an allergy to opposition—but systems that cannot accept dissent will not survive it. Let him go.

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


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 

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.

Facebook officially silences the President of the United States. For better or worse, this will be remembered as a turning point in the battle for control over digital speech.

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.

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.

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

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.