Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

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

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Hungary gave the most incriminating response I've ever seen to a request for comment on the #Pegasus  surveillance scandal. I mean, whenever I'm "not aware" of whether I did something or not, I demand to know if foreign spies tipped you off about it. LINK:

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If we don’t do anything to stop the sale of this technology, it’s not just going to be 50,000 targets. It’s going to be 50 million targets, and it’s going to happen much more quickly than any of us expect.

Read about the Biden, Trump, and Obama officials who accepted blood money from the NSO group to bury any efforts at accountability -- even *after* their involvement in the death and detention of journalists and rights defenders around the world!

They spied on the opposition. They spied on judges, journalists, and even teachers. They spied on their wives and children, their doctors -- and priests. It is unbelievable how deep this story goes.

This is an industry that should not exist: they don't make vaccines—the only thing they sell is the virus.

No one is safe from the out-of-control designer spyware industry. Export controls have failed as a means of regulating this easily abused technology. Without an immediate global moratorium on the trade, this will only get worse.

NSO's claim that it is "technologically impossible” to spy on American phone numbers is a bald-faced lie: a exploit that works against Macron's iPhone will work the same on Biden's iPhone. Any code written to prohibit targeting a country can also be unwritten. It's a fig leaf.

WaPo's editorial solution to the NSO scandal is so embarrassingly weak that it is itself a scandal. These companies (and their hosts) claim "transparency, accountability, and licensing requirements" are already in place! You ask for less than nothing.

This is very much worth reading. Daniel Hale did a brave and important thing for the United States, and what is being done to him in response is a national disgrace.


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 

Israel just intentionally destroyed press offices in Gaza, giving only one hour's warning. Associated Press President "horrified that the Israeli military would target and destroy news organizations in Gaza." Imagine this was your home:

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

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.

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.

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.