Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

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

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Our statement at @FreedomofPress  on the false charges laid by Brazil's Bolsonaro regime against @ggreenwald  for reporting the biggest corruption story in years -- corruption in the Justice Ministry itself! These charges are unbelievable, unsupported, and indefensible.

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@Viss  Agree. The biggest flaw in NYT's very, very good reporting on this is their seeming reluctance to reckon with the fact that the core problem is not if it is state or non-state actors compiling dystopian permanent records of entire populations, but that it is being done at all.

Whoever you are, whatever your values, recognize the historic importance of this: it is second time the US government's retaliation against *the same whistleblower* has been found equivalent to torture. Telling the truth has become the greatest of crimes.

“Nearly every other legal system in the world condemns coercive confinement, and long ago replaced secret grand juries with public hearings... even knowing I am very likely to stay in jail for an even longer time, I’m never backing down.”

"I GENERALLY CARE relatively little for the personal lives of people of note, but something that always nagged me just slightly about Edward Snowden’s 2013 revelations that the NSA was spying on pretty much everyone was — how angry was his girlfriend?"

I suspect history will look back on the Suleimani assassination as the moment the US lost the long war in Iraq. The political consequences will cost the government far more presence in the region than any Iranian response.

Absolute red alert: This is unbelievably naked retaliation for revealing extreme corruption at the highest levels of #Bolsonaro 's administration, and an existential threat to investigative journalism in #Brazil .

I wrote an entire book on why I became a whistleblower.


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:

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.

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.