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Edward Snowden: I Wish I Would Have Come Forward Sooner

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is currently doing a reddit AMA with journalist Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the filmmaker who just won an Oscar for her Snowden documentary Citizenfour. Apart from some technical difficulties (mods accidentally banning his primary account), Snowden is giving some pretty thorough answers to users’ questions. Here are some of the best: TheJackal8: Mr. Snowden, if …

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Edward Snowden Movie Casts Nicolas Cage, Sets Premiere Date

At Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony, the Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour took home a statue for best documentary feature film. But the Edward Snowden story is also getting a dramatic retelling, as Oliver Stone is currently working on a film. Today, we have some new info on the film – including a new casting decision. According to Variety, Nicolas Cage has …

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Play Snowden in Oliver Stone Film

Back in September it was rumored that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had been offered the role of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in an upcoming Oliver Stone film. Now, the news has been confirmed. Speaking to Russian new site RIA Novosti, Oliver Stone said that the part will indeed be played by Gordon-Levitt, who he called “a very good actor, popular with the …

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Joseph Gordon Levitt Reportedly Offered Edward Snowden Role

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been offered the role of Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s, tentatively titled, The Snowden Files. Snowden, a former U.S. intelligence analyst, released more classified documents than anyone since Daniel Ellsberg released the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War. A Variety source claims that Stone offered Gordon-Levitt the lead role, and he accepted it. However, they are still …

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Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia

Edward Snowden is likely staying in Russia for the foreseeable future. The 31-year-old former NSA analyst, who famously leaked (and continues to leak) documents and anecdotes about the US government’s massive surveillance initiative, has been granted a three-year residence permit in Russia, according to the AFP. Shortly after The Guardian published leaked documents obtained by Snowden during his stint as …

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Chelsea Manning to Begin Gender Treatments

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, born Bradley Edward Manning, the United States Army soldier convicted last July of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, is set to start a basic treatment for her gender identity condition. Manning was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment after being found guilty of 17 espionage-related charges, and is eligible for parole after eight years served. …

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The NSA Is Getting Off on Your Sexts, Says Snowden

According to NSA leaker and current resident of Russia Edward Snowden, the lovely folks at the NSA are intercepting your naked selfies and passing them around the office like adolescent boys – you know, because of course they are. Snowden recently sat down to talk to The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger in Russia, and a sneak peek of the conversation just …

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Angela Merkel Calls U.S. Spying Allegation ‘Serious’

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel said in a news conference in Beijing Monday that if allegations that a German man had been working as a double agent for the U.S. are true, “it would be a serious case.” According to intelligence sources, a 31-year-old employee of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency admitted to slipping classified documents to a U.S. contact. …

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Edward Snowden On Vindication: I Can Sleep At Night

Edward Snowden remains a highly divisive figure in the American political and social landscape following his decision to leak thousands of highly classified documents to the international press in June of 2013. Some argue that Snowden’s actions exposed the dangerous levels of overreach the United States government—a government that Snowden demonstrated is spying on its own citizens—has engaged in following …

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Post Snowden, Tech Companies Are Much More Transparent and Protective of User Privacy

In May of 2013, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published their third-ever “Who Has Your Back” report, which looks at major tech companies and how they stack up when it comes to protecting user data and privacy. In the six criteria the EFF uses to judge each company, only two received perfect six-star ratings. Many top companies, like Apple and Yahoo, …

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Edward Snowden Story Coming to Silver Screen as Sony Buys Rights to New Glenn Greenwald Book

One of the most compelling, and still unfolding stories in years will hit the silver screen in the coming years, as reporter Glenn Greenwald’s just-published book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U. S. Surveillance State, has been picked up by Sony Pictures. “Edward Snowden’s explosive revelations have raised important questions about the role of government …

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NSA MYSTIC Can Listen To Any Call, Anywhere

Contrary to what many news outlets have been saying, and many experts have been assuring Americans of, the National Security Agency does indeed have the ability to pull up the entire audio of your phone calls and listen to them whenever they please. When news of the MYSTIC and RETRO programs first broke, thanks to the leaks of Edward Snowden, …

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