Messaging App Signal Adds Blur Tool

Popular messaging app Signal has added blur tools to help protect the identities and privacy of people in photos.

Huawei Takes the Gloves Off, Highlights US History of Spying

Following the U.S. disclosure of evidence supporting its claims that Huawei represents a security risk, the Chinese firm is hitting back by highlighting the United States’ own history of spying.

Edward Snowden: All Criminal Charges Should Be Dropped, Votes EU Parliament

In a very close vote, the EU Parliament has decided to recommend member states drop any and all charges against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The body called on countries to “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection…

Edward Snowden Joins Twitter

With a “Can you hear me now”, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has joined Twitter. “I used to work for the government, Now I work for the public,” reads his bio. Can you hear me now? — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September…

Edward Snowden Crayfish Now Exists, Thanks to Admiring Scientist

Edward Snowden doesn’t have many fans in the US government, but he certainly has one in the research community. A German researcher named Christian Lukhaup discovered a new species of crayfish (crawdad, crawfish). It lives in freshwater tributary creeks to…

Edward Snowden Vetters Settle Fraud Case with DOJ

The contractor tasked with performing background checks for the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has been fined $30 million for not really completing their background checks. U.S. Investigations Services Inc. (USIS) will forego the money, which they were to…

The White House Just Responded to the Pardon Edward Snowden Petition – Two Years Later

It only took two years, but the White House has finally gotten around to providing a response to a petition asking for the pardon of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Official answer: nope. “As the President said in announcing recent intelligence…

‘Snowden’ Trailer Shows “One Nation, Under Surveillance”

The first official teaser for Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden movie just hit the web. The film, simply titled Snowden, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the former NSA contractor and whistleblower. The film is based on two different books, to which Stone…

Obama Urged to Reject Encryption Backdoors in Tech-Backed Letter

President Obama is about to receive a letter signed by dozens upon dozens of companies and organizations, urging him to resist giving government agencies access to citizens’ personal data via backdoors in encrypted devices. “We urge you to reject any…

Google Maps Exposes Snowden’s Snow Den Inside the White House

One minute he’s in Russia – the next he’s set up shop inside The White House. This Edward Snowden sure is a character. If you check out the White House on Google Maps right now, you’ll see an interesting listing…

Edward Snowden on Your Laughably Bad Passwords

“The best advice here is to shift your thinking from passwords to passphrases. Think about a common phrase that works for you that’s too long to brute force and also make them unlikely to be in the dictionary,” says American…

Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Start Filming ‘Snowden’

Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were both spotted on location in Washington, D.C. on Monday, when filming began for Snowden. The biopic stars Gordon-Levitt as SNA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Shailene Woodley plays his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. Edward Snowden first made…

Shailene Woodley Uses a Surprising Source as Her Go-to Lipstick

Shailene Woodley says she uses a surprising source to keep her lips looking luscious. The actress is known to be a health nut, using all-natural products as part of her nutrition plan, as well as a source for her beauty…

John Oliver, Edward Snowden Talk Surveillance, Hot Pockets, Dick Pics

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, HBO’s John Oliver took a long, hilarious, but ultimately frightening look into the Patriot Act, government surveillance, and the man who revealed it all a couple summers ago – Edward Snowden. But the show wasn’t…

People Aren’t That Concerned About Government Surveillance, Even Post Snowden

Pew has just published a new report on Americans and how they protect their privacy in the post-Edward Snowden era. Long story short – most don’t do much of anything to even attempt to keep out the prying government eyes.…

Here’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden

Today, Joseph Gordon-Levitt posted the very first photo of him as NSA leaker Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s upcoming film Snowden. Filming has just begun on the project. “I was surprised when I first learned this about Snowden–that he enlisted…

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),…

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,…