Edward Snowden

Group who helped Edward Snowden denied Hong Kong asylum

The asylum-seekers, from Sri Lanka and the Philippines, housed Mr Snowden for two weeks when he fled the US after leaking thousands of files.

A government spokesman said that there were no substantial grounds for believing that the claimants would face danger in their home countries.

The group, who are also seeking asylum in Canada, have 14 days to appeal.

The asylum-seekers - a Sri Lankan couple with two children, a Sri Lankan man and a Filipino mother with a daughter - were introduced to Edward Snowden by their lawyer, Robert Tibbo.

Snowden Live Q&A On Trump: “Don’t Fear Trump. Fear The Risk Of Spying”

Privacy is one of those things because the security agencies based in the US are known for their surveillance hobbies. The new elected president would definitely have some sort of impact on privacy and how the spying activities would continue in the future.

Edward Snowden, the man who made the world serious about their personal information available on the internet, will host a live stream event on StartPage–a Dutch search engine–on November 10 (4:30pm Eastern Time). Obviously, Snowden is the right person to talk about privacy considered his past experience.

President Obama should pardon Snowden from espionage act of World War 1

Snowden revelations disclosed that the agency was tapping the phone records of an uncountable number of people. NSA had also tied hands with GCHQ to spy on Israeli drones using open source tools.

Edward Snowden: Why Obama should pardon me

 The world famous whistle-blower is making his case for a presidential pardon, saying his decision to leak a trove of highly classified National Security Agency documents helped bring about much needed change.

"If not for these disclosures, if not for these revelations, we would be worse off," Snowden toldThe Guardian journalist Ewen MacAskill in a video interview published Tuesday.

Presidential pardon sought for Snowden

The American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International are ready to launch the "Pardon Snowden" campaign.

They are urging President Barack Obama to act before he leaves office in January 2017.

The launch this week coincides with the release of an Oliver Stone biopic about the former NSA contractor.

Toronto 2016: Snowden explores 'secret underworld' says Oliver Stone

The director was speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Snowden had its world premiere.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the US National Security Agency contractor who fled to Russia in 2013 having revealed extensive internet and phone surveillance by US intelligence.

The cast includes Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto and Shailene Woodley.

"This is a secret underworld and no one in the NSA has come forward," Stone told a press conference on Saturday.

The NSA was hacked for real — confirmed by Snowden documents

The Shadow Brokers dumped some private hacking tools and exploits, demanding 1 million bitcoin to release all the files. While the security experts and analysts were looking for some solid NSA connection, The Intercept has confirmed the same.

The Intercept found the references to the leaked exploits in its collection of documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Here’s an excerpt from the report:

“It’s time” — Edward Snowden just issued a mysterious warning on Twitter

Snowden also mentions the name of Barton Gellman.

Gallman was the lead reporter in WSJ’s NSA-leak coverage in 2013-14 and he also interviewed Snowden when he was in exile in Russia. He retweeted Snowden’s tweet. Also, his last tweet looks like a confirmation of Snowden’s message.

Edward Snowden Designs an iPhone Case to Detect & Block Wireless Snooping

Snowden fears that cellular signals of the smartphone could be used to locate him, but now, to combat this, he has designed an iPhone case that would detect and fight against government snooping.

With help from renowned hardware hacker Andrew "Bunnie" Huang, Snowden has devised the design, which they refer to as an "Introspection Engine," that would keep journalists, activists, and human rights workers from being tracked by their own devices leaking their location details.

Snowden: Russian data collection plans 'dangerous'

He wrote on Twitter that the "Big Brother law" was an "unworkable, unjustifiable violation of rights that should never be signed".

Among the new rules are tough punishments for failing to report crime, or inciting terrorism online.

It must still be signed into law by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Mr Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, fled to Russia in 2013 after leaking details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by the US National Security Agency.