Tag: Edward Snowden

Haven App By Edward Snowden Transforms Android Phones Into Mobile Home Security Systems

Haven is a free app that can turn any Android smartphone into a home security system. The app, which was released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, utilizes the array of sensors included in all smartphones to provide protection.

Apps/Software December 23, 2017

Lavabit, The Email Service Edward Snowden Used To Leak NSA Secrets, Has Been Revived

Lavabit, the secure email service that Edward Snowden used to leak details regarding the NSA's mass surveillance program, was shut down to prevent authorities from gaining access to Snowden's communications. After over three years, Lavabit, however, is now being revived.

Apps/Software January 23, 2017

CIA Reveals New Rules Of Handling Information On Americans

The CIA has reportedly revised the existing rules for routine espionage operations. The revised guidelines were published on Jan. 18 on its official website.

Security January 20, 2017

Twitter's Jack Dorsey Interviewed Edward Snowden Via Periscope: How To Watch The Q&A If You Missed It

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey's interview with whistleblower Edward Snowden was streamed live through Periscope. Those who missed it can also watch the video on Periscope.

Computers December 15, 2016

Edward Snowden Warns Against Google Surveillance: 'Don't Use Allo'

Want a messaging app with a side of surveillance? That's Google Allo for you, according to Edward Snowden, who warns against using the app.

Apps/Software September 22, 2016

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says Edward Snowden Is 'The Most Extreme Of Patriots'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt said that Edward Snowden is the 'most extreme of patriots.' The Hollywood actor takes on the role of the NSA whistleblower in the biopic 'Snowden.'

Celebrities September 11, 2016

This iPhone Case Designed By Edward Snowden Does Exactly What You Think It Would

Edward Snowden has revealed the designs for an open-source, open-hardware device that does exactly what you think it would — warn you if someone is spying on your phone.

Security July 21, 2016

How To Stop Your Phone From Spying On You: Privacy Tips From Edward Snowden

Famed whistleblower Edward Snowden shows 'Vice' some steps toward 'going black.' This procedure will keep smartphones from spying on their owners.

Security May 27, 2016

The Intercept Releases More Documents First Leaked By Edward Snowden Revealing NSA’s Inner Workings

Cache of Snowden’s NSA documents have been made available, and journalists are encouraged to read through it to uncover stories not yet told.

Security May 17, 2016

Here's Your First Extended Look At Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Snowden

Oliver Stone's film about National Security Agency's whistleblower finally releases its official trailer on April 27. Watch how Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrayed the most wanted man in the world.

Movies/TV Shows April 28, 2016

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Is Suing Norway To Prevent Extradition To US

Whistleblower Edward Snowden is suing Norway in a bid to secure free passage to attend a local awarding event without the risk of being extradited to the United States. The lawsuit was filed at the Oslo District Court.

Business Tech April 24, 2016

Apple Hires Frederic Jacobs, Key Developer Behind Snowden-Approved, Ultra-Secure Signal Messaging App

Apple recently recruited encryption expert Frederic Jacobs, one of the key developers behind the Signal messaging app. With Apple in the line of fire from government officials asking it to break its security policies, Jacobs’ addition is perfectly timed.

Apps/Software February 27, 2016

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Edward Snowden Side With Tim Cook On Apple vs. FBI Encryption Case

Apple is embroiled in a dispute with the FBI as it refuses to create an iOS backdoor to investigate the iPhone 5c used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attacks. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have sided with Apple in the issue.

Business February 18, 2016

Edward Snowden-Approved Ultra Secure Tails OS Gets Major Update: What's New

Tails 2.0 rolled out with major improvements for security enthusiasts. The coders noted that the OS will install easier, will feature more safety protocols and will give Gnome fans something they were looking for.

Apps/Software February 2, 2016

Latest Snowden Leak Reveals NSA, GCHQ Hacked Israeli Drones

Latest leakage information by Edward Snowden shows footages of Israeli drones over Gaza strip. British and United States spy agencies surveyed drones for military purposes from Israel.

FUTURE TECH February 1, 2016

Edward Snowden Makes Surprise Appearance At CES 2016 Via Telepresence

Edward Snowden appeared at CES 2016 via Suitable Technologies' Beam robot. The screen-on-wheels robot comes packed with a video camera and a display, allowing users to remotely view and even move around different spaces.

Robotics January 8, 2016

Encrypted Messaging App Signal Set To Launch Desktop Beta For Chrome

The Edward Snowden-endorsed messaging app Signal is set to launch on desktops for Android users via a Chrome app.

Apps/Software December 3, 2015

In The Name Of Operational Security, Cat Facts Coder Makes Twitter Users 'Meow' At Edward Snowden

A programmer made waves on Twitter with his awareness campaign on online security. Users who shared their phone number online got their inboxes littered with cat facts, and the only way to end the catilicious info overload involved Edward Snowden.

Internet November 21, 2015

Edward Snowden Talks To Students From Canada's Queen's University Via Skype

Edward Snowden was the opening ceremony star of the Queen's University Model United Nations Invitational in Canada last Thursday. The NSA leaker who is currently in Russia spoke to more than 600 attendees through a Skype video link.

Internet Culture November 13, 2015

NSA Says It Discloses 91 Percent Of Zero-Day Bugs It Finds, But Does It Exploit Them First?

The National Security Agency has revealed that it discloses 91 percent of vulnerabilities it discovers to technology firms in the United States. ​The NSA, however, did not go into detail as to what it does prior to exposing these security flaws to developers.

Internet November 10, 2015

Edward Snowden-Approved Signal Messaging App Now Available For Android

Signal, the messaging app that Edward Snowden uses, has already arrived on Google's Play Store. Here is why this privacy-focused messaging app is the world's renowned privacy expert's favorite.

Apps/Software November 4, 2015

IBM Raises Eyebrows, Opens Source Code Access To China: Here’s Why

IBM allowed Chinese government IT experts to view its software’s source code in its efforts to expand business in the massive market. Big Blue said the source code was viewed in a controlled environment that would prevent the theft of its trade secrets.

Business October 18, 2015

Edward Snowden's Inbox Was Filled Up By A 47GB Flood Of Twitter E-mails

Edward Snowden created quite a stir in the Twitter world. Nobody could tell how many of his followers are fans and how many are NSA agents, but the number of messages he received in two days of tweeting are promising.

Internet October 4, 2015

Epic Troll Hijacks Interview About Edward Snowden To Defend Edward Scissorhands Instead

Twitter comedian Jon Hendren used his on-air time on HLN to defend his hero Edward Scissorhands. The segment was supposed to be about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's Twitter account.

Internet Culture October 2, 2015

Edward Snowden Just Joined Twitter, Immediately Follows The NSA

Edward Snowden just joined Twitter in the best way possible.

Internet Culture September 29, 2015

Edward Snowden Is Pushing For A Global Treaty Against Digital Surveillance

Edward Snowden campaigns for a global privacy treaty, saying that mass spying is on an international scale. The notorious whistle-blower calls for change on an international scale.

Internet September 29, 2015

If You're From The UK, GCHQ Knows Everything You Do On The Internet

Leaked documents show that the UK's Government Communications Headquarters stores over trillions of metadata records. The organization claims that it is authorized and necessary.

Internet September 28, 2015

Snowden Thinks Aliens Could Be Trying To Talk To Earth Right Now

United States government whistleblower Edward Snowden appeared on the StarTalk podcast by Neil deGrasse Tyson, where they talked about the possiblity of aliens trying to communicate with Earth.

FUTURE TECH September 21, 2015

After Academy Award-Winning Documentary 'CitizenFour,' Laura Poitras Looks At Julian Assange

Poitras's new visual journalism project, Field Of Vision, looks to create an episodic series of visually-engaging documentary short films.

Internet September 11, 2015

Appeals Court Takes NSA Off The Hook, Lifts Injunction on Bulk Phone Surveillance

A federal appeals court has reversed a district court’s ruling that the NSA’s bulk phone surveillance program is almost certainly unconstitutional, a decision that is sure to spark protests from privacy advocates.

Legal August 29, 2015

AT&T Willingly Aided NSA's Spying Campaigns, Leaked Snowden Docs Reveal

According to new documents leaked by Edward Snowden, AT&T willingly helped the NSA in the spying of U.S. citizens, handing over billions of phone records and emails.

Business August 16, 2015

No Presidential Pardon For Edward Snowden, Says White House

Sorry, Edward Snowden. No presidential pardon for you. That's what the White House said today in an official statement, following a petition by more than 165,000 Americans asking for Snowden's whistleblowing to be forgiven.

Internet July 28, 2015

NSA Resumes Bulk Phone Data Collection Following New Court Ruling

It’s the FISA court against a federal appeals court clashing as they decide the fate of NSA’s eavesdropping on American’s telephones.

July 1, 2015

First Trailer For 'Snowden' Sets An Ominous Tone

He lives in secret, far from home. He's the most wanted man on the planet. Here's the first teaser trailer for Oliver Stone's movie about Edward Snowden.

Movies/TV Shows June 30, 2015

Not OK Google: Chrome Allegedly Listening To Your Voice And Recording It Without Your Permission

Google is accused of downloading audio listeners into any computer with Chrome on it. Is Google really sending your conversations to the NSA?

Internet June 25, 2015

Edward Snowden Files Reveal NSA And GCHQ Operated To Subvert Antivirus And Security Software To Spy On Users

New documents unearthed from the Edward Snowden files reveal the governments are not just after the phone companies.

Internet June 24, 2015

The NSA Hacked Into Popular Antivirus Software To 'Track Users And Infiltrate Networks'

The NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, were able to hack into security software such as that from Kaspersky Labs by reverse-engineering the software. The news comes courtesy of the latest leaks by ex-NSA employee Edward Snowden.

Legal June 22, 2015

Amazon Releases First Transparency Report: Here Are The Numbers

Amazon becomes the last major technology company to publish its transparency report.

Business June 13, 2015

Effect Of NSA Spying On US Tech Industry: $35 Billion? No. Way More

The NSA is costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars in lost business, and it appears not to have any plans of backing down.

Business June 10, 2015

Documents Leaked By Edward Snowden Show US Widened Internet Spying

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA actually expanded its surveillance program in 2012, highlighting how much the program has expanded over the years.

Legal June 4, 2015

New Pew Survey Reveals Pulse Of US About Privacy, Surveillance And Security

Most Americans hold strong views about the importance of privacy in their everyday lives, according to a recent survey. Results showed that Americans have little confidence that their data will remain private and secure.

Internet May 22, 2015

Snowden: NSA And Allies Planned To Use Google And Samsung App Stores To Spy On Smartphones

Intelligence agencies from the U.S., Canada, U.K., New Zealand and Australia planned to infect smartphones with malware using their connection to the Google Play and Samsung App Stores. Details of the plan are outlined in the latest document leaked by NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

Internet May 21, 2015

House Finally Ends NSA Phone Record Snooping With Surveillance Reform Bill

If approved, the USA Freedom Act would prevent the NSA from gathering telephone metadata, but the bill faces tough opposition in the Senate.

Internet May 14, 2015

Google Public Policy Execs Do Reddit AMA: On Snowden, Surveillance Laws, And More

Google executives discussed surveillance and Edward Snowden when they participated in the Reddit Ask Me Anything feature.

Internet May 10, 2015

WikiLeaks Dumps 30,000 Documents And 173,000 Emails In Searchable Online Database

WikiLeaks has published 30,287 documents and 173,132 emails in a searchable online database dubbed 'The Sony Archives.' These documents were leaked during the Sony Pictures Entertainment cyber attack in 2014.

Geek April 17, 2015

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