'Can You Hear Me Now?' Edward Snowden Joins Twitter, Follows NSAIn less than six hours of creating a Twitter account, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden amassed over 640,000 followers -- six times more than the NSA's account.
Surveillance Power From Patriot Act Lapses With No Deal In Senate
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Releases First Photo As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone FilmThe photo reveals Gordon-Levitt dressed in Army fatigues, not looking much like the Snowden most of America pictures.
Yahoo Says It Was Threatened With Daily Fines Of $250K During Surveillance Fight With GovernmentYahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional.
Facebook, Twitter Users Less Likely To Offer Opinions On Major Issues; Social Media May Encourage Self-CensorshipPeople who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Rand Paul Slams Obama, Others Over Spying During UC Berkeley VisitRepublican Sen. Rand Paul's criticisms of President Barack Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures were warmly received on Wednesday at the University of California, Berkeley.
Larry Magid: Snowden Offers SXSW Crowd Online Privacy AdviceNSA leaker Edward Snowden addressed SXSW's interactive tech conference via satellite in Austin and spoke out about the importance of online privacy. Our technology analyst said his speech was well received.
Bay Area Privacy Advocates Join National Protest Against NSA SurveillanceHundreds of Bay Area residents are taking to the streets and to the Internet Tuesday as part of a massive one-day protest against mass government surveillance.
Congresswoman Speier Calls For Greater Oversight Of NSA, Whistleblower Protections San Francisco and Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier is pushing for greater oversight of the National Security Agency as well as whistleblower protections for NSA contractors like Edward Snowden.
Google Chairman Calls NSA’s Alleged Spy Practices 'Outrageous'Google’s executive chairman has called the alleged spy tracking of communication data by the National Security Agency “outrageous” and potentially illegal, according to a published report.
NSA Sued In San Francisco Court Over Collecting Phone RecordsNineteen organizations ranging from a church to gun rights groups sued the National Security Agency in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to challenge the mass collection of their telephone records.
Sen. Feinstein On Edward Snowden: 'The Chase Is On'"The chase is on," Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," after the former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for leaking top-secret government surveillance programs reportedly arrived in Moscow early Sunday morning from Hong Kong.