Edward Snowden

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Yahoo Says It Was Threatened With Daily Fines Of $250K During Surveillance Fight With Government

Yahoo 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.

09/11/2014

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Facebook, Twitter Users Less Likely To Offer Opinions On Major Issues; Social Media May Encourage Self-Censorship

People 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.

08/26/2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the Berkeley Forum on the UC Berkeley campus on March 19, 2014 in Berkeley. Paul addressed the Berkeley Forum and focused on the importance of privacy and curtailing domestic government surveillance. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rand Paul Slams Obama, Others Over Spying During UC Berkeley Visit

Republican 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.

03/19/2014

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Larry Magid: Snowden Offers SXSW Crowd Online Privacy Advice

NSA 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.

03/10/2014

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Bay Area Privacy Advocates Join National Protest Against NSA Surveillance

Hundreds 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.

02/11/2014

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

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.

11/04/2013

Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt speaks at the Chinese University in Hong Kong on November 4, 2013. Schmidt shared his insight on entrepreneurship and engaged in a conversation with local students and young entrepreneurs. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

11/04/2013

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NSA Sued In San Francisco Court Over Collecting Phone Records

Nineteen 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.

07/17/2013

Sen. Feinstein

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.

06/23/2013

Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. (CBS)

Bay Area Leaker Of Pentagon Papers Praises Snowden

Speaking to KPIX 5 on Tuesday, Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg praised Edward Snowden for releasing details about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs.

06/12/2013

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