In a classified document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden five of the U.K.’s ‘intercepting law enforcement agencies’ have accessed millions of U.K. citizens phone records and Internet activity.
Dated March 9, 2011, the leaked document, published by The Intercept, identifies the MI5, the National Crime Agency previously known as the Serious Organized Crime Agency, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Scottish Recording Centre, and HMRC.
All five were part of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) secret government programme known as the MILKWHITE Enrichment Service (MES).
Interestingly, enough, it is the mention of the PSNI, which has [...]
Sometime in the last several weeks, FBI agents secretly arrested Harold Martin, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and conducted a search of his house. Martin, a 51-year-old contractor who worked for the same NSA contractor as Edward Snowden, was found in possession of documents and classified computer files. Additional data and documents were found in the man’s car.
An important distinction should be made between Snowden and Martin. Whereas many of the documents stolen by Snowden related to unwarranted wiretapping and monitoring of citizens as well as spying on allies, Martin’s theft appears to be related to NSA operations which hack into the computer networks of countries like Iran [...]
Edward Snowden has left a cryptic tweet sparking concern among the masses that his safety is in question.
The whistleblower recently tweeted a 64-character hex code that was traced to a bitcoin transaction amounting to 0.000911, leading many to question whether or not this was a dead man’s switch, which is an automatic message that is set to release if the user of an account does not check-in consistently.
In Snowden’s case, if he has been captured or killed, it would prompt journalists and friends to release encrypted files.
According to Sputnik News, Edward Snowden’s girlfriend thinks that he has been killed while others believe that the tweet [...]
NSA whistleblower and former NSA employee Edward Snowden has claimed that the FBI’s claim that only Apple can unlock the iPhone belonging to the dead terrorist from the San Bernardino shooting is simply untrue.
Speaking from Moscow, Snowden was a part of a discussion at Common Cause’s conference called Blueprint for a Great Democracy, Edward Snowden stated:
The FBI has submitted in court that Apple has the “exclusive technical means” [to unlock the phone].
Respectfully, that’s horse-shit.
The entire video can be found below.
Snowden had previously referenced a method, explained here, wherein the FBI could ostensibly bypass the auto-erase feature [...]