The messenger tool is facing a formal ban from Russia’s state watchdogs for refusing to allow authorities access to users’ private conversations, despite numerous requests. A Russian court ruled in favor of the ban last week, after authorities argued that Telegram's encrypted chat feature could be used for criminal or terrorist activities. … [Read more...] about Edward Snowden Slams ‘Totalitarian’ Kremlin Over Telegram App Ban
“I think people are asking for too much when they hope that the Mueller investigation is going to come up with a smoking gun against Trump ― yes, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump in the hotel room with the piss tape,” Snowden quipped in Friday’s episode of the “Deconstructed” podcast at The Intercept. “That’s not how the world works. Life is not that simple.” … [Read more...] about Edward Snowden: There’s No One Trump Loves More Than Vladimir Putin
We are proud to announce the release of a new JURIST endeavor: the JURIST Podcast. On a monthly basis, our editors, contributors, professional staff and other friends of JURIST will get together to discuss the issues of the day. We hope that the podcast will allow us to treat your ears to the same brand of no-nonsense legal news JURIST has been delivering to your eyes for 17 years. … [Read more...] about What do Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the NSA mean for the rule of law?
“Snowden is not a whistleblower by any definition and never even sought to bring his concerns to oversight officials,” Pompeo wrote. “He is, however, a liar and a criminal.” Taking a less extreme position than the one he took on C-SPAN seven months earlier, Pompeo closed the release by stating that “the appropriate action would be to send Snowden to prison, not give him a pardon. ” … [Read more...] about Trump’s Pick For CIA Director Thinks Edward Snowden Should Be Executed
announced that Harold Thomas Martin III, a contractor with the National Security Agency, was charged with multiple charges related to taking classified materials with him. Technically, he was arrested and charged during the last week of August, but the complaint was sealed from public view before Wednesday. According to the New York Times, one notable fact about Mr. Martin is that he was working for Booz Allen Hamilton, the same firm that Edward Snowden was at when he leaked information about the NSA’s domestic spying programs. … [Read more...] about NSA Contractor From Same Firm As Edward Snowden Arrested For Stealing Code