More Edward Snowden Articles

  • Obama: 'Government should not collect or hold' phone data in bulk

    President Obama formally announced Thursday proposed reforms to National Security Agency surveillance techniques, saying the government should turn storage of metadata over to private phone companies.

  • Rand Paul offers to settle NSA surveillance lawsuit

    Sen. Rand Paul suggested Wednesday that President Obama agree to settle a class-action lawsuit he filed against the National Security Agency, arguing that the president can use it as a legal vehicle to make the NSA changes his administration is now considering. "If the White House is serious,...

  • John McCain: 'No doubt in my mind' that Edward Snowden is working for Vladimir Putin

    Sen. John McCain is convinced National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is working for the Russians. "Sure. Not a doubt in my mind," McCain, R-Ariz., responded when asked by the Washington Examiner. McCain said the timing of the releases of information stolen from the NSA is proof that...

  • Examiner Editorial: Chuck Schumer's bill may not help journalists protect sources

    Sen. Chuck Schumer is a fast-talking New York Democrat who is trying to have it both ways on protecting journalists and their sources from government intimidation and prosecution. Schumer said recently he has enough votes to gain Senate passage of his Free Flow of Information Act that would...

  • Ex-KGB general: Edward Snowden 'collaborated' with Russian intelligence

    National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has certainly collaborated with Russian intelligence officials, a former KGB general said Tuesday.

  • Did Edward Snowden help Russia evade US intelligence?

    It seems that Russia was able to evade U.S. surveillance techniques during its attacks on Ukraine. But was it National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden that allowed Russia to attack Ukraine without the U.S. knowing it was coming? An article in Monday's Wall Street Journal about the...

  • The cyber threat

    Cyber is the defense community's new buzzword. It's one of the few growing areas of the nation's defense budget at a time when most line items are shrinking. Since 2011, former defense secretary and CIA director Leon Panetta has been warning of a possible “cyber Pearl Harbor.” More recently,...

  • White House won't comment on report of NSA 'time machine'

    White House press secretary Jay Carney refused to discuss a new report that claims the National Security Agency can record the entirety of a country's phone calls and replay them later. The NSA has the capability to record “100 percent” of calls in a foreign nation, according to the...

  • SXSW: Where garage attitude is a strategic economic asset

    What began as a local Austin, Texas, celebration of live music and slacker chic has become emblematic of a global phenomenon: individual economic innovators, open-minded marketing professionals and individual investors connecting poly-digitally to kick start wealth creation.

  • Edward Snowden suggests Dianne Feinstein is a hypocrite over CIA spying

    Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked the agency's data collection programs, suggested Tuesday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein was a hypocrite for suddenly being concerned that the CIA was spying on members of Congress.

  • Sometimes a 'willingness to steal' from the government is a good thing

    On Monday, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden beamed himself into a packed room at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, telling the crowd he broke the law to expose NSA spying because “the Constitution was being violated on a massive scale.” Snowden...

  • Lena Dunham trumps Edward Snowden at SXSW

    I guess I shouldn’t be shocked that people would prefer to listen to a regularly nude celebrity than the man who single-handedly informed the world that the government was spying on them.

  • Don't blame journalists if whistleblowers can't report wrongdoing without reprisal

    For those of us who work in the national security arena, there has been much to criticize concerning how Glenn Greenwald has handled the treasure trove of classified information provided to them by Edward Snowden.

  • The security vs. privacy debate is already over, and privacy lost

    When Edward Snowden leaked massive troves of information about the National Security Agency's collection of electronic information, he started a debate over the tradeoffs between security and privacy. At least that's how President Obama framed it, arguing, “we have to make some important...

  • Edward Snowden: U.S. government is 'setting fire' to the Internet

    National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Monday said the U.S. government is “setting fire to the future of the Internet" and encouraged tech enthusiasts at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, to fight back, calling them “firefighters.”

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...