Edward Snowden

US lawsuit against Snowden is a warning to other whistleblowers to keep their mouths shut, says fellow whistleblower

The US government is suing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for his memoir profits not just to punish him, but also to intimidate others into staying silent, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou tells RT. ​“The CIA takes every opportunity to threaten whistleblowers and to warn whistleblowers to just keep their mouths shut,” Kiriakou[…]

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US mass-surveillance powers expire

The legal authority for US spy agencies’ collection of Americans’ phone records and other data has expired after the US Senate failed to pass legislation extending the powers. The Senate voted on Sunday to move ahead with reform legislation that would replace the bulk phone records programmes revealed two years[…]

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Snowden gets three-year residence in Russia

Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor turned whistleblower, has been granted a three-year residence permit to remain in Russia. Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told reporters on Thursday that Snowden had been granted asylum allowing him to move about freely and travel abroad. “The request was accepted and accordingly Edward[…]

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