The Intercept reached out to nine tech companies, including Facebook, to see where they stand on helping the Trump administration track Muslims.
Before he became the early 21st century's most important whistle-blower, Edward Snowden "was politically conservative, a gun owner, a geek," writes Luke Harding in his new book, "The Snowden Files."
The Russian Orthodox Church warns that the legalization of gay marriage spells impending doom; former President Carter proclaims "America does not have a functioning democracy"; meanwhile, Booz Allen Hamilton took over Washington, and nobody noticed until Edward Snowden blew the whistle. These discoveries and more after the jump.
As a State Department whistle-blower, I think a lot about Edward Snowden. I suspect we have a lot in common, though I’ve never had the slightest contact with him. Still, as he took his long flight from Hong Kong into the unknown, I couldn’t help feeling that he was thinking some of my thoughts, or I his. Here are five things that I imagine were on his mind as that plane took off.
How inconvenient to find the names of France, Italy, Japan and Mexico among the 38 embassies and missions bugged at will by our electronic spooks.
There’s big money to be made in moving government-owned functions and assets into corporate hands.
Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against the 29-year-old former NSA contractor who leaked documents revealing details of top-secret surveillance programs this month. Officials say the U.S. has asked Hong Kong to detain Snowden on a provisional arrest warrant.
A score of recent defense department and other official documents warn that climate change, energy shocks and economic crisis could trigger waves of civil unrest. The understanding seems to explain the proliferation of security and surveillance programs over the last decade.
A look at the day's political happenings, including a petition to pardon NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is created and a former colleague of Fox News host Sean Hannity has some tough criticism for him.