Warrantless surveillance of foreigners is being used by the National Security Agency "to get to Americans,” the Kentucky senator says.
Responding to a 2014 comment by Donald Trump in which he called the whistleblower a "traitor," Snowden says, "I wonder when it was that he thinks America was great, because we're a country that was born from an act of treason against a government that had run out of control".
The whistleblower attended the 2016 American Civil Liberties Union SoCal dinner via video stream to honor actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who played Snowden in the Oliver Stone film "Snowden," as well as to tell Americans, "When systems fall, when things break down people remain Don't be afraid of what comes next Be ready".
The newspaper received a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on National Security Agency programs leaked by Edward Snowden. Now its editorial board wants him locked him away.
"I think when people look at the calculations of benefit, it is clear that in the wake of 2013, the laws of our nation changed," the whistleblower and former National Security Agency contractor tells The Guardian.
Calling a leak of sophisticated spy tools unprecedented, the whistleblower says things "could get messy fast."
Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy wants readers to stop being in denial about Israel's malevolent acts; the Black Lives Matter movement is getting stronger and clearer on its goals; and Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks are in a public argument over how to handle leaks. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The “Snowden” filmmaker believes technology will lead to totalitarianism, and his points about domestic spying and data mining should not be dismissed.
The former US attorney general's sudden appreciation of Snowden is hypocritical The former U.