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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
150 prominent filmmakers sign an open letter to major camera makers, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, and others, asking for default storage encryption   —  In the summer of 2013, when documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras was shooting a still-secret NSA leaker named Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room, she took security seriously.
Dec 14, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Snowden doc from 2012 reveals NSA, GCHQ intercepted data from GSM mobile phones on flights, in regions covered by UK telco Inmarsat: Africa, Middle East, Europe   —  In the trove of documents provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a treasure.
Dec 7, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Secure messaging app Signal's downloads increase 400% after Trump's win, amid anxiety over the future of US surveillance   —  “I think there's a lot of fear, given Trump's alarming statements about surveillance and his penchant for revenge, that he will attempt to use surveillance to crush dissent."
Dec 2, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Trump's picks for AG Jeff Sessions and CIA director Mike Pompeo are leading domestic surveillance advocates, may reverse curbs imposed after Snowden revelations   —  Attorney general, CIA picks oppose Apple, Google on spying  —  New rule in effect Dec. 1 gives FBI greater hacking authority
Nov 30, 2016, 8:10 AMIn context
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
James Clapper on having broader access to data and providers due to post-Snowden legislative changes, on need to adapt classification to the digital age, more   —  Public appearances don't come easily to James Clapper, the United States director of national intelligence.
Nov 17, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Spencer Ackerman / The Guardian:
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, known for combatting Edward Snowden, resigns ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration   —  Clapper will stay on until end of Obama administration, marking end to turbulent tenure defined by Snowden's revelations of NSA surveillance
Nov 17, 2016, 12:35 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Snowden docs shed light on NSA's BLARNEY initiative that leverages “commercial partnerships” for spying; AT&T has surveillance equipment in at least 59 US sites   —  They called it Project X. It was an unusually audacious, highly sensitive assignment: to build a massive skyscraper …
Nov 16, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Encrypted messaging app Signal adds desktop support for iOS users, had added desktop support for Android users in April   —  Signal, the encrypted chat app powered by Open Whisper Systems, is finally available as a desktop app.  —  The free app, which has earned praise from Edward Snowden …
Sep 27, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
While Hillary Clinton's stance on encryption is unclear, her campaign staffers are reportedly required to use “Snowden-approved” encrypted messaging app Signal   —  Hillary Clinton wants Edward Snowden in jail but that doesn't mean her campaign won't eagerly take the whistleblower's advice …
Aug 28, 2016, 6:25 PMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Previously unreleased Snowden documents confirm ShadowBrokers leak contains authentic NSA software that was used to attack systems in Pakistan and Lebanon   —  On Monday, a hacking group calling itself the “ShadowBrokers” announced an auction for what it claimed were “cyber weapons” made by the NSA.
Aug 19, 2016, 9:55 AMIn context

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