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The Intercept:
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper complains that Edward Snowden sped up spread of encryption by seven years   —  Spy Chief Complains That Edward Snowden Sped Up Spread of Encryption By 7 Years  —  THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE on Monday blamed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …
Apr 30, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Open Whisper Systems' Signal Desktop messaging system now available to all, no longer invite-only   —  Now's your chance to try Signal's desktop Chrome app  —  The desktop version of Edward Snowden's favored end-to-end messaging system, Signal, is now available to anyone who wants to check it out.
Apr 7, 2016, 9:35 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Erroneously unredacted court document confirms Edward Snowden was the target in Lavabit case   —  A Government Error Just Revealed Snowden Was the Target in the Lavabit Case  —  It's been one of the worst-kept secrets for years: the identity of the person the government was investigating …
Mar 17, 2016, 7:30 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
US government reigniting the crypto wars of the 90s as tech companies implement strong encryption by default post-Snowden   —  Why Are We Fighting the Crypto Wars Again?  —  The iPhone Crisis reignited a conflict that should have been settled in the 90s.  The loser is our national security.
Mar 12, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Amar Toor / The Verge:
AdBlock replaces ads with messages from anti-censorship activists through Saturday, in partnership with Amnesty International   —  Snowden, Pussy Riot, and Ai Weiwei launch AdBlock campaign to protest censorship  —  Ai Weiwei, Edward Snowden, and Pussy Riot have partnered with AdBlock …
Mar 12, 2016, 12:50 AMIn context
New York Times:
Apple had asked the FBI to issue application for iPhone passcode cracking tool under seal, but government made it public, prompting Tim Cook's public remarks   —  How Tim Cook, in iPhone Battle, Became a Bulwark for Digital Privacy  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Letters from around the globe began pouring …
Feb 19, 2016, 12:45 AMIn context
Ars Technica UK:
Experts skeptical of NSA's SKYNET program, which uses big data, machine learning to identify terrorists, where mislabeling people can lead to killing innocents   —  The NSA's SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people  —  An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the tarmac.
Feb 16, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
GCHQ's data-mining techniques revealed in new Snowden leak   —  Shhh!  Top Secret—don't pass it on...  (credit: GCHQ)  —  A “Data Mining Research Problem Book” marked “top secret strap 1” has been leaked that details some of the key techniques used by GCHQ to sift through the huge volumes …
Feb 6, 2016, 12:05 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
NSA, GCHQ used open source software to spy on Israeli, Syrian drones   —  Image tools unscrambled encrypted analog video feeds, documents reveal.  —  Documents provided to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden show new evidence of a long-running surveillance campaign …
Jan 30, 2016, 12:45 AMIn context
Danny Yadron / Guardian:
Ashkan Soltani, who contributed to reporting on Snowden docs, departs White House Office of Science and Technology Policy after being denied security clearance   —  White House denies clearance to tech researcher with links to Snowden  —  Pulitzer prize-winning journalist …
Jan 29, 2016, 8:10 PMIn context

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