NSA mass surveillance program ruled illegal ⚖

3 09 2020

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on 2 September lauded the ruling by the US Court of Appeals that the mass surveillance programme conducted by the National Security Agency, including bulk collection of phone records, was illegal. The ACLU called described it as a “victory for our privacy rights”.

 

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Snowden Has More Info to Reveal

20 03 2014

Snowden Makes Unscheduled Appearance At TED: “The Biggest Revelations Are Yet To Come”

Before It’s News Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who stole thousands of classified documents before leaving the United States recently made an unexpected and unscheduled appearance at a TED conference in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday night . . . . (more)

LINK – http://youtu.be/yVwAodrjZMY





Snowden has NSA by the balls

15 07 2013

CBS – Edward Snowden has very sensitive “blueprints” detailing how the National Security Agency operates that would allow someone who read them to evade or even duplicate NSA surveillance, a journalist close to the intelligence leaker said Sunday.

 Glenn Greenwald, a columnist with The Guardian newspaper who closely communicates with Snowden and first reported on his intelligence leaks, told The Associated Press that the former NSA systems analyst has “literally thousands of documents” that constitute “basically the instruction manual for how the NSA is built.” . . . .

story – http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57593688/greenwald-snowden-documents-detail-nsa-blueprint/





NSA mass surveillance programs FOIA

3 07 2013

PCJF (the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund) Files FOIA request with National Security Agency related to surveillance programs
Demands also sent to other federal agencies for disclosure of documents

Within hours of Edward Snowden’s courageous revelations about the U.S. government’s massive spying program against the people of the United States and the world, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund sent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demands to the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) for documents related to the identification of mass surveillance programs, their scope, operating guidelines and procedures, the retention of data collected through such programs, and internal evaluations attempting to justify these programs’ legality and constitutionality.

The FOIA request reads in part: “The people of the United States have an urgent need for disclosure of the requested information regarding what appears to be the largest covert surveillance program directed against them in U.S. history. The U.S. government and its agencies that are carrying out these unprecedented surveillance programs are not entitled to hide these programs from the public.” . . .

http://www.justiceonline.org/commentary/pcjf-files-foia-request-with.html

• UPDATES on the FOIA request





Sibel Edmonds on NSA & Gov’t Blackmail etc.

24 06 2013

Sibel Edmonds on Hoover’s FBI & Thick Files on Government Officials, Rubber-Stamp FISA, Edward Snowden, Recent Revelations
(article has a link to a podcast interview with government security expert and whistle-blower,Sibel Edmonds)

She is the president of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition and should know all about the situation with Snowden.

She takes issue with those signing petitions in favor of a pardon etc. for him as it means asking a huge criminal to forgive a valiant supporter of law and civility, Snowden. Pandering to the criminal, NSA and their pliable White House servants distracts from prosecuting the illegal spy operation ringleaders.

Her blog, Boiling Frogs,  is on the sidebar.





Go, Snowden, Go!

23 06 2013

PRISM Targets Hong Kong As Financial Center

By Yoichi Shimatsu

HONG KONG ­ –  NSA cyber-espionage against this tiny territory has zero value in terms of military or anti-terrorism intelligence since Hong Kong hosts only a miniscule Chinese garrison and lacks strategic assets such as nuclear stockpiles, missile bases or even an air-defense system, and also because its port inspection program has been jointly run with the U.S. since soon after 9.11.

Why then did the National Security Agency focus its PRISM computer-hacking system on this little island, as exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowdon? The more tempting target than imaginary terrorists or phantasmagoric nuclear smugglers is Hong Kong’s role as a global financial center and conduit for international funds from mainland China interests. . . .

http://rense.com/general96/prism.html





On Edward Snowden and Brit Spook, Gareth Williams By Trowbridge H. Ford

15 06 2013

Finally waking from my slumber, thanks to the alleged spying and disappearance of CIA/NSA agent Edward Snowden.

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Seems he went missing with a lot of information that his handlers thought would interest the Chinese Ministry of State Security, not only its mass data mining of the messages of Americans but also its hacking of Chinese sites.

It was believed that Beijing would be happy to take the spy/leaker in, like Sweden was happy to take in leaker/spy David Hemler before the Palme assassination, and the Chinese were most happy to take in leaker/spy Gareth Williams after he learned of the Manhattan 11 fiasco.

While Hemler’s spying led nowhere, resulting in his languishing away in Sweden for all these years, Wlliams was discovered to be a massive problem, and was cruelly murdered by CIA and NSA.

Snowden seems to have been a leaker like Hemler, a leaker whose revelations did nothing to help Sweden while his feedback to NSA apparently let Washington know that Stockholm was not prepared for the Palme shooting – the surprise which was planned to result in a non-nuclear conclusion to the Cold War, and would have if it had not been for the spying that the Agency’s Rick Ames, the Bureau’s Robert Hanssen, et al. did for Moscow, and the counter measures it took to prevent what it would have won if it had gone ahead.

Snowden seems to be a replacement for Williams, but he is only interested in making Beijing look like a plotting Yellow Peril – what a Chinese mainland newspaper, The Global News as I recall, has completely scuttled by announcing that its Ministry of State Security recruited Snowden as a spy, probably through some kind of honey trap.

The Denver Post got onto the story, even posting it on its web site, thanks to the prodding of its Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Steven R. Nickerson. Nickerson must have read my articles about what happened to Williams et al., and thought that Snowden’s disappearance was something similar.

Where I was brought into the picture was about two weeks ago when persons claiming to be from the Bureau asked by repeated phone calls on my international land-line if I was Steven Nickerson or knew him or had been dealing with him.

While the callers may well have been from some other agency, most likely the CIA and NSA, and hoping by acting like the FBI would scare me into making damaging admissions, I ignored the questions until, in utter disgust, I denied everything.

Clearly the callers not only hoped to connect me to Nickerson’s revelations but also to make it look like I am a deep Chinese agent.

The CIA has never gotten over its failed attempts to kill me, and the Bureau still hasn’t gotten over its failed attempts to set me up as ‘Jihad Jane’s lover/assassin of Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks.

 

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Seems Snowden’s helping British spook Gareth Williams hack the lap top computers of the Manhattan 11 – what resulted in his being killed when he threatened to tell China’s Ministry of State Security all about it – is what caused Snowden to look for other work in 2009.

By that time Williams colleague at GCHQ, Gudrun Loftus, had also been killed because she was preparing to take up his mission of exposing how Anglo-American data-miners had been abusing their powers.

When the CIA/NSA decided to set Snowden up as another victim of an apparent Chinese honey-trap, he too decided to go on the warpath, fearing that he too might be murdered because of what he had done, and knew, as he alluded in an interview with the Washington Post’s Barton Gelman.

By going public with all the information he had hurriedly gathered, he stopped any plans to kill him, and made attempts to extradite him more difficult.

He has learned a lot about being his own spy/whistle-blower in order to survive.