Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden Is Russia's Puppet Now

Any shred of heroism was lost at Putin's press farce

Edward Snowden is not a whistleblower, or a hero. He is a man who helps dictators make propaganda to embarrass his own country.

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"Awarding a prize to a newspaper that covered a hurricane does not somehow vindicate the hurricane.”

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SXSW Grants Edward Snowden Immunity From Tough Questions

A softball interview did the leaker no favors

The leaker is granted immunity (from tough questions)

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The Republican committee chairman suggests Edward Snowden is a spy. Snowden says he isn't. The case for believing neither of them.

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Understanding the real motivations of Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange.

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This piece has been updated throughout to reflect breaking news in advance of the president's 11 a.m. speech.

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Perhaps the thing that inhibits people from understanding Alan Rusbridger is that the editor of the Guardian, the English-speaking world’s foremost left-wing newspaper, is constantly forced to think like a capitalist. At a truly shameful interrogation before a U.K. Parliament committee yesterday—at one point, Rusbridger’s patriotism was questioned; at another, an M.P.

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Alongside good quiche, cool bars, and the locals’ finicky habit of rolling their own cigarettes, add to the German capital’s reputation this: It is a refuge for prominent members of the pro-transparency community best embodied by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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I'd rather have government than media determine who should leak

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When Edward Snowden communicated with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the journalists to whom he eventually leaked the NSA PRISM documents, he used an email provider called Lavabit. Snowden was already aware of the extent of the government’s digital surveillance, so the former contractor couldn’t choose just any email provider. Lavabit promised its users total encryption, with private messaging safe from any snooping interlopers.

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