Tag Archives: Edward Snowden
- Red Wire: NSA Surveillance Chills Journalists, Attorneys
July 29, 2014
The National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs flew mostly under the radar before Edward Snowden’s leaks hit the news last year. Ever since those revelations, there has been a chilling effect on the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, especially in combination with the Obama administration’s crackdown on government officials speaking...
- The Red Wire: Snowden’s Wake
December 17, 2013
Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks have few if any precedents in American history. Where past whistleblowers like Daniel Ellsberg exposed specific instances of wrongdoing, Snowden pulled back the curtain on an entire culture of mass surveillance the likes of which have never been known even in the world’s most totalitarian countries....
- The Red Wire: Lessons From The Church Committee
December 10, 2013
The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a wide range of activity by the NSA and the rest of America’s intelligence apparatus. All of it is done in the name of protecting the United States. Some is coming to light for the first time and provoking surprised reactions even from members...
- The Red Wire: NSA Snoops On Porn Histories To Discredit Muslim Opponents
December 3, 2013
The National Security Agency has been granted unprecedented surveillance powers (and arrogated to itself even more) since the turn of the century, giving it nearly 24/7/365 access to the world’s electronic communications. According to a recent Huffington Post report by Glenn Greenwald, Ryan Gallagher, and Ryan Grim, the agency has...
- The Red Wire: Who’s In Your Corner On Privacy?
November 19, 2013
There’s always been a small but sizable core of people concerned about protecting their privacy as much as possible, even in today’s connected age, but the post-Edward Snowden era has seen a major uptick in interest when it comes to keeping your life to yourself. Unfortunately what most people have...
- The Red Wire: Google, Prisoner Of Its Own Success
November 6, 2013
A Wall Street Journal article yesterday carried a headline of interest to anybody who’s been following the ever-expanding aftermath of the Edward Snowden revelations. “Google's Eric Schmidt Lambasts NSA Over Spying,” it read, and those who skip past stories in favor of soaking in headlines probably walked away thinking Schmidt...
Ask not where bitcoin will be tomorrow, but 10 years from now
September 19, 2017