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GOP's Pataki Trolls 'Traitor' Snowden in Twitter Debut

Candidate wants 'great American company' to boot NSA leaker

(Newser) - Edward Snowden joined Twitter on Tuesday and along with the more than 800,000 followers he racked up within hours, he attracted the wrath of a man the Guardian calls his "first Twitter troll"—George Pataki. The bottom-of-the-pack GOP presidential candidate tweeted : "Some say you have courage,... More »

New Zealand Was Spying on Citizens, Lying About It

PM's claims to contrary 'false,' says Edward Snowden with election days away

(Newser) - Edward Snowden's latest revelations target New Zealand: The country's leaders repeatedly told the public that they weren't working on a domestic spying program, the whistleblower says, when in fact they were doing just that. "The Prime Minister’s claim to the public, that ‘there is... More »

Feds Think There's a New Snowden in Our Midst

Someone appears to be leaking sensitive US documents again

(Newser) - A story published by Glenn Greenwald's Intercept , which has published the leaks of none other than Edward Snowden, contains information from national security documents dating back to August 2013—after Snowden fled the US, and thus an indication that there's a new leaker in town. The newly leaked... More »

Report: Drones Killing Innocents Based on NSA Metadata

Greenwald launches site with new allegations

(Newser) - America's drone program is "absolutely" killing innocent people because it launches strikes solely based on NSA phone metadata and tracking technologies, a former drone pilot tells Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, in the first post for Greenwald's much-hyped new media venture, The Intercept . The NSA's involvement... More »

Snowden: NSA Slam Comes as No Surprise

And an ex-colleague calls him a 'genius among geniuses'

(Newser) - Edward Snowden says he wasn't too surprised by a federal judge's condemnation today of NSA collection of phone metadata, the New York Times reports. "I acted on my belief that the NSA mass surveillance programs would not withstand a constitutional challenge," said Snowden in a statement... More »

NYT, Greenwald Go Mano a Mano—in NYT

Exchange with Bill Keller focuses on objectivity, sideswipes David Brooks

(Newser) - Glenn Greenwald thinks the New York Times is a "nationalistic" source that has printed "quite toxic smears of government critics without any accountability," and you could learn that by reading today's New York Times . Columnist Bill Keller had a very lengthy back-and-forth with Greenwald about... More »

NSA Blamed for Spying on 60M Spanish Calls in One Month

El Mundo report cites Snowden papers

(Newser) - The latest claim that could make US-Europe relations even frostier: The NSA allegedly tracked more than 60 million phone calls in Spain between December 2012 and January 2013. Spanish newspaper El Mundo made the claim today, Reuters reports, citing documents it said were obtained from Edward Snowden via Glenn Greenwald.... More »

In 30 Days, NSA Grabbed 70M French Phone Records

Furious France summons US ambassador for explanation of latest report

(Newser) - Brazil and Mexico have some company: The NSA spied on France, too, according to a new report in Le Monde co-authored by Glenn Greenwald, and let's just say France isn't too happy about it. The report reveals that the NSA copied French text messages and recorded certain... More »

Greenwald Quits Guardian to Start News Site

Glenn Greenwald says it's a 'dream journalistic opportunity'

(Newser) - Glenn Greenwald , the journalist who made the UK's Guardian a must-read in America by breaking major NSA scoops, is leaving the paper for a new media organization. Greenwald says he had not intended to announce his departure just yet, but the news was revealed by BuzzFeed yesterday. "... More »

Greenwald: 'Huge' NSA Hits Still to Come

And other highlights from his Reddit AMA

(Newser) - Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald —who has been diligently working the NSA and Edward Snowden beat—held a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Q&A session yesterday. Among his answers, Greenwald claimed that there are still "huge new stories to come" from the leaks, reports Salon . "There are... More »

NSA Shares Raw Intel From Americans With Israel

New Greenwald scoop: No precautions taken to remove data on US citizens

(Newser) - The NSA insists it takes every precaution to protect the privacy of ordinary Americans caught up in its massive intelligence-gathering operation. But the latest Guardian scoop based on Edward Snowden documents reveals a flaw in that pledge: "The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without... More »

NSA Spied on Brazil, Mexico Presidents' Emails

Latin American nations unamused by latest from Snowden trove

(Newser) - The Snowden files keep on giving: Angry foreign ministers in Brazil and Mexico have summoned US ambassadors over reports that the National Security Agency spied on the presidents of both countries. A Brazilian news report revealed the alleged spying, citing documents obtained by journalist Glenn Greenwald from NSA leaker Edward... More »

UK: Greenwald's Partner Had 58K Classified Docs

And officials say they could have endangered agents

(Newser) - Glenn Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, was carrying a file that contained 58,000 "highly classified UK intelligence documents" when agents detained him at a London airport—including some that contained enough information to identify various intelligence staffers, the UK deputy national security adviser alleged today. The files were... More »

US Had 'Heads-Up' on Greenwald Partner Detention

Scotland Yard insists incident was 'legally sound'

(Newser) - The White House says it didn't order British authorities to seize the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald as he changed planes in London—but it had a "heads-up" on what was going to happen to him. The nine-hour detention and questioning of David Miranda over the Edward Snowden... More »

Greenwald: UK 'Will Be Sorry' for Detaining Partner

'Guardian' journalist promises to go after UK in his reporting

(Newser) - Well, now the UK has gone and gotten itself on Glenn Greenwald's bad list. The Guardian journalist behind the Edward Snowden-NSA leaks story told reporters that after his partner was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow airport, he plans to be "far more aggressive" in his... More »

UK Detains Greenwald's Partner for 9 Hours

Journo irate over 'intimidation and bullying'

(Newser) - In what Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald labels a serious abuse of power, British authorities detained his partner for nine hours under a counterterrorism law at London's Heathrow airport. David Miranda, a Brazilian national, had possessions including his laptop seized and was questioned extensively about the Guardian's reporting of... More »

Meet the 'Keyser Soze' of Snowden Stories

'NYT Magazine' details how Laura Poitras helped Glenn Greenwald get scoop

(Newser) - Those following the Edward Snowden case will probably recognize the name Glenn Greenwald as the journalist writing up all the resulting scoops. But Laura Poitras? She's a 49-year-old documentary filmmaker from the US who is working with Greenwald and is crucial to the Snowden saga, reports Peter Maass in... More »

Snowden Still Has Bombshell NSA Secrets

He's distributed copies as 'insurance,' says Glenn Greenwald

(Newser) - The US government should pray nothing happens to Edward Snowden because his death would expose yet more of its secrets in a leak that would be its "worst nightmare," according to the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald. He told an Argentinan newspaper that Snowden doesn't want the information—... More »

How WikiLeaks Is Helping Snowden

Plus: More big leaks on the way, says Glenn Greenwald

(Newser) - As the drama surrounding Edward Snowden unfolds, WikiLeaks appears to be playing a major role. The organization is paying for housing, travel, and legal help for Snowden, Julian Assange says, and it's working as a "go-between" for the whistleblower and governments . "Edward Snowden is not a traitor.... More »

Peter King: Prosecute Journalists Who Leak

Congressman discusses NSA fiasco

(Newser) - Peter King is not messing around when it comes to journalists who help leak classified information. The congressman told Anderson Cooper on CNN last night that, "if they willingly knew that this was classified information," they should be prosecuted and punished. "I think, something of this magnitude,... More »

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