Laura Poitras

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NSA Can Hack Your Smartphone

Also, the sky is blue.

(Newser) - More shocking NSA news that shouldn't be shocking to any resident of planet Earth: It turns out that the whiz kids over at the National Security Agency have the capability to access a broad range of data on most smartphones out there, including iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices. This... 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 »

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