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Snowden drops bid for asylum in Russia
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Snowden drops bid for asylum in Russia

Jul 3 2013, 12:36am CDT | by

London, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Edward Snowden rescinded his application for political asylum in Russia and appeared to be running out of options Tuesday as he remained stuck in the transit area at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport.

London, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Edward Snowden rescinded his application for political asylum in Russia and appeared to be running out of options Tuesday as he remained stuck in the transit area at Moscow...

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Snowden drops bid for asylum in Russia

Jul 3 2013, 12:36am CDT | by

London, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Edward Snowden rescinded his application for political asylum in Russia and appeared to be running out of options Tuesday as he remained stuck in the transit area at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport.

London, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Edward Snowden rescinded his application for political asylum in Russia and appeared to be running out of options Tuesday as he remained stuck in the transit area at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport.

The former CIA employee and government contractor who has provided documents exposing the US National Security Agency's massive surveillance of global telephonic and Internet communications arrived in Moscow June 23 from Hong Kong.

Washington, which is charging Snowden under the 1917 Espionage Act, revoked his US passport, leaving him unable to board a commercial flight unless some other government provides him with travel documents.

Though authorities in Moscow declined to speculate on why Snowden withdrew his asylum request, it seems likely he was deterred by Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement that approval would be conditioned on the applicant's willingness to forgo making any further revelations about the US government.

The 29-year-old American has sought asylum from a score of countries.

Ecuador, the nation that was expected to welcome Snowden, said it can only consider asylum requests from people who have reached Ecuadorian soil or one of the country's diplomatic missions.

It was at around this time last year that Quito extended asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London because Britain refuses to grant him safe conduct to the airport.

A number of countries, including Spain, Poland, Norway, Ireland, India and Brazil, said Tuesday they would not consider Snowden's asylum bid.

But the leaders of two nations that have yet to get an asylum request from Snowden have indicated they would be receptive to such a request.

"Yes, why not?," Bolivian President Evo Morales told a television interviewer who asked if La Paz would consider giving Snowden refuge.

Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, said last week that his government would "almost certainly" extend asylum to Snowden.

"He did not kill anyone and did not plant a bomb," Maduro said Tuesday in Moscow, where both he and Morales were attending a summit of gas-exporting nations. "What he did was tell a great truth in an effort to prevent wars. He deserves protection under international and humanitarian law."

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Sep 30 2014 1:05pm CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

What are the odds? You put about $68 billion annually into a maze of 17 major intelligence outfits. You build them glorious headquarters.  You create a global surveillance state for the ages. You listen in on your citizenry and gather their communications in staggering quantities.  Your employees even morph into avatars and enter video-game landscapes, lest any Americans betray a penchant for evil deeds while in entertai ...
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Failure Is Success: How US Intelligence Works in the 21st Century

Sep 30 2014 1:05pm CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

What are the odds? You put about $68 billion annually into a maze of 17 major intelligence outfits. You build them glorious headquarters.  You create a global surveillance state for the ages. You listen in on your citizenry and gather their communications in staggering quantities.  Your employees even morph into avatars and enter video-game landscapes, lest any Americans betray a penchant for evil deeds while in entertainment mode. You collect information on visits to porn sites just in case, o ...
Source: Truthout Stories   Full article at: Truthout Stories
 

 
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How American Intelligence Works in the 21st Century

Sep 30 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Failure Is Success Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com What are the odds? You put about $68 billion annually into a maze of 17 major intelligence outfits. You build them glorious headquarters.  You create a global surveillance state for the ages. You listen in on your citizenry and gather their communications in staggering quantities.  Your employees even morph into avatars and enter video-game landscapes, lest any Americans betray a penchant for ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
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The ‘Primary Source’ Of NSA’s Spying Power Is A 33-Year-Old Executive Order By Ronald Reagan

Sep 30 2014 8:41am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

In 1981, Reagan signed an executive order that extended the power of U.S. intelligence agencies overseas, allowing broader surveillance of non-U.S. suspects. Recent reports that the National Security Agency secretly broke into communications on Yahoo and Google overseas have technology companies, privacy advocates and even national security proponents calling for a re-examination of Reagan’s order and other intelligence laws. CREDIT: AP Photo/Ron Edmonds Newly released documents pro ...
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The Next Attorney General Should Enforce the Rule of Law, Protect Constitutional Rights and Investigate Abuse of Power

Sep 29 2014 9:16am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Eric Holder’s tenure as attorney general will be remembered for the failure to prosecute any leading bankers who were responsible for the collapse of the economy. While the SEC negotiated large fines, the DOJ prosecuted none of those who were guilty of crimes that robbed the wealth of tens of millions of Americans. The failure to prosecute bankers was one example of many where corporate power domi ...
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The Next Attorney General Should Enforce the Rule of Law, Protect Constitutional Rights and Investigate Abuse of Power

Sep 29 2014 9:16am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Eric Holder’s tenure as attorney general will be remembered for the failure to prosecute any leading bankers who were responsible for the collapse of the economy. While the SEC negotiated large fines, the DOJ prosecuted none of those who were guilty of crimes that robbed the wealth of tens of millions of Americans. The failure to prosecute bankers was one example of many where corporate power dominated the DOJ on finance ...
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It's Time for a Real Debate on Reader Privacy

Sep 28 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Last week longtime local publisher Howard Owens, founder of the online news site the Batavian, launched a new publication covering Wyoming County in upstate New York. Buried in a parenthetical within his welcome message to readers was a fascinating promise: "We'll also respect your privacy by not gathering personal data to distribute to multinational media conglomerates for so-called 'targeted advertising.'" This kind of e ...
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It's Time for a Real Debate on Reader Privacy

Sep 28 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

Last week longtime local publisher Howard Owens, founder of the online news site the Batavian, launched a new publication covering Wyoming County in upstate New York. Buried in a parenthetical within his welcome message to readers was a fascinating promise: "We'll also respect your privacy by not gathering personal data to distribute to multinational media conglomerates for so-called 'targeted advertising.'" This kind of explicit promise regarding r ...
Source: Truthout Stories   Full article at: Truthout Stories
 

 
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German opposition goes to court on Snowden hearing

Sep 26 2014 6:27am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BERLIN (AP) — Opposition lawmakers have asked Germany's highest court to rule on whether former NSA contractor Edward Snowden can come to Ber ...
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Security Features Help BlackBerry Dump CrackBerry Image

Sep 25 2014 10:02pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The BlackBerry Passport smartphone was introduced on September 24th with a full physical keyboard, uniquely square large-screen design that increases the “readability” of web pages and e-mail. The rising attraction for corporate users is that the device’s software and hardware are optimized for a system-wide 256-bit AES encryption, online privacy protection and the ability to remotely locate and lock a phone. John Chen, who took control of the c ...
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