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Snowden free to cooperate with Germany: Kremlin

Nov 2 2013, 7:42am CDT | by IANS

Moscow, Nov 2 (IANS) Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is free to cooperate with Germany on reports of the alleged US tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's telephone conversations, the Kremlin said Saturday.

Moscow, Nov 2 — Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is free to cooperate with Germany on reports of the alleged US tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's telephone conversations, the...

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Snowden free to cooperate with Germany: Kremlin

Nov 2 2013, 7:42am CDT | by IANS

Moscow, Nov 2 (IANS) Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is free to cooperate with Germany on reports of the alleged US tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's telephone conversations, the Kremlin said Saturday.

Moscow, Nov 2 — Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is free to cooperate with Germany on reports of the alleged US tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's telephone conversations, the Kremlin said Saturday.

Snowden has to obey Russian laws since he is on Russian territory after being granted temporary asylum, but still "he is free to meet with anybody," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Xinhua reports.

Snowden is willing to help Berlin in its probe into the possible US spying in Germany, according to German opposition lawmaker Christian Stroebele, who met the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor in Moscow.

"I look forward to speaking with you in your country when the situation is resolved, and thank you for your efforts to uphold international law that protect us all," Snowden said in a letter addressed to Merkel, the German parliament and German federal prosecutors.

Snowden said the US government continues to treat dissent as defection and seeks to criminalise political speech with felony charges that provide no defence.

He also said that with the support of the international community, the US government will "abandon this harmful behaviour."

According to Peskov, the materials obtained by German media were not circulated from Russia. Snowden has said earlier that he had passed all his archive to journalists when he was in Hong Kong and had no access to it any longer.

Stroebele said Snowden is prepared to travel to Germany to testify.

However, Snowden's lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told Russian media that it is impossible for Snowden to leave Russia to be questioned by German prosecutors but he can provide testimony inside Russia.

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European Privacy in the Age of Snowden: We Need a Debate About What Intelligence Agencies Are Doing

Oct 24 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

As the movie "Citizenfour" about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden opens in theaters in the United States, we look at the impact his leaks have had on the debate over online privacy in Europe. The Austrian newspaper Der Standard reports the NSA has accessed nearly 70 percent of telecommunications in Vienna, home to thousands of diplomats from around the world. Earlier this year, Germany ordered the removal of a top U.S. intelligence of ...
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European Privacy in the Age of Snowden: We Need a Debate About What Intelligence Agencies Are Doing

Oct 24 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

As the movie "Citizenfour" about National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden opens in theaters in the United States, we look at the impact his leaks have had on the debate over online privacy in Europe. The Austrian newspaper Der Standard reports the NSA has accessed nearly 70 percent of telecommunications in Vienna, home to thousands of diplomats from around the world. Earlier ...
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Citizenfour: Inside Story of NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Captured in New Film by Laura Poitras

Oct 24 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

"At this stage I can offer nothing more than my word. I am a senior government employee in the intelligence community. I hope you understand that contacting you is extremely high risk … This will not be a waste of your time." This was one of the first messages Edward Snowden wrote to filmmaker Laura Poitras beginning an exchange that helped expose the massive surveillance apparatus set up by the National Security Agency. Months later, Poitras would me ...
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"Citizenfour": Inside Story of NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Captured in New Film by Laura Poitras

Oct 24 2014 11:01am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

"At this stage I can offer nothing more than my word. I am a senior government employee in the intelligence community. I hope you understand that contacting you is extremely high risk … This will not be a waste of your time." This was one of the first messages Edward Snowden wrote to filmmaker Laura Poitras beginning an exchange that helped expose the massive surveillance apparatus set up by the National Security Agency. Months late ...
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How NSA Spying, Google and Chlorinated Chickens Are Pitting Germans Against Americans -- And What to Do About It

Oct 24 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

These remarks are adapted from a talk at the Center for European Studies at Harvard on October 23. I see an increased nervousness in my country about America. Even though both our countries have an eagle on their coat of arms, people currently are focused on a different bird: the chicken. And not just any old chicken, but the "Chlorhuhn" chicken. Perhaps I should translate it for you: The "Chlorhuhn" is a chicken that has been disinfected in a bath of chlorine -- as ...
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‘CitizenFour’ Documaker Laura Poitras Talks Snowden, Risky Journalism And The Dangers Of Government Surveillance

Oct 24 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: AP – Charles Sykes, Invision CitizenFour, filmmaker Laura Poitras’ latest documentary, opens with her dark silhouette reading the first anonymous emails from who would turn out to be former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The highly anticipated documentary, opening in select theaters Friday, gives an intimate view of what life was like for Snowden — a man who fusses with his hair before he goes out, cloaks himself in a red ...
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The DEA Once Turned A 14-Year-Old Into A Drug Kingpin. Welcome To The War On Drugs

Oct 24 2014 9:47am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

This is the second part of a two-part series. Read part one here. Americans spent approximately $100 billion a year on illegal drugs between 2000 and 2010, according to a 2012 report published by the RAND corporation. Part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's job, alongside several other law enforcement agencies, is to make that process more difficult at home, where harsh federal drug laws have ensured that ...
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There's A Selena Gomez Song In 'Citizenfour'

Oct 24 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Laura Poitras' new documentary, "Citzenfour," is the kind of stirring thriller that David Fincher or Paul Greengrass could have turned into a feature film. Part of that feeling comes from the way Poitras films Edward Snowden's interviews with Glenn Greenwald, clandestine meetings that bubble with creeping paranoia and mounting tension; part of it comes from the music, which sounds like the most Trent Reznor-y score this side of "The ...
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Fmr CIA Chief Morell: Very Worried About Terrorist Crossing Wide-Open US-Canada Border

Oct 23 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: Big Government

Thursday on "CBS This Morning,"  former CIA deputy director Mike Morell said he is more worried about ISIS easily crossing the wide-open border the United States shares with Canada. Morell said, "I'm much more concerned about the Canada border, Charlie, than I am the Mexican border because it's much easier to come across that border. To stop somebody who's been across the border requires that you know about them. The Canadians know about them and tell us and the ...
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UK Enacts Draconian Anti-Social Behavioural Laws

Oct 23 2014 7:33am CDT | Source: Big Government

This week seemingly, like Banquo’s Ghost in Macbeth, a new law has appeared to haunt us and disappeared at the final curtain, unnoticed. This week the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCP) came into force. It is to give additional powers to the police, local authorities and some in the private sector to deal with problem people and situations. The background is that the European Union and UK political parties over the last decade have had ...
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