Filmmaker Laura Poitras was one of the journalists whom Edward Snowden selected last year to tell his story. Now Poitras has released a new documentary with footage from the meetings that made Snowden a global figure and digital security an everyday concern.
Edward Snowden is slowly starting to emerge from self-imposed isolation in Russia — including agreeing to an exclusive interview with NBC News, set to air Wednesday night. Snowden, according to a Guardian reporter, is trying to change the perception of him, back in the US.
Americans are focused on spying by the NSA inside the US. But a former cyber-security advisor says the bigger debate over spying on foreigners has hardly started.
In 2004, the New York Times was about to publish a story on domestic spying. But its editor at the time, Bill Keller, ended up spiking the story after visiting the White House and being told its publication could cause the next 9/11 terrorist attack.
Brazil has been an outspoken critic of the NSA's electronic eavesdropping program, and especially of the private companies that have gone along with it. This week, Brazil's government adopted a wide-ranging law to rein in what it sees as digital abuses.
New information, connected to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, suggests the NSA operates a previously-secret surveillance program with the capacity to record 100 percent of voice communications in a country.
The former NSA analyst joined the SXSW Interactive Festival on Monday and was a hit. Among other things, he says the NSA is setting fire to the future of the Internet.
In "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man," author Luke Harding of The Guardian newspaper tells a story that looks plucked straight from the pulp section of a bookstore.
Around the world, revelations about NSA spying have caused outrage and protests. But not so much in the US. In fact, older Americans seem more worried than digitally plugged-in youth, whose electronic lives are being monitored. One researcher says young people don't seem so worried about the government acting as Big Brother.
A British parliamentary panel questioned Alan Rusbridger, the editor of the newspaper that first published many of the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. He was asked about his love of his country, and he defended his newspaper as acting to help the public understand what its government was doing.