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Citizens’ Racy Photos Shared Among NSA Workers, Snowden Says

Citizens’ Racy Photos Shared Among NSA Workers, Snowden Says

Intelligence workers have a really good time looking at suggestive photos of unknowing Americans, says Edward Snowden. He said NSA analysts searching for signals intelligence were examining mostly mundane – but sometimes intimate – messages and photographs sent online or through cellphones by “ordinary citizens.” “They stumble across something … completely unrelated to their work, [...]

Greenwald’s Latest NSA Bombshell Is An Incomplete Mess, Lacking Any Evidence of Wrongdoing

Glenn Greenwald’s “grand finale fireworks display” finally appeared online early Wednesday and, indeed, there were fireworks, but not the “spectacular multicolored hues” he predicted. The fireworks instead came in the form of a bombshell that exploded in a mushroom cloud of shoddy reporting and the usual hyperbolic, misleading accusations that have been the centerpiece of [...]

Significant Holes Emerge In The <em>Washington Post</em>‘s NSA Story After It’s Too Late

Throughout the past year of covering the shoddy journalism orbiting the NSA story, it never ceases to amaze that so many award-winning journalists, some veterans, some not-so-much, are unable to adequately explain things. Decide for yourself whether this murky reporting is deliberate or symptomatic of the complexities of this issue. There’s no real way of [...]

NSA Inadvertently Collected Thousands of Non-Targeted Emails, Uncovered Terrorism and Nuclear Projects

Last week, Glenn Greenwald was supposed to have published a “fireworks grand finale” NSA article drawn from documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The article was evidently going to reveal the names of various NSA surveillance targets, but as we reported on Tuesday, the article was withheld due to what Greenwald called “last-minute claims” by the [...]

Ordinary Internet Users Far Outnumber Targeted Foreigners In NSA-Intercepted Data

Ordinary Internet users, with no reason to be targeted, far outnumber those who are targeted by the NSA, according to a Washington Post investigation. Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided in full to The Post, were not the intended surveillance targets [...]

Iraq War Vet Mops Floor With Glenn Greenwald On Real Time With Bill Maher

Edward Snowden media sherpa Glenn Greenwald doesn’t have too many fans around these parts, so Daily Banterers probably sensed a giddy disturbance in The Force Friday night when IAVA founder Paul Rieckhoff got into it with Greenwald, but When Greenwald demanded evidence of lives lost, it was Maher who responded with what was the best point [...]

Oliver Stone To Do Big Budget Snowden Movie

Director Oliver Stone will do the Edward Snowden story for the silver screen. He has tackled the Kennedy assassination and the Watergate break-in, the Vietnam conflict and the Bush administration’s “war on terror”. Now the Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone is set to whip up fresh controversy with his adaptation of The Snowden Files, an account [...]

Snowden’s Credibility Problem Worsens As Whistleblowing Email Story Blows Up

In mid-June of last year, at the vanguard of the Edward Snowden revelations, a Hong Kong attorney named Albert Ho met with Snowden to assist the NSA contractor’s plans to leave the Chinese city-state for points unknown. Following the meeting, Ho told The New York Times, “He didn’t go out, he spent all his time [...]

Snowden Lawyer Compares Edward Snowden To Underground Railroad Runaway Slaves

Whistleblowing testicle-annihilator-cum-Russian television star Edward Snowden was back in the news this week by virtue of his feature length interview with NBC News’ Brian Williams. To follow up the PR blitz, Snowden attorney Ben Wizner appeared on Sunday morning’s Up with Steve Kornacki to explain that Snowden is kinda like slaves who escaped the South via [...]

Snowden: Government Exploiting 9/11 To Justify Spying

One of the items to come out of the Brian Williams interview with Edward Snowden was his view that 9/11 is being exploited by the United States government to justify spying on its citizens. “I take the threat of terrorism seriously, and I think we all do,” the former National Security Agency contractor said. “And [...]

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