Edward Snowden

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Did you know that whistleblowers are sentenced to more time in prison than corrupt officials who trade secrets for sex⁠—more time than even actual spies? The government has made *telling* the truth a greater crime than *selling* it. #PardonRealityWinner
We are better than our tweets.
“It is my wish that none of the letters written by me during my lifetime shall be published.” Hemingway—and so many others—in the days before every action and utterance was irrevocably appended to the Permanent Record. us.macmillan.com/books/97812502…
Each of us has a Creator. call your mother
The gall of these people.
Remember the #PanamaPapers @ICIJorg? For six years the source #JohnDoe stayed silent. Now them is speaking up - in an exclusive interview with @f_obermaier and me. Stay tuned… Friday, 11am CEST @derspiegel
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It doesn't really matter how you feel about the Jan. 6th stuff: bureaucrats destroying government records to keep them out of the public's hands should land every single person involved in jail. It is a crime against the public's right to know.
I designed a core backup system for the NSA (EPICSHELTER), and managed others at the CIA. They could survive war. That the Secret Service's records disappeared the instant they became potential evidence is no accident, and no less criminal than the CIA destroying torture tapes.
Look, I'm just going to say it: At a certain point, our corrupt and moribund political culture has no hope of solving humanity's problems. You either bet on science and technology, or you bet on extinction.
When we arrived into the visitor center at Manzanar, a white couple walking out with their very young child said, “This can’t be true. The US would never do anything like this. This must be fake news.”
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separation of money and state
Singling out @tiktok_us just because it's linked to China is entirely the wrong move. Don't ban a company. Don't ban a country. Ban the *practice.* Make the systematic and exploitative collection of people's private details unlawful. Under *any* flag. blog.malwarebytes.com/privacy-2/2022…
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Singling out @tiktok_us just because it's linked to China is entirely the wrong move. Don't ban a company. Don't ban a country. Ban the *practice.* Make the systematic and exploitative collection of people's private details unlawful. Under *any* flag. blog.malwarebytes.com/privacy-2/2022…
people are like "I'm not going to eat the crickets." oh you're gonna eat the crickets, brother. they're gonna be everywhere. they're gonna put em in Hot Pockets. your kids are gonna be like "mom! i want the pizza crickets!"
Ordinary Americans are hurting, but it looks like Congress is doing just fine. twitter.com/CryptoWhale/st…
Stop. Building. Warrantless. Surveillance. For. Police. twitter.com/EFF/status/154…
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Saudis say Biden didn’t tell MBS that he believes he was responsible for Khashoggi’s murder twitter.com/jacquiheinrich…
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'Sorry She Feels That Way': Biden Responds to Khashoggi's Widow Saying Blood of Next MBS Victim Is On His Hands mediaite.com/a/urzru
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every time i see some big name completely furious—just absolutely losing their monocle—over the idea that someone might dare disagree with the white house, it makes me tweet a little harder
"I'm not going to meet with MBS. I'm going to an international meeting, and he's going to be part of it." -- President Biden (June 17, 2022) twitter.com/Spa_Eng/status…
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Saudi officials, brazenly, tried shutting out two reporters from the Washington Post, which is where Jamal Khashoggi wrote his columns. So not only do they accept zero responsibility for Khashoggi’s murder; they also exclude reporters from his former publication. Unreal. twitter.com/tylerpager/sta…
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And so you just let it go? You, the President of the United States, say you believe the guy is *personally responsible* for murdering a Washington Post columnist and US resident, and you just let it go for a smile and a fist bump? Super. twitter.com/DeItaone/statu…
The @washingtonpost criticizes Pres. Biden fist-bump’ing Saudi leader Mohammed Bin Salman who the CIA says orchestrated the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. twitter.com/kriscoratti/st…
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Biden before he had your vote: “I would make it very clear we were going to make [the Saudi government] pay the price, and make them, in fact, the pariah that they are.” Biden after he had your vote:
The US does not merely buy oil from the Saudis. It lavishes them with the weapons and surveillance tech they use to destroy Yemen and crush domestic dissent. One of the overlooked Snowden stories was how Obama ordered NSA to share more with Saudi tyrants: theintercept.com/2014/07/25/nsa…
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Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, called Biden's planned visit to Saudi Arabia "heartbreaking" and "disappointing." “Biden will lose his moral authority by putting oil and expediency over principles and values.” trib.al/zgJjQfM
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In addition to murdering a Washington Post journalist, the Saudi government still has a lot to answer for w/r/t the 9/11 attacks. More... twitter.com/Schwartzesque/…
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"Whatever we're getting from this meeting - maybe, maybe!, a slight fall in gas prices - is it really worth selling out the family of Jamal Khashoggi, the people of Yemen, and our own moral authority and values?" My commentary on #MSNBCPrime last night:
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"Journalists cover war, expose corruption, document environmental damage, lift up the marginalized, champion our communities, and hold the powerful to account. And for this, too often, they are killed." — Joe Biden, May 22, 2022 whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/…
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“Jamal Khashoggi, will you apologize to his family?” I shouted to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the end of the press pool spray. MBS had a slight smirk, before a Saudi aide grabbed my arm tightly.
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Upon arriving in Saudi Arabia, Biden mimes holding up his half of a ceremonial saw—to bury the memory of murdered Washington Post columnist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi.
Despite lack of forensic evidence, jury finds former CIA programmer Joshua Schulte guilty of violating the Espionage Act when he leaked CIA hacking materials to WikiLeaks thedissenter.org/jury-guilty-ci…
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I wonder how many journalists have already held back from reporting things they know in their heart a Free Press should be reporting, thinking “After what they’ve done to Julian Assange maybe I better not.” Authoritarianism doesn’t just land on people, it creeps toward us slowly
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.@TomBrady tells @Variety that he is a big fan of “CitizenFour,” the Poitras documentary about @Snowden. variety.com/2022/film/feat…
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This is the real reason Assange is in prison. #FreeAssange twitter.com/ggreenwald/sta…
Substack wins. GG. Future of indie publishing for writers large & small. I've used WordPress, Blogger, Medium & most in-between over the yrs. Here is not even close, they're now best product, have best branding & most user love from writers *and* readers nytimes.com/2022/07/12/bus…
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I'm just trying to imagine the mindset of the kid graduating high school this year, after missing years of class time, and realizing they're about to step into the world with the difficulty slider locked on Nightmare Mode. How are you handling it? twitter.com/Snowden/status…
The good news: We're all going to be billionaires. The bad news: A gallon of milk costs 2.6 trillion dollars.
Between 1999 and 2014, the percentage who imagine the Sun revolves around the Earth *went up*. In this kind of world, time I spend on politics increasingly feels like a mistake. Drowning in the tide of imbeciles, we nod to sermons from the flotsam. abcnews.go.com/US/quarter-ame…
It is, in a dark way, psychologically reassuring to say, "Oh, everything is monitored and there's nothing I can do. I shouldn't bother." The problem is that it's not true. twitter.com/naomibrockwell…
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