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If we don’t do anything to stop the sale of this technology, it’s not just going to be 50,000 targets: It’s going to be 50 million targets, and it’s going to happen much more quickly than any of us expect. edwardsnowden.substack.com/p…
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Every newspaper in America should be saying this.
Leaks to press in the public interest shouldn't be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Period. Daniel Hale helped the public learn about a lethal program that never should have been kept secret. He should be thanked, not sentenced as a spy. theintercept.com/2021/07/24/…
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His crime was leaking documents that proved Barack Obama and John Brennan were lying about the number of innocent people whose lives they were ending with their drones:
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BREAKING: Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months in prison. Not the maximum term he faced, but still a shamefully excessive punishment for following his conscience and bringing important information to the American public.
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Daniel Hale, one of the great American Whistleblowers, was just moments ago sentenced to four years in prison. His crime was telling this truth: 90% of those killed by US drones are bystanders, not the intended targets. He should have been given a medal.
Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale is being sentenced right now in an Eastern District of Virginia courtroom. He faces years in prison for following his conscience and serving as a source on incredibly newsworthy stories.
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"The text made no sound. It produced no image. It offered no warning of any kind as an iMessage delivered malware directly onto her phone — and past Apple’s security systems." edwardsnowden.substack.com/p…
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The NSO Group claims that the human rights abuses it abets are exceptions that slip through the cracks, but the reality is, it has no business model without state terror - without powerful thugs who demand weapons to help jail, torture and kill their critics. 30/
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It's hard to overstate just how much risk we face right now, and while the Insecurity Industry didn't create that risk, they're actively trying to increase it - finding every weak spot and widening it as far as possible, rather than shoring it up. 22/
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When the #PegasusProject dropped last week, it was both an ordinary and exceptional moment. The report - from @Amnesty, @CitizenLab, @FbdnStories, and 80 journalists in 10 countries - documented 50,000 uses of @NSOgroup's Pegasus malware. occrp.org/en/the-pegasus-pro… 1/
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I mean, when @snowden calls for the owners of a cybercrime company to be arrested, people sit up and pay attention. But Snowden's condemnation of NSO and its industry are just for openers. edwardsnowden.substack.com/p… 14/
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Edward Snowden retweeted
Join us this evening for an event looking into the breaking #PegasusProject investigation. @Snowden, @PaulLewis, @AgnesCallamard and @skirchy will discuss the data leak which shed light on how clients of NSO Group were abusing its hacking software 👉 bit.ly/3x0B8Mg
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how dare you
Netflix, I choose you!⁠ A new live-action #Pokemon series is in early development at the streaming giant, Variety has learned exclusively. bit.ly/3BCyC2d
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If you want to see Microsoft have a heart attack, talk about defining legal liability for bad code in a commercial product. To give Facebook nightmares, talk about making it legally liable for leaks of their unnecessarily collected personal records. edwardsnowden.substack.com/p…
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If you read nothing else today, please read this excerpt from a recent substack article by @Snowden about (in) security. 👇
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Para evitar los peligros de vivir en una casa de cristal @Snowden tiene algunas propuestas.
This will be the future: a world of people too busy playing with their phones to notice that someone else controls them. edwardsnowden.substack.com/p…
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"The greatest danger to national security has become the companies that claim to protect it."
This will be the future: a world of people too busy playing with their phones to notice that someone else controls them. edwardsnowden.substack.com/p…
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