Edward Snowden

What reporters need to know about the recent Patriot Act ruling

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., right, who originally sponsored the Patriot Act, which governs the collection of phone records, questions witnesses from the National Security Agency, FBI, Justice Department, and the Office of Director of National Intelligence on Capitol Hill in this 2013 photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Many journalists are probably unsure just what to think of a federal … Read More

Glenn Greenwald calls latest allegations against Snowden a joke

Lawyer and journalist Glenn Greenwald (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The journalist central to Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the National Security Agency labels as “a self-parodying joke” new allegations that the former’s NSA contractor essentially helped terrorists evade U.S. surveillance. “It’s a self-parodying joke,” Glenn Greenwald wrote in an email to me. He lives in Rio de Janeiro. He was deriding claims … Read More

ACLU's NSA lawsuit claims that all Americans are potential plaintiffs

Yesterday, lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a federal lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice, requesting that they halt their program of collecting any and all Internet communications between Americans and overseas correspondents as part of their effort to fight the "War on Terror." The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf … Read More

Edward Snowden documentary gets Oscar nod

"Citizenfour," Laura Poitras' cinematic ticktock revealing the story behind the NSA revelations of Edward Snowden, has been nominated for an Oscar in the "Best Documentary" category. The news sparked jubilation on Twitter from staffers at First Look Media, who work with Poitras at The Intercept. Fuck Yeah CITIZENFOUR #Oscars2015 — Liliana Segura (@LilianaSegura) … Read More

Dorian Nakamoto looks to sue Newsweek over Bitcoin story

Hey, hi. Here are 10 media stories. Lawsuit over Newsweek's Bitcoin story? The man who Newsweek's Leah McGrath Goodman identified as the founder of Bitcoin is raising money on a website to sue the magazine, claiming he was "targeted and victimized by a reckless news organization." Dorian Nakamoto has been unemployed for 10 years, the site says. "Donations, … Read More