Latest Edward Snowden publications

Facebook notifies users of potential nation-state attacks

Facebook has announced its plans to notify users if they are under threat from state-sponsored cyberattacks. In a post-Snowden era, Facebook has made known its position on nation-state surveillance and is now putting itself forward as a watchdog for the everyday internet user. The social media giant proposes a notification system triggered when its algorithms… Read More

Collateral Damage in the Cloud: The Jurisdictional War over Personal Data

Richard Beaumont is the Privacy Services Manager for Governor Technology, a leading data privacy services provider offering bespoke software solutions, products and consultancy to companies looking to understand and manage data privacy compliance and best practice. Here he reviews the consequences of current contentions over data sovereignty in Europe, America and beyond… It may already… Read More

UK police says tech companies are too ‘friendly’ to terrorists

UK tech and communications firms are providing loopholes for cyber extremists to remain undetected by creating systems that are ‘terrorist-friendly’, says lead counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley. The anti-terrorism expert today urged businesses, mentioning no names, to bear in mind their “corporate social responsibility” when developing privacy systems which often make it difficult for intelligence groups to… Read More

Utah data centre critical to help the NSA ‘eliminate all private communications’, says Snowden journalist

The journalist and ex-lawyer who came to prominence by helping Edward Snowden to disclose the secrets of the National Security Agency has spoken of ‘government inside the government’ and the critical role of the NSA’s ‘Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center’ at a gathering in Utah, describing the plant as having an “ominous… Read More

Global SIM card cyber ‘heist’ organised by US and UK spy agencies

Intelligence agencies in the UK and the United States hacked into the SIM card database of a major manufacturer in order to steal encryption codes which allowed them to decode data from mobile phones, according to a US report. The Intercept claimed that the breach was revealed in a number of files provided by former US intelligence… Read More