Tag: Glenn Greenwald

NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs ‘undermine the fabric of the internet’

US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet James Ball, Julian Borger and Glenn Greenwald The Guardian,   Thursday 5 September 2013 15.00 EDT Through covert partnerships with tech companies, the spy agencies have inserted secret vulnerabilities into encryption software. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters US and British […]

NSA spied on Brazilian and Mexican presidents – media

©Photo: Flickr.com/Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)/cc-by-nc-sa 3.0 US National Security Agency spied on the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, accessing the Mexico leader’s emails even before he was elected, Brazil’s Globo television reported.  Glenn Greenwald, a Rio de Janeiro-based columnist for the Guardian newspaper who obtained […]

Members of Congress denied access to basic information about NSA / Suggesting a new Shadow Government

Documents provided by two House members demonstrate how they are blocked from exercising any oversight over domestic surveillance • Morgan Griffith’s requests for NSA information • Alan Grayson’s requests for NSA information Glenn Greenwald theguardian.com, Sunday 4 August 2013 08.26 EDT Members of Congress are increasingly frustrated at […]

Greenwald: Snowden has enough information to cause US govt ‘worst damage in history’

Published time: July 13, 2013 20:09  Edited time: July 14, 2013 13:33                                                                             AFP Photo / Vasily Maximov Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden possesses dangerous information which could potentially lead to America’s “worst nightmare” if it is revealed, according to the journalist who first published Snowden’s leaked […]

How the NSA is still harvesting your online data

Files show vast scale of current NSA metadata programs, with one stream alone celebrating ‘one trillion records processed’ Glenn Greenwald and Spencer Ackerman guardian.co.uk,    Thursday 27 June 2013 11.03 EDT The NSA collects and analyzes significant amounts of data from US communications systems in the course of monitoring foreign […]

CNN and the business of state-sponsored TV news

The network is seriously compromising its journalism in the Gulf states by blurring the line between advertising and editorial • Report: why didn’t CNNi air its own ‘iRevolution’ documentary? Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk,             Tuesday 4 September 2012 15.02 EDT CNN’s state-sponsored program on Kazakhstan. Photograph: via CNN Today […]