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I Cannot Believe This Is the Actual Peter Gabriel Song & Music Video for Oliver Stone’s Snowden Movie

Oliver Stone's Snowden movie is out tomorrow, and this is its original song and music video. Yes, really.

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Hey, Edward Snowden? Now Would Be a Good Time For You to Advocate for Chelsea Manning

Snowden requested a presidential pardon today. But what about Manning?

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has become quite a popular figure. Fellow whistleblower Chelsea Manning, however, has been treated inhumanely. Her story has often been glossed over by the media and by her peers, like Snowden. Why is that?

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Edward Snowden Is Working on Phone Case That Will Alert You If You’re Being Spied On

Please call it "The Whistleblower." Please.

For the paranoid, there's already some tech out there that will allow you to completely shut off your phone from the outside world and go off the grid, but you're going to have to go back on eventually—otherwise why do you have a phone, you maniac? That's why Edward Snowden is working on a phone case that will warn you if your phone is colluding with the enemy/the government/anyone.

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Things We Saw Today: Women Who Are Crushing Hard on Edward Snowden

There's nothing sexier than whistleblowing and fighting for justice, amirite? Broadly recently did an interview with the women on the Internet who are hardcore crushing on Edward Snowden. They're, ahem, "yearning to put the 'blow' in 'whistleblower.'"

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Edward Snowden Collaborated with Jean-Michel Jarre On This Electronica Song

Edward Snowden, well-known cybersecurity advocate, has turned towards a new way of increasing awareness surrounding internet surveillance and government overreach: music! Snowden provides the vocals on a new electronica collaboration with French musician Jean-Michel Jarre.

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Guest on Edward Snowden News Segment Will Only Discuss Edward Scissorhands

To cast him out of society? Simply because he has scissors for hands? That seems strange.

God bless America, and God bless television.

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NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Is Now on Twitter

Edward Snowden, who exposed the depths of the NSA's digital spying programs and was forced to leave the country to take refuge abroad, is now on Twitter.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Shailene Woodley Take An Awesomely Dorky Selfie During Snowden

Look at these two giant dorks. Don't you just want to hug JGL all day? Seriously though, someone needs to help Shailene's wig game (she's playing Snowden's girlfriend, Lindsay Mills) because that looks a bit of a mess.

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John Oliver and Edward Snowden Figure Out How to Get People to Care About Cybersecurity: Dick Pics

It's time to dismantle the government's dick pic program.

Listen, Americans don't care about the government's digital surveillance—unless we think they might be spying on our junk. This whole bit about our country's surveillance programs from Last Week Tonight is as great as we've come to expect from the show, but his interview with Snowden about halfway through is a whole other level of comedic journalism.

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UnPocket and 1984-Inspired “Stealth Fashion” Will Make You Digitally Invisible

Doubleplusunpocket.

"Post-Snowden" fashion is becoming a reality as the Kickstarter for UnPocket, which renders your Internet device off-the-grid when using it, has surpassed its funding goal.

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The NSA’s Leaked Advice Column Is Real and Extremely Ironic

Dear Redacted...

Being a professional voyeur is stressful. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know that the NSA provided their employees with the guidance necessary to navigate the demands of their unique profession using a "Dear Abby"-style advice column. One frequent complaint? NSA spies were uncomfortable with constant surveillance in the workplace.

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The NSA Helped British Spies Observe Yahoo Users For Years

Mostly to figure out why they still used Yahoo?

Here's news to make you recoil from your computer in disgust: we're not done with horrifying NSA revelations. The Guardian broke the news today that the NSA helped its British equivalent GCHQ spy on Yahoo users from 2008 to 2010 as part of operation "Optic Nerve," and now spies know what a lot of us look like naked. M would be outraged.

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Edward Snowden Masks Donned By Brazilian Protesters And Senators

E For EdSnowdendetta, coming to theatres everywhere

Move over, Guy Fawkes. The new face of resistance to government authority is NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and we have the creepy masks to prove it. In Brazil, activists opposed to the NSA's spying programs made masks of Snowden's face, and like-minded senators borrowed them to wear to a hearing.

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Meet the OFF Pocket, a Privacy Accessory That Caters to Your Paranoia

There's probably a very niche market for this thing, but what is Kickstarter for if not niche markets?

Worried the guv'ment is spying on your phone? (They are!) Well now there's the OFF Pocket -- the cell phone equivalent of wearing an aluminum foil hat to keep people from reading your thoughts. It promises security from spies, and it's already halfway funded on Kickstarter.

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Edward Snowden Receives Travel Documents, Free to Leave Moscow Airport

After spending a month living in the Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, we'll bet pretty much anywhere that's not an airport concourse looks pretty good right now.

According to Reuters, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has finally been granted travel papers that would let him leave the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, where he has spent the last few weeks working to find his way to one of several nation's that has granted him asylum. Exactly where Snowden is heading now is still up in the air, but sources have indicated to Russian news site RT that Snowden is getting a fresh set of clothes and preparing to leave the airport shortly.

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Edward Snowden Reportedly Meeting With Human Rights Groups In Moscow Airport Today

The NSA leaker has reportedly requested a meeting with human rights advocates this afternoon, but whether he'll show -- or whether he even wrote the request -- is anyone's guess.

It appears that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is getting rather tired of his weeks long layover in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. Not that anyone could blame him -- I'm hard-pressed to stay chipper through a pint at Chili's when I fly. But reports today indicate that Snowden is angling for a meeting with representatives from human rights groups around the world later this afternoon. What the purpose of that meeting is -- or if Snowden himself actually wrote the letter -- remains unclear, but one way or another it looks like we'll have an update on Snowden's situation later on today.

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Russian Parliament Member Tweets That Snowden Accepts Political Asylum, Deletes Tweet Almost Immediately

Further prove that once something's online, it's hard to get rid of.

Proving that anything is possible, the spokesman for the Russian Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, Alexei Pushkov, tweeted earlier today that Edward Snowden had accepted political asylum in Venezuela. Pushkov deleted the tweet just moments after posting it, but not before RT grabbed a screenshot.

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Icelandic Lawmakers Float Idea Of Granting Edward Snowden Citizenship

The proposal has received minimal support in Iceland's parliament, though.

As Edward Snowden celebrated his Fourth of July in Moscow yesterday (or, maybe didn't celebrate, what with the whole being wanted by the U.S. government thing) representatives of the Icelandic Pirate Party brought forward a proposal to offer the NSA leaker Icelandic citizenship. That would make it possible for Snowden to travel to the country and apply for asylum, adding Iceland to the short list of possible places Snowden could make a new home for himself without fearing extradition by the United States.

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Edward Snowden Welcome To Hang Out In Russia If He Knocks Off All The Intelligence Leaking Business

There's one more place Edward Snowden could stay without fearing extradition, but only if his leaks about the NSA and CIA come to a halt.

After nearly a month on the run and spending the past week living in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport -- we think -- the final fate of NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still up in the air. This morning saw a new wrinkle added to Snowden's life on the run, though, as Russian president Vladimir Putin announced today that Snowden would be welcome to stay in Russia without living in fear of extradition, provided he stops leaking sensitive information about U.S. intelligence programs like PRISM, or his latest hit, documents indicating that the United States bugged the stateside offices of EU allies.

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Donald Trump Thinks Edward Snowden Should Be Executed, Rest of World Unsure Why We’re Asking Donald Trump About This

No, Trump is not an expert, and no, we don't kill people just because they piss us off.

“This guy’s a bad guy and, you know, there’s still a thing called execution." That's noted Constitutional scholar rich asshole Donald Trump's position on Edward Snowden, calling him a spy and worrying that the United States will seem "pathetic" should it take too long to catch him.And oh, yeah, Trump also strongly implied that Snowden should be murdered by the state. Because clearly, that will allay everyone's fears of government overreach in the name of national security.

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