Edward Snowden

Chelsea Manning's Ordeal - An Exercise In Political Retribution

Kate Allen | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Kate Allen

There was always a starkly political quality to Chelsea Manning's case. Her unprecedented 35-year jail sentence was obviously designed to deter anyone from following her example. A crushing "pour encourager les autres" jail term that would have seen her left to languish in a maximum-security military prison until 2045. It was an exercise in political retribution, not justice.

Obama 'May Reduce Whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence'

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK

A soldier jailed for leaking classified government and military documents to WikiLeaks is reportedly on President Barack Obama’s shortlist for commu...

9 Important Stories From 2016 You're Likely To Have Missed

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

We might live in an ever-more connected world, but some news still seems to pass us by. And given this year’s wall-to-wall coverage of Brexit and th...

The Snoopers' Charter Only Codifies The Extreme Of What Was Already Being Done Unlawfully

Ryan Browne | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ryan Browne

Despite voicing their concerns about these powers, one question has still lingered on my mind: what exactly prevented the Silicon Valley giants from being able to block the disclosure of sensitive, private communications prior to the proposal of the bill?

Servant Or Master? What Will Be Our Relationship With A Digital Economy

Simon Sapper | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech
Simon Sapper

The impact of digitalisation and automation will be increasingly profound. Enthusiasts talk in terms of technology setting us free, but I understand the worries of those who reckon we will be subservient rather than superior.

Edward Snowden Has Designed A Phone Case That'll Warn You If You're Being Spied On

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Tech

Edward Snowden is developing a phone case which could stop governments from tracking journalists, activists and human rights workers via their mobiles...

EU Referendum - Both Sides Are Confused About Human Rights

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK
Dr Michael Arnheim

Leading voices in both camps in the EU referendum recognise that Human Rights law has been affected by "mission creep" in the interests of sometimes very dubious claims of individual human rights and against national security. "Brexiteers" blame the EU for this, while "Remainers" point the finger at the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg. Both are wrong.

CCTV - Protection or Infringement?

David Rosenberg | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Tech
David Rosenberg

The most surprising thing about Edward Snowden's revelations was how unsurprised we all were by them. The dystopian visions of our most paranoid friends had been confirmed and we all kind of shrugged and added a capital letter to our password which we later changed back to lower case because it was too difficult to remember.

The Future of Privacy: Who Protects the Public From Themselves?

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

he extent of NSA monitoring revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden showed that democratic and supposedly "free" governments do already attempt to monitor us. The scale of monitoring required is vast, but the technology is catching up. There are two technological changes that are taking place at present that I believe will fundamentally change our approach to privacy...

With the Snoopers' Charter, Our Digital Security Is Under Attack in the Name of Total Surveillance

Silkie Carlo | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Silkie Carlo

The Investigatory Powers Bill proliferates spying for the sake of spying. It legalises the speculative mass surveillance powers being challenged in court by Liberty - and ignores suggestions there could be a better, more effective way. The Government sees the positive steps we all take to protect our privacy as a threat to be overcome at all costs, while failing to target resources at the real dangers.

Edward Snowden Challenges British Public To Force Cameron's Resignation

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK

Edward Snowden has seemingly called on the British public to help oust David Cameron following the prime minister's admission that he profited from hi...

Edward Snowden Mocks Cameron For Sudden Interest In Privacy After Panama Papers Leak

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK

Update: Edward Snowden Calls On UK Public To Rise Up And Force David Cameron To Resign The man hailed by some as one of personal privacy's grea...

Tinkling the Ivories While the World Burns

Joel Durston | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

We can't let terror win - the common refrain in the aftermath of the now all too frequent terror attacks. But ISIS is already winning. There's no shame in admitting because the terrorists have effectively rigged the game, in two important and connected ways.

Does The FBI Really Need Apple To Unlock An iPhone? 'Bullsh*t' Says Snowden

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Tech

Edward Snowden is not a man who beats around the bush, which is why it was all the more striking when at a conference yesterday he called the FBI's cl...

Trump's Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Called 'Most Unlikely Since Josef Stalin'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by an an anonymous US politician, alongside Pope Francis and Edward Snowden, it has been rep...

Guess What Edward Snowden's Cooked Up...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Edward Snowden may be one of America's most wanted, and a name that polarises opinion on both sides of the Atlantic ever since he left US soil in 2013...

Edward Snowden Finally Joins Twitter, Sends The Perfect First Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

The man who leaked confidential documents about governmental surveillance and had to flee the US to evade capture has finally joined Twitter. Edwar...

What Is Asylum And How Does It Work?

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

Asylum seekers are people who move to a new country and apply to stay, seeking refuge from persecution. There are an estimated 126,000 refugees cur...

How Much Data Protection Do We Need?

Mike Weston | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

Pushing for strong and transparent data protection rules isn't only in the interest of the man or woman on the street, it will benefit businesses too. Making the rules of the game clearly defined creates a level playing field within which businesses can innovate.

The Media's Bitter War Of Words Over Edward Snowden's Leaks Has Really Escalated

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

A war of words in the media over a controversial Sunday Times article condemning Edward Snowden's leaks has escalated after a key backer of the former...

Row Breaks Out Over Claims That Leaked Edward Snowden Documents Have Been 'Cracked'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK

A row has broken out over claims that UK spies had to be withdrawn after Russia and China managed to decode information in files leaked by Edward Snow...

Campaigners Are Claiming Victory Against The Snoopers' Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK

Civil liberties campaigners have claimed a victory against a proposed expansion of authorities' power to spy on your phone calls and online activity a...

Snowden 'Vindicated' After US Senate Curtails NSA Surveillance

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Edward Snowden said on Tuesday it was worth becoming an "international fugitive" when set against the public benefits of disclosing spying...

The US Failed To Renew Its Surveillance Law And Now It Can't Snoop On Anyone....Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

The US Government has failed to approve a reworking of the controversial Patriot Act which gave the NSA completely free-reign to monitor people's phon...

Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Personal Data Online?

Catalin Cosoi | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Tech
Catalin Cosoi

An overwhelming majority of British adults are now concerned about the online security of their private information, the threats posed by hackers and the possibility of unauthorised access to their data. This was the key finding of recent YouGov research in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.