Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden Film To Premiere At London Film Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

An intimate series of encounters with whistleblower Edward Snowden forms the documentary 'CitizenFour', set to make its debut at London Film Festival ...

Inside Jobs and Israeli Stooges: Why Is the Muslim World in Thrall to Conspiracy Theories?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Why are so many of my fellow Muslims so gullible and so quick to believe bonkers conspiracy theories? How have the pedlars of paranoia amassed such influence within Muslim communities? When will credulous Muslims stop leaning on the conspiracy crutch? We blame sinister outside powers for all our problems - extremism, despotism, corruption and the rest - and paint ourselves as helpless victims rather than indepen­dent agents.

'There Is No Back Door'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech

Apple has denied reports from a security researcher which alleged a secret 'backdoor' had been placed in more than 600 million iOS devices. The res...

The NSA Have Been Gawking At Your Nude Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech

Edward Snowden, the former NSA systems administrator and whistleblower has revealed that during his time at the NSA employees would regularly share nu...

Concrete Donkey? Leaked 'Spy Tools' List Is Disturbing, Oddly Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

A leaked list of tools allegedly developed by the intelligence agency GCHQ to spy on internet users has revealed the vast - and arguably bizarre - ext...

The Problem With the Secret Service - Is the Secrecy

Harriet Garland | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Harriet Garland

It is very difficult to interrogate the legality of a programme of surveillance, when the people having done it, refuse to acknowledge it happened. The UK programme, called 'TEMPORA' has been a bone of contention since the start of these proceedings. GCHQ refuses to acknowledge that it exists, despite tacitly acknowledging it exists, by defending the legal basis for its existence.

China: The iPhone Is A 'National Security Concern'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech

The Chinese government-run national news network has called Apple's iPhone a 'National security concern' in relation to the Frequent Locations feature...

It's Even More Important Now We Read Your Emails, David Cameron Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics

A secret deal struck between party leaders fast-tracking legislation to allow police and MI5 to access your mobile and internet data has been branded ...

Has Fox News Lost Its Teeth?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Has Fox News lost its teeth? Last week, hosts Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren were heavily criticised by American conservatives for failing to l...

The Lack of Debate Over GCHQ Surveillance Is Dangerous

Madeleine Fry | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Politics
Madeleine Fry

And so their watch continues. Last week's news confirmed what we already knew, courtesy of Edward Snowden - that UK intelligence services have been intercepting our private messages on email and social media networks, supposedly with the backing of the law and in the name of national defence...

Life Inside A Converted Women's Toilet: How Assange Spends HIs Days At The Ecuadorian Embassy

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

It's been two years since the founder of WikiLeaks committed himself to an indefinite sentence inside the Ecuadorian embassy. And he shows no sign of ...

The Year of Edward Snowden

Annie Machon | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

On this anniversary, I want to salute the bravery of Edward Snowden. His conscious courage has given us all a fighting chance against a corporate-industrial-intelligence complex that is running amok across the world. I hope that we can all find within us an answering courage to do what is right and indeed take back our rights. His bravery and sacrifice must not be in vain.

'Squalid And Rancid' Government Spying Must Be Stopped, Says Stephen Fry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

Stephen Fry has condemned "disgraceful" mass surveillance of communications by spy agencies GCHQ and the NSA and said it was "very depressing" how muc...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is Cable Toast?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 29 May 2014... 1) IS CABLE TOAST? The Lib Dems are in the midst of a proper political cris...

Independent Scotland 'Should Offer Edward Snowden Asylum'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

An independent Scotland should offer asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, a petition heard by the Scottish Parliament has said. Campaigner M...

After the Snowden Revelations: Is the Internet Already Breaking Up?

Gary Newe | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Do we care enough about privacy to change our habits? Look at the number of people and amount of activity online now. The Internet of Things means that more and more of our lives will be played out online.

Theatre Review, Privacy: Frightening Impact of Mass Surveillance Laid Bare

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Privacy is a really sharp, relevant play that looks at the frightening impact of mass surveillance. By addressing this vital issue head on, Privacy is unequivocally a play for our time.

Facebook Reveals UK Government Requests To Spy On Users

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Tech

Law enforcement agencies in the UK made more than 1,900 requests for data on Facebook users in last six months of 2013, according to results published...

GCHQ, the Guardian and British Political Culture: Lessons From the Snowden Leaks

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

owever powerful the pressure to conform, to take the cheque and keep quiet, there will always be those who, moved by injustice, will speak out. But it counts for little, unless we all speak out together.

The Messy Business of Governing the Internet

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Joseph Musgrave

By its very nature, the Internet crosses borders, languages and jurisdictions. It is also a technical beast, demanding a certain level of standardisation in order to function as a truly global commons rather than as a series of siloed networks.

Cyber Attack! 60% of Small Companies Out of Business in Six Months

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Coaching your employees on data protection just isn't enough. In the video, Holman speaks to this point, explaining "You could buy the most high-tech security software, then the admin guy whacks a generic password on it ... and you're sunk".

A Voice of Hope for India's Unprivileged

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

MUMBAI -- Popular narratives about India typically divide the country into two neat halves. An aspirational urban middle class, whose command of English has seen the country surge as an IT superpower, and a wretched underclass, living in poverty, in remote rural expanses, cut-off from the very technologies that has India making the headlines from Bangalore to the Bay Area.

Jessica Elgot

This Indian Journalist Beat Edward Snowden To Be Digital Activist Of The Year, And You Might Just Agree

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

For Shu Choudary, journalism should be like oxygen: vital, always available and owned by no one. "No one owns the air, not me, not you, everyone ha...

Don't Spy on Us

Allan Hogarth | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK
Allan Hogarth

The Edward Snowden revelations exposed the possibility that state surveillance may have intruded into the lives of UK citizens... It would appear that slowly our politicians are beginning to wake up to this serious issue and daring to ask questions of the intelligence establishment.

Google Founder Meets Robot Containing Essence Of Edward Snowden

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

Google co-founder made a new acquaintance at the recent TED conference in Vancouver, Canada: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Of course Snowden is...