Edward Snowden

Spies and Their Games

Adam Fisch | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Adam Fisch

This latest episode will capture the public's imagination - as a good spy story always does - and will threaten to impact the reputation of not only the intelligence services involved, but also their governments.

Look! That's Edward Snowden's Girlfriend Lindsay Mills At The Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Standing beaming next to journalist Glenn Greenwald on the Oscar podium, in a stunning Nha Khanh dress, was a brave woman who looked a little familia...

Mass Spying By The UK Revealed By Edward Snowden Was Actually Illegal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

Mass surveillance of the internet by UK intelligence services has been unlawful in the past but now complies with legislation, a watchdog has ruled. ...

Inventor Of The Internet Says Access Is A 'Human Right'

PA | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

Access to the internet is becoming "more and more" like a human right, according to the inventor of the world wide web. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who has c...

Sam Adams Award 2015: Whistleblowers Warn of Dangers to Democracy

Charlie Skelton | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Skelton

The reality is, being a whistleblower is a tough road to tread - as the former CIA analyst Ray McGovern said. At best, you get a pat on the back and a free glass of wine at an awards bash in Berlin.

Getting Under the Skin of an Extraordinary Year

Tom Linay | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

It is often said that there's never a bad year for cinema and 2014 emphatically proved that. In a year when cinema admissions were down on the highs of the last few years and no single film crossed the £40m mark for the first time since 2003, it would be easy to be pessimistic about the current state of cinema.

Cover Your Tracks Online; Privacy is Your Birthright

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

In the days of raging debates on internet privacy, consider this question if you are a novice on the topic. What kind of information do you reveal when you go online, do your searches, do your shopping, check your preferences, surf sites that interest you, read news, share information about yourself, express your opinions and upload pictures of a vacation you took with your family?

GCHQ Boss Lambasts Tech Companies For Denying Role In Terrorism

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being "in denial" of the role their networks play in terrorism...

British Spies Can Trawl Through American Emails... Without A Warrant

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the US National Security Agency to sidestep UK restrictions ...

Why CitizenFour Is the Most Important Film Of 2014

George Washbourn | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Washbourn

Given the stark and arguably dystopian nature of the NSA scandal, it is surprising that the world did not see an equally stark and acidic reaction in response. In many ways, until the release of CitizenFour the dialogue surrounding governmental surveillance has fizzled out, the world's political attention having shuffled on...

Ned Simons

Charge Snowden With Murder, Says Senior US Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the extent of American and British surveillance programmes, should be charged with murder, accordin...

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Edward Snowden Film 'CITIZENFOUR' Is A Real-Life Thriller

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

An unassuming young man paces around his hotel room. He plugs and unplugs the phone, shaves his beard, gels his hair into a different shape, tries...

Snowden's Romantic Ballet Date Proves Life Isn't All Bad For Whistleblowers

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Chelsea Manning, the former US soldier who leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks, is currently serving 35 years in prison. Mordechai Vanunu, who le...

EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Now Edward Snowden Tells HIS Side Of The Story

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Edward Snowden will be telling HIS side of the story that governed the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic last year, in a new film set to premier...

Jessica Elgot

Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by the Taliban, has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Indian child rights campaigner Ka...

Who Should Win The Nobel Peace Prize?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

The annual Nobel Peace Prize can be something of a crackpot affair, with the five-member selection committee given to bouts of insanity – The Europe...

Work for the American Government? Listen In

Alastair Sloan | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Call me a whistleblowing geek - but I keep a poster of Daniel Ellsberg on the board above my desk. I'm an independent freelance journalist, and in t...

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 04.11.2014 | 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 ...