Edward Snowden

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 26.10.2014 | 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 ...

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...