Op-ed: Why President Obama won’t, and shouldn’t, pardon Snowden

Op-ed: Why President Obama won’t, and shouldn’t, pardon Snowden By Ars Staff (credit: Oliver Wunder remixed by Aurich Lawson) Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, and the ACLU, which represents Snowden in the US, agrees. The following piece…

CBP Fails to Meaningfully Address Risks of Gathering Social Media Handles

CBP Fails to Meaningfully Address Risks of Gathering Social Media Handles By Sophia Cope Last month we submitted comments to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, opposing its proposal to gather social media handles from foreign visitors…

GCHQ’s ‘Great British Firewall’ raises serious concern – privacy groups

GCHQ’s ‘Great British Firewall’ raises serious concern – privacy groups By Ewen MacAskill Campaigners say giving agency greater surveillance powers to combat hackers is like ‘the fox protecting the chicken’ Privacy groups have expressed serious concern at the prospect of a “Great British Firewall” proposed…

Snowden to President Obama: I deserve a pardon

Snowden to President Obama: I deserve a pardon By Joe Mullin Enlarge (credit: Pardon Snowden) Edward Snowden and his allies have formally made the case that he should be pardoned by President Barack Obama. The ACLU, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch launched the PardonSnowden.org website…

‘Edward Snowden did this country a great service. Let him come home’

‘Edward Snowden did this country a great service. Let him come home’ By Ed Pilkington Bernie Sanders, Daniel Ellsberg, former members of the NSA and more weigh in on whether Obama should grant clemency to the divisive whistleblower Support the Guardian’s fearless, independent journalism by…

Pardon Edward Snowden, now | Jill Stein

Pardon Edward Snowden, now | Jill Stein By Jill Stein His whistleblowing was among the most important in US history. I would publicly acknowledge his heroism, as Barack Obama should, without delay On June 6, 2013, the Guardian broke the news National Security Agency (NSA)…