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The Snowden Movie Illustrates Why I’m So Pessimistic About The Future

Last night the cybersecurity firm F-Secure hosted a screening of Oliver Stone’s latest film, Snowden - a dramatisation of how the eponymous hero went from working deep inside the American Intelligence apparatus, to becoming an internationally famous whistleblower who has been lionised and demonised in equal measure. Essentially, F-Secure probably couldn’t have asked for a better sales pitch. Read More >>

politics
Washington Post Throws Snowden Under the Bus

Although The Washington Post shared a Pulitzer prize with the Guardian for its reporting on the NSA leaks provided by Edward Snowden, yesterday its editorial board became the first to call for the prosecution of its own source. Read More >>

reviews
The Snowden Review: Too Much Humping, Not Enough Hacking

Last month, Edward Snowden’s lawyer told me that Oliver Stone’s new Snowden biopic “tells a true story”. After seeing it, I can confirm that it’s plays like an accurate portrayal of the events leading up to and following the whistleblower leaking a trove of National Security Agency documents to journalists. It’s in there, injected with decorative bullshit. Read More >>

movies
The Snowden Movie Might Actually Be Worth Seeing

Reviews for the new Oliver Stone flick, Snowden, have begun to trickle in from the Toronto International Film Festival and it may come as a surprise that some critics are into it. Read More >>

movies
The New Snowden Movie is the Best PR He’ll Ever Get

Ben Wizner, lawyer for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was pleased when he saw the upcoming movie about his client eight months ago. “This is a dramatisation,” Wizner told Gizmodo. “Having said that, it tells a true story.” Read More >>

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Yeah, The NSA Was Probably Hacked

New context from National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden makes the case that files dumped online over the weekend probably came from the NSA. Read More >>

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People Thought Edward Snowden Was Dead Because of a Tweet

After NSA whistleblower and millennial sex symbol Edward Snowden tweeted a mysterious string of characters on Friday afternoon, conspiracy theorists and concerned fans feared he might be dead when Sputnik, a Russian news site, reported the now-deleted code might be a “dead man’s switch”, which is apparently something Snowden could have set up “if he did not check in to the computer at a certain time”, according to Inquisitr. Read More >>

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Oliver Stone Warns That Pokémon Go Could Lead to Totalitarianism

Director Oliver Stone has shaken his fist at all those bloody Pokémon Go players, calling the game “a new level of invasion” and warning that it could lead us down a slippery slope to totalitarianism. Read More >>

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You Can Stash an Insane Amount of Data in a Rubik’s Cube

Remember that part in the new Snowden trailer, where Ed sneaks data out of the NSA by hiding a memory card in a Rubik’s cube? Has to be bullshit, right? Read More >>

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The Official Snowden Trailer is Here and it’s Unnervingly Sexy

We saw the first teaser for Oliver Stone’s upcoming true-to-life spy thriller Snowden almost a year ago. But the first official trailer gives us a more complete look at what Oliver North has done to the true story of this decade’s most infamous whistleblower. Read More >>

security
Why You Should Care About Apple’s Fight With the FBI

The FBI wants Apple’s help to investigate a terrorist attack. Apple says providing this help is the real danger. With the help of an 18th century law and a recent court judgement, this situation just became the boiling point in the battle between tech companies and the government. And what happens will affect anyone who uses a smartphone, including you. Read More >>

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Edward Snowden Ploughs Into Mountains of Twitter Admin

Edward Snowden may have garnered himself 1.3 million followers during his first week on Twitter, but even instant celebrities make rookie mistakes. Snowden’s? Forgetting to turn off email notifications: 47 GB of follow, favourite, retweet and DM emails later, we’re pretty sure he learned his lesson. [Engadget] Read More >>

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Man Trolls News With Edward Snowden/Scissorhands Prank

For some reason, proper TV news channel HLN thought getting a man whose Twitter handle is @fart to talk about serious political issues live on TV was a good idea. That's like asking Reddit to do the weather forecast. Read More >>

movies
Here’s the First Trailer for Oliver Stone’s Snowden Movie

The first teaser for the upcoming movie about Edward Snowden has just been released. And frankly it’s not much to look at. But we still can’t wait. Read More >>