The trailer for the forthcoming Oliver Stone movie Snowden has been viewed over two million times less than 24 hours after it was posted on Youtube, suggesting huge interest in the story of one of America’s most polarizing heroes/traitors, ahead of the film’s release in September this year. After the clip was posted, the real Edward Snowden, the CIA operative who smuggled vast amounts of data exposing the workings of the NSA, and is now living in Russia, tweeted: “For two minutes and thirty nine seconds, everybody at NSA just stopped working.” More at The […]
The US Senate has published a draft law to force tech companies to show encrypted messages to security services. The Compliance with Court Orders Act would force companies to hand over what is called “intelligible” or non-encrypted data, if they receive a court order. It follows decisions by Apple and Whatsapp take a stand on encryption. Apple has been locked in a battle with the FBI over its refusal to unlock its iPhone. And Facebook recently announced all messages on its messaging app, Whatsapp are now encrypted. Is the right to keep our online information […]
The film tells the story of how almost 400 journalists managed the investigation in the Panama Papers. It’s the biggest leak and biggest project of cooperative investigative journalism. A giant leak of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records exposes a system that enables crime, corruption and wrongdoing, hidden by secretive offshore companies.
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The text of the TPP has finally been released to the public – and it’s even worse than we thought. “The TPP is a disaster for jobs, and environment and our democracy. It is the latest stage in the corporate capture of our society,” said Nick Dearden, executive director of Global Justice Now, in response to the full text. The enormous so-called “free trade” deal between 12 Pacific Rim nations, he continued, “has less to do with selling more goods, than with rewriting the rules of the global economy is favor of big business. Like […]