Edward Snowden

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‘If internet traffic is unencrypted, any government, company, or criminal that happens to notice it can – and, in fact, does – steal a copy of it, secretly recording your information for ever.’ Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

In every country of the world, the security of computers keeps the lights on, the shelves stocked, the dams closed, and transportation running. For more than half a decade, the vulnerability of our computers and computer networks has been ranked the number one risk in the US Intelligence Community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment – that’s higher than terrorism, higher than war. Your bank balance, the local hospital’s equipment, and the 2020 US presidential election, among many, many other things, all depend on computer safety.

And yet, in the midst of the greatest computer security crisis in history, the US government, along with the governments of the UK and Australia, is attempting to undermine the only method that currently exists for reliably protecting the world’s information: encryption.…  Seguir leyendo »

Two years ago today, three journalists and I worked nervously in a Hong Kong hotel room, waiting to see how the world would react to the revelation that the National Security Agency had been making records of nearly every phone call in the United States. In the days that followed, those journalists and others published documents revealing that democratic governments had been monitoring the private activities of ordinary citizens who had done nothing wrong.

Within days, the United States government responded by bringing charges against me under World War I-era espionage laws. The journalists were advised by lawyers that they risked arrest or subpoena if they returned to the United States.…  Seguir leyendo »

La sociedad abierta avanza

Hoy hace exactamente dos años, en una habitación de un hotel de la ciudad de Hong Kong, tres periodistas y yo trabajábamos con nervios mientras esperábamos para comprobar la reacción del mundo ante la revelación de que la Agencia Nacional de Seguridad (NSA, en sus siglas en inglés) mantenía registros de casi todas las llamadas telefónicas realizadas en Estados Unidos. En los días siguientes, aquellos periodistas y otros publicaron documentos que revelaban que Gobiernos democráticos vigilaban las actividades privadas de ciudadanos corrientes que no habían hecho nada malo.

En cuestión de días, el Gobierno de Estados Unidos respondió presentando cargos en mi contra al amparo de leyes sobre el espionaje de la época de la Primera Guerra Mundial.…  Seguir leyendo »