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Edward Snowden says COVID-19 could give governments invasive new data-collection powers that could last long after the pandemic

"Five years later the coronavirus is gone, this data's still available to them — they start looking for new things."
Edward Snowden may be one of the most infamous sources of leaked documents, but he's hardly the only one.

Declassified: From Snowden to WikiLeaks to Crypto AG, these are the biggest leaks of the past decade and what we’ve learned from them

Global corruption, torture, mass surveillance programs, and political drama are just some of the secrets exposed in leaks over the past ten years.
Author and journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks during a meeting at Commission of Constitution and Justice in the Brazilian Federal Senate in Brasilia, Brazil, on July 11, 2019.

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the Snowden story, charged with cybercrimes in Brazil for publishing texts that embarrassed officials

Greenwald has been at the heart of a debate over press freedoms in Brazil under the increasingly authoritarian government of Jair Bolsonaro.

The US government can seize all the profits from Edward Snowden’s book, a judge ruled

The government alleged that Snowden violated contracts by publishing classified materials without pre-clearance.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Edward Snowden says big tech firms like Amazon, Google and Facebook have business models that are tantamount to ‘abuse’

The American whistleblower was speaking at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal on Monday.
Edward Snowden in connection from Russia during the Wired Next Fest 2019 at the Giardini Indro Montanelli on May 26, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

Edward Snowden said he couldn’t find any evidence that the government was hiding aliens when he searched through CIA databases

"If it's hidden, and it could be hidden, it's hidden really damn well, even from people who are on the inside," he said of US agencies hiding aliens.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) walks from a Republican Senate caucus meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2018.

A top GOP senator won’t vote for Trump attorney general nominee William Barr over concerns he’ll condone spying on US citizens

"I'm a no," Paul said on Monday. "[Barr has] been the chief advocate for warrantless surveillance of US citizens."
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Edward Snowden has joined human rights groups in calling for Sundar Pichai to kill Google’s plans in China

The open letter was published the evening before Google CEO Sundar Pichai was due to testify in front of Congress.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is pictured speaking via remote video at a conference hosted in Tel Aviv.

Edward Snowden: Israeli spyware was used to track and eventually kill Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi critic Omar Abdulaziz — a close associate of Jamal Khashoggi —  reportedly had his smartphone targeted by Israeli spyware this year.

Edward Snowden created an app that turns smartphones into security systems aimed at thwarting spies

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor and notorious whistleblower, just launched a new app, Haven.