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The 100-pound Edward Snowden bust that was illegally placed in Fort Greene Park by a group of guerrilla artists on April 6th has been sitting in the NYPD’s 88th Precinct since it was confiscated, just hours after installation. Now, a group of activists are calling on the city to return the statue to the people […]

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While most people slept, a trio of artists and some helpers installed a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Brooklyn on Monday morning. The group, which allowed ANIMAL to exclusively document the installation on the condition that we hide their identities, hauled the 100-pound sculpture into Fort Greene Park and up its hilly terrain […]

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Citizenfour, hailed the year’s Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars, is 114 minutes of masterful, chilling storytelling that takes us into the clandestine meetings and encrypted emails between Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden in the months leading up to the whistleblower’s world-changing NSA leak. The HBO film, a crucial supplement to […]

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At this point in America’s ongoing loss of privacy, it’s becoming clear that if one can imagine a way for an agency to spy, it’s probably happening. Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that the DEA collects call data on citizens, the ACLU has discovered that the drug agency is tracking millions of peoples’ […]

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A virtual private network, or VPN, is a method used by people all around the world to have a more secure and private connection on the internet. Businesses use them for internal communications and storage; journalists and dissidents use them to get around blocked sites in restrictive countries; and many people use them just to visit websites […]

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The most widely used and generally trusted anonymity network on the web, Tor, has issued a warning to users that it has reason to believe there is a possible cyber attack coming against its servers. Tor Project officials did not say whom they suspect, but did say that users would still be hidden. Tor gives its […]

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Nothing says outrage at the creeping surveillance state like an adorable terrier wearing human clothes with leaked NSA documents printed on them. Big Data Pawn Shop, an art project/clothing label wants you to be able to make a fashion STATEMENT with the documents that Edward Snowden risked his life to smuggle out of NSA headquarters. If […]

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While the FCC continues to debate net-neutrality regulations, scientists in China and America are quietly creating a new kind of internet, encyrpted by bursts of light instead of the standard long string of numbers. Revelations gleaned from the NSA leaks by Edward Snowden showed that even the largest tech companies with the best security were vulnerable to […]

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If you’ve seen the documentary Citizenfour, about the NSA surveillance state and disclosures by Edward Snowden, then you know the work of Trevor Paglen. He served as a cinematographer for the film and was thanked in the credits. Until recently, the official website provided updates on where to see his artwork. Paglen, who is the […]

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According to sources, the FBI has raided the home of a man who may be Edward Snowden’s successor for leaking NSA documents. Reportedly, the FBI raided the home of the suspect, who is identified as an employee of a government contractor that works with the NSA. A separate source said, “Investigators are continuing to pursue it, […]

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