Edward Snowden’s First Reaction to Trump’s Election Is a Surprising One

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told an audience we should not be "putting too much faith or fear elected officials." This includes Donald Trump.

Edward Snowden appeared via satellite on a live stream held by anonymous search engine StartPage.

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Edward Snowden Called Out WikiLeaks Over Meddling in U.S. Election

Through a series of election-related email dumps, WikiLeaks played a major role in the U.S. elections.

There have already been many explanations given to explain why the Democratic party’s nominee Hillary Clinton lost the U.S. Presidential elections in 2016. They range from personal failings, DNC campaign shenanigans, FBI director Comey’s letter to Congress, turnout issues, forgetting the working class, not finding a way to connect with enough disaffected Bernie Sanders voters to over-relying on data analysis and incorrect polls. But besides all that, partial responsibility for her loss must lie with WikiLeaks, an organization that built a reputation for disclosing secret information to the public in the interest of greater transparency, but which, in effect, helped destroy the image of Hillary Clinton in the mind of many possible voters.

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Is Edward Snowden a Hero Who Deserves Obama's Pardon?

Edward Snowden and his allies are lobbying President Obama to pardon him.

Edward Snowden wants President Obama to pardon him and, along with his supporters, has launched an extensive campaign to make that happen. The timing coincides with the last months of Obama’s Presidency and the release of a sympathetic Oliver Stone film about the whistleblower. Human rights organizations such as ACLU, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and others have joined Snowden’s cause.

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Why Don’t We Hear From Aliens? They May Encrypt All Their Data.

When Neil deGrasse Tyson recently sat down with infamous whistle blower Edward Snowden, the topic of alien encryption came into the mix.

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