Edward Snowden also spoke about the prevalence of fake news on social media platforms.
In the 16 months prior to the first major Snowden stories in June 2013, the articles drew a variable but an increasing audience, with a low point of about 2.2 million per month.
The former National Security Agency contractor in 2013 leaked details of a secret government eavesdropping program and left the country. He faces US charges that could land him in prison for up to 30 years.
Snowden said GCHQ could gain access to a handset by sending it an encrypted text message and use it for such things as taking pictures and listening in.
In his earlier hours on Twitter, Snowden exchanged tweets with prominent astrophysicist and radio talk-show host Neil deGrasse Tyson, who had encouraged Snowden to try Twitter during an interview on his show this month.
Edward Snowden’s 100-pound likeness stands proud on a plinth in Manhattan’s tourist-clogged Little Italy neighborhood, to be guarded round the clock until the weekend Lo Man Art Festival closes.
“He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers — not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime,” said US>
Snowden’s documents have fueled dozens of revelations of NSA surveillance operations but none of those programs are affected by the law Barack Obama signed Tuesday night.
“If we collect everything we understand nothing,” Snowden said. “We’re spending resources for no benefit in terms of public safety and a real cost in terms of freedom and liberty.”
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The Senate voted to move ahead with reform legislation that would replace the bulk phone records program revealed two years ago by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.
His lawyer had said that Snowden has been working with US and German lawyers on a way to return to the US.
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But the judges said now that the details of the practices are known, they are within the law.
US, British and Indian intelligence had piles of data on Zarrar Shah and the assault team.