Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Edward Snowden in a movie directed by Oliver Stone about the former National Security Agency contractor who blew the whistle on the U.S government’s mass surveillance programs
Snowden has received a three-year residence permit from Russia, his Russian lawyer told reporters on Thursday.
Edward Snowden fled to Russia after leaking details of secret state surveillance programmes.
Snowden has been in Russia since flying in from Hong King in June last year.
Oliver Stone and his producing partner Moritz Borman have acquired the movie rights to ‘The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man’.
Snowden’s temporary asylum in Russia expires in August. Washington has revoked his US passport, so his travel options are limited.
Current and former U.S. intelligence officials have said it is unlikely Russian security services have not squeezed Snowden for secrets.
Snowden, 30, in an excerpt of the interview aired yesterday, fought back critics who dismissed him as a low-level hacker.
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Tensions in the US-China relationship are increasingly being played out online.
Snowden wanted the Guardian to filter out anything that was operational and might damage legitimate intelligence activities.
In 1998 somebody disclosed that US was monitoring Osama’s communications after that, US never heard Laden’s communications again.
It covers phone calls, emails, texts, search history, what you buy, who your friends are, where you go, who you love, Snowden said.
On his way to the Google Digital Activism Award, Shubhranshu Chaudhary has given the Gondi tribals a voice and stirred up controversy as well.
Government has acknowledged that only metadata or the “origin-route-destination” of emails were tracked and not their ‘actual content’.