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Last 50 tweets from @Snowden
"What you have is a government inside a government, an undemocratic apparatus making all of the decisions beneath a shell of democracy—something that looks like a democracy and is called a democracy, but has almost none of the properties a democracy is defined by."
 
"What you have is a government inside a government, an undemocratic apparatus making all of the decisions beneath a shell of democracy—something that looks like a democracy and is called a democracy, but has almost none of the properties a democracy is defined by."
For those who still think "the Deep State" is a deranged conspiracy theory invented in 2017 by Sean Hannity:

YouTube has been re-circulating a 2015 speech I gave at the Univ. of Utah at the height of the Snowden reporting. Here's what I said about secrecy and the security state: pic.twitter.com/jHa0Boe20r
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
These (👇) were my core views in 2010 (which is what caused Snowden to choose me). They were my core views in 2015 (when the left couldn't applaud loudly enough). And they're my core views now.

Much changed during the Trump years. My core, animating worldview isn't among them:
 
In reply to @Snowden
If this is what counts as "actual-scientist Twitter" it's amazing the world is still running as well as it does. I thought this was a fair question; thanks for trying to ask it. Wrong forum though, I guess.
Replying to @citizenreader
Very difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff on this, even in media, which is why I ask for primary source responses. There have been a couple people with legitimate-looking affiliations so far: check my "liked" tweets to dodge the noise.
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
In reply to @Snowden
2 weeks to get a good picture from different lab studies, 4 weeks I would say to see whether it has a real advantage in different settings and the will dominate globally.
 
Question for actual-scientist Twitter: how long until we have a reasonable (but tentative) grasp of Omicron's novel characteristics? How many weeks are we talking?
 
Omicron sounds like the name of an 80s movie's evil Robot King.
 
The head of Hong Kong's Department of Justice--if such a department can still be said to exist--appears to have personally intervened to deny representation to the lawyer who aided me there, in a case that seems ever-more-obviously constructed to chase him out of the territory.
Replying to @Snowden
No matter what complaints the Hong Kong Bar Association might have about Tibbo, there bottom line is that he fought for many, many years to secure the safety of families that the HK government has shown little interest in protecting--and won.
In reply to @JeromeTaylor
Most of the refugees who helped shelter Snowden -- who hailed from the Philippines and Sri Lanka -- have since been granted asylum in Canada.
 
The head of Hong Kong's Department of Justice--if such a department can still be said to exist--appears to have personally intervened to deny representation to the lawyer who aided me there, in a case that seems ever-more-obviously constructed to chase him out of the territory.
New dev in the Snowden/HK saga.

Robert Tibbo, the Canadian lawyer who represented NSA whistleblower Edward @Snowden during his time in Hong Kong lost a bid Thurs to have famous British rights lawyer Geoffrey Roberston represent him in a closely watched disciplinary hearing.
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
What an incredibly tragic story, in every possible way:
 
A radical sharpening of tone is occurring in economic discussions—with deepening convictions as to the assignation of blame—as the ailing currencies of the prior century succumb at last to diseases born from generations of neglect.

This has happened before.

It will get worse.
 
A radical sharpening of tone is occurring in economic discussions—with deepening convictions as to the assignation of blame—as the ailing currencies of the prior century succumb at last to diseases born from generations of neglect.

This has happened before.

It will get worse.
 
Reporters writing on the Apple-NSO story should understand this lawsuit would not be *possible* without the years-long investigations of @citizenlab, who are close to single-handedly responsible for uncovering the bulk of what we know about the NSO group's darkest deeds.
BREAKING NOW: @Apple just filed a major lawsuit against NSO Group.

Apple also notifying some recent targets.

Massive blow to the company notorious for selling spyware to dictators.

And there's more... Explainer THREAD. 1/
apple.com/newsroom/2021/… pic.twitter.com/FE7FsyOwNg
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
In reply to @HowellONeill
NSO has intimate ties to Israeli government leadership who use NSO as a powerful diplomatic tool. Netanyahu specifically urged on the sale of Pegasus to many neighbors including UAE as part of a broad political strategy to strengthen and normalize ties. technologyreview.com/2021/11/23/104…
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
NEW: NSO Group is in crisis. Scandal and sanction torpedoed a multimillion dollar sale to France. NSO is struggling and failing to reverse US sanctions. There is over $500 million in debt. There is doubt at the highest levels about the future of NSO. technologyreview.com/2021/11/23/104…
NSO was about to sell hacking tools to France. Now its in crisis.
technologyreview.com
 
Software giants who have seen the commercial malware targeting their users should look at this as a template for imposing consequences on this predatory industry.

The "business" of human-rights-violations-as-a-service must be stamped out—before it grows.

apple.com/newsroom/2021/… pic.twitter.com/EagB3FLjI8
Replying to @Snowden
The ability to invisibly hack your phone is being sold to countries at the red-hot intersection of a Venn Diagram between “desperately craves the tools of oppression” and “sorely lacks the sophistication to produce them domestically.”

Why is it legal?

edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/ns-oh-god-ho…
 
Software giants who have seen the commercial malware targeting their users should look at this as a template for imposing consequences on this predatory industry.

The "business" of human-rights-violations-as-a-service must be stamped out—before it grows.

apple.com/newsroom/2021/…
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
In reply to @jsrailton
4/ Notifying NSO victims is another major step. After @WhatsApp, Apple is the 2nd major company to do so. ✅Helps victims recognize what's going on ✅puts NSO's government customer base on notice: their abuses might be exposed next.
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
In reply to @jsrailton
2/ Apple's lawsuit, filed moments ago in Northern California hits NSO hard. - Seeks to hold NSO & parent accountable for abuses - ALSO Requests permanent injunction banning NSO from using Apple products. Directly hits NSO's core development & biz activities.
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
BREAKING NOW: @Apple just filed a major lawsuit against NSO Group.

Apple also notifying some recent targets.

Massive blow to the company notorious for selling spyware to dictators.

And there's more... Explainer THREAD. 1/
apple.com/newsroom/2021/…
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
One of my favorite very specific image genres is cats that look completely unprepared for the realities of parenthood.
 
The @FT article on Biden's effort to bring down oil prices today could be described as, uh, "skeptical."

ft.com/content/4e7f25…
 
“Crypto as shorthand for cryptography really was in widespread use. You could talk about crypto even on Capitol Hill and people would know what you were talking about – that really did hold a lot of, forgive this, but currency.” –@xor

theguardian.com/technology/202…
Cryptographers are not happy with how youre using the word crypto
theguardian.com
 
In reply to @Jason
I've been on a video chat with @Snowden before, seemed totally open to questions from everyone. I think he even took a question from a member of the military. Was in Bruce Schneier's class at HKS. pic.twitter.com/aDzM50afr6
Replying to @mkarolian @Jason and 2 others
It was surely a body double, or some deep fake puppet. The exhaustive independent investigations by every government in the world and nearly ten years of media interviews just missed the evidence of a nefarious conspiracy with the Reds. It's impossible to know!
 
In reply to @rahulsood
I think the problem, Jason, is your podcast discussion / sense of humor about dumping Solana on the market. It came across as somewhat arrogant and tone deaf. I don’t believe it was intended but that’s the vibe. Wouldn’t matter anyways. Solana is the real deal.
Replying to @rahulsood @Jason and 7 others
To be clear, I'm not talking about any individual. I'm talking about a category of behavior. I'm not deep enough in the space to pretend I get to declare who is or is not predatory. But some of you *are* close enough to know, and IMO should always discourage exploitation.
 
In reply to @BillyM2k
Leave the nice dog man alone. I've never been a fan of any flavor of dog money, because a) I am a humorless scold and b) I think a lot of earnest people will mistake it for an investment and get hurt, but Billy has imo always tried hard to be a positive voice.
Replying to @Snowden @BillyM2k and 2 others
i have significantly more respect for people who are like "lol i made dog money as a joke but if you want to give me money for it, ok" than people who are like *pushes up glasses* "dog money is extremely serious, moon mission confirmed"
 
Replying to @BillyM2k @elementrus and 1 otherfalse
Leave the nice dog man alone. I've never been a fan of any flavor of dog money, because a) I am a humorless scold and b) I think a lot of earnest people will mistake it for an investment and get hurt, but Billy has imo always tried hard to be a positive voice.
 
In reply to @Snowden
I'm not telling you to buy it. That's the thing: I don't tell people to "invest in $X" because I don't look to crypto primarily as an investment. What I want to see is a world where anyone can pay for anything, anywhere, at any time. That doesn't happen without privacy.
Zcash meaningfully advanced *what cryptocurrency could DO,* and that's what I admired about it. And my primary criticism of Bitcoin is still, so many years later, that they haven't addressed its enormous on-chain privacy problem. Cheers.
 
In reply to @giacomozucco
Zcash is the opposite: a decentralized, functional chain with a specific (and useful) purpose: enabling private transactions, something it does extremely well, even now (years later). I actually used it back then, and it worked.
I'm not telling you to buy it. That's the thing: I don't tell people to "invest in $X" because I don't look to crypto primarily as an investment. What I want to see is a world where anyone can pay for anything, anywhere, at any time. That doesn't happen without privacy.
 
Edward did the same with Zcash (hyping a centralized garbage-coin & "warning" against Bitcoin's lack of privacy), but it's always nice to see people amending past mistakes. :)
Replying to @giacomozucco
Zcash is the opposite: a decentralized, functional chain with a specific (and useful) purpose: enabling private transactions, something it does extremely well, even now (years later). I actually used it back then, and it worked.
 
In reply to @Snowden
There is a difference between 'discovering' and understanding. Congratulations on your recent understanding (recognizing that all of us, you included, are still learning more about #bitcoin over time - it's not a binary thing).
Replying to @LastCoinStandng
With respect, at this point I feel like I could tell you I wrote the whitepaper and you would be in the replies like "there is a difference between 'inventing' and 'understanding' but congratulations I'm so proud of you bb." NOTE FOR CRAZY PEOPLE: I did not write the whitepaper.
 
There is a strain of wealthy VC-guy who pretends to do you a favor by "warning" against Bitcoin (or whatever) while hyping centralized garbage-coins that they coincidentally happen to own an enormous stake in.

If you ever make it, don't be that guy. If you are that guy, change.
Replying to @Snowden
There is also a strain that thinks I recently discovered Bitcoin, simply because I criticize it at times. You know that whole NSA story from almost TEN YEARS AGO? I paid for the servers that made that possible... using Bitcoin. I'm just not a maximalist.
In reply to @Snowden
Glad that you seem to have invested more time and effort to understand what #bitcoin is, and what it means for freedom. Just a few months ago your understanding appeared to be quite flawed and superficial. Well done on doing more homework. 👏
 
There is a strain of wealthy VC-guy who pretends to do you a favor by "warning" against Bitcoin (or whatever) while hyping centralized garbage-coins that they coincidentally happen to own an enormous stake in.

If you ever make it, don't be that guy. If you are that guy, change.
 
Hacking the NSA is easier than parenting.
I keep reading these scientific papers that are like "no, a baby is not capable of consciously manipulating you" and I'm like "yes, yes, so you mean the child must be possessed by an ancient spirit."
 
I keep reading these scientific papers that are like "no, a baby is not capable of consciously manipulating you" and I'm like "yes, yes, so you mean the child must be possessed by an ancient spirit."
 
"Turkey is canceled, have some soy."
Replying to @Snowden
I keep trying to imagine a context in which the Federal Reserve talking about calories is not inherently alarming, but the spinning red lights and blaring klaxon make it difficult to concentrate.
 
"Turkey is canceled, have some soy."
From the FRED Blog: A Thanksgiving dinner serving of poultry costs $1.42. A soybean-based dinner serving with the same amount of calories costs 66 cents and provides almost twice as much protein ow.ly/VUHE50GRrHU pic.twitter.com/pHv3ZR9o6u
 
You wake up and find China has moved on Taiwan. What happens to the dollar?
 
A consensus-challenging internet is perceived as a threat to central authority, and the surveillance and speech restrictions that have emerged in response are producing an authoritarian center of gravity.

edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/culturalrevo…
Cultural Revolutions
edwardsnowden.substack.com
 
Replying to @Snowden
He has since issued a statement drafted by his staff:
In reply to @Snowden
And then backtracked and said this. pic.twitter.com/JkvZ4nRk0D
 
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
Why not define the political future of a generation based on the mean tweets of 13 to 15 year-olds?

In fact, why stop at 13? There needs to be accountability for what they said as an 8-year old on Xbox Live. Subpoena their dolls!

politico.com/news/2021/11/1…
Allegations of bigotry and calls for impeachment rock College Democrats
politico.com
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
In reply to @faznet
@faznet reported on our discussion between @Snowden and @maxschrems. The event has been named the "summit of privacy advocates" ("Gipfel der Datenschützer"). What an honor! faz.net/aktuell/wirtsc…
Snowden und Schrems: Der Gipfel der Datenschtzer
faz.net
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
The #PegasusProject was awarded one of the prestigious #RSFAwards2021 for its impact.

Last July, this collaborative investigation uncovered the global abuse of Pegasus spyware.

👉 What's happened since then? WATCH how people, leaders and prosecutors have taken up the scandal.
 
In reply to @Snowden
Hey Man! Most of Earths population trusts you more than the government. What could you tell us about UFO’s seriously ? Is there a HD image or 4 K image of an other worldly vessel? Time for you to break the internet my good man
I think it's pretty clear that if I had ever seen anything like that, you would know by now.
 
Gosar: "If I must join Alexander Hamilton, the first person attempted to be censored by this House, I will do it."
 
Why not define the political future of a generation based on the mean tweets of 13 to 15 year-olds?

In fact, why stop at 13? There needs to be accountability for what they said as an 8-year old on Xbox Live. Subpoena their dolls!

politico.com/news/2021/11/1…
 
Why not define the political future of a generation based on the mean tweets of 13 to 15 year-olds?

In fact, why stop at 13? There needs to be accountability for what they said as an 8-year old on Xbox Live. Subpoena their dolls!

politico.com/news/2021/11/1…
Allegations of bigotry and calls for impeachment rock College Democrats
politico.com
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
Nancy Pelosi, who vowed today to "fight" to keep the SALT provisions in the bill, facing pushback from Bernie Sanders, who is looking to change it.

Sanders: "I think it's bad politics, it's bad policy. ... Bottom line, We need to help the middle class, not the 1%."
 
Edward Snowden Retweeted ·  
In reply to @Snowden
I wonder what it is!
 
 
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