US: Edward Snowden joins Twitter and follows NSA

The former NSA analyst Edward Snowden has joined to Twitter today. He is famous by his leaked documents which reveals a US Spy scandal to the press in 2013.

His opening tweet was: “Can you hear me now?”

In his profile, Snowden says he “used to work for the government. Now I work for the public”. He quickly gathered thousands of followers.

In his second tweet – a reply to US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson – Mr Snowden joked: “Now we’ve got water on Mars! Do you think they check passports at the border? Asking for a friend.”

And in another tweet he said: “Hero, traitor – I’m just a citizen with a voice.”

The @Snowden account was verified by Twitter and within two hours of joining, Mr Snowden had accumulated more than 266,000 followers.

Conclusion: Will be US president Barack Obama to follows Snowden?


USA: NSA ‘debates’ amnesty for Edward Snowden

After months of international confusion. US spy agency NSA announces to give an amnesty for whistleblower Edward Snowden. In interview for US TV network CBS, NSA official Richard Ledgett, said he could be open to an amnesty deal. The deal is reached if he vows to stop to leaks documents. “I would need assurances that the remainder of the data could be secured, and my bar for those assurances would be very high, would be more than just an assertion on his part,” he added. What’s it means: NSA avoids another humiliation.

US spying scandal: Germany urges talks with Snowden

The US spying scandal has a new chapter today. German government says it is keen to hear directly from the fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about the US spy agency’s activities. The US bugging in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone  for ten years causes a diplomatic riff. Earlier, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said that in some cases, US spying had gone too far. Kerry said he would work with President Barack Obama to prevent further inappropriate actions by the National Security Agency. “If the message is that Mr Snowden wants to give us information then we’ll gladly accept that,” German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said on Friday. Well, Germans are very anxious for their pursuit of truth over US Spying.

Snowden leaks: France summons US Ambassador over spying claims

France is very furious with USA today. French newspaper Le Monde unveils the NSA spied on 70.3 million phone calls in France in just 30 days between 10 December last year and 8 January 2013. The documents are leaked by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. The intercepts were apparently triggered by certain key words. French PM Jean Marc Ayrault said: “It’s incredible that an allied country like the United States at this point goes as far as spying on private communications that have no strategic justification, no justification on the basis of national defence.” French foreign ministry summons the US Ambassador for explanations over spying claims. Well, French nationals are very furious with Americans after this.

Brazil: Dilma postponed her US trip for espionage row

Today, White House announces the Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled her US trip next month in row over allegations of espionage. It was based on documents leaked by fugitive former NSA (National Security Agency) analyst Edward Snowden. The documents was unveils by journalist Glenn Greenwald, a reporter of British Guardian Newspaper. Another Latin American leader who was spying by NSA, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto told to British BBC Tv Channel: “What I got from President Obama was a commitment to a full investigation… and if they turn out to be true to impose corresponding sanctions.” Well, it’s Brazilian way of reaction to US espionage.

David Miranda case: Cameron wanna a meeting with Guardian’s editors about it

The David Miranda case has a new chapter today. Downing Street spokesman said No 10 was “kept abreast” of the decision to detain David Miranda-28 years-old Brazilian national, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald – who published the secret documents over US-UK data-surveillance scheme leaked by former  American intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. Tonight, UK newspapers The Independent and Daily Mirror unveils the PM David Cameron wanna a meeting with editors of the newspapers The Guardian about the case. It’s a huge pain for Cameron.

US denies allegations of influence in David Miranda’s detention in Heathrow

The Snowden case has a new chapter. A partner of UK newspaper The Guardian’s journalist Glenn Greenwald, David Miranda was detained by the police on Heathrow Airport for nine hours. Greenwald is the journalist who published article which denounces the US-UK data-surveillance scandal and interviews Edward Snowden, who leaks that secret documents. Scotland Yard said the use of the Terrorism Act to detain Miranda was “legally and procedurally sound”.  Miranda was detained on schedule 7 of Terrorist Act 2000. 

This allows police to hold someone at an airport, port or international rail station for up to nine hours for questioning about whether they have been involved with acts of terrorism. He said he was kept in a room and questioned about his “whole life”.

Senior British politicians criticises the detention. US government denies any influence on Miranda’s detention and said the decision to detain David Miranda was a British one taken “independent of our direction”.

Brazilian Foreign Minister, Antonio Patriota has called the detention of Miranda – a Brazilian national – “not justifiable” and sought answers from his UK counterpart William Hague. UK Foreign Office said Mr Hague had spoken to Mr Patriota and the pair had “agreed that Brazil and UK officials will remain in contact on this issue”. 

Well, US are very shame with this.