Edward Snowden

Inside the Ecuadorian embassy with Julian Assange: Risk reviewed

25 May 2016 12:10

‘This film would not have been possible without the following encryption tools,’ is one of the least expected film credits…

Mass surveillance is being undermined by the ‘Snowden effect’

2 June 2015 14:28

We are in the middle of a Crypto war again. Perhaps we have always been in the middle of a…

Snowden now faces the traitor’s fate – worship from hipsters and Hollywood

7 April 2015 18:05

New York Brooklyn is the hipster heaven of New York, which is perhaps why it was there that a bust…

What are we willing to do to make our intelligence agencies’ job easier?

19 February 2015 16:45

Ottawa. Sydney. Paris. Copenhagen. Four major Western cities attacked in five months by Islamist terrorists and all committed by perpetrators…

‘Torture is torture’ ignores the complex nature of intelligence gathering

14 December 2014 10:11

On Thursday I was on the BBC’s ‘This Week’ to talk about the CIA and torture. It is, for many…

Citizenfour: the paranoia of Snowden & co will bore you to death

13 November 2014 13:50

In simple entertainment terms Citizenfour isn’t as interesting as watching paint dry. It is more like watching someone else watching…

The emergency surveillance legislation will make us safer

11 July 2014 9:24

Isabel wonders whether it is a good thing that all main parties allied in passing emergency surveillance legislation into law…

P.J. O’Rourke interview: ‘Telling jokes and lying about politicians – what’s the difference?’

23 May 2014 10:04

P.J. O’Rourke’s chickens are giving him trouble. ‘Two of them aren’t laying eggs right now,’ he explains. But he doesn’t…

Obama: “There are European governments that we know spy on us”

20 January 2014 18:46

In an interview with The New Yorker, Barack Obama has hit back at European reaction to the Snowden revelations. He…

Who is more powerful: a backbench MP or Alan Rusbridger?

4 December 2013 16:54

Well Alan Rusbridger has certainly received a glowing review from his own newspaper for his appearance in Parliament yesterday. In a…

Press Freedom: The state goes for everyone (and you have no right to be surprised)

17 October 2013 11:26

Britain’s journalists ought to be asking themselves an unfamiliar question: what is the point of my life? If they have…

Have Edward Snowden and the Guardian started a ‘debate’?

11 October 2013 16:23

The Snowden files continue to dominate the news today. Vince Cable has said that the Guardian newspaper had provided a…

Edward Snowden and the Guardian have started a debate…in the Kremlin and Beijing

11 October 2013 15:14

I was on the Daily Politics earlier, discussing the Guardian / Snowden leaks and debating against a representative from the…

The reaction to David Miranda’s detention is completely ridiculous

20 August 2013 11:58

It may not have been the smartest move to detain David Miranda, the Brazilian partner of Guardian ‘journalist’ Glenn Greenwald,…

David Miranda’s arrest proves how sinister the state has become

19 August 2013 10:39

Always remember mornings like these, the next time police officers and politicians demand more powers to protect us from terrorism. They…

The Washington Post brings the Guardian back down to Earth

2 July 2013 14:24

The Washington Post has had a crack at Mr Steerpike’s favourite game: trashing the Guardian. Full marks to them for a knock out job. The…

Why do we assume that ‘whistleblowers’ like Edward Snowden are always in the right?

30 June 2013 14:57

Although virtually everyone, including me, is against the dreadful people who ran the Care Quality Commission, I do notice that…