Art Deco pin exclusive designs

I’m moving so I need to sell everything and save up for it!

17 disturbing things Snowden has taught us (so far)

NWT Cliff by White Mountain brand black boots size 7.5,
Updated on
Coach Madison Ocelot Wristlet Purse Bag,
Louis Vuitton Purple Cashmere Sweater L,

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in 2013 and was updated in January 2014. It has been updated again.

Joe's Jeans | Women's Denim Shorts 30,

The USA Patriot Act ‘Blogger’ Nine West Riding BootsVintage | Japan Chicken Spice Shaker Set,

Ever since Congress passed the controversial law in October 2011, proponents have argued its provisions give law enforcement and government agencies the power they need to keep the United States safe from terrorist attacks like 9/11. Critics have said  those powers are far too broad. They've stripped away civil liberties and privacy and made it too easy for the government and law enforcement to spy on US citizens without accountability.

BETSEY JOHNSON Crystal Skull Watch,

LILLY PULITZER navia 2piece croptop/pleated skirt,

RH baby and child twin duvet and standard sham,

Joan Vass Gorgeous Open Front Sweater, reported on June 6, 2013 that, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the Obama administration enabled the National Security Agency to collect caller information from Verizon through a “business records” provision of the Patriot Act, established under President George W. Bush. The government ordered Verizon to hand over call information on a daily basis, including the time, location and duration of calls. The Bush administration began collecting such information in October 2001 from AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, which USA Today reported in 2006.

The consequence:

CORO AB Vintage Rhinestone Brooch,

•LEVIS 501•Original High Rise Black Cut-Off Denim Shorts,Bohemian Dream Sweater (see the gorgeous back),

Milly clutch shoulder resin plastic fashion purse,

Snowden also leaked a McCoy Cookie JarTrotters Romi Slingback Sandals Metallic -7,

PRISM is the NSA effort to collect massive amounts of data from internet companies such as email content, search histories and file transfers tied to potential terrorism or espionage suspects. The PowerPoint presentation confirmed that the NSA is able to directly access the servers of "major US service providers,” describing collaboration with tech companies like YouTube, Skype, Google and Apple. Google, Apple, and others in the tech industry, however, denied awareness of the program. 

PRISM began in 2007 with Microsoft and expanded to include Apple in 2012. To be subject to PRISM surveillance, there need only be “reasonable suspicion” that one of the suspects is outside the United States. Unlike the Verizon court-ordered collaboration, the government can access live information, photos, video chats and data from social networks directly through the companies’ servers without required consent or individual court orders. One slide puts the cost of the program at $20 million per year.

The consequence:

NEW Vintage ILGWU Union Made Ivory Chenille Turtleneck Long Sleeve Sweater,

Vintage Kawasaki Dual-cool-keys Toy Keyboard. Works GREAT TESTED,

Jordan Zoom 92 Brand New never worn Mens sz 10.5,

Vince Shrunken Pullover Sweater,LAUREN Ralph Lauren Tartan Turtleneck Poncho, reported on June 8.

Host PickMadewell size 7 asymmetrical sandals in calf hair,

Vintage 70s Bags by Debbie Made in Hong Kong Hand Beaded Satin Gold Clutch Bag,

Three peats Air Jordan 6,

Collectable Dooney & Bourke Disney Park Sketch Wristlet,

Calvin Klein Modern Niccolo Duvet Cover King,

❤️1 hr sale❤️Michael kors Adrienne large zip clutc,

Snowden, speaking with Larsson & Jennings Lugano Watch,, gave his first press interview with an outlet other than the Guardian after revealing himself as the source of the leaks on June 12. He said he would stay in Hong Kong until he is "asked to leave,” and said that he took up his previous role as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton with the intent of disseminating state secrets. (Snowden would later fly to Moscow and initiate asylum applications with more than 20 countries, many of them denied.) Snowden also told the South China Morning Post that the NSA has been hacking mainland Chinese and Hong Kong computers since 2009. He claimed the NSA hacked networks at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, home to the Hong Kong Internet Exchange and Hong Kong’s main terminal for all internet traffic.

NEW Loft Cowl neck Pocket sweater XS,:

Snowden's statements hardened the standoff between China and the United States over hacking. Hong Kong Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok announced that the Hong Kong Internet Exchange has been monitored but appears unaffected, while Chinese University announced that it has not found evidence of hacking on its servers.

The domestic debate in the United States began to reach a fever pitch. A Gallup Poll conducted between June 10 and June 11 placed support among Americans for Snowden’s actions at 44 percent, while 42 percent said his actions were wrong. Still, the poll found that 57 percent of respondents did not support the NSA’s surveillance programs as outlined in the leaked documents, while 37 percent approved.

Day & Mood Cognac Bailee Wallet Wristlet,

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Black & White Geo Print Dress,

Red Coach Hampton Demi small purse.,

There is specific mention in the slides of targeting “the Turkish finance minister and possibly 15 others in his party,” Free People womens Shorts Blue Jean Shorts. The slides suggest “senior level” members of government in Gordon Brown’s administration, Britain's prime minister at the time, were aware of the intelligence gathering and that the information “was passed to British ministers.” The presentation also alludes to such covert techniques being neither unprecedented nor unique.

Adidas terrex low hikster shoes black orange,

Beautiful magenta dress worn to a wedding!,

Logitech Folio Touch Keyboard Case with Trackpad for iPad Air (4th generation).,

NSA Director General Keith Alexander (L) and Sean Joyce, deputy director of the FBI. (Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

Anne Cole Coverup Knee Length Tropical Design,

On June 20, the Guardian revealed two more documents obtained by Snowden (viewable Lululemon Black Lahar Dress NWT XL, and hereNanette Lepore lace corset dress,

The consequence:

While the documents outline the circumstances the NSA must destroy data collected from US citizens, as well as the rigorous steps analysts are supposed to take to make sure a target is outside the United States, they also reveal several ways the NSA can continue to use data collected on US citizens. The revelations appear to contradict statements by Obama and others that the NSA cannot access data on US citizens without a warrant.

Rae Dunn Pancakes,

Beautiful wine color maxi sequin sleeveless dress,

WAYF X BFF Natalie Lace Bodysuit,

BHLDN Santiago soutache Midi Dress NWT,

7) Friends who hack together stay together

Pier 1 Three piece canister set with spoons,revealed slidesRag & Bone green and black sweater,

Comfortable Material:Women Summer Solid,

The slides indicate that private companies are required to give GCHQ discreet access to tap the cables. The United Kingdom shared that information with the NSA beginning in 2011, giving the US spy agency unlimited access to GCHQ data. The slides show that “850,000 NSA employees and US private contractors with top secret clearance had access to GCHQ databases.”

The consequence:

Officials and private citizens raised concerns on both sides of the Atlantic that there is insufficient oversight and limited restrictions on the UK’s fiber-optic surveillance system. The close-knit relationship between the US and UK intelligence agencies, as well as the NSA’s unfiltered access to Britain’s world-leading cyber-surveillance stores, came under heightened scrutiny. Some diplomats worried that the revelations could negatively impact EU-US trade discussions, and that China-US cybersecurity talks, already on a tentative footing, could suffer as well.

NWOT White Mountain brand black boots size 7.5,

SALOMON OUTline Mid GTX Hiking Boot⭐️EXCELLENT CONDITION,Urban Outfitters bedding,, Snowden said on June 23 that the NSA has hacked into computer networks at Tsinghua University an unknown number of times. Snowden said on a single day in January 63 computers and servers were hacked. Snowden argued that the internal and external IP addresses he disclosed could only come from hacking or physical access to the computers.

The facility at Tsinghua University is one of six backbone networks that comprise the China Education and Research Network (CERNET), through which internet data for millions of Chinese can be accessed. The system was the first of its kind and is now the largest national research hub in the world. It is owned by the Ministry of Education and maintained by the university and other colleges.

EUC Leopard Print SweaterLands' End Women's SweaterJacket, Size Medium, Zippered, Cable Knit, Blue,

Macy’s Damask Champagne Duvet and Sham,

Fashion Nova Virtue set,

Evoluent R3K Reduced Reach Right-Hand Keyboard with Wired USB Connection,

Coach like new patent black leather silver details,

Jointed Vintage Leopard Pin,

Max Lebrun XI LowCity Chic floral long sleeve maxi dress,

Greenwald said that though the still-secret documents are encrypted, Snowden has made arrangements for the passwords to reach those with the files if he is unable to access them himself.


The consequence:

The fact that Snowden made multiple copies of the classified intelligence he carries created renewed angst among US officials. New questions were raised as to whether the US intelligence community can adequately stem the current leak and prevent future breaches from occurring.

New Balance 928v3 Walking Shoes Womens Size 10 EE Wide Black Leather WW928BK3,

David Bridal Tan Dress Size 12,

10) NSA surveils Europe

German news magazine Der SpiegelMargaret Winters Pullover Sweater,

The document reportedly specifies Europeans as a “location target,” with Germans singled out as a major focus of US eavesdropping. The document also mentions telecommunications hacking — first reported by EU officials five years ago — of the EU Council of Ministers and the European Council at the Justus Lipsius Building in Brussels. Calls from an NSA-occupied building at the NATO headquarters outside of Brussells, according to the document, were traced to the Lipsius Building. 

The consequence:

Europeans erupted in anger over the new allegations. German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said: "If the media reports are accurate, then this recalls the methods used by enemies during the Cold War."

Grievences with the US surveillance program were particularly evident in Germany where, after a frank conversation between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Obama during his visit to Berlin earlier in the month, cybersecurity was a hot topic.  

Sneakers UGG Evolving the chunky SZ 8 Women’s NEW,

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite (left) and French President Francois Hollande. (Jacques Demarthon/Getty Images)

JBK- Camrose & Kross Vintage Brooch,

NWT THURLEY Lace Up Cutout Handkerchief Midi,The Guardian revealed a 2007 document that named 38 embassies and missions that were “targets” of US surveillance, including the EU embassy in Washington and its mission in New York. 

NWOT lululemon Navy HR Speed Up shorts size 8 2.5”,

The list of countries targeted was not limited to EU members or the traditional enemies of the United States, but instead includes the likes of India and Mexico, as well as Greece and Turkey. Gaining insider knowledge of diplomatic relations between the targeted states and the United States was the primary goal of the targeted surveillance, The Guardian reported.

Marcasite brooche,

PJ Salvage Natural Leopard Print Pajama Shorts,

Ombre Colors Poncho Sweater with Fringes,

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Barack Obama at the G20 summit in Russia on Sept. 6. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

12) Dilma's dilemma 

In July, Custom iPad Pro 11” keyboard case,Women's Retro off white (cream) Jordans,

New Black Over Knee Combat Lace Up Heel Boots,RARE Vintage Nike Run Like Jill TeeGreen Peep Toe Chunky Back Lace Up Ankle Boot Heel,

Crisscross Long Sleeve Bodysuit size Medium,

As a result, Spiritual Gangster Peace, Love, Yoga Sweatshirt to the White House, demanding answers and a commitment from Washington to stop snooping in her country. It was set to be the first state visit by a Brazilian president in about two decades, and the only one scheduled this year at the White House. Although the Obama administration claimed the postponement was a joint decision made by the two presidents, some media described it as the sternest rebuke yet from a friendly nation over NSA leaks.

Kickers Women's Tan Leather MidCalf Boots,Trotters Ruthie Slide Sandals White 10 WIDEVARIOUS JORDANS .,

Abercrombie Size 27 Distressed Cut Off Shorts,

New vintage Ann Demeulemeester angora blazer coat,

13) Your address book is the NSA's address book

Coach sig c purple legacy wristlet,Washington PostGirl's comforter,

NWT Free People Printed Bodysuit L,

The newly unveiled program expands on the NSA’s reach even beyond the already expansive PRISM and Xkeyscore programs, which gave the government the ability to access nearly all digital communications.

Steve Madden Nectur Strappy Sandals Nude -10,

Floral silk dress by Joie,

German front pages, Oct. 25, 2013. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Arturo Chiang Women's Sz 8 Elsie Black Leather Riding Boots Moto Boho Tall,

A new round of revelations, courtesy of Snowden, leaked on Oct. 28 focused on the scope of the United States spying on its own allies, including Germany, France and Spain. 

According to media, the NSA had tapped the phones of some 35 world leaders including close ally German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who branded the snooping unacceptable between friends. Spanish media reports that the NSA monitored 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month, according to the Adidas FYW S-97 Black & White,David’s Bridal mint bridesmaid dress,

The consequence:

As a result, tensions are rising between the US and various allies. Merkel personally called Obama on Oct. 23, demanding an explanation, the LUXXEL Dress reported. Just days prior, President François Hollande of France also called the White House to confront Obama about reports that the NSA was targeting the private phone calls and text messages of millions of French people.

Moncler jacket black and white,Apple Magic Keyboard A1314Lululemon black Speed Up Shorts size 6 HR 4”,Muk Luks Cloud Knit Crew-neck Lounge Dress with Side SlitsNEW Naturino Sneakers,

Eileen Fisher Women's Size XS Purple Long Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater 100% Wool,

(Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

- Snoopy/ peanuts cookie jar,

The Washington Post reported on Jan. 2, 2014 that — as always, according to documents leaked by Snowden — the NSA is racing to build a so-called quantum computer, which would be housed in room-sized metal boxes, that has the ability to break encryptions used to protect everything from banking to medical records. The new quantum computer is part of a $79.7 million program suggestively called "Penetrating Hard Targets."

Many in the scientific community have long been trying to build quantum computers and it's unclear how much further along the NSA's project is compared to anyone else's. "The NSA appears to regard itself as running neck and neck with quantum computing labs sponsored by the European Union and the Swiss government, with steady progress but little prospect of an immediate breakthrough," wrote The Washington Post.

925 Vintage brooch,

WAYF Plaza Cutout Puff Sleeve Tiered Maxi Dress Size Large,

True Religion Joey Cutoff Jean Shorts,

(Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

16) "Dishfire" LOL

Kate Spade west street milou wallet/ wristlet NWT,Pink and gold Nixon Watch from around the world. The NSA then used the messages to extract location information, contact networks and credit card details of mobile users. And in the spirit of sharing, the NSA provided British intelligence with all of that data, with the exception of the actual content of the text messages (so your embarrassing secret is safe?). Like everything the NSA does, the program has a cool name — Dishfire.


NWT Anthropologie Sleeveless Turtleneck,VTG Studio 121 Italian 100% Pure Wool Ivory Mock Neck Long Sleeve Sweater - sz M (which was so full of jargon you'd need a quantum computer to decipher it) outlining proposed policy changes in reaction to Snowden's whistleblowing and the subsequent NSA scandals.

Acne Studios studded strap oxford flats,

17) SIM City, NSA 

SELF-PORTRAIT Floral Guipure Lace Midi,

Ted Baker Women's Blue Gardenia Frill Detail Pleat in February 2015 that Snowden provided it documents that showed the NSA and the GCHQ had hacked into the network of Gemalto, a Dutch company that manufactures two billion SIM cards per year and supplies AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and many other wireless providers. According to the Intercept, the hack would have given the agencies access the billions of unique encryption keys that secure the communications of designated users.

Gemalto admitted that it had been the target of at least two "particularly sophisticated intrusions" and said it was likely the NSA and GCHQ had been responsible. But it denied the hacks would have given the agencies access to the encryption keys.

The consequence:

Air Jordan 1 Retro High Nouv Mens Sneakers size 12,Lululemon Speed Up Short *2.5 Ombre Speckle Stop Print Speed Short PinkNEW Juicy Couture Logo Tape Sleep Dress Nightgown Light Pink Size XL,