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The Intercept reports:

“The @Snowden handle had been taken by someone who hadn’t used it in three years. So Twitter was contacted, and agreed to turn it over to Snowden himself.”

“According to Snowden’s lawyer, Ben Wizner of the ACLU, Snowden himself will be controlling the account.”

Edward Snowden is on Twitter (The Intercept)

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A 45kg bust of whistleblower Edward Snowden fused to a US Revolution war memorial in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn.

Installed on Monday morning by an anonymous trio of artists, the bust was subsequently covered by a tarp and removed by the NY Parks Department.

The perpetrators have a mould and plan to release further Snowdens.

MORE: There’s A Massive Illicit Bust Of Edward Snowden Stuck To A War Monument In Brooklyn (Animal)

(H/T: Oisín Kane)

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Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize.

Socialist politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes “in the wake of Snowden’s whistleblowing has contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order”.

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize (The Guardian)

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“The shrill brigade of his critics say Mr. Edward Snowden [above] has done profound damage to intelligence operations of the United States, but none has presented the slightest proof that his disclosures really hurt the nation’s security. Many of the mass-collection programs Mr. Snowden exposed would work just as well if they were reduced in scope and brought under strict outside oversight, as the presidential panel recommended.”

“When someone reveals that government officials have routinely and deliberately broken the law, that person should not face life in prison at the hands of the same government. That’s why Rick Ledgett, who leads the N.S.A.’s task force on the Snowden leaks, recently told CBS News that he would consider amnesty if Mr. Snowden would stop any additional leaks. And it’s why President Obama should tell his aides to begin finding a way to end Mr. Snowden’s vilification and give him an incentive to return home.”

Yesterday’s New York Times editorial comes out in defence of Edward Snowden.

Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower (New York Times)

Pic: Wired

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An encrypted email service apparently used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

So it must be destroyed.

“I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people, or walk away from nearly 10 years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit,” Ladar Levison, Lavabit LLC owner, wrote in a letter that was posted on the Texas-based company’s website.

Encrypted US email service shuts down (Al Jazeera)

Thanks Mark Geary