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Trump Hints He’s Open to Pardoning Edward Snowden

Trump Hints He’s Open to Pardoning Edward Snowden

Donald Trump — who once demanded that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden be executed for leaking classified intel on dystopian surveillance of U.S. citizens — has mused that Snowden has “not been treated fairly,” spurring a call from GOP Rep. Thomas Massie to finally pardon him.

Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn’t Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just ‘News Alerting’

Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn’t Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just ‘News Alerting’

AI intelligence analysis startup Dataminr monitored nationwide protests against the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd using rarely granted, privileged access to Twitter’s “firehose,” the Intercept reported on Thursday. While this seems like a clear violation of Twitter policies against using its tools for surveillance purposes, Twitter says Dataminr was…