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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Snowden Files, by Luke Harding

    Posted May 04th 2014, 01:55pm by GDN

    ... David Runciman The Snowden Files by Luke Harding Guardian Faber 3.5 stars David Runciman There are two big mysteries at the heart of the Edward Snowden story. First, why did he do it? ... Snowden's backstory, which is not as straightforward as it seemed. What's striking is not so much the range of Snowden's fantasies as the depth of his political commitment. Despite ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Postcard: London

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by James Mottram

    ... in the fest's documentary strand. An intimate portrait of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, documented by Laura Poitras, the bulk of the film was shot in the city over the eight extraordinary days in June 2013 when Snowden's revelations first went public. Joining him in a hotel room, along with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, Poitras captures a man who, unlike WikiLeaks ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Hong Kong's literary festival offers a packed programme of foreign and local writers

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... account of what it's like to be harassed by the KGB, harangued by Russian customs officials, and denied entry to Russia. His most recent book, The Snowden Files, was published in February and unravels the mysteries behind Edward Snowden's revelations. Luke Harding: Russia's Mafia State, Nov 2, 6.30pm, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences Luke Harding on Edward Snowden: Escape ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    Latest smartphones go on display at the Mobile World Congress

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:42am by Jamie Carter

    ... recognisable from the one we know today," says Cripps. A pair of smartphones embraced two current preoccupations. It's perhaps no surprise that, in the post-Edward Snowden times, somebody ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - JACKIE CHAN

    Zeros are heroes across the Pacific

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis life@scmp.com At a recent rally to support whistleblower and former CIA employee Edward Snowden, one protest placard showed an image of the 30-year-old American, with the message "wellcome" [sic] next to it, alongside that of movie star Jackie Chan (with his front teeth blackened out) and the word "out". It was a spoof on whom they would rather ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology

    How to stop the online snoops

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... snoops season It's been more than a month since the Post exclusively interviewed surveillance whistle-blower Edward Snowden, but the fallout from his revelations about the US PRISM ... activists and whistle-blowers- like Snowden- and, of course, by government agencies. Tor might be going a bit too far for some, but it's easy enough to protect your online chat conversations, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Advocates for open data in Hong Kong says citizens should have easier access to information

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... whistleblower Edward Snowden's recent revelations about extensive surveillance by the National Security Agency. Still, open data advocates like Ritter and Christ are quick to point out the information they seek falls into very different categories from those released by Snowden or through WikiLeaks. Open data is defined by three criteria: it must be searchable and not hidden; it must ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Back from the dead

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Scott Murphy

    ... you can get my book to Edward Snowden. That would be great!" The book he's referring to is the new autobiography, The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, which has been ...



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