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SIGINT Seniors Making History – in a Good Way

This 2005 article from the internal NSA newsletter SIDToday describes the conclusions of a meeting of the SIGINT Seniors group – the participants committed the 12 nations to deploy a tactical communications system in Afghanistan and build on the successful partnership during the Athens Olympics Games in advance of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy and the FIFA World Cup in Germany: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.

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Edward Snowden wins Winston Award

Awarded on 16 December 2014

Edward Snowden has been given this year’s Winston award by Dutch NGO Bits of Freedom “for his contribution to promoting the right to privacy and his invaluable influence on the privacy debate.” The prize was awarded at the group’s annual Big Brother Awards in Amsterdam at which Edward Snowden spoke by video link.

In his comments, Edward Snowden referred to proposed Dutch legislation that would provide new expansive authorities for cable interception.

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