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Infamous Sexy Russian Spy Anna Chapman Was Ordered by the Kremlin to Seduce Whistleblower Edward Snowden

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It sounds like National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is smarter than we realized. After meeting Russian spy Anna Chapman, he was wise enough to resist her charms, likely keeping his eyes on his own personal greater good. While searching for a safe landing spot in 2013, Chapman had made a move on Snowden, under direct orders from the Kremlin. According to a report by the "New York Post," Chapman was directed to seduce Snowden and completely win him over in an attempt to keep him in Moscow so Russian agents could spend some quality time with the NSA leaker. Needless to say, Russian agents would love to know what secrets and details the former contractor was still hanging on to about how the U.S. gathers its information. If Chapman had been able to successfully seduce Snowden and convince him to marry her, then he would have ultimately been stuck in Moscow, unable to leave without permission from the government. In the end, he opted only to meet the infamous spy on one occasion and side-stepped any of her public advances.READ MORE

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M.I.A. Signs New Publishing Deal With BMG

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The label announced the transaction on Friday, and simply stated that the deal will cover "future compositions" from the "Paper Planes" artist, who flipped off an international audience at the Super Bowl in 2012.READ MORE

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Tom Morello, Moby, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore Rally Around Edward Snowden, Promote 'CitizenFour' Documentary

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Some big names including Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Moby, M.I.A. and PJ Harvey have signed a statement in support of whistleblower Edward Snowden's actions on WikiLeaks. The artists are encouraging people to donate to the Courage Foundation, which is funding Snowden's legal defense, and promoting the documentary "CitizenFour." Other celebrities trying to raise awareness for Snowden's legal case include Noam Chomsky, Vivienne Westwood, Russell Brand, Alfonso Cuarón, Susan Sarandon and Pamela Anderson.READ MORE

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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Shares Privacy Tips And Warns About File Sharing Programs In New Interview

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In recent weeks there has been a lot of conversation about hacking and privacy rights in general. Thanks to celebs like Jennifer Lawrence having their nude photos stolen and then leaked for the entire world to see it has made many reconsider the privacy laws that are already in existence. It also might be time to reconsider just how private some of the internet services that many use really are. When thinking of internet security it seems logical that the man who was able to breach government security would also be one of the best sources to explain how everyday people can protect themselves.READ MORE

Glenn Greenwald, Barton Gellman, Luke Harding: Who Writes the Book for Edward Snowden's Musical?

Glenn Greenwald, Barton Gellman, Luke Harding: Who Writes the Book for Edward Snowden's Musical?

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Since James Bamford's not interested, let's say: Greenwald gets the book, Gellman handles the music...with Harding on lyrics? No matter how you divvy them up, it's only a matter of time before some enterprising repertory group stages a Snowden musical... READ MORE

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