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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Q&A: Poitras on capturing history in a hotel room

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine if Bob Woodward's clandestine meetings in a Washington D.C. parking garage with Deep Throat had been documented — or, better yet, filmed by Woodward, himself. The analogy isn't perfect, but that's about the closest equivalent to Laura Poitras' one-of-a-kind documentary "Citizenfour," which captures former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden during his leak of NSA ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - Slate

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Justified Paranoia

Who is Edward Snowden? That is the most interesting question that Laura Poitras’ Citizenfour raises, and, while it doesn’t give a conclusive answer, it gives us a better peek into his mind than anyone else has managed. When Snowden first became a public figure after the release of NSA data, I declared that I would have hired Edward Snowden, because ...

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OCT 21, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Snowden: Bombing shows limits of mass surveillance

(AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says the Boston Marathon bombings are an example of how threats can be missed even under blanket surveillance. In 2011, Russian intelligence told the FBI that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a follower of radical Islam, and U.S. officials added their mother to a federal terrorism database.

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OCT 21, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Snowden pans mass surveillance in Harvard talk

(AP) — Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who revealed details about the government's widespread surveillance operations, told a Harvard Law professor that the Boston Marathon bombings are an example of how threats can be missed even under blanket surveillance. Snowden said "we knew who these guys were," but "we didn't follow up or watch these guys" of the suspected ...

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OCT 16, 2014 - Slate

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Sins of Omission

If all I knew about Edward Snowden were his portrait in Laura Poitras’ documentary, Citizenfour, I’d probably regard him as a conscientious, brave young man, maybe an American hero. But Poitras, a very talented filmmaker who flipped from journalist to collaborator in this story long ago, has chosen to leave a lot out.

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