Coming soon to a computer near you: the spies who were already in your computer to begin with.

The fact that Citizenfour (about Edward Snowden) won Best Documentary at the Oscars is quite literally yesterday's news now that word is getting out that Al Jazeera is releasing a massive leak of documents from non-U.S. spy agencies. The agencies involved are Israel's Mossad, South Africa's SSA, Britain's MI6, Australia's ASIO and Russia's FSB. The scope of this haul won't be fully apparent until Al Jazeera and Britain's The Guardian newspaper (which also assisted Snowden) reveal it over the next few weeks, but the main attraction seems to be Israel's internal assessment of Iran's nuclear capabilities.


It's a big day for people trying to uncover how world governments are trying to get their hands on everyone's data. Over on reddit, Snowden and Glenn Greenwald did an AmA (Ask Me Anything) with Citizenfour filmmaker Laura Poitras. No word yet on whether they're mad Al Jazeera is stealing the spotlight.