Britain unveils plan for new internet spying laws

2015-11-04 21:30

Britain has published proposals for new internet spying laws to keep pace with the digital age.

Snowden hails 'extraordinary' EU move

2015-10-29 22:33

US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden has hailed a European Parliament vote urging EU member states to take him in and offer protection as an "extraordinary" gesture of support.

Snowden on video at NYC forum to promote privacy treaty

2015-09-24 22:21

Edward Snowden has appeared via video at New York City forum to promote a proposed treaty on privacy.

White House rejects petition to pardon Snowden

2015-07-29 06:19

The Obama administration has rejected a petition signed by almost 168 000 people calling on it to pardon former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden for leaking US government secrets.

US spied on Merkel, ministers - report

2015-07-02 10:30

New documents released by WikiLeaks show that the US did not just tap German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone but also eavesdropped on several ministers, a German newspaper reports.

Edward Snowden: World is rejecting mass surveillance

2015-06-05 09:51

Legislation ending the US government's bulk collection of telephone data is 'a historic victory for the rights of every citizen', former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden says.

US House passes bill to end bulk collection of phone records

2015-05-14 11:47

The House of Representatives have voted by a wide margin to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records and replace it with a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis.

Privacy advocates seek more openness on NSA surveillance

2015-04-22 11:09

As Congress considers whether to extend the life of a programme that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates and civil liberties groups say they fear too much about government surveillance still remains hidden from view.

US still intercepts intimate e-mails, warns Snowden

2015-04-06 19:29

The US government is still intercepting the general public's intimate e-mails, says fugitive intelligence technician Edward Snowden.

Accused UK spies not breaking law but need more transparency

2015-03-12 13:44

British spies, accused of undertaking mass surveillance of the public's communications, are not breaking the law nor reading everyone's emails but do need to be more open, say lawmakers.


Britain to present new watered down surveillance bill

2015-11-01 17:06

Britain's government will present a new bill to give security agencies the powers to track online communications, but in a bid to win over critics Interior Minister Theresa May says they would not get automatic access to people's browsing history.

Snowden: EU safe harbour ruling makes 'all safer'

2015-10-06 20:31

Edward Snowden, the US whistleblower behind the 2013 revelations of mass surveillance by Washington, has welcomed EU high court ruling striking down a data sharing scheme with the United States.

Empty chair for Snowden prize ceremony

2015-08-29 07:17

Edward Snowden will be represented by an empty chair when he is honoured with a freedom of expression prize in Norway.

NSA will stop looking at old US phone records

2015-07-28 12:59

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining, and will ultimately destroy millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial programme leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

UK moves spies as Moscow cracks Snowden files - reports

2015-06-14 09:03

Britain has been forced to remove some of its spies after Russia and China accessed the top-secret raft of documents taken by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, British media reports.

Snowden awarded freedom of expression prize

2015-06-02 21:03

Former security contractor Edward Snowden has won a Norwegian prize for freedom of expression and has been invited to leave his exile and receive the award in person.

US NSA domestic phone spying programme illegal

2015-05-08 09:01

A US spying programme that collects data about millions of Americans' phone calls is illegal, a federal appeals court has ruled.

New Zealand happy to talk to China about spy claims

2015-04-20 10:46

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has invited Chinese officials to quiz him about reports that Wellington worked with US intelligence on a plan to hack Chinese diplomatic communications.

Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone programme

2015-03-30 05:00

The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice.

Snowden says he'd like to return to Geneva

2015-03-07 09:09

Edward Snowden has made a public appeal for Switzerland to grant him asylum, saying he would like to return to live in Geneva, where he once worked undercover for the CIA.

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