ARTICLES RELATING TO EDWARD SNOWDEN

Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty - US

2014-07-29 09:42

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration has accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations.

Assange fumes as Australia tells him to 'man up'

2014-07-17 10:39

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reacted angrily after Australia's attorney-general said he should be "man enough" to face Swedish sexual assault allegations.

Most NSA data from regular Internet users: report

2014-07-06 21:02

Nine out of 10 people identified in a large cache of online conversations intercepted by the NSA were ordinary internet users, a news report says.

NSA foreign data sweep legal and valuable - panel

2014-07-02 12:28

The National Security Agency's vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals has been said to be a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism.

Rights groups: UK conducts mass cyber-snooping

2014-06-17 16:23

Civil liberties groups have said that UK spies are bending the rules to intercept Britons' online communications.

Tech firms mark 'Snowden Day'

2014-06-06 08:41

Some of the largest technology firms and activists marked the anniversary of Edward Snowden's leaks with new efforts to thwart online snooping and boost privacy.

Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

2014-06-02 07:13

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, says that he has applied for asylum in Brazil.

US tries to debunk Snowden claims with e-mail

2014-05-30 08:53

The US government has released an email written by Edward Snowden, in a bid to debunk his claim that he raised concerns about mass spying programmes before fleeing and engineering huge media leaks.

Snowden should man up and come home - Kerry

2014-05-28 17:13

US Secretary of State John Kerry says National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden "should man up and come back to the United States”.

US must stop 'unscrupulous' spying - China

2014-05-27 08:31

China is urging the US to halt its "unscrupulous" surveillance of other countries, saying that an investigation into reports of US espionage has concluded that China is a major target of the spying.

SA spied on by US agency

2014-05-18 10:33

South Africa’s diplomatic mission to the UN and its New York consulate offices have been spied upon by the US National Security Agency, says a report.

UK needs new spy watchdog

2014-05-12 20:54

Britain should create a new body to oversee its intelligence agencies to reassure the public after revelations from ex-US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Snowden expects to remain in Russia

2014-05-01 09:30

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who fled to Moscow last year after revealing details of massive US intelligence-gathering programs, expects his asylum status in Russia to be renewed.

Snowden calls for global deal on surveillance

2014-04-09 09:43

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden says there should be an international agreement on data collection to protect against the mass surveillance of citizens.

A difficult breakup between US, internet

2014-04-07 12:05

A plan that would see the US relinquish its key oversight role for the internet to the 'global multistakeholder community' may be more difficult to fulfill then previously realised.

Obama seeks quick end to NSA spy programme

2014-03-28 12:10

US President Barack Obama has asked Congress to end quickly the government's bulk collection of phone records, which could be a big ask for lawmakers who often drag their feet.

Obama to propose ending NSA phone sweeps

2014-03-26 10:43

The White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a massive telephone surveillance programme that has raised privacy concerns from Republicans and Democrats alike .

NSA: Snowden does disservice to whistle-blowers

2014-03-20 20:48

NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett has spoken out against former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, saying he does a disservice to whistle blowers.

Spy fears lead to privacy protected smartphone

2014-02-26 12:03

Edward Snowden's revelations of US government spying, two online security specialists companies have launched a privacy protected device called Blackphone.

Snowden elected as Glasgow's new rector

2014-02-19 12:22

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has been elected as rector at a top Scotland University, a post previously held by Albert Luthuli and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

US spied on Merkel's predecessor as well

2014-02-05 10:06

US intelligence spied on former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder from 2002, NDR television reports, adding fuel to the flames of a row over spying on incumbent Angela Merkel.

Snowden should return documents: US spy chief

2014-01-30 09:31

A top US intelligence official has called for Edward Snowden and journalists who obtained documents the former contractor took to return the materials to authorities.

Snowden nominated for Nobel Prize

2014-01-29 14:07

Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Spies use apps to track people - report

2014-01-27 22:31

Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in the apps installed on smartphones across the globe.

Snowden sees 'no chance' for fair trial in US

2014-01-24 06:56

Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says he has no plans to return to the United States, because he would have "no chance" for a fair trial.

 

Flaws found in privacy-protecting software

2014-07-24 16:45

Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden.

Russia likely to prolong asylum for Snowden

2014-07-11 14:07

Russia will most probably extend former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden's temporary asylum on the grounds that "his life is endangered".

India summons US envoy on spying claim

2014-07-02 13:36

India has summoned the top diplomat from the US embassy to complain for the third time about spying following new allegations that Washington's National Security Agency targeted the ruling party.

US Congress passes intelligence whistleblower protections

2014-06-26 12:05

The US Congress has passed a law offering whistle-blower protections for government intelligence employees, a move cheered by supporters of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Rights groups: UK conducts mass cyber-snooping

2014-06-17 16:09

Civil liberties groups have said that UK spies are bending the rules to intercept Britons' online communications.

NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs

2014-06-01 21:49

The US National Security Agency is scooping up large quantities of images of people for use in facial recognition programs, the New York Times has reported.

Snowden says he wants to return to US

2014-05-29 09:43

Fugitive self-proclaimed spy Edward Snowden says he wants to return home, as he defended his massive leak of US intelligence secrets, saying abuses of constitutional rights left him no choice.

Snowden worked as a spy 'at all levels' - NBC

2014-05-28 07:14

US fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden "trained as a spy" and worked "undercover overseas" for intelligence agencies, he told NBC News in excerpts of an interview.

NSA's future 'safe' in Admiral's hands

2014-05-19 11:11

As NSA director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its programmes, the abuses of the US government revealed in the Watergate scandal are on his mind.

James Bond producers to make film about the Edward Snowden story

2014-05-17 09:00

Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to the new book by journalist Glenn Greenwald about fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

White House calls for consumer data protection

2014-05-02 14:43

The White House has called on congress to pass legislation to create a national standard for telling consumers when their data has been hacked.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

2014-04-15 08:02

The Washington Post and The Guardian has won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the US government's sweeping surveillance programmes in a blockbuster series of stories.

Tech giants growing ambitions ‘spook’ Americans

2014-04-07 14:01

The data gathering abilities of Google and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that internet companies know too much.

Encryption rises as panic over spying mounts

2014-03-31 08:00

Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information.

Obama puts forward plan ending NSA collection

2014-03-27 21:16

President Barack Obama has put forward his plan to end US government bulk collection of Americans' telephone records.

Huawei denounces US spying activities

2014-03-23 14:00

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has condemned alleged US National Security Agency infiltration and spying on its corporate network revealed by a German magazine.

UK, US spies took millions of webcam Yahoo images

2014-02-28 12:49

US senators say British and US spy agencies showed a "breathtaking lack of respect" for privacy after they had stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users.

Australia-Indonesia military relations frosty

2014-02-20 11:49

Australia's defence chief has admitted that military relations with Jakarta were at a "go-slow" point after the navy repeatedly breached Indonesian waters during crackdowns on people-smuggling.

France to invest €1bn to update cyber defence

2014-02-08 12:51

France has unveiled plans to bolster long-neglected defences against cyber attacks, with €1bn of investment foreseen to bring the country's technology up to speed with Nato partners.

Snowden leaks cause Pentagon change

2014-02-04 21:14

A top US military intelligence official says the Pentagon will have to make costly changes to programmes and personnel because of leaks by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden.

Angry Birds site hacked after surveillance claims

2014-01-29 16:30

Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment says the game's home pages have been hacked, after reports that the data of its customers have been accessed by spy agencies.

Obama to bypass gridlock in Congress - speech

2014-01-29 10:40

President Barack Obama, looking to energise his sluggish second term, used his biggest speech of the year to push for programmes to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.

NSA spying illegal, violation: Watchdog

2014-01-24 13:27

A watchdog panel has concluded that bulk data collection by the United States is illegal and should be stopped, prompting praise from intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

Tech leaders warn of snooping fallout

2014-01-22 21:06

Hi-tech bosses have demanded authorities change their murky ways in the wake of revelations of a vast snooping campaign by the US and other governments.

 
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