Internet freedom of speech pioneer dies

2018-02-08 16:28

John Perry Barlow, widely recognised as a pioneer of freedom of speech on the internet and digital platforms, has died.

Another US spy worker steals data

2016-10-21 22:13

US prosecutors say they expected to file espionage charges against a private contractor for the National Security Agency suspected of stealing classified information.

Fugitive Snowden urges Obama to pardon him

2016-09-13 20:11

US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has called on President Barack Obama to pardon him, saying it had been morally "necessary" to shine a light on mass surveillance.

No Norway guarantee for Snowden

2016-06-28 05:34

A Norwegian court has dismissed a lawsuit that sought a legal guarantee to allow Edward Snowden to travel to Norway without risk of being extradited to the US.

Snowden partner: UK police within their rights

2016-01-19 19:58

A British court says police acted lawfully when they used anti-terrorism powers to detain the partner of a journalist who worked with National Security Agency secret-spiller Edward Snowden.

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.


Russia extends Snowden’s residence by 'a couple of years'

2017-01-18 18:01

Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.

Snowden 'a traitor who wilfully betrayed his country' – Intelligence Committee

2016-09-16 14:40

Edward Snowden was a 'disgruntled employee' and not a 'principled whistleblower', according to a report from Congress, which has come amid mounting pressure for a presidential pardon.

Snowden: Exposure of alleged NSA tools may be warning to US

2016-08-16 22:46

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says the exposure of malicious software allegedly linked to his former employer may be a message from Moscow.

Snowden did 'service,' but should still be punished - Holder

2016-05-31 16:25

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but that he should still return home to stand trial.

US ends phone data collection exposed by Snowden

2015-12-01 12:24

The US government has halted its controversial program to collect vast troves of information from Americans' phone calls, a move prompted by the revelations of former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.

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.

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