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Where is Edward Snowden now?
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Where is Edward Snowden now?

US government suing former intelligence employee over new book
24 Sep 2019
Vintage US security posters range from bizarre to terrifying
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Vintage US security posters range from bizarre to terrifying

NSA notices warned staff about the dangers of everything from drugs to car-pooling
14 Jun 2018
NSA cyber weapons 'hacked' by mysterious group
Fort Meade, UNITED STATES:A computer workstation bears the National Security Agency (NSA) logo inside the Threat Operations Center inside the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Maryland, intell
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NSA cyber weapons 'hacked' by mysterious group

Online group threatens to auction best National Security Agency files to the highest bidder
17 Aug 2016
Edward Snowden joins Twitter with jokes aplenty
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Edward Snowden joins Twitter with jokes aplenty

US whistleblower pokes fun at former bosses on micro-blogging site
30 Sep 2015
PATRIOT ACT EXPIRES: future uncertain for US
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PATRIOT ACT EXPIRES: future uncertain for US

Intelligence agencies warn of threat to counter-terrorism operations, but privacy campaigners are unconvinced
1 Jun 2015
NSA mass surveillance 'illegal', rules US federal court
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NSA mass surveillance 'illegal', rules US federal court

Landmark ruling hailed as 'huge step' for individual Americans' rights, but the fight is far from over
8 May 2015
DARK NET: Spies 'undermine' bid to crack code
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DARK NET: Spies 'undermine' bid to crack code

While some at GCHQ and the NSA try to crack encrypted networks, others may be undoing their work
22 Aug 2014

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Terrorism watchlist: secret US rules revealed
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Terrorism watchlist: secret US rules revealed

Agencies don't need 'concrete facts' to label individuals terrorists – so how are people watchlisted?
25 Jul 2014
Vodafone: 'governments use us to spy on citizens'
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Vodafone: 'governments use us to spy on citizens'

'Direct access pipes' let spooks listen in on Vodafone customers' conversations
6 Jun 2014
Can Mark Zuckerberg lecture Barack Obama on privacy?
PALO ALTO, CA - JULY 06:Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a news conference at Facebook headquarters July 6, 2011 in Palo Alto, California.Zuckerberg announced new features that are
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Can Mark Zuckerberg lecture Barack Obama on privacy?

Zuckerberg has often been accused of a lax attitude to internet privacy, but the NSA revelations may have changed that
14 Mar 2014
SPYCAM: GCHQ intercepts nude Yahoo chats
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SPYCAM: GCHQ intercepts nude Yahoo chats

Millions of webcam conversations were intercepted by spies, including many that involved nudity
28 Feb 2014
NSA spies capturing data from 'leaky' apps like Angry Birds
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NSA spies capturing data from 'leaky' apps like Angry Birds

Latest Edward Snowden leaks reveal iPhone and Android apps are rich source of data for agencies
28 Jan 2014
US hints that whistleblower Snowden could plea bargain
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US hints that whistleblower Snowden could plea bargain

The USA attorney general, Eric Holder, has hinted the NSA leaker could return home
24 Jan 2014
SMS SPYING: The NSA collected 200m texts a day
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SMS SPYING: The NSA collected 200m texts a day

GCHQ made use of massive text database collected by 'Dishfire' program, according to latest Snowden leaks
17 Jan 2014
Will Obama let Snowden off: Don't bet on it
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Will Obama let Snowden off: Don't bet on it

The US president is considering 46 proposals to reform surveillance: expect window-dressing
3 Jan 2014
Europeans gave us phone data NSA director tells Congress
Director of the National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander
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Europeans gave us phone data NSA director tells Congress

US spy agency begins Snowden fight back insisting press 'don't understand' leaked documents
30 Oct 2013
Edward Snowden: 'I am famously paranoid'
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Edward Snowden: 'I am famously paranoid'

In a rare interview, whistleblower says he assumed being taken seriously 'would be a challenge'
13 Aug 2013
CRISPIN BLACK: NSA spying 'overhyped'
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CRISPIN BLACK: NSA spying 'overhyped'

Fugitive whistleblower risked everything to expose surveillance even Obama doesn't take too seriously
4 Jul 2013