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  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    Blinded by a blizzard of facts

    By James Nielson
    Back in 1929, the then US Secretary of State Henry Stimson closed down his department’s code-breaking office because, he said, “gentlemen don’t read each other’s mail.” If her words about the subject are anything to go by, Cristina must see in Stimson a kindred spirit.

  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    Human rights groups complain of spying

    By Luciana Bertoia
    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner criticized those opposition leaders who did not complain about the alleged espionage by the US. However, human rights organizations, left-wing political parties and unions have been reporting they have been spied by the Border Guard throughout the Kirchnerite decade.

  • 07/08/2014 | World

    Snowden granted three-year Russian residence permit

    Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for leaking extensive secrets of its electronic surveillance programmes, has been given a three-year residence permit by Russia, his Russian lawyer said.

  • 22/10/2014 | World

    Behind the scenes of Snowden documentary 'Citizenfour'

    US documentary maker Laura Poitras has found herself in many a risky situation in Iraq and Yemen. But she never felt in as much danger as when she was filming Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel while he prepared to blow the whistle on massive secret surveillance programs run by the US government.

  • 10/03/2014 | World

    Snowden: US reforms vindicate classified data leaks

    Former security contractor Edward Snowden, addressing a sympathetic crowd at a tech-heavy Austin event from a secret location in Russia, has said proposed reforms at the National Security Agency show that he was vindicated in leaking classified material.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    NSA: Snowden raised concerns in email, no evidence of internal complaint

    An email exchange released today shows that Edward Snowden questioned the US National Security Agency's legal training programs, but provides no evidence the former contractor complained internally about vast NSA surveillance programs that he later leaked to the media.

  • 09/07/2014 | World

    Snowden asks Russia to extend asylum

    Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has asked Moscow to extend his asylum in Russia, his lawyer said. Russia granted Snowden a one-year visa in August 2013 despite the United States wanting Moscow to send him home to face criminal charges.

  • 05/02/2014 | World

    German ex-chancellor Schroeder accuses US of disrespect over spying

    Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder accused the United States of showing "no respect" for Germany's sovereignty after a newspaper reported today the US National Security Agency (NSA) had bugged his phone from at least 2002.

  • 18/02/2014 | World

    Snowden elected as Glasgow University Rector

    Former NSA analyst Edward Snowden was elected as the students delegate in the Scottish University of Glasgow.

  • 27/02/2014 | World

    Guardian: GCHQ collected images of Yahoo webcam chats

    Files from the British spy agency dating between 2008 and 2010 provided to the newspaper by the former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, revealed that the surveillance programme, codenamed Optic Nerve, saved one image every five minutes from randomly selected Yahoo webcam chats and stored them on agency databases.

  • 26/01/2014 | World

    Snowden won't return to US without amnesty

    Edward Snowden would be willing to enter talks with US Attorney General Eric Holder to negotiate his return to the United States but not without a guarantee of amnesty, his legal adviser said.

  • 28/01/2014 | World

    British spy chief accused by Snowden leaks will step down at year end

    The British spy chief whose agency was accused in documents leaked by former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden of playing a principal role in mass Anglo-US surveillance will step down at year end, Britain's Foreign Office said.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    Obama nominates new NSA chief

    Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, the head of US Fleet Cyber Command, is not expected immediately to change the NSA, shaken by revelations by former contractor Edward Snowden.

  • 17/01/2014 | World

    Obama: ‘I'm not going to dwell on Snowden's actions or motivations’

    Obama on Friday took a swipe at Edward Snowden, the former US spy contractor whose revelations about American surveillance practices tarnished relations with foreign allies and prompted reforms in Washington.

  • 21/01/2014 | World

    Russian lawyer says Snowden in danger after hostile remarks

    Edward Snowden needs better security after a news report quoted unnamed US intelligence officials saying they wanted the former spy agency contractor dead and discussing ways to kill him, his Russian lawyer said.

  • 05/12/2013 | World

    Obama says he will propose NSA reforms

    President Barack Obama said he intends to propose National Security Agency reforms to reassure Americans that their privacy is not being violated.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Edward Snowden voted Guardian person of the year 2013

    For the second consecutive year, US Edward Snowden, the young whistleblower who leaked an estimated 200,000 files that exposed the telephone and internet surveillance and intelligence gathering by the US and its western allies, was voted the Guardian's person of the year.

  • 16/12/2013 | World

    White House: Snowden should still face charges

    White House spokesman Jay Carney dismissed the suggestion that the United States could grant amnesty to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden if he were to turn over the documents in his possession.

  • 29/10/2013 | World

    Spain launches legal inquiry into US spying allegations

    Spain's public prosecutor launched a preliminary inquiry today into reports that US intelligence has spied on million of its citizens.

  • 01/11/2013 | World

    Snowden tells Germany he hopes US will stop 'harmful behavior'

    Edward Snowden has told the German government in a letter he believes support from around the world will persuade Washington to stop what he called "harmful behavior" in trying to prevent him from revealing secret surveillance by the US government.

  • 03/12/2013 | World

    Guardian editor: Only 1 percent of Snowden leaks were published

    The editor of UK newspaper The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, has asserted that only a tiny part of the material leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has entered into the public domain.

  • 20/08/2013 | World

    British authorities say detention of reporter's partner 'legally sound'

    Britain's authorities said today the use of anti-terrorism powers to detain the partner of a journalist who wrote about US and British surveillance programs based on leaks by Edward Snowden was "legally and procedurally sound".

  • 28/10/2013 | World

    Spain summons US ambassador over spying

    Spain summoned the US ambassador today to discuss alleged spying on Spanish citizens and said the action was unacceptable behavior by an ally.

  • 28/10/2013 | World

    US sees need for 'constraints' on NSA spying

    The White House moved to reassure allies and citizens concerned about the sweeping nature of surveillance by acknowledging that more constraints are needed to assure privacy rights are protected.

  • 19/08/2013 | World

    Snowden journalist threatens to publish more UK secrets: 'Britain will be sorry'

    The journalist who first published secrets leaked by fugitive former US intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden vowed today to publish more documents and said Britain will be "sorry" for detaining his partner for nine hours.

  • 19/08/2013 | World

    White House: US did not seek detention of journalist's partner

    British officials gave their US counterparts a "heads up" before detaining the partner of the journalist who first reported secrets leaked by fugitive US intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden.

  • 20/08/2013 | World

    'The Guardian' says Britain made it destroy Snowden material

    The British authorities forced the Guardian newspaper to destroy material leaked by Edward Snowden, its editor has revealed, calling it a "pointless" move that would not prevent further reporting on US and British surveillance programmes.

  • 06/08/2013 | World

    Despite Snowden, US to hold high-level Russia talks

    The United States will hold talks with Russia's defense and foreign ministers in Washington despite Moscow's decision to grant asylum to former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, US officials said.

  • 07/08/2013 | World

    Putin will not 'cave' to Obama pressure, Snowden's father says

    The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former US spy agency contractor, has predicted that Russian President Vladimir Putin will stand up to pressure from Washington as the two nations spar over Moscow's decision to grant his son asylum.

  • 12/08/2013 | World

    Merkel's chief of staff says US spies did not break German law

    Angela Merkel's chief of staff said on Monday that fears of mass US spying on Germans were unfounded, hoping to end a controversy that threatened to damage the chancellor as she seeks re-election next month.

  • 26/07/2013 | World

    Russia's Putin 'determined Snowden case will not hurt US ties'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is determined not to allow a dispute over former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden to harm Moscow's ties with Washington, his spokesman said today.

  • 31/07/2013 | World

    US releases documents on phone surveillance programs

    As US Congress increasingly scrutinizes surveillance programs, the US government today released declassified documents on the mass collection of telephone data in a rare glimpse into the world of intelligence gathering.

  • 31/07/2013 | World

    New Snowden leak upstages US move to declassify documents

    New revelations from former security contractor Edward Snowden that US intelligence agencies have access to a vast online tracking tool came to light as lawmakers put the secret surveillance programs under greater scrutiny.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    White House says Snowden should return to US for trial

    The White House said that former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, who applied for temporary asylum in Russia, should be expelled and returned to the United States to face trial on espionage charges.

  • 24/07/2013 | World

    Russian lawyer says Snowden to stay for now at Moscow airport

    After reports said earlier that former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was granted documents that would allow him to leave the Moscow airport. his lawyer said Snowden will stay in that transit zone.

  • 24/07/2013 | World

    House rejects bid to curb US spy agency's data-gathering program

    A US spy program that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications survived a legislative challenge in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the first move to curb the surveillance effort since a worker leaked details of its scope.

  • 14/07/2013 | World

    Senior Republican says US must step up efforts to get Snowden

    A key congressional Republican said that the Obama administration must step up efforts and exert "any and all pressure" on Russia to get it to hand over Edward Snowden, the former US spy agency contractor turned fugitive leaker.

  • 15/07/2013 | World

    Spain offers apology to Bolivia after Morales incident

    Angel Vásquez, Spain's ambassador in La Paz, has delivered a letter to the Bolivian foreign ministry apologising for the aerial incident that forced Evo Morales to make an unscheduled stop in Vienna.

  • 16/07/2013 | World

    Fugitive Snowden seeks temporary asylum in Russia

    Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in Russia today after three weeks holed up at a Moscow airport trying to avoid prosecution in the United States on espionage charges.

  • 09/07/2013 | World

    Spain ready to apologise to Bolivia for Snowden 'misunderstanding' led by US request

    Spain is ready to apologise to Bolivia's president for events that delayed his plane, the foreign minister said today, but he again denied banning the jet from Spanish airspace on the belief that US fugitive Edward Snowden was aboard.

  • 10/07/2013 | World

    US senators propose security clearance reforms after Snowden

    A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation aimed at security clearance reforms in the aftermath of disclosures of secret US surveillance programs by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

  • 11/07/2013 | World

    US, China disagree sharply over handling of Snowden case

    Senior US and Chinese officials sharply disagreed on Thursday over China's handling of fugitive Edward Snowden, the former spy agency contractor accused of divulging US surveillance program secrets who was allowed to leave Hong Kong last month.

  • 08/07/2013 | World

    Germany defends 'strictly legal' cooperation with NSA

    Angela Merkel's government said that its cooperation with American intelligence was fully regulated by strict legal guidelines after a magazine reported that the US National Security Agency was in close cahoots with German spies.

  • 08/07/2013 | World

    Nicolás Maduro says Venezuela has received Snowden asylum request

    President Nicolas Maduro has revealed that Venezuela has received "a letter requesting asylum" from Edward Snowden. The ex-intelligence services consultant is wanted by the United States for espionage and has been in a Moscow airport for the last two weeks.

  • 09/07/2013 | World

    WikiLeaks: Snowden has not yet accepted asylum in Venezuela

    Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks clarified after a Russian lawmaker posted a statement to that effect on Twitter and then deleted it.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Morales' plane takes off after diversion to Vienna

    Bolivian President Evo Morales awaited a Spanish permission to fly home through its airspace after he refused Madrid's request to inspect his plane following its diversion to Vienna.

  • 03/07/2013 | World

    Minister says Austria did not fear Snowden was on Morales plane

    Austria allowed Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane to land because it did not share other countries' worries that former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden might be on board, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said.

  • 07/07/2013 | World

    NSA 'in bed with' Germany and most others, Snowden

    The United State's National Security Agency works closely with Germany and other Western states on a 'no questions asked'-basis, former NSA employee Edward Snowden said in comments that undermine Chancellor Angela Merkel's indignant talk of "Cold War" tactics.

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    Obama says EU, all intelligence agencies seek info on each other

    US President Barack Obama played down a controversy over whether Washington had spied on its European allies, saying intelligence services around the world, including in the EU, seek additional insight beyond regular media reports.

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    Snowden blames Obama for trying to block his efforts to find asylum

    Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, charged with leaking secret US surveillance information, said the Obama administration was denying him his right to seek asylum, according to a statement released by the WikiLeaks organization.

  • 02/07/2013 | World

    EU says US trade talks should go ahead despite spying allegations

    Free-trade talks between the European Union and the United States can go ahead next week despite a report that Washington is spying on the 28-nation bloc, the European Commission said today, calling for "transparency and clarity".

  • 26/06/2013 | World

    Ecuador tells US to send its position on Snowden in writing

    Ecuador today said the United States must "submit its position" regarding Edward Snowden to the Ecuadorian government in writing as it considers the former US spy agency contractor's request for asylum.

  • 27/06/2013 | World

    Obama says shouldn't have to talk to Xi, Putin about Snowden

    President Barack Obama said today he had not yet spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping or Russian President Vladimir Putin about the US request to extradite former American spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

  • 01/07/2013 | World

    US plays down reports of spying on EU, other allies

    Nearly all national governments, not just the United States, use "lots of activities" to safeguard their interests and security, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today, responding for the first time to allegations that Washington spied on the European Union and other allies.

  • 24/06/2013 | World

    US presses Russia as mystery over Snowden deepens

    The United States increased pressure on Russia to hand over Edward Snowden, the American charged with disclosing secret US surveillance programs, and said it believed he was still in Moscow despite reports he was leaving for Cuba.

  • 25/06/2013 | World

    Kerry: No need to escalate 'confrontation with Russia' over Snowden

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said today there was no need to raise the level of confrontation with Russia over Edward Snowden, a former US spy agency contractor charged with disclosing secret surveillance programs and believed to be in Moscow.

  • 25/06/2013 | World

    Putin rules out handing Snowden over to US

    President Vladimir Putin confirmed a former US spy agency contractor sought by the United States was in the transit area of a Moscow airport but ruled out handing him to Washington, dismissing US criticisms as "ravings and rubbish".

  • 17/06/2013 | World

    China asks US to explain Internet surveillance

    China made its first substantive comments today to reports of US surveillance of the Internet, demanding that Washington explain its monitoring programs to the international community.

  • 23/06/2013 | World

    Fugitive Snowden seeks asylum in Ecuador, foreign minister says

    Fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is seeking asylum in Ecuador, the Quito government said, after Hong Kong let him leave its territory despite Washington's efforts to extradite him on espionage charges.

  • 24/06/2013 | World

    Ecuador mulls Snowden asylum, to make decision 'in due time'

    Ecuador is reviewing Edward Snowden's asylum request and will make a decision on the former US intelligence contractor "in due time" based on human rights considerations above all, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said today.

  • 10/06/2013 | World

    Cameron defends spy agencies over PRISM cyber-snooping

    Prime Minister David Cameron said today Britain's spies acted within the law following revelations the intelligence agencies had received data collected secretly by the United States from the the world's biggest internet companies.

  • 11/06/2013 | World

    Booz Allen fires Edward Snowden for violating firm's ethics, policies

    Contracting firm Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp said today it has fired Edward Snowden, who admitted to releasing information on the US government's broad monitoring of American's phone and Internet data, for violating the firm's ethics and policies.

  • 12/06/2013 | World

    NSA chief says US infrastructure highly vulnerable to cyber attack

    US critical infrastructure - which ranges from telecommunications to water to energy supplies - is not well prepared to handle a destructive cyber attack, the top US general in charge of cybersecurity said today.

  • 10/07/2013 | Latin America

    Colombia demands explanation on NSA spying allegations

    Colombia expressed concern early today after revelations the United States had spied on the Andean nation, its closest military ally in Latin America, and called for an explanation.

  • 11/07/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela says Snowden has still not formally responded to asylum offer

    Venezuela has still not received a formal response to its offer of asylum to former US spy contractor Edward Snowden, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told a news agency today.

  • 04/07/2013 | Latin America

    CFK expresses solidarity with Morales and calls on Europe to 'apologise'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was among several South American leaders who spoke out at an emergency Unasur meeting, convened after Evo Morales was stopped from landing in several European nations. Cristina called on the responsible nations to apologise, and spoke out in defence of the Bolivian leader.

  • 07/07/2013 | Latin America

    Austria denies inspecting Morales plane during landing

    Austrian officials did not search the plane which carried Evo Morales in the hunt for US whistleblower Edward Snowden, the President of the European country has stated in an attempt to ease the diplmoatic crisis causd by the incident.

  • 07/07/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil seeks US response to alleged spying on citizens

    Brazil will demand an explanation from the United States over report its citizens' electronic communications have been under surveillance by US spy agencies for at least a decade, foreign minister Antonio Patriota has stated.

  • 03/07/2013 | Latin America

    Bolivia says search of plane was 'aggression' ordered by US

    Austria's decision to search the plane of President Evo Morales of Bolivia was an act of aggression and a violation of international law, Bolivia said today, while its president called for an explanation and said he would initiate legal actions against the European governments which halted his flight.

  • 03/07/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil President Rousseff 'indignant' over European treatment of Morales

    Dilma Rousseff, the President of Brazil, has expressed her "indignation" with the attitude of the European countries that refused to allow the airplane of Bolivian president Evo Morales to land on Tuesday, which, according to the head of state, put his life in danger.

  • 04/07/2013 | Latin America

    Evo Morales back in Bolivia after plane drama over Snowden

    Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived home to a hero's welcome late yesterday, saying some European countries' refusal to let his plane enter their airspace because of suspicion it carried fugitive US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was a provocation aimed at all of South America.

  • 14/04/2014 | Arts and Media

    Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for NSA coverage

    The Guardian US and Washington Post have been awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying.

  • 14/05/2014 | Arts and Media

    Sony Pictures acquires film rights for Greenwald's book on Snowden

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the film rights to journalist Glenn Greenwald's book about former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, recruiting producers of the James Bond franchise to bring the story to screen, the studio said today.


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