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  • Snowden has made spooks rethink their methods

    THE first revelation from the Snowden documents, less than two years ago, exposed systematic storage and analysis of all Americans’ telephone records by the National Security Agency and the FBI...

    But despite the machismo of political discourse, and what intelligence chiefs have publicly professed about “capability gaps”, it appears that in private many lessons from Snowden have been understood...

  • Snowden awarded freedom of expression prize in Norway

    OSLO: Former security contractor Edward Snowden won a Norwegian prize for freedom of expression on Tuesday and received yet another invitation to leave his exile and receive the award in person...

    Snowden, a former analyst at the US National Security Agency, has lived in exile in Russia since 2013 after revealing mass spying programmes by the United States and its allies...

  • Hong Kong ‘Snowden refugees’ face deportation

    HONG KONG: A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city’s authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said on Monday...

    The impoverished Philippine and Sri Lankan refugees helped the former National Security Agency contractor evade authorities in 2013 by hiding him in their cramped homes after he initiated one of the largest data leaks in US...

  • Snowden accuses Russia of muzzling dissent

    OSLO: Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Saturday criticised Russia — the country that has granted him asylum — calling its crackdown on human rights and online freedom “fundamentally wrong” and said he would prefer not to live in exile...

    Snowden said Moscow’s restrictions on the web were “a mistake in policy” and “fundamentally wrong” as he accepted a Norwegian freedom of expression prize by videophone from...

  • Snowden filmmaker sues US govt over border stops

    WASHINGTON: Filmmaker Laura Poitras, whose documentary about fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden won an Oscar, is suing the US government to find out why she was repeatedly detained at immigration checkpoints...

    “This simply should not be tolerated in a democracy,” added Poitras, winner of this year’s best documentary feature Oscar for “Citizenfour,” which describes Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance by the...

  • UK spies can hack smartphones, says Snowden

    LONDON: British spies can hack into phones remotely with a simple text message and make audio recordings or take photos without owners knowing, former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said on Monday...

    Snowden claimed that GCHQ used a series of interception tools called “Smurf Suite”, after the blue cartoon characters, The Smurfs...

  • Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations, study finds

    SAN FRANCISCO: Internet traffic to Wikipedia pages summarising knowledge about terror groups and their tools plunged nearly 30 per cent after revelations of widespread web monitoring by the US National Security Agency (NSA), suggesting that concerns about government snooping are hurting the ordinary pursuit of information...

    A forthcoming paper in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal analyses the fall in traffic, arguing that it...

  • Snowden comes up with phone case to thwart data monitoring

    Edward Snowden and Andrew “Bunnie” Huang have co-created a phone case that will alert smartphone owner when the phone data is being monitored, a report published by The Guardian said on Friday...

    The former Central Intelligence Agency employee, who whistle-blew top-secret NSA documents leading to revelations about US surveillance on phone and internet communications, presented the product via a video link to event at the MIT Media Lab...

  • Snowden film ‘almost killed’ by self-censorship

    Oliver Stone’s hotly-anticipated Snowden tells the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in dramatic form for the first time — but the movie almost never made it theatres...

    ”Snowden was charged by US authorities with espionage and theft of state secrets after releasing thousands of classified NSA documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill in 2013...

  • ‘Snowden’ director Stone urges Obama to issue pardon

    TORONTO: Patriot, dissident or traitor? A new film by anti-establishment director Oliver Stone starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden asks audiences to weigh in...

    Stone — who has unveiled his espionage thriller biopic about the largest data leak in US history at the Toronto film festival — called on Saturday on US President Barack Obama to pardon Snowden before the end of his term...

  • Snowden documents show NSA leak is real: report

    WASHINGTON: Previously unpublished documents released by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden confirm that some of the spy agency's top-secret code has been leaked or hacked, The Intercept reported Friday...

    The online news site's editors include journalists that worked with Snowden to release documents from his 2013 NSA leak revealing the extent of government snooping on private data...

  • In Snowden, the national security whistleblower gets the Oliver Stone treatment

    AT first glance, viewers may think they know what they’re going to get with Snowden, a movie about national security whistleblower Edward Snowden directed by Oliver Stone...

    Snowden, which Stone and co-writer Kieran Fitzgerald adapted from two books about the real-life figure, turns out to be a relatively straightforward, sober-minded, even somewhat restrained film, a far more classical and conventional piece of film-making than the...

  • 'Can you hear me now?' Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

    NEW YORK: Edward Snowden, who has confounded US officials since his abrupt departure from the country two years ago, has just found a new megaphone in Twitter...

    The former National Security Agency worker who leaked classified documents about government surveillance started tweeting Tuesday...

  • Russia says Snowden can stay till 2020

    MOSCOW: Russian authorities have extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden’s Russian residency permit by three years, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday...

    Snowden’s residence permit has been extended “until 2020”, said ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova...

  • Snowden warns users against Google's 'smart' Allo Chat messaging app

    But the app's reliance on Google's predictive software drew immediate criticism from privacy advocates who argued it could open up user data to law enforcement ? with former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden warning people not to use it...

    "Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor wanted for leaking National Security Agency documents on surveillance, said in a tweet, "Don't use Allo...

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