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Germany drops mass US, UK spying probe
The decision comes four years after whistle-blower Edward Snowden accused the US National Security Agency (NSA) of bugging Chancellor Angela Merkel's private cell phone and massively spying on citizens of allied countries.
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Russia extends NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's residency visa to 2020.
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A National Security Agency contractor in the US has been arrested and charged with taking top secret information.
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Edward Snowden campaigners have launched a push for a pardon by the US president.
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Snowden honoured by Norway for US surveillance leaks
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Edward Snowden will not be pardoned, White House insists
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USA Freedom Act passed by Senate and signed by President Obama, limiting NSA surveillance
The US Senate has passed the USA Freedom Act putting an end to the mass collection of Americans' telephone records by the National Security Agency.
US spying powers suspended after Senate setback
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US Senate fails to act over controversial surveillance laws
The US Senate has failed to reach a deal over extending anti-terrorist laws that let its security services collect phone data. It means the law known
Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin
Taking a stand in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz are whistleblowers Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. The life-size bronze statues were
Anonymous artists secretly erect Snowden statue in New York park
A controversial bronze statute of intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was secretly erected over night in a New York city park. Artists put a statue of
Edward Snowden makes Switzerland asylum appeal
Edward Snowden has made a public appeal for Switzerland to grant him asylum. The fugitive former US spy agency contractor told an audience in Geneva
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Snowden, Assange, Dotcom rally against surveillance in New Zealand
A few days before New Zealand’s general elections, Kim Dotcom has turned a rally of the Internet Party into a star-studded panel against Internet
Edward Snowden: after one year in Russia, what now for the NSA whistleblower?
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Watch: Edward Snowden claims intelligence agencies screen trillions of private data
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Snowden says 'significant threats' to his life
Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that U.S. government officials want to