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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.
US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from jail
The US army whistleblower who was imprisoned for her involvement in the US army's biggest information leak, will be released from prison Wednesday.
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German Chancellor Merkel testifies on NSA spy scandal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted to technical and organisational errors pertaining to the 2013 NSA spying scandal, but denies knowing the extent of US-German cooperation in the affair unti
Whistleblowers - Heroes or traitors?
Telling truth about power is a risky business, with exile or worse for those who blow state or commercial secrets. Often seen as heroes by the public, the states they expose more often than not consid
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden granted extended stay in Russia
Russia extends NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's residency visa to 2020.
Trump team confirms advisor's call with Russian envoy
Claims that Michael Flynn spoke several times to Russia's ambassador as the US imposed sanctions has fuelled queries on Trump's Kremlin links.
Opinion - Head for the Bunkers?
In August 2015, I tweeted that if Donald Trump were to be elected President of the United States, we would have to “head for the bunkers.” There we are.
New security breach at the NSA as contractor is arrested
A National Security Agency contractor in the US has been arrested and charged with taking top secret information.
Yahoo "complies with NSA and FBI requests to scan customers' emails" - reports
Yahoo is said to have built a custom-made software program to scan all of its clients’ incoming emails on behalf of the US government.
Pardon Snowden campaign launched
Edward Snowden campaigners have launched a push for a pardon by the US president.
New reports of US spying on German government officials
German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that new allegations of US spying on senior German government officials’ telephones need to be
WikiLeaks: France says 'Non' to Assange asylum request
An asylum plea from Julian Assange has been rejected by France. “My life is in danger,” the WikiLeaks founder wrote in Le Monde newspaper on Friday
Wikileaks: Top German officials targeted by NSA
A new chapter has opened in the NSA spying scandal in Germany with fresh revelations that the US agency spied on top German officials. Wikileaks
WikiLeaks: NSA spied on French ministers and business too
The online whistleblower, which alleged last week that the US spy agency had bugged recent French presidents, now claims that finance ministers and top companies were targeted too.
'Le snooping': WikiLeaks claim US spied on 3 French presidents
French President François Hollande has said his country “will not tolerate” any acts which threaten the security of France. The president issued the
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.
USA 'Freedom Act' spying programme explained
US intelligence services’ sweeping surveillance powers, controversially exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, expired on Monday (June 1). The
US spying powers suspended after Senate setback
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has temporary lost its authority to collect bulk phone records. The surveillance programme made public by
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
US Senate blocks blocks measure to extend surveillance bill
The US senate has blocked a measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. The vote of 54 to 45 failed to reach the
US Congress takes first step against massive data collecting by NSA
US Congress has moved a step closer to introducing the USA Freedom Act after the House of Representatives approved the bill. If passed by the Senate
Merkel defends BND amid NSA spy scandal
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made her first public comments on a spying scandal that has gripped the nation for weeks. The country’s
Turning a blind eye? Germany alleged to have helped NSA spy on Europe
German tabloid Bild claims Berlin not only knew about, but assisted with US spying within Europe dating back to 2008.
Edward Snowden: after one year in Russia, what now for the NSA whistleblower?
July 31, 2014 marks one year since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was granted political asylum in Russia. The former National Security Agency
Snowden to testify to European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee
A European Parliament committee has voted in favour of allowing whistlebower Edward Snowden to testify to the chamber in a special hearing. The