Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden is an American computer specialist and former CIA and NSA employee who in May 2013 leaked details of covert US mass surveillance programs, such as PRISM, XKeyscore and Tempora.


He subsequently fled the United States and was granted temporary asylum in Russia.

Snowden appears on Putin show

Ex-NSA agent asks Russian leader about electronic surveillance

Pulitzer Prizes recognise NSA reporting

Edward Snowden calls decision a ‘vindication’

Report links Chinese military to hacking

Study says attacks on western companies persist

Terror checks root out hijack suspects

Threat to UK rising, with Syria a key source, says security chief

Court rules EU data collection illegal

ECJ says need for telecoms groups to keep data interferes with privacy

Three candidates spy top job at GCHQ

All contenders for new role come from outside the agency

GCHQ looks outside agency for new head

Job will mean restoring trust in wake of Snowden affair

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Ex-MP urges re-evaluation of intelligence collection methods

False sense of security imperils UK tech

A valuable industry is exposed by the authorities’ damaging attitude to snooping, says David Davis

Huawei buoyed by consumer business

Chinese telecoms group posts record annual sales

Telecom network cables are pictured in Paris, on June 30, 2013. The European Union angrily demanded answers from the United States over allegations Washington had bugged its offices, the latest spying claim attributed to fugitive leaker Edward Snowden. German weekly Der Spiegel said its report, which detailed covert surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) on EU diplomatic missions, was based on confidential documents, some of which it had been able to consult via Snowden.

Obama to curb NSA phone data collection

New rules would end storage but still allow access

NSA accused of breaching Huawei servers

Chinese group condemns report that US agency spied on it

NSA pressed EU states to ease privacy laws

Snowden says legal protections weakened

Britain’s spy agency caught in webcam row

Yahoo furious over new Snowden leaks

Snowden leaks spur new privacy industry

Demand for products that keep personal information secret

David Miranda detention ruled lawful

Court case queries limits of press freedom

Snowden elected Glasgow university rector

Whistleblower will serve in post for three years

Berlin must not erect a data wall

Merkel should temper anger at US and tread with care

Illustration by James Ferguson of Glenn Greenwald
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Glenn Greenwald

The journalist who collaborated with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talks about his abrasive approach and his new online venture

Ingram Pinn illustration
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How to find the needle in Snowden’s haystack

Revelations yet to cast spooks as threat to our freedom

Edward Snowden

NSA removes three over Snowden leaks

No senior official has been punished for security lapses

Rand Paul sues government over NSA spying

Libertarian Senator is positioning himself for presidential run

UK fails to prioritise cyber security

Companies lag behind rivals in other countries despite rising threat

A still from the movie 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
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Snowden derails Oracle’s Hollywood dreams

Software group pulls product placement from ‘Jack Ryan’ movie

Edward Snowden

Review: ‘The Snowden Files’

How a disillusioned IT specialist orchestrated one of the biggest intelligence leaks in history

FireEye in $700m shares sell-off

Cyber security company to sell about 9% of its market cap

Economic spies will be jailed – lawmaker

Edward Snowden claims US guilty of industrial surveillance

Vice-Admiral Michael Rogers

Naval cybersecurity chief to lead NSA

Vice-admiral Rogers to oversee response to Snowden

Syria a haven for terrorists, says Clapper

CIA director says terrorists changing tactics after Snowden leaks

Technology companies strike US data deal

Facebook, Google and others win transparency concession

Snowden: EU defence against NSA will fail

Whistleblower says national cloud servers are ‘not going to stop’ US

US softens tone on any Snowden deal

Ready for ‘conversation’ if whistleblower pleads guilty

Watchdog deems NSA data collection illegal

Report challenges Obama’s defence of US spying practices

Australia accuses Snowden of ‘treachery’

Whistleblower’s revelations trigger rift with Indonesia

Microsoft to shield foreign users’ data

Option offered in wake of US spying

Expert panel to probe internet governance

Global commission will propose rules to protect citizen rights

Gráinne Keenan and Ronny Jhutti in 'Ciphers'
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Ciphers, Bush Theatre, London

Ingenious spy thriller that’s compelling to watch despite problems

Telecom network cables are pictured in Paris, on June 30, 2013. The European Union angrily demanded answers from the United States over allegations Washington had bugged its offices, the latest spying claim attributed to fugitive leaker Edward Snowden. German weekly Der Spiegel said its report, which detailed covert surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) on EU diplomatic missions, was based on confidential documents, some of which it had been able to consult via Snowden.

Obama defiant on US surveillance

New safeguards ordered on tapping American phones

Concessions on surveillance disappoint Europeans

Speech had been seen as key test in repairing relations

Obama signals no retreat in defence of spies

President will not give up world-beating surveillance capability