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.

Pressure grows on Merkel over spy scandal

Chancellor’s officials accused of knowingly misleading public

Paul launches bid to block NSA programme

Senator wants to stop mass collection of telephone call data

Spy revelations turn the tables on Berlin

German intelligence agency accused of helping NSA snoopers

China tensions ‘hurting US tech groups’

Beijing and Moscow were promising markets, says Cisco chief

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks via videoconference at the "Virtual Conversation With Edward Snowden" during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)
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Court rules NSA phone surveillance illegal

US judges’ finding lends severe blow to domestic spying programme

Pentagon pitches to young and tech-savvy

Carter is first defence chief to visit Silicon Valley in decades

US President Barack Obama signs an executive order promoting private sector cybersecurity information sharing after speaking at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on February 13, 2015
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Cyber bill’s progress shows shifting mood

Proposal would push companies to share hacking details with US

Business alarmed at Chinese data curbs

Rules costly for foreign and domestic companies, say US executives

‘Libertarian’ Rand Paul hears hawks’ call

Candidate’s ‘conservative realism’ is being drowned out by neocon shouts for American leadership

Most GCHQ snooping essential, says report

MPs conclude spy agency uses powers lawfully

Gemalto admits it was ‘probably’ hacked

Franco-Dutch group believes it was compromised by UK and US spies

Yahoo and NSA chief clash on data privacy

Tech group warns on ‘backdoor’ access to systems by US

Oscars 2015: a revel with a cause

Good causes were packed bumper-to-bumper at the ceremony

‘Birdman’ swoops to Oscars win

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s movie prevails in close race at awards

Cyber crime
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Sim card giant probes spy theft claims

Security group investigates whether encryption keys were stolen

US official launches cyber security group

Ottoson follows ex-government peers with insider-threat start-up

UK admits spies broke human rights laws

Conversations between lawyers and clients subject to snooping

UK mass surveillance ruled unlawful

GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 breached human rights laws

Editors urge reform of surveillance laws

Media seek to curb police access to journalists’ phone records

Start-up founder: Nico Sell

Leaks boost privacy start-ups

The stolen pictures of a Hollywood star have raised the concerns of ordinary people

UK surveillance regime lawful, says tribunal

Ruling says legal framework does not breach human rights

Publish drones rules, says ex-UK spy chief

Foreign secretary urged to lift lid on links to US attacks

The high price of the Google guarantee

A balance must be struck between individual privacy and the state’s duty to safeguard security

Germany plans early-warning cyber defence

Berlin fears attacks from extremists and state-backed hackers

Encryption expert offers support to UK’s GCHQ chief

Tighter web security methods can be a help to hackers

Chat apps lock down messaging services

Tougher encryption may frustrate spy agency pleas for greater access

Spy chief gambles on fear of terrorism

Two disturbing trends lie behind timing of call for debate

Tech sector cannot define due process

Issues over geeks and spies have become blurred since cold war days, writes Philip Bobbitt

Edward Snowden in 'Citizenfour'

Tech groups encrypt data after Snowden

Privacy-focused start-ups create apps that offer greater security

A post-Snowden settlement is much needed

The GCHQ head opens a vital debate on security and privacy

Q&A: US tech companies and terrorism

UK spy chief accuses Facebook and Twitter of helping jihadis

Spying fears prompt Amazon German centres

Company responds to concerns about US internet surveillance

‘Unmanned’, by Dan Fesperman

‘Unmanned’, by Dan Fesperman

A first-class thriller that explores how drones may spell the end of privacy. Review by Raymond Bonner

Edward Snowden in 'Citizenfour'

Citizenfour – film review

A gripping real-life thriller about Edward Snowden

Key wins third term as NZ prime minister

Ruling National party secures first outright majority since 1996

An open internet at risk

The technology industry must better align its words and deeds, writes Rebecca MacKinnon

New Zealand spies on public, says Snowden

Premier forced on defensive over claims as election looms

Yahoo faced fines over NSA compliance

Search group’s battle with US over user information dates back to 2007

Europe targets Google yet again

Decision to reopen an antitrust case needs explaining

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Cynicism is no match for the Isis threat

Our safety is compromised by a squeamishness about a security state at home

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