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.

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

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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

Computer technician in server room

Hack attack fears drive flash of cash

Rising spending on cyber security draws attention of investors

Britain’s problem with jihadism

The UK security services face an unenviable challenge

Australia and Indonesia to end spy rift

Deal to restore intelligence and security co-operation

Cisco to cut 8% of staff during rebuild

Communication equipment maker’s Brics orders remain depressed

Half fail to install security software

NCA warns people are vulnerable to online attacks

Edward Snowden

Moscow grants Snowden three-year residency

Ex NSA contractor’s status is further blow to US-Russian ties

Digital trade: Data protectionism

Negotiators are struggling to create rules to govern cross-border commerce in data

Microsoft setback in cloud era test case

US judge orders software group to hand over data held in Ireland

Microsoft target of China antitrust probe

Latest setback for company follows moves against US tech groups

Qualcomm joins US tech reverse in China

Shares slide after warning of lost fees on new mobile devices

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