Edward Snowden

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel downplayed reports that US intelligence services tapped her mobile phone, with both leaders saying they have begun a “cyber dialogue” to set mutual privacy standards.  (Getty Images photo by Alex Wong)

Merkel: ‘Difficulties Yet To Overcome’ In US Spy Scandal

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel downplayed reports that US intelligence services tapped her mobile phone, with both leaders saying they have begun a “cyber dialogue” to set mutual privacy standards.

05/02/2014

A U.S. federal court has renewed the NSA’s warrantless collection of American’s phone records, marking the fourth time that the Justice Department has reauthorized the program since President Obama’s January pledge to reform such mass intelligence tactics.   (FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Surveillance Court Rejects Verizon Privacy Challenge To NSA Data Collection

A newly declassified order reveals that the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) rejected a Verizon legal challenge in defense of Americans’ telephone privacy rights, instead ruling that the government is constitutionally protected in collecting billions of Americans’ detailed phone data.

04/29/2014

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Snowden Says Pulitzer Prize Is A ‘Vindication’

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says giving the Pulitzer Prize in public service to those who reported on the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance efforts is “vindication.”

04/14/2014

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. (credit: The Guardian via Getty Images)

Reporters Behind Snowden, NSA Stories Among Pulitzer Contenders

The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s highest honor, will be announced Monday.

04/14/2014

Former President Bill Clinton. (credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton Calls Edward Snowden ‘An Imperfect Messenger’

Former President Bill Clinton described Edward Snowden as “sort of an imperfect messenger,” who has raised questions about whether the nation can use technology to protect national security without destroying liberty and right to privacy.

04/08/2014

Prosecutors say a judge's decision granting lawyers in a Chicago terrorism case unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records could jeopardize national security.   (Credit: Thinkstock)

US Appeals Ruling To Let Lawyers See Secret ‘National Security’ Files

Prosecutors say a judge’s decision granting lawyers in a Chicago terrorism case unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records could jeopardize national security.

03/31/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on March 25, 2014 in The Hague, the Netherlands. (credit: Toussaint Kluiters-Pool/Getty Images)

Experts Question Whether Obama Can Make Good On Assurance NSA Won’t Spy On ‘Ordinary Folks’

Cyber security experts are questioning whether President Barack Obama can make good on his assurance that U.S. intelligence agencies aren’t spying on “ordinary folks.”

03/27/2014

Steve Wozniak says Edward Snowden is a "hero." (Getty Images)

Apple Co-Founder: Snowden Is A ‘Hero’

Steve Wozniac praised the NSA leaker for helping the cause of freedom.

03/15/2014

Russian president Vladimir Putin's name has been put forward as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Russian president’s name was submitted for consideration despite recent saber-rattling.

03/06/2014

(credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sen. Rand Paul Sues Obama Over NSA Surveillance

Sen. Rand Paul, a possible Republican presidential candidate, sued the Obama administration Wednesday over the National Security Agency’s mass collection of millions of Americans’ phone records.

02/12/2014

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,838 other followers