Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former employee of the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA), hit the media spotlight after he leaked to press information about an extensive surveillance program by the US government, which allegedly monitored phone and electronic conversations of millions of Americans.
Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said that the US should inform about their surveillance and let citizens debate on the issue.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden who revealed widespread surveillance programs said on Wednesday that the recent former CIA director's plea deal with the government has laid bare the US justice system's hypocrisy.
Germany and other countries that most benefited from the risk Edward Snowden took, did not lend him a helping hand, the Intercept's co-founder Glenn Greenwald said.
Royal Bank of Canada Head of Communications Don Blair said that the bank had never provided client information to the US National Security Agency.
A new poll from Amnesty International has found that 71 percent of people questioned across all continents are strongly opposed to the United States monitoring their internet use and call on companies like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to prevent government spying.
Amnesty International USA Security and Human Rights Program Director Naureen Shah stated that the US National Security Agency’s mass surveillance program interferes with efforts to document and stop human rights abuses.
The Russian lawyer of US whistleblower Edward Snowden, Anatoly Kucherena, said that he and his client are always under surveillance.
Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, said that Edward Snowden is not going to defame the United States being on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Former National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's lawyer in Russia, Anatoly Kucherena, presented his book "Time of the Octopus," the first fictional thriller in a planned series of three, tells the story of US whistleblower.
US President Barack Obama urged China to change its new cybersecurity regulations imposed on US technology companies if the country wants to do business with the US.
US intelligence community and its European counterparts are working on legislation to provide for non-American individuals the right to come to the US courts and seek judicial redress either to correct inaccurate information or for a willful and proper disclosure.
Former CIA analyst Raymond McGovern commented on the Canada's recently unveiled global surveillance program.
According to the Edward Snowden's lawyer, the whistleblower never uses an iPhone due to security issues, as iPhone has special software that can activate itself without the owner and gather information about him.
The PEN American Center commented on the recent US Justice Department’s decision not to force New York Times reporter James Risen to reveal confidential sources in testimony in a CIA leak case, saying that it marks the beginning of a new approach to press freedom.
The Wikileaks spokesperson explained that Edward Snowden had been only approached by the Russian Security Service at the Moscow's airport transit area as he confirmed himself in January last year.
According to Western media reports, a WikiLeaks employee said the Russian Federal Security Service allegedly tried to recruit Edward Snowden, but he declined the offer.
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that opposition parties cannot force the government to allow former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to come to Berlin to testify before a parliamentary panel, investigating NSA surveillance activities.
Popular New York cinema IFC Center has decided that teenagers are mature enough to watch a documentary about Edward Snowden without guardians.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden stated Wednesday that he has shared with the journalists all the classified information.
The German branch of Reporters Without Borders urges Berlin to grant asylum to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who was awarded this year's Right Livelihood award in Sweden on Monday, known as the Alternative Nobel Prize.
Edward Snowden has been awarded Stuttgart Peace Prize 2014, but could not attend the ceremony and sent a message via a video, urging to fight for the observation of human rights.