Aussie journalists will face prison time if they leak out sensitive information according to a brand new security law. If those in the media report Snowden-like revelations about particular spy missions they could face prosecution from the Australian government as stated by top criminal lawyers.
US President Barack Obama Tuesday spoke to Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time since a row over US spying prompted Germany to turf out the CIA station chief in Berlin. Ben Rhodes, a US deputy national security advisor, said on Twitter that the two leaders discussed "Ukraine, Iran and US-German cooperation."
US secret services employ more than ten German officials in various government agencies as informants, Tagesschau.de portal reports. Many of these spies have worked for the US for many years. Chancellor Angela Merkel doubts that the US will cease their spying activities on German soil.
Edward Snowden’s case has revealed Washington's true attitude towards Berlin, namely that despite the fact that the two countries are allies, the United States treats Germany with suspicion, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said, the RIA Novosti news agency reports.
The National Security Agency had information that the UK government had plans last July to make the newspaper The Guardian delete copies of documents leaked by the most famous whistleblower in the world, Edward Snowden, the New York Times reports.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden may have his Russian asylum extended next week, head of Russia's Federal Migration Service (FMS) Public Relations Council, Vladimir Volokh, said on Friday, Interfax reports.
Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has asked the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said. "A procedure stipulated by the Russian law exists; we have gone through the procedure of getting temporary asylum. It ends on July 31, 2014. So we have submitted documents necessary to appeal for extending his stay in Russia," Kucherena told reporters on Wednesday.
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Thousands of baby photos, selfies, medical records and CVs – all these private data appeared among communications vacuumed and stored by NSA spy programs, a recent Snowden disclosure says.
The Washington Post said on Saturday a study of a large collection of communications intercepted by the US National Security Agency showed that ordinary Internet users, including Americans, far outnumbered legally targeted foreigners caught in the surveillance, reports Reuters.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and possible 2016 presidential candidate has said that Edward Snowden should have the right to launch a legal and public defense of his decision to leak NSA documents if he comes back to the United States.
Employee of German Federal Intelligence Service, who was performing foreign intelligence, was detained on suspicion of spying for the National Security Agency. According to German media reports, 31-year-old agent was arrested on July 2. Germany's Federal Prosecutor confirmed to reporters that the country's intelligence service officer was arrested in connection with "serious suspicion" of spying for the NSA.
The United States will not sign a no-spying agreement with Germany as it attempts to settle the diplomatic fallout from the US National Security Agency's surveillance on Chancellor Angela Merkel, a White House official said Thursday. "We're not going to have a no-spy agreement," deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said in response to a question from dpa, during a White House briefing with foreign media. "We don't have no-spy agreements with any country." Rhodes said it would "just take time and a healing process through dialogue" to address the issue, but that the US had to find a balance between fresh limits on espionage and the need to gather intelligence.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic is not surprised by the fact that Serbia is on the list of countries where the US National Security Agency (NSA) could have carried out a tapping mission, the B92 TV and radio company reports on Wednesday.
The US National Security Agency has been authorized to collect data concerning all but four countries in the world, top-secret documents say, according to The Washington Post. "The United States has long had broad no-spying arrangements with those four countries - Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand," the newspaper reports.
US National Security Agency (NSA) published the first report on the collection of electronic information, reports Huffington Post. This was done in accordance with the orders of the US President Barack Obama in connection with recent leaks of information by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
National Security Agency (NSA) ceased to monitor some of the world's leaders, after a former intelligence officer Edward Snowden uncovered US intelligence secrets. This was stated by the NSA Director Michael Rogers in an interview with journalists of the newspaper The New York Times.
Is he a hero or traitor? A grand master or a puppet in somebody's game? A rights activist, fighter for freedom, or is he perhaps, simply insane? Edward Snowden's expose of the global spying conducted by the American secret services produced an explosive effect on the global community. Russian experts are trying to understand what drove the young man, what he sacrificed his personal life for?
A former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA), Thomas Drake, intends to reveal new details of NSA surveillance in Germany. He is due to testify before a German parliamentary committee on July 3, the Weltam Sonntag newspaper reports.
Friday, the NSA released its first ever report about how it uses its broad surveillance authorities called "Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Authorities." According to it, the NSA performed queries for just 248 "known or presumed US persons" in 2013, despite collecting the phone records of nearly every American, which had been earlier revealed by the Guardian based on the leaks from Edward Snowden.