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.
British secret services are not only in a position to monitor private information on the Internet but also manipulate public opinion. Documents published due to NSA ex-serviceman Edward Snowden show how this works. Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) is responsible for radio-electronic intelligence. It possesses a set of software tools to manipulate online information, The Guardian 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.
The National Security Agency has been spying on Muslim-Americans - civil rights activists, lawyers and even a political candidate, according to new information leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and published by Glenn Greenwald. Among the targets were the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-the top Muslim civil rights organization in the United States-and a former Bush Administration official who worked for the Department of Homeland Security and held a top-secret security clearance during the time he was under surveillance.
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.
India lately summoned a top US diplomat in New Delhi over reports that the US National Security Agency was allowed to spy on India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP.
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.
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.
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.
The German Interior Ministry announced on Thursday that it will not renew its contract with Verizon following the scandal involving NSA wiretapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top officials' phones. The government plans to rely on Germany's Deutsche Telekom instead in order to restructure the country’s secure communications networks.
US Congress has passed a law offering whistleblowers protection for government intelligence employees, a move welcomed on Wednesday by supporters of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The House of Representatives voted late Tuesday to pass the final version of the annual provision authorizing the US government's intelligence activities for the 2015 budget year, which begins October 1. The Senate had already voted to approve the provision.
Former NSA employee Edward Snowden denies ties to the Russian government and states that he would like to live a normal life. He was speaking on Tuesday on a live video broadcast of a meeting of the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.
Former CIA employee Edward Snowden will file documents with the Russian Federal Migration Service to extend his stay in Russia in the nearest future, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told Interfax on Monday.
The most recent leaks by ex NSA contractor Snowden confirm that US National Security Agency has collaborated with 33 third-party countries to monitor global internet communications, phone calls and private messages, to name just a few. With an intense surveillance debate going on for over a year now, Snowden's latest revelations can hardly be described as a surprise, says Danny O'Brien, international director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an international non-profit digital rights group.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden, former contractor for the US National Security Agency now residing in Russia, received a symbolic award for civic courage from the Humanist Union non-governmental organization, Germany's Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) reported citing Werner Koep-Kerstin, the head of the organization.
Huge volumes of private emails, phone calls, and internet chats are being intercepted by the National Security Agency with the secret cooperation of more foreign governments than previously known, according to newly disclosed documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden.