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.
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.
Germany's Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble has claimed that all attempts of the US Secret Service to crimp agents in Germany are devoid of sense, Phoenix TV channel says. Wolfgang Schäuble, who also served as the German Federal Minister of the Interior, said that all pieces of information provided by Germany's allies, including US, are very important as they help to save the country from terrorist attacks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday told the US that trust was crucial between the two allies, speaking amid a row over alleged US surveillance in her country.
The Attorney General’s Office confirmed on Wednesday morning they were investigating a further incident of spying in Germany, allegedly involving a US agent who reportedly worked for Germany's Ministry of Defence. The federal prosecutor in Karlsruhe said residential and office space were searched in Berlin on Wednesday by officers from Federal Criminal Police (BKA), in an investigation into the work of an intelligence agent, thelocal.de reports.
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.
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 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.
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.
Today, activists flew an airship displaying the message "NSA illegal spying below" over the NSA's data center in Utah. The event was organized by members of Greenpeace and lawyers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation who are fighting against the American special services' methods of collecting information.
US army that operates from a secret base in Arizona, to start a war on independent media through hacking and blocking communications.Computer security teams cooperating with Veterans Today traced a pattern of attacks to Fort Huachuca, headquarters of the US Army Intelligence School, Press TV reports.
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.