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Britain says head of eavesdropping agency to step down

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 04:30

Britain announced that the head of GCHQ, the secret eavesdropping agency that has come under scrutiny following leaks by former US analyst Edward Snowden, is to stand down.

Google`s legal head David Drummond calls for better NSA reforms

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 14:17

Google`s chief legal officer, David Drummond, has reportedly called for better NSA reforms.

Snowden says US officials want to assassinate him

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 08:02

Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that US government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA`s collection of telephone records and emails.

Snowden says NSA also spies on industry: German TV

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 05:22

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claimed in a new interview that the US agency is involved in industrial espionage.

Snowden sees `no chance` for fair trial in US

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 06:06

Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden said Thursday he has no plans to return to the United States, because he would have "no chance" for a fair trial.

NSA snooping illegal, violates privacy: US watchdog

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 05:15

The bulk telephone data collection by a US intelligence agency is a massive violation of civil liberties and should be shut down, a government advisory panel said Thursday.

Microsoft offers users to store data outside US away from NSA`s prying eyes

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 00:05

In a bid to thwart government snooping on its customers` private data, Microsoft has reportedly announced its plans to offer overseas data storage to users.

Obama surveillance proposal will change little: Julian Assange

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 14:30

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday criticised US President Barack Obama`s proposal to limit the controversial surveillance programme, saying his plan is not concrete and will not change much.

US snooping: Obama`s reforms `fall short`

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 13:37

As President Barack Obama ordered curbs on data collected by US intelligence agencies and vowed not to monitor the communications of "our close friends and allies,`` critics said the changes do not go far enough.

First appeal in US based on NSA snooping

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 13:38

For the first time in the United States, a man convicted on terror charges has asked authorities for documents obtained by the National Security Agency to try to reverse his conviction, a document obtained has showed.

Yahoo begins automatic email encryption to thwart govt. snooping

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 09:47

Yahoo Mail had support for full-session HTTPS-SSL/TLS encryption over HTTP-since late 2012, but users had to opt in to use the feature.

Snoopgate: Commission not yet constituted, says Amit Shah

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 20:38

Former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said the Centre has not yet constituted a Commission to inquire into the snooping scandal.