US officials have confirmed that a new leaker is exposing national security documents, just over a year after ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid on NSA surveillance, according to a media report.
Edward Snowden`s temporary asylum status in Russia will expire at midnight Thursday, but the former US National Security Agency systems administrator appears set to stay on until authorities decide on his application for an extension.
A new Senate proposal to curb the government`s bulk collection of Americans` telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak.
The suspicion that US` National Security Agency is continuing with its spying activities despite the Snowden shame, may force the Germans to go back back to good old manual typewriters for sensitive documents.
President Dilma Rousseff said the Obama administration was not directly responsible for US spying on Brazil and has taken steps toward smoothing over the diplomatic tensions set off by espionage disclosures last year.
Germany`s Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has said that an explanation has been sought from the US intelligence services over its contact with a German man arrested last week on suspicion of being a double agent, the media reported Sunday.
India on Tuesday termed as "extremely disconcerting" the reports that the ruling-BJP was spied upon by the US` NSA and said, if true, the matter will be taken up with the US as it was "totally unacceptable" that an Indian organisation or Indian individual`s privacy was transgressed upon.
In a disclosure that would ruffle feathers across the Indian political spectrum, it has come to light that the United States National Security Agency had been authorised to spy on India`s Bharatiya Janata Party, which is now in power.
A Left MP on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "scrap" the Aadhaar project launched by the UPA government in the wake of reports that US security agency NSA was allegedly "collecting the biometric data of Indian citizens".