Washington Post, Guardian share Pulitzer for NSA coverage

The Guardian and The Washington Post won a prestigious Pulitzer Prize today for reporting on secret US surveillance programs revealed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Google sees 120% jump in govt. snoop-data requests over four years

Google has reportedly revealed that the number of government requests received for user data has shot up 120 percent over the last four years.

Facebook security head says public awareness `silver lining` post Snowden leaks

Facebook`s security chief has reportedly said that it was a good thing that people have now started to care more about security following the controversial NSA leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

NSA leaks will cost billions: Top US general

The top US military officer says it will take two years of study and billions of dollars to overcome the loss of security to military operations and tactics that were revealed.

EU finds US` influence on Internet governance diminished following NSA leaks

The European Union is reportedly going to push for globalizing Internet governance functions after losing confidence in the US` ability to manage Internet.

Edward Snowden bids to become rector of British university

Edward Snowden is standing as a candidate for rector of Glasgow University in Scotland after students nominated him for exposing US intelligence secrets, the university said on Wednesday.

BitTorrent rolls out secure chat service following NSA leaks

BitTorrent has reportedly announced a secure chat service that would only a message`s sender and receiver to see the content irrespective of whether it is encrypted or not.

UK spy agency fears legal ramifications if snoop-op details go public

The classified documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed that the UK`s spy agency GCHQ is concerned about the public disclosure of its surveillance methods could bring in legal challenges under the Human Rights Act.

NSA leaks have posed a moment of tension with our allies: US

The US has acknowledged that the recent leaks related to the Internet and phone surveillance of foreign leaders have posed a moment of "tension" with some of its allies but said the country will continue to gather information it needs to keep itself and its partners safe.

US in touch with foreign partners on NSA leaks

The United States is in communication with foreign countries on the possible leaks of classified National Security Agency documents on its secretive spying programmes.

British PM says Snowden leaks harmed national security

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that the publication by the Guardian newspaper of secrets leaked by US fugitive Edward Snowden had damaged national security.

US `clueless` over extent of Snowden`s `snoop-data` access

The US` NSA, which was caught off-guard when Snowden leaked huge amount of classified data about the government`s surveillance programs, the agency is yet to identify the amount of data he gained access to and still possesses.