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US, UK spies targeted phone calls made from airplanes: Report

Le Monde has an access to US whistleblower Edward Snowden's archive in partnership with news website The Intercept.

Edward Snowden loses final Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge

Edward Snowden loses final Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge

It's a further blow for the 33-year-old US citizen and his supporters at the Norwegian branch of the PEN Club who hoped he would be able to pick up the Ossietzky prize, which celebrates "outstanding efforts for freedom of expression."

Norway's supreme court rejects Edward Snowden's final appeal seeking assurance against extradition

Norway's supreme court rejects Edward Snowden's final appeal seeking assurance against extradition

Norway's supreme court today rejected a final appeal by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to secure assurances he would not be extradicted to the US should he travel to Norway to collect an award.

US spy agency contractor arrested in data theft probe

The FBI has arrested a man who worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency in a probe into the possible theft of top-secret codes, US authorities said today.

Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence: Sources

Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence: Sources

Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.

Congressional leaders were briefed a year ago on hacking of Democrats: Sources

The DCCC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
 

`Unprecedented spike` in Egypt forced disappearances

Egypt`s police have been implicated in an "unprecedented spike" in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent.

In the name of surveillance

The Essar leaks — a series of damning revelations on the illegal phone-tapping of politicians and industry leaders by the corporate giant — have wreaked the sort of havoc that the proverbial Pandora’s Box would find difficult to match.

Edward Snowden loses lawsuit against Norway to prevent extradition

 A court in Norway refused to provide assurances to US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that he would not be extradited if he visits the country to accept an award in November on Monday. He has been living in exile in Russia since 2013 after revealing widespread US foreign surveillance.

Snowden: Would return to US with guarantee of fair trial

Snowden: Would return to US with guarantee of fair trial

Speaking via Skype from Russia, Edward Snowden tells an audience of supporters in New Hampshire that he is willing to be extradited to the United States if the federal government could guarantee he would get a fair trial.

German spies revive internet snooping work with US - reports

 Germany`s BND intelligence agency has resumed joint internet surveillance with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

US House panel seeks information on NSA spying report

A US House of Representatives committee asked the National Security Agency on Wednesday for information about a media report that the agency, while spying on Israeli officials, also intercepted communications between the Israelis and members of Congress.

Blackberry,Tata unit tie up for secure communications system

Blackberry,Tata unit tie up for secure communications system

This high-end communication security solution is aimed at government departments.

Satire website publishes article saying Osama is alive - Read spoof on Snowden

Satire website publishes article saying Osama is alive - Read spoof on Snowden

It may be a little difficult to believe but Edward Snowden has claimed that Osama bin Laden was still alive.

AT&T helped US spying on internet: Report

AT&T helped US spying on internet: Report

The US telecom giant has a productive cooperation with the NSA and this cooperation involved a broad range of classified activities.

Edward Snowden should `come home, be judged`

The White House rejected a call Tuesday to pardon Edward Snowden, saying the former intelligence contractor should "be judged by a jury of his peers" for leaking US government secrets.

NSA also spied on several German ministers, media reports say

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has spied not only on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but also on numerous high-ranking government members such as the economy and finance ministers, German media reported on Wednesday.

US spy agency wiretapped two French finance ministers: Wikileaks

US spy agency wiretapped two French finance ministers: Wikileaks

The US National Security Agency wiretapped the communications of two successive French finance ministers and collected information on French export contracts, trade and budget talks, according to a report by WikiLeaks.

Germany drops probe into alleged US tapping of Merkel cellphone

Germany drops probe into alleged US tapping of Merkel cellphone

Germany`s chief prosecutor has dropped a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s mobile phone by US intelligence agencies, his office said Friday.

Edward Snowden: World is rejecting mass surveillance

Legislation ending the US government's bulk collection of telephone data is "a historic victory for the rights of every citizen," former intelligence analyst Edward