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Russia`s secret service to keep tabs on social media

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 18:37

The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia will keep tabs on social media users under a new law that allows the secret service agency to access users’ personal information, media reports said Saturday.

US Defense Department, NSA did not get Tor user data

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 11:21

The US Department of Defense did not receive personal data on users of Internet privacy service Tor through a government-funded project to detect vulnerabilities, a Defense spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday.

Edward Snowden`s asylum status in Russia ending

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 02:59

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.

US senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 09:08

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.

Germany mulls new weapon to counter US spying – Typewriters!

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:44

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.

Brazil`s Rousseff lets Obama off the hook for NSA spying

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 02:42

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 asks top US spy to leave the country

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 21:53

Germany took the dramatic step on Thursday of asking the top US intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two reported cases of suspected US spying.

NSA spied on five Muslim-Americans including Indian-American

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:19

The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent Muslim-American activists, including an Indian-origin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these individuals.

Snowden applies for asylum extension in Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:12

Former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA) Edward Snowden has asked for extension of his refugee status in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Wednesday.

US says talking to Germany over spy row, but won`t give details

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:39

The United States has had legal and political contacts with Germany over resolving a new spying row, but Tuesday still refused to discuss reports an arrested German man was a CIA double agent.

Germany seeks US explanation over spying charges

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 05:09

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.

9/10 internet users intercepted by NSA were unintended targets

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:28

Nine of 10 internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, whose accounts were intercepted by the NSA were not the intended surveillance targets but were caught in a net cast by the US spy agency for somebody else.