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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.

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.

Irish judge rejects demand for probe into Facebook cooperation with NSA

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:54

An Irish judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt by campaigners to force an investigation into Facebook`s alleged sharing of data from EU users with the US National Security Agency. 

Germany to launch probe into US spying on Merkel

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 07:00

Germany`s Federal Prosecutor General Harald Range has decided to launch a criminal investigation into alleged hacking of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s phone by the US National Security Agency, a German daily reported.

US Supreme Court refuses to hear NSA surveillance case

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 12:53

The court declined to hear the NSA surveillance case despite a lower court's ruling that the program may be illegal.

US intelligence had over 300 reports on Merkel: German weekly

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 01:10

US National Security Agency`s vast eavesdropping programmes amassed more than 300 reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Der Spiegel reported Saturday, citing information leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 22:19

Britain`s communications spy agency GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.

Edward Snowden wins UK university role

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 23:50

Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency analyst who revealed US surveillance of phone and Internet communications, was elected rector of Glasgow University in Scotland on Tuesday.

Dutch ministers in hot water over `NSA` phone grabs

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 19:32

Two Dutch ministers faced a grilling in parliament Tuesday after revealing the country`s intelligence services grabbed metadata from some 1.8 million intercepted telephone calls.

Background check company hit by government complaint

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 23:27

The company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is accused of defrauding the US government.

US National Security Agency scoops up millions of text messages a day: Report

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 07:44

The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million mobile phone text messages a day from around the world, a report has said, in the latest revelations from the Edward Snowden files.