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Germany welcomes Obama`s pledge to curb mass spying

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 08:29

Berlin has welcomed President Barack Obama`s pledge to curtail the reach of the secretive US spy agency, stressing that German law must be respected on German soil.

US shutdown forces `damaging` spy layoffs: Director

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 21:54

Some 70 per cent of employees in US intelligence have been furloughed in the government shutdown, the top US spy official said on Wednesday, calling the situation "damaging" to national security.

US spy agencies face big layoffs in government shutdown

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 23:50

More than 70 percent of the civilians working for US spy agencies have been deemed "non-essential" employees and face temporary layoffs due to the government shutdown that began on Tuesday, three officials familiar with the matter said.

US spy revelations hurt web trust: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 09:21

Revelations about the US government`s secret surveillance programs has had a big impact on "trust metrics" of Internet companies like Facebook, the social network chief Mark Zuckerberg has said.

Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA on data could mean prison

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:49

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer has said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.

Yahoo CEO fears defying US spy demands for data could mean prison

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 09:26

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer on Wednesday said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.

France launches probe into US spy programme

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 21:12

Paris prosecutors have launched an investigation into alleged US spying under the Prism programme following complaints by two human rights groups, sources close to the case said on Wednesday.

US spy agency broke encryption on UN communications: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 23:14

The US National Security Agency broke the encryption securing the United Nations` internal video conferencing at its New York headquarters, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported on Sunday, citing secret NSA documents.

India seeks details from US about snooping reports

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 17:51

India on Wednesday decided to lodge an official protest with US over reports that networks in India were being tracked by the American intelligence which used a secret data-mining programme to monitor worldwide internet data.

Russia to consider asylum for US whistleblower

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 16:16

Russia would consider an asylum request from US contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked information on the US government`s monitoring of Internet use and phone records, the spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Julian Assange calls NSA leaker Edward Snowden a ‘hero`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 16:05

Snowden, a 29-year-old technology expert working for a private firm subcontracted to the National Security Agency, has gone to ground after evading a press pack.

NSA Leaker tried to join US special forces

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 14:31

The young contractor behind leaks exposing America`s surveillance programs tried but failed to join the US Army`s elite special forces in 2004, officials said Monday.