Germany closed its eyes to US spying on European firms: Report

The German chancellor`s office has known since 2008 of US economic espionage targeting European companies such as Airbus but did not react, the Bild daily said Monday, citing intelligence agency documents.

US spies on mobile phones from the sky: Report

 US justice officials are scooping up mobile phone data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance program designed to catch criminals, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Edward Snowden wins Sweden's ''Alternative Nobel Prize''

Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden was jointly awarded a Swedish human rights award on Wednesday.

Reports on US spying of party `serious`, will cross-check: BJP

Stating that reports of spying on BJP by the USA were "serious", Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the government would take up the matter after "cross-checking" the facts.

Israel denies latest charge of spying on US

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz on Sunday angrily denied the latest media charge of Israeli spying on its US ally and said that someone was trying to sour bilateral relations.

Edward Snowden could use a trial to showcase spy claims

Should Edward Snowden ever return to the US, he would face criminal charges for leaking information about National Security Agency surveillance programs.

Merkel `will not have to worry` about US spying: Obama

US President Barack Obama said today that he would not let intrusive surveillance undermine his relationship of "friendship and trust" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Barack Obama defends surveillance program, says it keeps nations safe

Acknowledging the need of a system of check and balance to prevent any misuse, US President Barack Obama defended the controversial internet and phone surveillance program arguing that this keeps the nations safe and has prevented terrorist strike.

NSA`s indiscriminate spying `collapsing`: Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil" that he`s been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of NSA documents.

US judge says phone surveillance program likely unlawful

The US government`s gathering of Americans` phone records is likely unlawful, a judge ruled on Monday, raising "serious doubts" about the value of the National Security Agency`s so-called metadata counter terrorism program.

White House demands trial for Snowden after amnesty talk

The White House Monday renewed its demand for Edward Snowden to return home to face trial, after a top spy official floated the idea of an amnesty deal to plug his damaging intelligence leaks.

US tech giants launch campaign for NSA reforms

It said US surveillance programs shouldn`t keep American tech companies from operating internationally, including in countries that oppose US access to their citizens` data.

Snowden docs: NSA tracks 5bn cellphones daily, maps relationship patterns

Latest in the series of bombshell reports, the Edward Snowden documents have now revealed that the US agency National Security Agency traces over five billion cellphones everyday.

Norway denies US spying, said it shared intelligence with US

Norway`s intelligence services said it - and not the US National Security Agency, as reported in a Norwegian newspaper - kept records on more than 33 million phone conversations over the space of one month last winter, Oslo said on Tuesday.

US spying claims threaten transatlantic ties: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that transatlantic ties, including the negotiations on a free trade deal, are being tested by the alleged extensive US spying in Germany and Europe.

Germany cooperated with NSA`s partner firm: Report

As the uproar over alleged spying continued to rock Germany`s relations with the US, a report on Saturday claimed that Berlin had cooperated closely with a partner firm of the American snooping agency, NSA, for several years and awarded it contracts worth around 300 million euros.

Google warns of ``splinter net`` fallout from US spying

Search giant Google Inc on Wednesday warned that US spying operations risk fracturing the open Internet into a "splinter net" that could hurt American business.

Brazil spied on US, Russia, Iran, Iraq: Media

Brazil, which hotly denounced US surveillance of its leaders, itself spied on US officials as well as on Russia, Iran and Iraq a decade ago, the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported on today.

Google boss says US data spying is `outrageous`

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said reports that the US government spied on the Internet giant`s data centres were "outrageous" and potentially illegal if proved true, in an interview Monday.

China demands US explanation on phone tapping allegations

China on Thursday demanded an explanation from the US over allegations of phone tapping saying it was gravely concerned over reports that America had intelligence collection sites in the communist nation.