US Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

The Senate has blocked a bill to end bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

Shailene Woodley to star in Edward Snowden film
Shailene Woodley to star in Edward Snowden film

Actress Shailene Woodley is in talks to star as the female lead in Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone's untitled drama on US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone film

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Edward Snowden in a movie directed by Oliver Stone about the former National Security Agency contractor who blew the whistle on the U.S government`s mass surveillance programs, the film`s backers said on Monday.

China adopts counterespionage law to beef up national security

China on Saturday adopted a new counterespionage law to beef up its national security by granting sweeping powers to security agencies in the backdrop of revelations of cyber-snooping by US NSA Contractor Edward Snowden.

Documentary on Snowden debuts in US theatres

 "Citizenfour," a documentary about former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden, garnered praise and criticism over the weekend in its debut at US theatres, while the US remains divided between those who consider him a hero and others who call him a traitor.

Outgoing UK spy chief rejects mass surveillance claims

 The outgoing head of Britain`s eavesdropping agency GCHQ issued a stout defence on Tuesday of the work of his spies who have faced criticism following revelations by Edward Snowden, saying they would rather quit than carry out mass surveillance.

Snowden advises people concerned about privacy to stay away from Facebook, Google, Dropbox

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden suggests that people concerned about their privacy should stay away from popular web services like Facebook, Google and Dropbox.

`Love is love` as Snowden`s girlfriend joins him in Russia

US fugitive Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum by Moscow after revealing the extent of US global surveillance, has been reunited with his girlfriend in Russia, his lawyer said Saturday.

Edward Snowden's girlfriend living with him in Russia: Film

Fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum by Moscow after revealing the extent of US government surveillance, has been joined by his American girlfriend in Russia, a documentary reveals.

Edward Snowden and girlfriend reunited in Moscow, new documentary shows

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on the US government`s mass surveillance programs, has been reunited in Russia with his long-time girlfriend, according to a new documentary shown on Friday.

Who is Kailash Satyarthi: Facts you should know
Who is Kailash Satyarthi: Facts you should know

Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014, it was announced on Friday. Satyarthi shares the coveted prize with Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufzai.

Snowden, Pope tipped for 'wide open' Nobel peace prize

The race for the Nobel peace prize, to be announced Friday, has rarely been as open or unpredictable, experts say, with the pope and Edward Snowden tipped as possible winners.

Snowden and the Pope tipped for `wide open` Nobel peace prize

The race for the Nobel peace prize, to be announced Friday, has rarely been as open or unpredictable, experts say, with the pope and Edward Snowden tipped as possible winners.

Whistleblower Snowden, Pope tipped for 2014 Nobel prizes

Nobel prize season starts on Monday with speculation rife that the peace prize could go to US whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pakistani girls` education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, or perhaps Pope Francis. 

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

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

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in film
Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in film

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt could be in line to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone and Moritz Borman's film about the CIA leaker.

North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become ''second Snowden''

An American recently sentenced to six years hard labour by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.

NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders: Edward Snowden

Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden says the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its XKeyscore program and has set up a facility in the South Pacific nation to tap into vast amounts of data.

Snowden didn't raise concerns internally: NSA

The National Security Agency was unable to find evidence that leaker Edward Snowden ever raised concerns internally about its sweeping surveillance programs, after an exhaustive search that included deleted emails, court documents showed.

Snowden didn`t raise concerns internally: NSA

The National Security Agency was unable to find evidence that leaker Edward Snowden ever raised concerns internally about its sweeping surveillance programs, after an exhaustive search that included deleted emails, court documents showed.