Turkey summons US envoy over Snowden spying claims

Turkey on Monday said it had summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a report that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.

National Intelligence Chief Clapper`s comments pushed me to become leaker: Snowden

Edward Snowden says dishonest comments to Congress by the US chief of national intelligence pushed him over the edge and prompted him to leak a trove of national security documents.

Russia grants Snowden extended asylum: Lawyer

Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden was granted a residence permit for another three years in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday.

US govt now fears it has new mole after Snowden: Report

US officials have confirmed that a new leaker is exposing national security documents, just over a year after ex-CIA contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid on NSA surveillance, according to a media report.

Edward Snowden`s asylum status in Russia ending

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.

Snowden a recluse one year on from Russia asylum

Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marked on Thursday one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances. 

`US surveillance hampering work of journalists and lawyers`

The United States` large scale surveillance programme is hampering the work of US-based journalists and lawyers, a report jointly prepared by two human rights groups said.

US senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

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.

Sikhs ask US to reveal official use of slurs

A Sikh group today asked US authorities to reveal their use of ethnic slurs after a document leaked by Edward Snowden showed intelligence agents using an anti-Muslim epithet.

Germany mulls new weapon to counter US spying – Typewriters!

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.

Snowden attacks British emergency surveillance laws

Fugitive US intelligence expert Edward Snowden attacked British plans for emergency laws to allow police and security services greater access to Internet and phone data on Sunday.

Edward Snowden`s asylum could be extended in a week: Russia

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could have his request to extend his asylum in Russia agreed within a week, a senior migration service representative said.

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

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.

Snowden applies for asylum extension in Russia

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 Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

The US Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts and cybersecurity threats, officials said.

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

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

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.

NSA foreign data sweep legal, valuable: Panel

The National Security Agency`s vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals is a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism, a watchdog panel said Tuesday.

Reports of US NSA`s spying of BJP `extremely disconcerting`: MEA

India on Tuesday termed as "extremely disconcerting" the reports that the ruling-BJP was spied upon by the US` NSA and said, if true, the matter will be taken up with the US as it was "totally unacceptable" that an Indian organisation or Indian individual`s privacy was transgressed upon.

US` NSA spied upon BJP, reveals Snowden

In a disclosure that would ruffle feathers across the Indian political spectrum, it has come to light that the United States National Security Agency had been authorised to spy on India`s Bharatiya Janata Party, which is now in power.