Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked details of massive U.S. intelligence-gathering programs, said in a U.S. TV interview he "was trained as a spy" and had worked undercover overseas for U.S. government agencies.
A meeting to seek initial feedback on how the US government may hand over its stewardship of technical functions essential to the operation of internet domain system ended Thursday without concrete outcome.
A federal judge today questioned whether the government was trying to hide or obscure something by failing to give information to a civil rights group about thousands of immigrant detainees held for long periods.
The US government`s aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information is having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released on Thursday on US press freedoms under the Obama administration.
The White House and the Democratic party leadership in the Congress, by late last night, were appeared to be working towards to convince the Republican party to agree to a long-term USD 1 trillion debt-limit increase.
Technology firms Microsoft and Google are set to sue the US government to win the right to reveal more information about official requests for user data in the wake of revelations by Edward Snowden, the Guardian reported Saturday.