Russia`s secret service to keep tabs on social media

The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia will keep tabs on social media users under a new law that allows the secret service agency to access users’ personal information, media reports said Saturday.

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.

Irish judge rejects demand for probe into Facebook cooperation with NSA

An Irish judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt by campaigners to force an investigation into Facebook`s alleged sharing of data from EU users with the US National Security Agency. 

Germany to launch probe into US spying on Merkel

Germany`s Federal Prosecutor General Harald Range has decided to launch a criminal investigation into alleged hacking of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s phone by the US National Security Agency, a German daily reported.

US intelligence had over 300 reports on Merkel: German weekly

US National Security Agency`s vast eavesdropping programmes amassed more than 300 reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Der Spiegel reported Saturday, citing information leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images: Report

Britain`s communications spy agency GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.

Edward Snowden wins UK university role

Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency analyst who revealed US surveillance of phone and Internet communications, was elected rector of Glasgow University in Scotland on Tuesday.

Dutch ministers in hot water over `NSA` phone grabs

Two Dutch ministers faced a grilling in parliament Tuesday after revealing the country`s intelligence services grabbed metadata from some 1.8 million intercepted telephone calls.

US National Security Agency scoops up millions of text messages a day: Report

The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million mobile phone text messages a day from around the world, a report has said, in the latest revelations from the Edward Snowden files.

Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message

Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed details of electronic surveillance by American and British spy services, warned of the dangers posed by a loss of privacy in a message broadcast to Britain on Christmas Day.

NSA hired IT specialists to hack sensitive info: Report

US National Security Agency has employed more than a thousand IT specialists to hack into 50,000 computer systems worldwide and to install malicious software designed to steal sensitive information.

Norway spies on phones outside country: Spy chief

Norway`s military intelligence chief on Tuesday said his country carries out surveillance on millions of phone calls in conflict areas around the world and shares that data with allies, including the United States.

German journalists advised to stop using Google, Yahoo

The union representing German journalists advised its members on Thursday to stop using Google and Yahoo because of reported snooping by US and British intelligence.

`Alleged US spying to damage Spain-US relations`

The Spanish government said Monday that the alleged US spying on Spain, if confirmed, will badly damage the existing relations between the two countries.

US to respond via diplomatic channels to alleged spying on Mexico

Washington would respond through diplomatic channels to the alleged spying on Mexico by the US National Security Agency (NSA), the US embassy has said.

Australia fears diplomatic impact of intelligence leaks by Snowden

Security officials here are reportedly worried that American whistleblower Edward Snowden may reveal details of top-secret Australian intelligence cooperation with US which could harm the country`s ties with its Asian neighbours.

Snowden betrayed America: NSA Chief

Whistleblower Edward Snowden "betrayed" America by leaking information about its secret surveillance programmes, US National Security Agency said .