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The US threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-a-day fine for not giving data to PRISM
The company challenged the US government on constitutional grounds, but failed and was forced to hand over the US user data.
High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA
A number of questions relating to a case involving the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s decision to not investigate Facebook, will now be dealt with by the European Court of Justice.
NSA powers have 'gone too far' says White House panel
The mass collection of private phonecalls should be stopped, the review says.
Someone spied on this Reddit user — using a bugged extension cable
Commenters on the social news website analysed images of a strange collection of wires found inside an extension lead — and identified it as surveillance equipment.
Guardian editor: The British government forced us to destroy hard drives
The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has said that senior government officials pressured his paper to destroy files related to its recent stories about the National Security Agency in the US.
Husband of journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London
Metropolitan Police confirmed that David Miranda, husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was held up as he passed through London’s Heathrow Airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin.
Edward Snowden's father to visit his son in Russia
The decision to grant a visa to Lon Snowden has angered the US and President Barack Obama has cancelled an upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin.
EU justice chief vows new data protection laws
PRISM has ‘woken Europe up’ to the need for strict rules.
PIC: This is Edward Snowden's asylum application, according to his lawyer
The US intelligence leaker has applied for temporary political asylum in Russia with his lawyer discussing more details of the case today.
Column: As an American, I’m still not entirely sure about Edward Snowden
Is Edward Snowden a heroic whistleblower or a far less noble character? I think we’re still waiting for that question to be answered, writes Larry Donnelly.
Merkel defends secret surveillance for security purposes
In her most detailed comments on the spying claims made by Edward Snowden, the German chancellor defended the role of secret services in keeping populations safe.
Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?
The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.
Ed Snowden applies for asylum in Russia, Putin: He can stay if he stops leaking
A Russian official has confirmed to AFP that the US whistleblower and fugitive has applied for political asylum.
US tells Russia to give Snowden back as whistleblower set to leave Moscow
The former National Security Agency employee is reported to be heading for the Cuban capital of Havana before seeking asylum in Ecuador.
Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?
Ecuador’s Foreign Minister says it has received a formal request for asylum.
China dismisses Dick Cheney's claims that Snowden spied for Beijing
A State-backed newspaper has claimed extraditing Edward Snowden would leave Hong Kong ‘forever tarnished’.
Apple does not collect 'a mountain of personal details'
In a statement, Apple says authorities ask for information mostly for police reasons – finding missing kids, tracking down vulnerable people, investigating crimes and preventing suicides.
UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits
The Guardian says diplomats at a finance ministers’ summit in 2009 were tapped – on the day that a British-hosted G8 begins.
US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months
The requests covered issues from child disappearances to petty crimes and terror threats.
Civil liberties groups claim PRISM breaches international human rights
A full-page newspaper ad, to coincide with an EU-US summit in Dublin, claims surveillance breaches United Nations conventions.
5 photos of Barack Obama reading your email
You really shouldn’t have written that.
Sales of George Orwell's '1984' up 6,000% since US surveillance scandal
The disclosure of the American authorities’ surveillance programmes has led to a spike in the novel that has become synonymous with government overreach.
You're fired: US surveillance whistleblower sacked by his employer
Booz Allen Hamilton confirmed in a statement that Edward Snowden’s employment with them had been “terminated”.
EU to raise concerns about US data surveillance in Dublin summit
The European Commission says it will ask the US for assurances about the legality of its data harvesting this week.
British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'
William Hague says any proposals by British intelligence agencies to intercept data needs the approval of ministers.
This is the man responsible for one of the biggest leaks in US history
Edward Snowden, 29, has been working at the National Security Agency for the past four years and has revealed himself after disclosing America’s vast, secret programme to monitor internet users.
UK has had access to US's secret data for three years - report
The Guardian says Britain’s GCHQ surveillance agency has been able to access data harvested by the US’s ‘PRISM’ system.