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# prism - Friday 12 September, 2014

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.

# prism - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

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.

# prism - Thursday 19 December, 2013

NSA powers have 'gone too far' says White House panel

The mass collection of private phonecalls should be stopped, the review says.

# prism - Saturday 31 August, 2013

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.

# prism - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

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.

# prism - Monday 19 August, 2013

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.

# prism - Monday 12 August, 2013

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.

# prism - Friday 19 July, 2013

EU justice chief vows new data protection laws

PRISM has ‘woken Europe up’ to the need for strict rules.

# prism - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

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.

# prism - Sunday 14 July, 2013

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.

# prism - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

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.

# prism - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

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.

# prism - Monday 1 July, 2013

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.

# prism - Monday 24 June, 2013

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.

# prism - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister says it has received a formal request for asylum.

# prism - Monday 17 June, 2013

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.

# prism - Saturday 15 June, 2013

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.

# prism - Friday 14 June, 2013

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.

# prism - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 5 photos of Barack Obama reading your email Morto

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.

# prism - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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.

# prism - Monday 10 June, 2013

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 Whistleblower This post contains videos

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.

# prism - Friday 7 June, 2013

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.