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# SNOWDEN

All time
# sued
US Justice Department sues Edward Snowden over new book
The suit alleges that Snowden published his book without first submitting it to the two government agencies for pre-publication review.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden?
After commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, should Obama offer a pardon to the whistleblower Edward Snowden?
# Russia
Democrats hacked again as Snowden and Assange fall out over leaks
Edward Snowden has publicly criticised the strategy of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Voices
Your personal data was talked about at the Web Summit, but it looks like you might have to pay to keep it safe in the future
Privacy could become a product purchased by the rich and an unattainable luxury for the poor, writes Maria Helen Murphy.
# Bienvenue
MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe
Irish MEPs voted 6-4 in favour of the resolution, which Snowden himself has called a “game-changer.”
# hold your whisht
British spy agency might be able to tell when you say 'craic' or 'Dublin' on the phone
And “Belfast”, and “Seán” and “pub.”
# the sims
The NSA may be able to listen to phone calls around the world
That’s according to Edward Snowden.
# information leak
The new Snowden documentary is fascinating - and critically flawed
Citizenfour is released in the US this month.
# SNOWDEN
Snowden granted three-year residency in Russia, with permission to travel
“In the future Edward will have to decide whether to continue to live in Russia and become a citizen or to return to the United States,” his lawyer said today.
Voices
Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests
Under the Obama administration the NSA has continued to grow and Libya has slipped into chaos, meanwhile relations with Russia are reaching crisis point.
# NSA leaks
Guardian & Washington Post claim Pulitzer for Edward Snowden coverage
The reports have sparked a huge debate in the US on the merits and morality of mass public surveillance.
# Spying
Obama to unveil NSA data collection reforms
The US president is expected to roll out only modest changes to the way in which the NSA collects phone and internet information.
# SNOWDEN
More Snowden revelations: NSA collected almost 200 million texts a day
The secret operation, codenamed ‘Dishfire’, used the messages to extract data on the location, contact networks and credit card details of mobile users.
# Whistleblower
FBI director says he is baffled that Snowden is called a hero
FBI boss James Comey said he doesn’t understand how someone who disagrees with the way the US government works could be considered a hero or a whistleblower.
# Not the Queen
'Privacy matters': Here's Edward Snowden's Alternative Christmas Message
In case you missed it, here is what he fugitive whistleblower had to say in Channel 4′s Alternative Christmas Message.
# Surveillance
Edward Snowden to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message
It’s now 20 years since the British broadcaster began airing its alternative to the Queen’s annual televised address.
# data mining
Obama meets heads of Twitter, Facebook and Apple to discuss NSA spying
The internet company bosses fear that NSA operations have crossed constitutional lines and infringe the privacy of their customers.
# Spying
Snowden offers Brazil help in investigating spying in exchange for asylum
The NSA whistleblower says that until he is granted political asylum, he cannot speak out.
# Spying
"Our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee. Al-Qaeda is lapping it up." - MI6
British spy chiefs said today that intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden were being used by enemies to change the way they operate.
# SNOWDEN
Snowden insists Russia has no access to NSA files
In an interview with The New York Times, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that he did not take any documents with him to Moscow.
# Russia
Putin on Syria action, Snowden and Russia's anti-gay policies
The Russian president sat down for a wide-ranging interview, saying it was “ludicrous” that the Syrian government would use chemical weapons.
# SNOWDEN
Snowden set to leave Moscow airport
News reports in Russia claim he has been provided with a document allowing him to cross the Russian border.
# SNOWDEN
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.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the abortion legislation passing the Seanad, Magdalene laundries, and Katy French’s inquest.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about Lucinda Creighton, drownings and a train crash in Paris.
# Ed Snowden
PIC: This is what Edward Snowden looks like after 19 days in a Moscow airport
Human Rights Watch has issued a picture of the US fugitive after he met with rights activists in the Moscow airport where he is based today.
# Merkel
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.
# Court
High Court refuses arrest warrant for Snowden
The judge said that the question of where the offence took place is not a minor detail and could have serious consequences.
# SNOWDEN
Bolivia's Morales offers asylum to US leaker Snowden
Nicaragua and Venezuela have also offered asylum to the American – one days after denouncing the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane over Europe amid reports that the fugitive was aboard.
# SNOWDEN
Two countries offer Snowden asylum, but he has no passport to leave Moscow
Snowden has been scrambling to evade espionage charges after disclosing a vast US surveillance program to collect phone and internet data.
# SNOWDEN
WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications
WikiLeaks it would not be identifying the countries involved “due to attempted US interference” in the Edward Snowden’s asylum applications.
# Where's Snowden?
Spain says it was told Edward Snowden was on Bolivian flight
The 30-year-old is believed to be holed up at a Moscow airport looking for a country that will give him safe haven.
# SNOWDEN
Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎
Austrian and Bolivian officials are insisting the US leaker was not on President Evo Morales’s jet when it landed overnight.
# SNOWDEN
Taoiseach: Snowden has sought asylum in Ireland, but his application is invalid
Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that the fugitive former NSA employee has written to the Irish embassy in Moscow but this is not sufficient for an asylum application to be considered.
# fugitive
Lots of countries reject Edward Snowden's request for asylum - but two say 'maybe'
Bolivia and Venezuela have both said that they would consider an asylum application from the NSA whistleblower.
# asylum bid
Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'
Moscow is refusing to respond to US efforts to have the former NSA contractor handed over.
# Where's Snowden?
Putin won't extradite Snowden who's in the transit area at Moscow airport
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the sooner Snowden selected his final destination the better for all.
# Security leaks
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
Former US spy Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong bound for Russia
Snowden’s latest revelations show the NSA was hacking Chinese mobile phone companies to gather data from millions of text messages.