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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Snowden Files, by Luke Harding

    Posted May 04th 2014, 01:55pm by GDN

    ... David Runciman The Snowden Files by Luke Harding Guardian Faber 3.5 stars David Runciman There are two big mysteries at the heart of the Edward Snowden story. First, why did he do it? ... Snowden's backstory, which is not as straightforward as it seemed. What's striking is not so much the range of Snowden's fantasies as the depth of his political commitment. Despite ...

  2. News - World - POLITICS

    NSA spies amassed 300 reports on Angela Merkel, magazine reveals

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:44am by AFP

    ... Chancellor Angela Merkel, Der Spiegel reported yesterday, citing information leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Merkel was on a list of some 122 heads of state and government ... to open an inquiry into suspected espionage", it said. Documents made public by Snowden in October revealed that the NSA had listened to Merkel's mobile phone conversations for several ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers vote to condemn US spying in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... that the council used another way to follow up on the issue," he said. US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, who was a technical assistant for the Central Intelligence Agency, earlier revealed that the US ... their communication confidential. Party colleague Dennis Kwok said the US had no basis for blaming the Hong Kong government for "letting Snowden go", as Washington had not provided all ...

  4. Comment - Blogs - POLITICS

    CY Leung: The chronicle of an end foretold

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 04:38pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... with vigour and conviction. Three weeks ago when American whistle-blower Edward Snowden sought refuge in Hong Kong, it was his cabinet member Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee and Security Secretary Lai Tung-kwok ... not to mention that the visit came in the midst of the Snowden manhunt. The mayor tried to back out but ultimately agreed to spend a half-hour with Leung in a hastily arranged meeting in a hotel room. ...



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