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  1. News - World - SECURITY

    US Senate blocks bill to end bulk phone surveillance by NSA

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:57am by AP

    ... shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, was among the most significant by Edward Snowden, a former NSA operative who turned over secret documents to journalists. The agency ... to many. The bill had drawn support from technology companies and civil liberties activists. Its failure means there has been little in the way of policy changes as a result of Snowden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1643600/us-senate-blocks-bill-end-bulk-phone-surveillance-nsa
  2. News - World - SURVEILLANCE

    US internet firms urge Senate to curb NSA ahead of Republican takeover

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 08:07am by Bloomberg

    ... Research. The issue emerged in June 2013 when former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed a programme under which the US uses court orders to compel companies to turn over data about their users. Documents divulged by Snowden also uncovered NSA hacking of fibre-optic cables abroad and installation of surveillance tools into network equipment. The Senate bill would end one of the NSA's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1640974/us-internet-firms-urge-senate-curb-nsa-ahead-republican-takeover
  3. News - World

    US and UK have secret access to German telecoms data, report claims

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by AFP

    ... edition. It is the latest in a string of revelations based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The article said the tracking programme, which it dubbed "the Google ... would be totally unacceptable. "We are looking into any indication of a possible manipulation. We have also alerted the authorities." The Snowden leaks, which began last year and have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592515/us-and-uk-have-secret-access-german-telecoms-data-report-claims
  4. News - World - CYBERSECURITY

    NSA planned automated counter-strikes for cyberattacks, says Snowden

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:56am

    ... of accidentally starting a war, according to a new report based on interviews with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The program, codenamed MonsterMind, would have let the military agency automate ... attacks, said the report published this week by Wired magazine. The report, part of a wide-ranging interview with Snowden in Moscow, described the MonsterMind program as “in the works” and went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573382/nsa-planned-preset-counter-strikes-cyberattacks-says-edward-snowden
  5. News - World - SURVEILLANCE

    Ordinary internet users caught up in NSA surveillance web, probe reveals

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post. Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided, ... of more than 10,000 account holders who were not targeted are catalogued nevertheless. To allow time for analysis and outside reporting, neither Snowden nor The Washington Post has disclosed until ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548210/ordinary-internet-users-caught-nsa-surveillance-web-probe-reveals
  6. News - World - EDWARD SNOWDEN

    Former United States vice-president Al Gore says Snowden performed an important service

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:13am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Former NSA man was more a whistle-blower than a traitor, former US vice-president says Gore says Snowden performed vital service Edward Snowden secured his highest endorsement yet in the US when former vice-president Al Gore described the leaking of top secret intelligence documents as "an important service". Asked if he regarded Snowden as a traitor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530401/former-united-states-vice-president-al-gore-says-snowden-performed
  7. News - World - EDWARD SNOWDEN

    How 'at peace' Edward Snowden gave press pack the slip in Hong Kong

    Posted May 13th 2014, 07:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Edward Snowden was “profoundly at peace” with his decision to leak national security documents, and even joked about the consequences, journalist Glenn Greenwald says in a new book, which also described how he escaped a swarming press pack in Hong Kong. “I call the bottom bunk at Gitmo,” Snowden joked, referring to the US detention centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511288/how-peace-edward-snowden-gave-press-pack-slip-hong-kong
  8. News - World - GERMANY

    German parliament drops US telecom firm Verizon over links to NSA spying

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by MCT

    ... Germany is still smarting at revelations, based on documents from US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, that Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone was monitored for years by the National Security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542692/german-parliament-drops-us-telecom-verizon-over-links-nsa-spying
  9. News - World - SECURITY

    NSA chief Michael Rogers aims to reassure public on surveillance techniques

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:43am by WASHPOST

    ... Snowden have revealed, for instance, that the agency has been collecting and recording an entire foreign nation's phone calls. Rogers argued that the public had not focused on the protections ... data and whether pervasive surveillance will diminish user trust in the internet. Asked his opinion of Snowden, who was recently interviewed by NBC News, Rogers said he seemed to be "an ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525330/nsa-chief-michael-rogers-aims-reassure-public-surveillance-techniques
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    United States is a hypocrite on cyberespionage

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... But thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know that US cyberspies have penetrated Huawei's computer systems to glean data and communication from its executives. The funny thing is, given how much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1518150/united-states-hypocrite-cyberespionage

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