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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Snowden has left us all better informed- that's heroic to me

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Snowden did us a valuable service There's a fine line between being a hero and a traitor. Whether Edward Snowden is one or the other depends very much on your ... journalistic conduits. The trio- the other reporter was Glenn Greenwald- were in Hong Kong last year when Snowden handed over a massive trove of secret intelligence documents. To many Americans, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Herbert Yardley and Edward Snowden highlight ironies of United States snooping history

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by Chow Chung-Yan

    ... of the Espionage Act, which Washington used to seize all his remaining material. Some 84 years later, another young, bright US intelligence officer, Edward Snowden, earned the wrath of the White House. ... Chow Chung-yan chungyan.chow@scmp.com Yardley, Snowden and historical ironies In 1929, the US government fired a young, talented intelligence officer who institutionalised America's ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden must use drastic measures

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 04:58am by Hari Kumar

    ... the agency's activities has now identified themselves and recounted how they did it and why. Unlike Edward Snowden, who last year leaked details of the National Security Agency's spy programmes, ... criminal activities, like drug dealing. It is permissible and necessary to stop such activities. Isn't that what this group of people did in 1971 and Edward Snowden did last year? ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Obama's NSA reforms vindicate Edward Snowden

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Snowden vindicated by NSA reforms The line between hero and traitor is a thin one indeed. Edward Snowden has been called both. But if there is any doubt about ... he said Obama's announcement "validated Edward Snowden's role as a whistle-blower" and amounted to "a victory of sorts for Edward Snowden." The president says he ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China missed chance for asylum payback by spurning Edward Snowden

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com Payback chance missed in Snowden exit Nothing tells a story better than numbers. So here's one: 9,541. For all the pussyfooting by China over one Edward Snowden, this many Chinese nationals were granted political asylum in the United States last year. According to the Asylum Trends 2012 report, the US was the world's ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why Edward Snowden would be better off back in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says he could rely on Hong Kong's courts to do the right thing Three reasons why Snowden would be better off back here Am I the only person in Hong Kong who thinks the best thing to happen next in the Edward Snowden saga would be for him to return to our city? Perhaps, but it wouldn't be the first time I have been in a minority of one. The first ...

  7. News - World

    Are these forum posts on working overseas, wiretapping by a young Edward Snowden?

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 06:34pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com US whistle-blower Edward Snowden may not have a digital footprint on Facebook or Twitter, but a search of what has been reported as his old internet username has revealed forum messages potentially by a Snowden in his late teens and early twenties. Originally appearing on the forums of technology site Ars Technica, the posts were uncovered ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong now known for something other than skyline: Edward Snowden's refuge

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 10:09pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Kong, in roughly the last 48 hours: He's nowhere to be found Edward Snowden gone from Hong Kong hotel, whereabouts unknown Los Angeles Times Edward Snowden goes to ground in Hong Kong: NSA whistle-blower checks out of hotel The Independent NSA whistle-blower drops out of sight in Hong Kong Voice of America US spy leaker Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong hotel BBC News Last Seen in Hong Kong: ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After the Snowden affair, our basic rights still need safeguarding

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Risk to our rights after Snowden A year ago this week US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the source of explosive revelations about Washington's collection of private phone records, e-mails and internet data at home and abroad, broke cover in Hong Kong and gave an exclusive interview to the South China Morning Post. Snowden's disclosures destroyed any ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong shocked and relieved at Snowden's departure to 'third country'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 08:47pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Hongkongers expressed shock, awe and even a slight twinge of disappointment as they learned US whistle-blower Edward Snowden had left the city on Sunday ... said, after Snowden had been holed up in the city for more than a month. His departure was met with mixed response on Sunday. The government appeared to have been relieved. New People’s Party ...




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