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  • Oct 21, 2014
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Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

30-year-old American Edward Snowden, a contract employee at the National Security Agency, is the whistleblower behind significant revelations that surfaced in June 2013 about the US government's top secret, extensive domestic surveillance programmes. Snowden flew to Hong Kong from Hawaii in May 2013, and supplied confidential US government documents to media outlets including the Guardian

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

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 nationality and where you live around the globe.

Saturday, 18 October, 2014, 4:46am 3 comments

Snowden film director Laura Poitras wants Hong Kong release for Citizenfour

The director of a documentary on Edward Snowden wants the film to eventually make it to Hong Kong's cinema screens.

13 Oct 2014 - 6:02pm 2 comments

Hong Kong in cinema spotlight in documentary on Edward Snowden

Hong Kong takes centre stage in a new documentary about US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, with scenes showing the moments before he is whisked away from his hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui to go into hiding.

13 Oct 2014 - 6:01pm 13 comments

France gets serious over 'Snowden syndrome' and cybersecurity

Brittany in northwest France is best known for its crepes and apple cider. This weekend, it also became the site of the biggest cyberattack in French history.

7 Oct 2014 - 4:35am

Edward Snowden wins 'alternative Nobel' prize

Edward Snowden was among the winners of a Swedish human rights award, sometimes referred to as the "alternative Nobel", for his disclosures of top-secret surveillance programmes.

25 Sep 2014 - 4:48am

Switzerland flags 'safe passage' for Edward Snowden to spying inquiry

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into US spying there, the Swiss public prosecutor's office said.

17 Sep 2014 - 3:43am

US intelligence agencies could spy on behalf of corporations: Edward Snowden leak

The US intelligence services may one day spy for American companies if their foreign competitors' technological capacity 'outstrips that of US corporations'.

9 Sep 2014 - 11:06am 2 comments

'Monster' plan to automate cyberspy hunt risked sparking war, Snowden says

The US National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, a new report says.

14 Aug 2014 - 11:52pm

They think I still have smoking gun: Snowden on US government's fears

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed mass cybersurveillance by American and British spy agencies, says the US government fears the most damaging leaks are yet to come.

15 Aug 2014 - 11:12am 2 comments

NSA planned automated counter-strikes for cyberattacks, says Snowden

The NSA secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, former contractor claims.

14 Aug 2014 - 4:58pm 2 comments

Edward Snowden granted three-year Russian residence permit

Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for leaking extensive secrets of its electronic surveillance programmes, has been given a three-year residence permit by Russia.

8 Aug 2014 - 4:25pm 3 comments

US agencies limit work with firm after it suffered ‘state-sponsored’ cyberattack

Two US government agencies have decided to limit operations with a major government contractor that oversees hundreds of thousands of security clearance background checks for civilian and military workers after the contractor reported it had been targeted in a cyberattack.

7 Aug 2014 - 9:19pm

Is there a new Edward Snowden? US intelligence chiefs suspect a fresh leak

The concerns came after The Intercept, a news site that has had access to documents from leaker Edward Snowden, published items about the scope of the United States terror watchlist.

7 Aug 2014 - 10:34am

Snowden too young to spend life dodging extradition, German minister says

NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is too young to spend his life dodging extradition in remote foreign locales, Germany's justice minister said in advising the fugitive to return to the United States and face the charges against him.

30 Jul 2014 - 9:23pm 2 comments

Edward Snowden to back technology to subvert government spying

Edward Snowden called on supporters at a hacking conference to encourage development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programmes around the globe.

21 Jul 2014 - 6:43am