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.
The US House of Representatives has voted to end the NSA’s dragnet collection of telephone data from millions of Americans, a controversial program revealed in 2013 by former security contractor Edward Snowden.Thursday, 14 May, 2015, 10:33pm
Laura Poitras' documentary of American national-security whistle-blower's eight paranoid days holed up in the Mira Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui feeds into his image as a tragic hero7 May 2015 - 3:35pm
The 1.2-metre-high, 45kg sculpted bust of the whistleblower was sneaked into Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park on Monday before dawn. The real Snowden remains in self-imposed exile in Russia.8 Apr 2015 - 1:44am 2 comments
New York City removes a bronze bust of former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden that unknown artists installed overnight on a pillar in a Brooklyn park.
Edward Snowden admitted he had not read every NSA document he handed over to journalists in an interview with comedian John Oliver, as the HBO host posed uncomfortable questions to the NSA whistleblower in Moscow.7 Apr 2015 - 4:30pm 1 comment
The Oscar-winning documentary set in Hong Kong during one of the biggest security leaks in United States history will premiere in a Yau Ma Tei cinema in the coming weeks.31 Mar 2015 - 9:40am
The US National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret programme to collect and store American phone records in the months before Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials said, because some officials had believed that the costs outweighed the meagre counterterrorism benefits.30 Mar 2015 - 10:50pm
Depending on your point of view, Edward Snowden is either a dangerous traitor or a laudable hero.21 Mar 2015 - 10:57pm
CIA researchers have worked for nearly a decade to break the security protecting Apple phones and tablets, investigative news site The Intercept reported yesterday, citing documents obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.11 Mar 2015 - 8:11am 1 comment
US-China relations have quickly become the last thing many business leaders on both sides are willing to discuss publicly, following US president Barack Obama's sharp criticism of Beijing's new rules regarding American tech firms.6 Mar 2015 - 2:53am 1 comment
Cinema-goers will see their city like never before when the Oscar-winning fly-on-the-wall documentary about Edward Snowden is shown in Hong Kong, after a local distributor confirmed it had acquired the film.25 Feb 2015 - 5:05am 1 comment
Laura Poitras’ film documents her initial meeting in Hong Kong with Snowden, as well as journalist Glenn Greenwald.24 Feb 2015 - 1:40pm 5 comments
Britain’s electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide.20 Feb 2015 - 6:29am 1 comment
Laura Poitras described the time she spent with the American whistle-blower in Hong Kong in 2013 as the most risky period of the saga.15 Feb 2015 - 8:29am 1 comment
Snowden's revelations unsettled many mathematicians - but not enough to sever ties with NSA.13 Feb 2015 - 3:39am