31-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.
‘Highly collaborative’: Secret documents reveal how closely US spies worked with telecom giants to monitor Internet traffic
Telecommunications powerhouse AT&T has provided extensive assistance to the U.S. National Security Agency as the spy agency conducts surveillance on huge volumes of Internet traffic passing through the United States, according to newly disclosed NSA documents.Sunday, 16 August, 2015, 3:39pm 2 comments
Somewhere in the thousands of towering apartment blocks that ring the Russian capital, whistle-blower Edward Snowden remains in hiding two years after outraging US intelligence agencies with revelations of their snooping into the private communications of millions of ordinary citizens.24 Jul 2015 - 4:00am 5 comments
Revelations of digital surveillance by American spy agencies could end up costing US firms billions of dollars in lost business and lawmakers in Washington are falling short in their duty to address the issue, a US think tank has said.3 Jul 2015 - 6:49pm 3 comments
Britain has pulled out agents from live operations in “hostile countries” after Russia and China cracked top-secret information contained in files leaked by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Sunday Times reported.15 Jun 2015 - 10:48am 21 comments
Legislation ending the US government’s bulk collection of telephone data is “a historic victory for the rights of every citizen,” former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden said today.5 Jun 2015 - 7:17pm 1 comment
Fugitive former US security contractor Edward Snowden on Tuesday hailed as "historic" efforts to end the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, while urging campaigners to go further.
The National Security Agency has temporarily lost its authority to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after Republican Senator Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary session in the Senate.1 Jun 2015 - 7:22pm 2 comments
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.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