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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

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.

Monday, 21 July, 2014, 6:43am

‘NSA could have written this’: Edward Snowden slams British surveillance bill

Edward Snowden condemns bill being pushed through British parliament, expressing concern about the speed at which it is being done, a lack of public debate and fear-mongering.

14 Jul 2014 - 6:53pm 7 comments

Edward Snowden applies to extend Russia stay as asylum status nears expiry

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has formally requested to stay in Russia past July 31, when his one-year asylum status expires, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

9 Jul 2014 - 10:48pm 1 comment

Only four countries NSA couldn't spy on, latest Edward Snowden leak shows

The US National Security Agency has been authorised to intercept information concerning all but four countries worldwide, top-secret documents say, according to The Washington Post.

2 Jul 2014 - 2:59am 6 comments

Multimedia: Edward Snowden in Hong Kong

South China Morning Post senior reporter Lana Lam was the only Hong Kong journalist to interview Edward Snowden during the whistle blower's brief stay in the city in 2013.

28 Jul 2014 - 2:47pm

Snowden's revelations changed IT industry's sense of privacy

With his release of information that the US National Security Agency were scooping up users' mobile data indiscriminately, Edward Snowden kicked off a global debate on privacy and surveillance that is likely to resonate for years to come.

16 Jun 2014 - 10:19am 1 comment

Edward Snowden affair a rich canvas for Dafen artist Huang Haifan

No one will ever know how much Edward Snowden’s leaks cost the US government, but for one artist in Shenzhen, the image of the fugitive US whistle-blower is worth at least 10 times more than imitations of famous works by Van Gogh or Monet.

15 Jun 2014 - 5:44am

Snowden effect changes US-China dynamic on cybersecurity

Edward Snowden's revelations a year ago that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had hacked major computer networks in Hong Kong and mainland China posed a dilemma for Beijing, Chinese experts have said.

15 Jun 2014 - 9:58am 1 comment

Hong Kong still without answers one year after Edward Snowden saga

Relations between Hong Kong and the United States took a big hit with the Edward Snowden saga, and while they appear to have warmed since then, the long-term impact is harder to assess.

14 Jun 2014 - 4:08am 10 comments

Edward Snowden a year on: Odyssey of the whistle-blower

A second look back at the events of one year ago details how Edward Snowden's exposé of secret US mass surveillance took him around the globe.

13 Jun 2014 - 10:29am 5 comments