Telephone surveillance

Surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden hiding in Hong Kong

U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is seen in this still image taken from a video during an interview with the Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

The 29-year-old employee of defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton has revealed his identity and location in a series of interviews published today. "I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong," he told The Guardian.

Monday, 10 June, 2013, 2:32pm 20 comments

Report: NSA contract worker is surveillance source

This image made available by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows NSA Wistleblower Edward Snowden. Photo: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA was revealed Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government.

13 Jun 2013 - 7:24am 1 comment

US spies on citizens and foreigners by tapping into web and phone traffic

Facebook users are spied on

US spies are secretly tapping into servers of nine internet giants including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google in a vast anti- terror sweep targeting foreigners.

8 Jun 2013 - 5:03am 2 comments

Obama seems to have found same answers as Bush on security

Barack Obama unveils a plan to connect most US classrooms to high-speed internet on Wednesday as the spying storm erupted. Photo: MCT

The news that Barack Obama continued the Bush administration's domestic telephone surveillance programme, then extended it to internet operators, is sparking new doubts about a president who campaigned as a champion of civil liberties and greater transparency.

8 Jun 2013 - 3:00am 1 comment