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Edward Snowden claims US hacks Chinese targets

The US has perpetrated hacking attacks on “hundreds” of targets in Hong Kong and mainland China since 2009, the former CIA analyst Edward Snowden has claimed.<p>In an interview with the <b>South China Morning Post</b>, Mr Snowden, who has been hiding in the former British colony since May 20, accused the US …

Pressure builds on US over Hong Kong civilian hacking allegations

Political pressure on the United States to address claims that it hacked hundreds of targets in Hong Kong has begun to build in the …

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold statement. There has not been, he said, "a single case …

NSA surveillance challenged in court as criticism grows over US data program

The first constitutional challenge to the widespread surveillance of US citizens disclosed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden was laid down on …

Catch-all Espionage Act would leave Snowden with little room for defence

If Edward Snowden is ever brought back for trial in the US, he would almost certainly be prosecuted under a law dating back to the first world war …

Edward Snowden vows to fight extradition and claims US hacked China

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden vowed on Wednesday to fight any move by the US to have him extradited from Hong Kong, saying he was not there to …

NSA surveillance played little role in foiling terror plots, experts say

Lawyers and intelligence experts with direct knowledge of two intercepted terrorist plots that the Obama administration says confirm the value of the …

James Clapper: Obama stands by intelligence chief as criticism mounts

As the Obama administration insists that Congress was fully informed about the National Security Agency's widespread surveillance on Americans' phone …

NSA surveillance

A clear majority of Americans are concerned about the actions and operations of the National Security Agency (NSA) and want the intelligence body to …

Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan issues 'last warning' to protesters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, has issued a "last warning" to thousands of protesters to evacuate the Istanbul park at the centre of mass anti-government demos.<p>The protesters are camped out in Taksim Square and the adjacent Gezi Park, which they aim to save from being bulldozed …