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The world must hear from Edward Snowden again | Mark Weisbrot

The White House and its media allies are gradually undermining the NSA whistleblower. The cause of liberty needs his advocacy<p>In the case of Edward Snowden and the secret surveillance abuses that he has exposed, it's us against them. But who is "us" and who is "them?"<p>This started out as a story of …

Snowden's Venezuela offer 'last chance' for political asylum – Russian official

Venezuela's offer of asylum could be NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's "last chance" to avoid extradition to the US, an influential member of the Russian parliament suggested Sunday.<p>Alexei Pushkov, who chairs the Duma's foreign affairs committee and is seen to have the ear of the Kremlin, made the …

NSA leaks: UK blocks crucial espionage talks between US and Europe

Britain has blocked the first crucial talks on intelligence and espionage between European officials and their American counterparts since the NSA surveillance scandal erupted.<p>The talks, due to begin in Washington on Monday, will now be restricted to issues of data privacy and the NSA's Prism …

NSA surveillance: French human rights groups seek judicial investigation

Two human rights groups have filed a lawsuit in Paris seeking an investigation into whether the US National Security Agency violated French privacy laws by secretly collecting massive amounts of personal data.<p>The legal complaint against persons unknown aims to prompt a judicial investigation that …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.<p>The files provided by Edward …

Tech firms should be allowed to publish more data on US surveillance

Following the leaks about NSA surveillance, people demanded information about the scope and scale of the US government's data collection. In response, the administration offered internet companies a deal: they could publish the number of secret national security requests, but only if it was …

NSA surveillance: narrow defeat for amendment to restrict data collection

The first major legislative challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records from millions of Americans was defeated by only a narrow margin on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to the Obama administration that congressional anger about the extent of domestic …

Edward Snowden accuses US of illegal, aggressive campaign

Edward Snowden,World news,NSA,US news,US national security,US foreign policy,Russia,Europe,Surveillance<p>Whistleblower uses first public appearance since surveillance leaks to defend decision and praise states that offered asylum<p>The American whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the US of waging a …

Edward Snowden's father says FBI asked him to fly to Moscow

The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.<p>"I said: 'I want to be able to speak with my son … Can you set up communications?' and it was 'Well, we are not sure,'" Lon …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.<p>It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

People of Scotland, here are 10 soft-left reasons why Britain is moderately great

Well, first of all, let’s give nationalism its due. If it has exposed nothing else, if it has revealed no other Big Nick Robinson unionist-corporate media lie, it’s shown us the truth about Ed Miliband: kitten killer. I presume that was what those people were shouting at him about, and chasing him …