Emily Lange

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World leaders seek answers on US collection of communication data

Leading Europeans, from Angela Merkel down to information chiefs across the continent, are lining up to grill American counterparts on the Prism …

Europe warns US: you must respect the privacy of our citizens

European Union officials have demanded "swift and concrete answers" to their requests for assurances from the US that its mass data surveillance …

NSA surveillance: the US is behaving like China

Even though we know governments do all kinds of things I was shocked by the information about the US surveillance operation, Prism. To me, it's …

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

Google asks government to reveal data on national security requests – as it happened

11.20pm BST<p>Summary<p>We're going to wrap up our <b>live blog coverage</b> for the day.<p><b>Both Google and Facebook called on the government to allow them to publish</b> …

Google and Facebook ask DoJ for permission to publish Fisa requests

Google and Facebook have called for the US authorities to allow them to fully disclose the number of secret requests they receive to hand over users' …

NSA scandal: Microsoft and Twitter join calls to disclose data requests

Microsoft and Twitter have joined calls by Google and Facebook to be able to publish more detail about how many secret requests they receive to hand …

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 …

Edward Snowden: US-China relations tested as extradition battle looms

Hong Kong is bracing itself for what could become a protracted legal battle after the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed to a local newspaper …

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 to release details of attacks it claims were foiled by surveillance

The National Security Agency (NSA) plans to release details of terrorist attacks thwarted by its controversial bulk surveillance of Americans’ …

Edward Snowden's worst fear has not been realised – thankfully

<i>This column was written by Glenn Greenwald for the Guardian's newspaper edition</i><p>In my first substantive discussion with Edward Snowden, which took …

FBI chief Mueller says spy tactics could have stopped 9/11 attacks

The FBI has shrugged off growing congressional anxiety over its surveillance of US citizens, claiming such programs could have foiled the 9-11 …

Email tells Senate staffers they should not access PRISM documents

Senate security is reportedly telling its staffers to ignore the widely available “top-secret” documents that revealed a couple of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) data-collections programs last week.<p>According to Forbes, the department sent out an email to its employees saying that despite the …

Governments Requested Information on as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

Government agencies requested information on somewhere between 18,000 and 19,000 Facebook accounts, according to a post on the company’s website.<p>The …

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