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October's Notable iOS App Releases

We’re back with our monthly retrospective look at some of the more notable iOS apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>Moment.us<p>What is the right music to listen to on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in London or Chicago? Open the …

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 and which lawyers say is so broadly worded it would leave the National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower with little room for a defence.<p>The 1917 …

Edward Snowden vows not to 'hide from justice' amid new hacking claims

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 "hide from justice" and would put his trust in its legal system.<p>In his first comments since revealing his identity in the Guardian at the weekend, …

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 that he had no plans to leave the territory.<p>"I am not here to hide from justice, I am here to reveal criminality," Snowden told the South China …

Edward Snowden is a 'traitor' and possible spy for China – Dick Cheney

Senior officials from the current and previous US administrations lined up on Sunday to defend the government sweep of phone and internet records and condemn the whistleblower who revealed the secret surveillance programmes.<p>The White House chief of staff, Denis McDonough, said President Barack …

Edward Snowden: the truth about US surveillance will emerge

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the truth about the extent of surveillance carried out by US authorities would emerge, even if he was eventually silenced.<p>In a live Q&A with Guardian readers from a secret location in Hong Kong, Snowden hinted at more disclosures to come and that …

Edward Snowden: NSA whistleblower answers reader questions

The whistleblower behind the biggest intelligence leak in NSA history answered your questions about the NSA surveillance revelations<p>12.43pm ET<p><b>Final question from Glenn Greenwald:</b><p>Anything else you’d like to add?<p>Thanks to everyone for their support, and remember that just because you are not the …

Snowden spy row grows as US is accused of hacking China

Edward Snowden, the former CIA technician who blew the whistle on global surveillance operations, has opened a new front against the US authorities, claiming they hacked into Chinese mobile phone companies to access millions of private text messages.<p>His latest claims came as US officials, who have …

Edward Snowden arrives in Moscow

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, has arrived in Moscow after Hong Kong authorities allowed him to leave despite a US request for his arrest.<p>In a statement, WikiLeaks said the 30-year-old was heading to a democratic country "via a safe route" for asylum purposes and that the organisation was …

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 …

Edward Snowden: 'The US government will say I aided our enemies' – video interview

In the second part of an exclusive interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden contemplates the reaction from the US government to his revelations of top-secret documents regarding its spying operations on domestic and foreign internet traffic, email and …

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 …

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 …

NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists worldwide

<i>The Washington Post</i> has just published another revealing scoop about the National Security Agency. The paper is reporting that the NSA is currently collecting contact lists from email and instant message services from users worldwide — and Americans are among those whose data is being harvested.<p>The …

Siri Takes Another Beating From Microsoft In Latest Anti-iPad Commercial

More than 600,000 people have viewed this new commercial in the last couple of days.<p>The ads hark back to the days of Apple's "Mac vs. PC," campaign, the long-running and much beloved ads featuring Jon Hodgman and Justin Long as the cool and dorky personifications of Apple and Microsoft, …

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New screenshots from hacked iPad iOS 7 simulator show potential Maps, Safari, Game Center UIs

This past weekend, we highlighted a couple of screenshots from a hacked version of the iOS 7 simulator that supports the iPad, and we also provided some steps to tweak the simulator yourself. Now, @SonnyDickson has sent in several new screenshots that show potential Maps, Settings, Newsstand, …

Sony SmartWatch goes open-source, looking for more innovation

After releasing the first true smartwatch from a major manufacturer, Sony shows its pioneering skin again by making the project fully open-source. Hoping to attract extra attention and possibly more innovative ideas from independent developers, Sony has granted them opened access.<p>Running on pure …

Clipless: Stick Your Phone to Anything (Including You)

They Innovate Inc. is the name of an upstart design company out of Port Hope, Canada. Focusing on the phone mounting space, their first product is …