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Asian Soups That Go Way Beyond Ramen

Ramen has taken over America, and we're totally cool with that. Ramen, after midnight or at reasonable dinner hour, is hands-down one of the most comforting, savory and filling bowls of soup around. (Let's also never forget Justin Timberlake's ramen noodle hair.) A classic Japanese dish, ramen has …

France Says 'No' to Snowden After They're Busted for Spying, Too

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On the same day <i>Le Monde</i> revealed the French intelligence service has a domestic spying program that …

US military blocks entire Guardian website for troops stationed abroad

The US military has blocked access to the Guardian’s website for troops in the Middle East and south Asia, after disclosures about widespread US …

Barack Obama seeks to limit EU fallout over US spying claims

Barack Obama has sought to limit the damage from the growing transatlantic espionage row after Germany and France denounced the major snooping …

How algorithms rule the world

On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests over a three-hour period that it ran out of vehicles to transport …

Senators ask NSA to fix 'inaccuracy' in PRISM fact sheet

About two weeks ago, after news broke of a long-running government surveillance program called PRISM, the National Security Agency issued a fact sheet on the program. The fact sheet failed to mention what type or how much information is collected through PRISM, but it said that the program is …

GCHQ surveillance: Germany blasts UK over mass monitoring

The German government has expressed the growing public anger of its citizens over Britain's mass programme of monitoring global phone and internet …

Russia Refuses To Hand Over Snowden, Rips US For Making Ominous Threats And Insinuations

Lavrov said it is "absolutely ungrounded and unacceptable" that the U.S. is suggesting that Russia's harboring of Snowden is a violation of U.S. law.<p>Interestingly, Lavrov also reportedly said that Snowden "has not crossed the Russian border."<p>Assuming Snowden actually exists and actually did land at …

2 Senators Say the NSA Is Still Feeding Us False Information

How can a democratic republic function when the bureaucrats are constantly misleading the people?<p>President Obama avows that he welcomes a debate about the NSA, privacy, and national security. Before Edward Snowden's leak, Americans lacked the information necessary for that debate; Obama would …

China's State Newspaper Praises Edward Snowden For 'Tearing Off Washington's Sanctimonious Mask'

The strongly worded front-page commentary in the overseas edition of the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist party, responded to harsh criticism of China from the US for allowing Snowden to flee.<p>The Chinese government has said it was gravely concerned by Snowden's …

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The NSA Has No Idea How Much Secret Data Edward Snowden Took, And That Has Them Very Worried

Snowden was able to cover some of his tracks when he accessed information about the operations of the National Security Agency (NSA) and its British equivalent, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), U.S. officials told Reuters.<p>It's definitely unclear how much information he actually has. …

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US scrambles to find Edward Snowden and urges Russia to co-operate

The attempt by Edward Snowden to escape the clutches of US authorities descended into farce when the 30-year-old surveillance whistleblower outpaced …

Standing Athwart History Shouting, 'Okay, Spy on Us Constantly'

The surveillance state is dividing National Review, where some writers don't see that it's incompatible with limited government and the Constitution.<p>Reuters<p>On Fox News, Charles Krauthammer commented on the FBI's use of surveillance drones in the United States, articulating a coherent position for a …

Why shouldn’t David Gregory be charged with a crime?

<b>NBC's David Gregory</b><p>The NBC host thinks Glenn Greenwald may be a criminal. Here are 10 items to ponder about this gross double standard<p>David Sirota<p>June 24, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>Two weeks into the hullabaloo surrounding whistle-blower Edward Snowden and Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, one thing is …

The Pandora's Box of NSA Data: On Trial for Murder Edition

An accused killer claims that information collected by the spy agency could help him clear his name.<p>Christiaan Botha/Flickr<p>NBC News alerts us to a man who insists that he is not guilty of the charges against him -- <i>and</i> that the NSA can prove it. "A defendant in a Florida murder trial says telephone …

It's Becoming Clear How Hard Hong Kong Just Slapped The US In The Face

U.S. officials expressed disappointment in the Hong Kong government's decision to defy its extradition request of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and allow him to travel, reportedly, to Russia.<p>Asked to respond to Hong Kong's passive-aggressive statement confirming Snowden's …

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Ecuador Says NSA Leaker Has Asked For Asylum

(<b>This story was last updated at 5:17 p.m. ET</b>)<p>Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor accused of leaking classified surveillance information, has asked Ecuador for asylum, the country's foreign minister says.<p>Snowden left Hong Kong earlier Sunday bound for a "third country," the government in the …

Hong Kong's Statement On Edward Snowden's Departure Is A Pretty Big 'Screw You' To The US Government

Hong Kong's government released a statement early Sunday confirming NSA leaker Edward Snowden's departure to Russia — and throwing a few diplomatic jabs at the United States government.<p>Not only does the statement reject the U.S.'s request to extradite Snowden, but it also announces the Hong Kong …

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U.S. revokes Snowden’s passport, sources say

<b>(AP)</b><p>An anonymous government source says Snowden’s passport is no longer valid, according to the the AP and ABC News<p>Katie McDonough<p>June 23, 2013 6:33pm (UTC)<p>Edward Snowden has had his U.S. passport revoked, according to a government official who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of …

NSA surveillance may be legal — but it’s unconstitutional

By Laura K. Donohue<p><i>Laura K. Donohue is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law.</i><p>The National Security Agency’s recently revealed surveillance programs undermine the purpose of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, …

If The Government Can Access Our Facebook Data, What Happens When We Have Computers On Our Faces?

Wearables will follow a similar path as the smartphone market, Forrester analysts predicted in April 2012. “Wearables will move mainstream,” they said.<p>But will they?<p>Do you believe this?<p>Do I?<p>Maybe?<p>From fitness trackers to smartwatches to computers you wear on your face, this emerging market, enabled …

The NSA's metastasised intelligence-industrial complex is ripe for abuse

Let's be absolutely clear about the news that the NSA collects massive amounts of information on US citizens – from emails, to telephone calls, to …

As NSA Leaker Snowden Is Charged As A Spy, Petition To Pardon Him Hits Critical Mass

Thousands of supporters demanded Edward Snowden’s pardon before he was even charged with a crime. Now, just as the 29-year-old NSA whistleblower is indicted for violating the Espionage Act, a petition calling for his release has reached the critical mass at which the Obama Administration owes those …

Michael Hastings Sent Email About FBI Probe Hours Before Death

Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to his colleagues, warning that federal authorities were interviewing his friends and that he needed to go "off the rada[r]" for a bit.<p>The email was sent around 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17. At 4:20 a.m. …

NSA Chief Keith Alexander: 'System Did Not Work As It Should Have' to Prevent Snowden Document Leaks - ABC News

During an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander said this morning on "This …

With WikiLeaks' Help, NSA Leaker Snowden Seeks Asylum In Ecuador Via Moscow

Just when WikiLeaks seemed to be fading from the world of spilled secrets, Julian Assange’s group has become part of the story of another megaleaker: Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old whistleblower currently flying across the globe to escape an Espionage Act indictment for revealing the biggest …

ORIGINAL NSA WHISTLEBLOWER: I Saw The Order To Wiretap Barack Obama In 2004

This week he appeared on the Boiling Frogs Show and detailed how he had his hands "in the nitty-gritty, the nuts and bolts" during his 20 years as a U.S. intelligence analyst.<p>Tice claimed that he held NSA wiretap orders targeting numerous members of the U.S. government, including one for a young …

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