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Edward Snowden says he is unwilling to swap NSA information for asylum

US leaker Edward Snowden said in a TV interview here that he would accept asylum in Brazil if offered, but not if it were in exchange for information about US intelligence. Snowden, in an interview broadcast late Sunday on the news show “Fantastico” on Globo TV network, also criticized the…

Snowden: NSA paid major computer security firm RSA $10 M to install flawed encryption

Security researchers have known for months that the NSA had compromised the Bsafe pseudo-random number generator created by RSA Security. But a new leak from Edward Snowden of pilfered NSA documents claims that the NSA actually paid RSA to make the compromised security protocol the default for its products. RSA…

Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over U.S. spying in return for asylum

NSA whistleblower says in letter he is willing to help in wake of revelations that President Dilma Rousseff’s phone was hacked Edward Snowden has offered to help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil in exchange for political asylum, in an open letter from the NSA whistleblower to the Brazilian…

NSA officials consider Edward Snowden amnesty in return for documents

National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the extensive document trove the whistleblower took from the agency. An amnesty, which does not have the support of the State Department, would represent a surprising denouement to an…

Günter Grass, Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis join 500 of the world’s leading authors to demand ‘digital bill of rights’ to curb surveillance

More than 500 of the world’s leading authors, including five Nobel prize winners, have condemned the scale of state surveillance revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden and warned that spy agencies are undermining democracy and must be curbed by a new international charter. The signatories, who come from 81 different…

From Turing to Snowden: How a WWII intelligence pact between the U.S. and UK forged modern surveillance

Revelations show transatlantic intelligence pact started in second world war is expanding beyond states’ ability to control it There haven’t been too many moments of levity over the past four months for those intimately involved in the story of Edward Snowden. It hasn’t been a laughing matter for the man himself, who…

Britain operating spy post from Berlin embassy: Snowden files

Britain has been operating a secret listening post from its Berlin embassy, a stone’s throw from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office, the Independent newspaper claimed on Tuesday. The report said Britain’s electronic eavesdropping centre GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) appeared to be using high-tech equipment on the embassy roof to intercept…

Snowden meets German legislator in secret location

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he’s willing to help German officials investigate alleged US spying in Germany and to testify to US Congress if charges against him were dropped, a German lawmaker revealed on Friday. At a press conference in Berlin on Friday, German opposition lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele said…

Germany, France, Spain carry out mass online and phone surveillance in collaboration with Britain: Snowden files

Spy agencies in Germany, France, Spain and Sweden are carrying out mass surveillance of online and phone traffic in collaboration with Britain, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the Guardian newspaper reported Saturday. Britain’s GCHQ electronic eavesdropping centre — which has a close relationship with the United States’ National…

PRISM pushes Germany towards a local internet

PRISM pushes Germany towards a local internet (via The Inquirer) GERMANY IS REACTING with a big “nein danke” to reports of US surveillance and is considering building an internet that is confined within German borders. We already know that the country is ticked off and has been since whistleblower Edward…

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