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WATCH LIVE: House Judiciary Committee investigates the Obama’s use of warrantless surveillance under FISA

Watch live as representatives from the Department of Justice, the National Security Agency, the FBI and the ACLU discuss the revelations about warrantless surveillance — including those reported by The Guardian based on Edward Snowden’s leaks. UPDATE: Apparently Raw Story has been blocked by the broadcaster from carrying the stream.…

Sen. Lindsay Graham suggests Olympics boycott over possible Snowden asylum in Russia

According to a report in a political blog, Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Obama should consider a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia if Edward Snowden is given asylum there. In a report from The Hill…  …

Putin: Snowden will leave as soon as he’s able to

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who has been stuck in a Moscow airport for three weeks, would leave Russia as soon as he is able. He also accused Washington of preventing the fugitive from leaving Russia after he arrived from Hong Kong on…

Is it illegal for the U.S. to block Edward Snowden’s asylum claim?

Is the United States illegally trying to block Edward Snowden’s right to seek asylum in other nations? That’s what the National Security Agency leaker asserts. In a meeting Friday at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, he told representatives of human…  …

Edward Snowden’s journey from high school drop-out to focus of international intrigue

Hunted as a US traitor and at the center of a diplomatic row, Edward Snowden got off to a less spectacular start in life: he is a self-confessed geek and high school dropout. Snowden, 30, who Friday told human rights activists in Moscow that he wanted to claim asylum in…

Snowden’s full statement from Moscow: ‘I did what I believed right’

Full transcript of the statement made by Edward Snowden, in which he accepts all offers of asylum he has been given Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, posted by WikiLeaks: Friday July 12, 15:00 UTC Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago,…

Snowden announces plans to apply for asylum in Russia

MOSCOW — Edward Snowden could stay in Russia if he stops issuing leaks that damage the United States, the Kremlin said Friday after the US fugitive told rights activists in a Moscow airport that he is seeking asylum in Russia. “Mr. Snowden could hypothetically stay in Russia if he: first,…

Edward Snowden has not replied to asylum offer: Venezuela

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has yet to reply to Venezuela’s offer of asylum, Venezuelan foreign Minister Elias Jaua told AFP on Thursday. “Not yet,” Jaua said on the sidelines of a meeting of the Mercosur trade bloc in Montevideo when asked if Caracas had received a response to the…

Rights groups challenge widespread Internet spying in France

French rights groups are to file a criminal complaint Thursday in a bid to uncover the roles played by Internet giants in the widespread spying revealed by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. Lawyers said the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and the Human Rights League would file the ‘complaint against…

Venezuelan minister: Facebook users unwittingly work as CIA informants

A government minister in Venezuela, which has offered fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asylum, is urging her countrymen to cancel their Facebook accounts lest they be targeted by US snooping. “Fellow Venezuelans: cancel your Facebook accounts, since you unwittingly have worked as CIA informants! Look at the Snowden case!”…

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