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Russia grants Edward Snowden permanent residency; not considering citizenship application, says lawyer
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Russia grants Edward Snowden permanent residency; not considering citizenship application, says lawyer

Snowden, who has occasionally criticised Moscow's policies, said that he was willing to return to the US if he's guaranteed a fair trial

Unlike Pegasus, Zhenhua lacks prowess to spy; China's claims on data harvesting a smokescreen, exposes its weaknesses
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Unlike Pegasus, Zhenhua lacks prowess to spy; China's claims on data harvesting a smokescreen, exposes its weaknesses

Zhenhua isn’t important for what it does, but what it tells us about China’s weaknesses and insecurities.

End to end encryption: All you need to know about this technology under threat from govts and law enforcement agencies
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End to end encryption: All you need to know about this technology under threat from govts and law enforcement agencies

Law enforcement and technologists have been arguing over encryption controls for more than two decades.

'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France
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'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France

Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France.

Podcast roundup: The best this week, from CYBER to The Last Laugh and The Ezra Klein Show
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Podcast roundup: The best this week, from CYBER to The Last Laugh and The Ezra Klein Show

Our lowdown on the best episodes from a selection of podcasts that deserve a listen this week. Ready to tune in?

Julian Assange arrest: Dark moment for press freedom, says Edward Snowden; no one is above the law, warns Theresa May
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Julian Assange arrest: Dark moment for press freedom, says Edward Snowden; no one is above the law, warns Theresa May

Fellow free-speech activists and American whistle-blower Edward Snowden had a message for journalists covering Assange's arrest, as he informed them that the United Nations had formally ruled Assange's "detention to be arbitrary, a violation of human rights." "They have repeatedly issued statements calling for him to walk free–including very recently," Snowden said.

NSA's controversial mass surveillance program could reportedly be coming to an end
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NSA's controversial mass surveillance program could reportedly be coming to an end

NSA could legally obtain call log data not only on foreign surveillance targets but also on Americans.

If you're looking for alternatives to WhatsApp, here are three recommendations
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If you're looking for alternatives to WhatsApp, here are three recommendations

In the wake of lynchings resulting from WhatsApp forwards, looking for alternatives is a good idea.

NSA is deleting more than 685 million call records obtained since 2015
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NSA is deleting more than 685 million call records obtained since 2015

The NSA's bulk collection of call records was curtailed by Congress after Edward Snowden's reveal.

Damage caused by Edward Snowden leak will increase in years to come, say US counterintelligence officials
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Damage caused by Edward Snowden leak will increase in years to come, say US counterintelligence officials

The US Government believes that information leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013 will have a impact on surveillance and security measures for years to come.

NSA collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans in 2017: Report
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NSA collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans in 2017: Report

The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second full year of a new surveillance system established at the spy agency after US lawmakers passed a law in 2015 that sought to limit its ability to collect such records in bulk.

Snowden responds to UIDAI tweet about Aadhaar; says third-party entities which ask for Aadhaar details have databases too
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Snowden responds to UIDAI tweet about Aadhaar; says third-party entities which ask for Aadhaar details have databases too

Snowden has tweeted an article authored by former India head RAW saying that it is one of those rare instances where he is in agreement with a former intelligence chief.

NSA's internet surveillance program advances as years-long effort by privacy advocates falls short by one vote
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NSA's internet surveillance program advances as years-long effort by privacy advocates falls short by one vote

The bill allows the NSA to eavesdrop on information from foreigners living outside the US via American companies

Edward Snowden tweets on Aadhaar data breech, says journo exposing leak merits award, not probe
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Edward Snowden tweets on Aadhaar data breech, says journo exposing leak merits award, not probe

American whistleblower Edward Snowden on Tuesday said the Indian journalist, whose report on alleged Aadhaar data breach has led to lodging of an FIR, merits an award

Edward Snowden shows support for journalist who unravelled Aadhaar data breach, holds UIDAI responsible for flaw
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Edward Snowden shows support for journalist who unravelled Aadhaar data breach, holds UIDAI responsible for flaw

Edward Snowden stated that such journalism which takes a stance against blatant government breaches should be awarded rather than investigated upon.

Edward Snowden releases 'Haven', a privacy protection app that transforms your Android phone into a spy tool
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Edward Snowden releases 'Haven', a privacy protection app that transforms your Android phone into a spy tool

The app is designed to prevent the so-called “Evil Maid” attack that targets unattended computers. This could be in a hotel room, an office space, etc.

US House panel passes legislation aimed at overhauling certain aspects of NSA's internet surveillance programme
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US House panel passes legislation aimed at overhauling certain aspects of NSA's internet surveillance programme

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allows the NSA to collect digital communications from foreign suspects living outside the US.

US Senate panel approves legislation to renew the National Security Agency's internet surveillance program
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US Senate panel approves legislation to renew the National Security Agency's internet surveillance program

Senators introduced legislation that would require the NSA to obtain a warrant for queries of data on Americans under an internet surveillance program.

NSA report says Saudi king Prince Salman bin Sultan ordered attacks by Syrian rebels in 2013
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NSA report says Saudi king Prince Salman bin Sultan ordered attacks by Syrian rebels in 2013

According to a National Security Agency (NSA) report, the rocket attacks in March 2013 in the Syrian capital Damascus were ordered by a member of the the Saudi royal family, Prince Salman bin Sultan.