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German prosecutors say no evidence of US, UK eavesdropping
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German prosecutors say no evidence of US, UK eavesdropping

The examination was ordered after Snowden in 2013 revealed details of secret US eavesdropping programmes.

Man found guilty under UK terrorism laws after refusing to reveal passwords; campaigners voice personal privacy woes
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Man found guilty under UK terrorism laws after refusing to reveal passwords; campaigners voice personal privacy woes

Rabbani said that he had not provided the passwords as he wanted to protect the privacy of a client who he was working with on an anti-torture case.

Mistrust among US allies leads international experts to force NSA to step back from cryptography fight
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Mistrust among US allies leads international experts to force NSA to step back from cryptography fight

More than a dozen of the experts involved in the approval process for Simon and Speck feared that if the NSA was able to crack the encryption techniques, it would gain a “back door” into coded transmissions, according to the interviews and emails and other documents seen by Reuters.

Major technology firms absent from debate over renewal of US internet surveillance law
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Major technology firms absent from debate over renewal of US internet surveillance law

Technology companies and privacy groups have for years complained about US National Security Agency (NSA) collecting data of foreigners living overseas.

Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin: A timeline of tumultuous ties between Russia and US
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Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin: A timeline of tumultuous ties between Russia and US

Donald Trump will be the fourth American leader that Vladimir Putin has faced since taking helm in 2000. Here is a brief glance at the ebb and flow of relations between United States and Russia ever since

Germany's foreign intelligence spied on numerous US targets, even White House: Report
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Germany's foreign intelligence spied on numerous US targets, even White House: Report

Germany's foreign intelligence service spied on many official and business targets in the United States, including the White House, Spiegel weekly reported

Japan enacts controversial anti-terror law; critics warn wide-ranging provisions could violate human rights
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Japan enacts controversial anti-terror law; critics warn wide-ranging provisions could violate human rights

Japan enacted a controversial anti-terror law on Thursday, that sparked street protests and warnings from critics that it would stomp on citizens' privacy rights

Prosecutors say NSA leak suspect wrote 'burn the White House down'
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Prosecutors say NSA leak suspect wrote 'burn the White House down'

A 25-year-old intelligence contractor accused of leaking a top-secret report on Russian meddling in last year's US election wrote in a note that she wanted to "burn the White House down," prosecutors said.

Meet Reality Winner, the 25-year-old arrested for leaking file with federal secrets on Russia election hack
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Meet Reality Winner, the 25-year-old arrested for leaking file with federal secrets on Russia election hack

Winner's mother said she was stunned when her daughter called over the weekend, saying the FBI had come to her home and she was being arrested.

Edward Snowden is not a traitor: Vladimir Putin to Oliver Stone on The Putin Interviews
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Edward Snowden is not a traitor: Vladimir Putin to Oliver Stone on The Putin Interviews

In Oliver Stone's edgy new interview series, Vladimir Putin says he believes intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is no traitor and appears to confirm multiple assassination plots have targeted him

German court rejects mother's plea to access deceased daughter's Facebook account
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German court rejects mother's plea to access deceased daughter's Facebook account

In the Facebook case, the mother had sought access to her daughter's account to search for clues as to whether the girl had committed suicide.

Watch: Snowden lashes out at Hong Kong for rejecting refugees
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Watch: Snowden lashes out at Hong Kong for rejecting refugees

Fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden hit back at the Hong Kong government Thursday for rejecting the protection bids of a group of refugees who sheltered him while he was hiding out in the city.

WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning set to be released after seven years in prison
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WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning set to be released after seven years in prison

Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, is set to walk out of a military prison after seven years behind bars.

Leaked NSA hacking tools let it monitor SWIFT system and money flow between banks, says report
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Leaked NSA hacking tools let it monitor SWIFT system and money flow between banks, says report

Hackers released documents and files on Friday that cybersecurity experts said indicated the US National Security Agency had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks.

WikiLeaks: CIA director Mike Pompeo denounces the anti-secrecy group Donald Trump has praised
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WikiLeaks: CIA director Mike Pompeo denounces the anti-secrecy group Donald Trump has praised

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has denounced the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks as a "hostile intelligence service" and a threat to US national security, a condemnation that differed sharply from President Donald Trump's past praise of the organisation.

WikiLeaks releases documents exposing alleged CIA hacking programme
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WikiLeaks releases documents exposing alleged CIA hacking programme

The CIA can turn your TV into a listening device, bypass popular encryption apps, and possibly control your car, according to a trove of alleged documents from the US spy agency released on Tuesday by WikiLeaks.

Signal app will now let you make video calls on Android and iOS
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Signal app will now let you make video calls on Android and iOS

Open Whisper Systems' popular encrypted communication app Signal is getting a major update in the form of video calling. The video calling feature, coming on both Android and iOS apps, claims to improve the voice call quality as well. Voice quality has been an issue in the apps current avatar. The update is being rolled out gradually, so don't fret if you have not yet got it.

Russia considers returning Edward Snowden to US as 'gift'
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Russia considers returning Edward Snowden to US as 'gift'

Washington: Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a "gift" to US president Donald Trump who had said the National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower deserves to be executed for being a spy, according to a senior American intelligence official.

Privacy watchdog in Ireland challenges Facebook's data transfer mechanism in EU Court
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Privacy watchdog in Ireland challenges Facebook's data transfer mechanism in EU Court

Ireland's privacy watchdog has launched a bid to refer Facebook's data transfer mechanism to the European Union's top court in a landmark case that could put the shifting of data across the Atlantic under renewed legal threat.