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Barack Obama's farewell speech: Gratitude, vigilance and grace mark POTUS' swansong
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Barack Obama's farewell speech: Gratitude, vigilance and grace mark POTUS' swansong

President Barack Obama delivered a farewell address at Chicago's McCormick Place on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning IST) that was as high on emotion as it was rich with insight and pointers for the future

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden sends strong anti-surveillance message to Donald Trump
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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden sends strong anti-surveillance message to Donald Trump

In a clear message to US President-elect Donald Trump, the famed National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has said that government surveillance programmes will create "vulnerabilities" for social media users.

Edward Snowden on Fake News: Censorship is not a solution
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Edward Snowden on Fake News: Censorship is not a solution

Snowden showed disappointment in the fact that some news sources did not care about the truth anymore.

Demonetisation: Going cashless can give rise to online scams; we need to stop volunteering data
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Demonetisation: Going cashless can give rise to online scams; we need to stop volunteering data

The 'half a million pounds' is a reflection of the contempt in which these scam artists hold the masses.

Legion hacker group: Protect your privacy with the same tools that hackers use to protect theirs
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Legion hacker group: Protect your privacy with the same tools that hackers use to protect theirs

In a world where knowledge is power, it’s best to avoid giving out information willy-nilly.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will interview Edward Snowden on Periscope
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will interview Edward Snowden on Periscope

Jack Dorsey is a known supporter of the Pardon Snowden movement, an initiative that aims to get a presidential pardon for Snowden.

US and UK spies tried accessing data from passengers' mobile phones on commercial airline, says report
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US and UK spies tried accessing data from passengers' mobile phones on commercial airline, says report

American and British spy agencies have tried to intercept data from passengers' mobile phones on commercial airlines including Air France, French media has reported, citing documents from US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Obama will not pardon NSA leaker Edward Snowden
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Obama will not pardon NSA leaker Edward Snowden

Upon being quizzed as to whether he could pardon Snowden, United States presidnet Barack Obama was quick to comment that he simply cannot, for a variety of reasons.

Trump win could result in increased domestic surveillance and spying, warns Snowden
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Trump win could result in increased domestic surveillance and spying, warns Snowden

Donald Trump's election as U.S. president raises concern that Washington may increase the intrusiveness of domestic intelligence gathering, former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said on Monday, warning that democratic checks and balances were losing ground to authoritarianism.

China’s new cybersecurity law: Don’t claim sovereignty over cyberspace in the name of cybersecurity
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China’s new cybersecurity law: Don’t claim sovereignty over cyberspace in the name of cybersecurity

The latest move in this direction is the passing of a highly controversial regulation on cybersecurity in China, a move which has triggered concerns from not just businesses worldwide, but also human rights groups.

Booz Allen Hamilton has hired former FBI chief to review security after NSA contractor gets arrested
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Booz Allen Hamilton has hired former FBI chief to review security after NSA contractor gets arrested

Booz Allen Hamilton said on Thursday it had hired a former FBI chief to conduct an external review of its security practices, after the consulting firm learnt for the second time in three years that an employee working under contract with the National Security Agency had been charged with stealing classified information.

Threat to privacy is pushing people towards tools that hide IP address like Onion router
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Threat to privacy is pushing people towards tools that hide IP address like Onion router

Perceived threats from other individuals, groups of people and governments are forcing internet users to turn to IP obfuscation tools, such as the onion router, says a study.

Challenges to tackle Insider threat regains focus after the arrest of former NSA contractor
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Challenges to tackle Insider threat regains focus after the arrest of former NSA contractor

The arrest of a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor for allegedly stealing classified information represents the second known case since 2013 of a government contractor being publicly accused of removing secret data from the intelligence agency.

NSA contractor arrested for stealing highly classified information
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NSA contractor arrested for stealing highly classified information

A National Security Agency contractor has been arrested and charged with stealing highly classified information, authorities said on Wednesday, a data breach that could mark a damaging new leak about the US government's surveillance efforts.

Nobel Prize 2016: Chemistry Prize could go to gene-editing, new elements or rechargeable batteries
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Nobel Prize 2016: Chemistry Prize could go to gene-editing, new elements or rechargeable batteries

The Nobel Chemistry Prize is to be announced on Wednesday, with observers suggesting it could go to gene-editing, the invention of the rechargeable battery or the discovery of new periodic elements.

Norwegian appeals court dismisses lawsuit to guarantee Snowden's safe travel
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Norwegian appeals court dismisses lawsuit to guarantee Snowden's safe travel

Snowden, who is currently in Russia, faces US charges that could land him in prison for up to 30 years for leaking details of a secret US eavesdropping programme.

Edward Snowden warns against using Allo because of Google surveillance
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Edward Snowden warns against using Allo because of Google surveillance

Edward Snowden, an ex CIA employee who exposed several global surveillance operations has recommended that users avoid the Allo messaging app by Google.

Edward Snowden challenges US House panel report terming him 'disgruntled employee'
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Edward Snowden challenges US House panel report terming him 'disgruntled employee'

WikiLeaks whistleblower and former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden hit back on Friday at a House Intelligence Committee report that described him as a "disgruntled employee" and not a "principled whistleblower".

Edward Snowden not a 'whistleblower', but 'serial exaggerator and fabricator': US House panel report
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Edward Snowden not a 'whistleblower', but 'serial exaggerator and fabricator': US House panel report

A US congressional intelligence committee on Thursday issued a scathing report accusing former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden not a whistleblower, risked US national security: White House
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Edward Snowden not a whistleblower, risked US national security: White House

The White House has said Edward Snowden, a former CIA contractor who leaked classified government documents, is not a whistleblower and someone who put at risk the lives of Americans and the national security.