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Internet titans shine light on secret US requests
Internet titans shine light on secret US requests

Internet titans eager to regain the trust of users for the first time on Monday provided insight into numbers of secret requests for user data made by the US government.

Internet titans shine light on secret US requests
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Canada captured data from airport travelers via Wifi: report

As a trial run for the NSA and other foreign intelligence agencies, Canadian intelligence collected data from Canadian travelers who passed through major airports and connected to Wifi.

Canada captured data from airport travelers via Wifi: report
US admiral nominated to be next NSA chief
US admiral nominated to be next NSA chief

President Barack Obama has nominated a US Navy officer, Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, to take over as head of the embattled National Security Agency.

US admiral nominated to be next NSA chief
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev. ©Reuters/Ruben Sprich
Azerbaijan 'capture' Armenian spy after failed raid

Azerbaijani forces say they have captured an Armenian spy following the latest in a series of tit-for-tat raids along the volatile frontier between the two arch-foes.

Azerbaijan 'capture' Armenian spy after failed raid
LatAm summit lashes out at US spying
LatAm summit lashes out at US spying

Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday railed against US spying as he opened a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders set up by Venezuela's late anti-US leader Hugo Chavez.

LatAm summit lashes out at US spying
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US, tech firms agree on spy agency data disclosure

The United States agreed to give technology firms the ability to publish broad details of how their customer data has been targeted by US spy agencies.

US, tech firms agree on spy agency data disclosure
Germany welcomes Obama's pledge to curb mass spying
Germany welcomes Obama's pledge to curb mass spying

Berlin welcomed on Friday President Barack Obama's pledge to curtail the reach of the secretive US spy agency, stressing that German law must be respected on German soil.

Germany welcomes Obama's pledge to curb mass spying
NSA scoops up millions of text messages a day: report
NSA scoops up millions of text messages a day: report

The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million mobile phone text messages a day from around the world, a report said Thursday, in the latest revelations from the Edward Snowden files.

NSA scoops up millions of text messages a day: report
Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden
Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden

President Barack Obama presents Americans on Friday with long-awaited reforms of spy agency phone and Internet data collection sweeps, prompted by the damaging torrent of leaks unleashed by Edward Snowden.

Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden
Spain satisfied with US explanation on NSA spying: PM
Spain satisfied with US explanation on NSA spying: PM

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Monday after meeting with US President Barack Obama that Spain had received a "satisfactory" explanation of reports that American spies bugged European leaders' phones.

Spain satisfied with US explanation on NSA spying: PM
U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. ©Reuters/Grigory Dukor
Obama invites Merkel to Washington after phone-tap row

President Barack Obama invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Washington on Wednesday, hoping to mend fences after a row provoked by revelations of US eavesdropping on her cellphone.

Obama invites Merkel to Washington after phone-tap row
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Snowden declares 'mission accomplished' on leaks

Just six months after first leaking National Security Agency secrets in a move that triggered a revaluation of US surveillance policies, Edward Snowden is declaring "mission's already accomplished."

Snowden declares 'mission accomplished' on leaks
Snowden in charm offensive in Brazil's press
Snowden in charm offensive in Brazil's press

Intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and faces US espionage charges, on Sunday lauded Brazil's vibrant democracy.

Snowden in charm offensive in Brazil's press
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Snowden offers to help Brazil investigate NSA spying

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden offered to help Brazil defeat US spying Tuesday but, in an open letter, said he needs permanent political asylum to do so.

Snowden offers to help Brazil investigate NSA spying
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US, Britain 'spying on virtual world': report

Freshly leaked documents by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Monday revealed spies disguised as fantasy characters prowled online games hunting terrorists.

US, Britain 'spying on virtual world': report
North Korea's powerbroker: ousted or just out of sight?
North Korea's powerbroker: ousted or just out of sight?

South Korea's spy agency believes North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has just carried out the most significant leadership purge since taking power two years ago, but confirmation may be a long time coming.

North Korea's powerbroker: ousted or just out of sight?
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Canada let NSA spy on G20, G8 summits: report

Canada allowed America's National Security Agency to spy on G20 talks in Toronto in 2010 and at the G8 summit days earlier, according to documents cited by public broadcaster CBC.

Canada let NSA spy on G20, G8 summits: report
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NSA snooped on Islamists' porn habits: report

The National Security Agency planned to discredit Islamist "radicals" by spying on their online pornography habits, The Huffington Post reported Wednesday, citing a document leaked by ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

NSA snooped on Islamists' porn habits: report
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Chinese cyber spying may justify sanctions: US panel

A US panel Wednesday raised the specter of sanctions against China, warning Congress that Beijing has not curbed its rampant spying on American interests, a major national security concern.

Chinese cyber spying may justify sanctions: US panel
Antennas of the former NSA. ©Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
Australia spied on Indonesia president: reports

Australian spy agencies attempted to listen to the phone calls of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and targeted his wife and senior ministers, reports said Monday, drawing a demand for answers from Jakarta.

Australia spied on Indonesia president: reports