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Snowden unlikely to ‘man up’ in face of Espionage Act, legal adviser says

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Responding to US secretary of state’s comments, Snowden adviser Ben Wizner says ‘negotiated settlement’ would be necessary. An adviser to Edward Snowden said on Wednesday that an unfair legal landscape made it unlikely that the NSA whistleblower would take US

China to ditch US consulting firms over suspected espionage

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State-owned Chinese companies will cease to work with US consulting companies like McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group over fears they are spying on behalf of the US government. US consulting companies McKinsey, BCG, Bain & Company, and Strategy&, formerly Booz

Snowden obtained nearly 2 million classified files in NSA leak – Pentagon report

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Edward Snowden downloaded 1.7 million intelligence files from US agencies, the most secrets ever to be stolen from the US government in a single instance in the nation’s history, according to lawmakers who have viewed a classified Pentagon report. Legislators

Ex-Microsoft privacy adviser: I don’t trust company after NSA revelations

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Microsoft's former chief privacy adviser says he does not have faith in the security of the software company's technology, following revelations about the US's NSA spy agency published in the Guardian. Caspar Bowden, who between 2002 and 2011 was in

UK spies point to more diverse terror threats

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