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Edward Snowden Wants To Come Home, Still Faces Charges For NSA Leaks

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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden wants to come back home to the United States, but U.S. officials said the fugitive whistleblower would have to stand trial for leaking details about the NSA’s secret mass surveillance programs, Reuters reported.

Meet the D.C. Circuit Judges Who Will Decide NSA Case

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When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit convenes Nov. 4 to consider the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone data, lawyers will make their case to one judge steeped in surveillance issues in recent years. The

Russian Security Expert: Snowden Is Leaving Out Key Details About Russian Spies Approaching Him

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Edward Snowden acknowledges that Russian spies offered to work with him when he arrived in Moscow and says he turned them down. But the former NSA systems administrator refuses to discuss the details. Greg Miller of The Washington Post reports

Pentagon report: scope of intelligence compromised by Snowden ‘staggering’

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A top-secret Pentagon report to assess the damage to national security from the leak of classified National Security Agency documents by Edward Snowden concluded that “the scope of the compromised knowledge related to US intelligence capabilities is staggering”. The Guardian

NSA monitors WiFi on US planes ‘in violation’ of privacy laws

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Companies that provide WiFi on US domestic flights are handing over their data to the NSA, adapting their technology to allow security services new powers to spy on passengers. In doing so, they may be in violation of privacy laws.

Hackers sue Merkel & entire German govt over NSA spying

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Europe’s largest association of hackers has filed a criminal complaint against the German government for aiding foreign spying by NSA and GCHQ, and violating the right to citizens’ privacy, basing their case on leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Chaos

CIA ‘admits’ to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it

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After years of denials, the Central Intelligence Agency has revealed that it did keep a file on Noam Chomsky, an eminent American linguist and anti-war academic, in the 1970s. But the files may have illegally been destroyed, report American media.

Snowden’s father and lawyer receive Russian visas, plan trip to Moscow

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The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden has obtained a Russian visa and, along with his attorney, plans to visit his son in Moscow “very soon.” The exact date of the trip has not been disclosed. “We now have a

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Bradley Edward Manning (born December 17, 1987) is a United States Army soldier who was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks. He was ultimately charged with 22 offenses, including

Manning acquitted of worst charge, aiding enemy

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U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy – the most serious charge he faced – but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. The judge,

Former NASA Langley Research Center contractor arrested by FBI in Va. on plane bound for China

NORFOLK, Va. — A Chinese national who worked at NASA’s Langley Research Center has been arrested on a plane bound for Beijing on charges of lying to federal agents. Bo Jiang made his initial appearance Monday in Norfolk federal court.

CIA “overlooked” Osama bin Laden movie documents

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The Central Intelligence Agency says it "inadvertently overlooked" documents related to its assistance to filmmakers creating a movie about the Osama bin Laden raid and failed to hand them over as part of a lawsuit against the CIA and the

Pakistan’s spy agency faces court ultimatum

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Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan's all-powerful spy agency could face an unprecedented challenge from the nation's high court after a lawyer representing seven victims urged contempt of court charges Friday. The Supreme Court had given the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency