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Edward Snowden won’t return to U.S. without a fair trial, lawyer says

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Edward Snowden’s lawyer on Wednesday sought to tamp down speculation that the fugitive whistle-blower could soon return to the United States. Anatoly Kucherena told a news conference Tuesday that his client wants to go home and has teamed up with

Doubt cast over US torture investigation as more CIA detainees come forward

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More lawyers for men allegedly tortured by the CIA are coming forward to say that the major US criminal investigation into torture never interviewed their clients. The Justice Department inquiry, concluded in 2012 without charging anyone involved in the CIA’s

Court Considers Suit Against NSA Phone Surveillance

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WASHINGTON—Can a government computer program violate a person’s constitutional rights? A federal appeals court weighing the legality of a controversial National Security Agency phone surveillance program wrestled with that question Tuesday as it discussed whether someone’s rights could be violated

Switzerland ‘won’t extradite Snowden’ in return for NSA testimony

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Switzerland has reportedly decided it will not extradite National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden to the US if he comes to testify against the NSA’s spying activities, Swiss media said. In the document, titled “What rules are to be followed

The executive order that led to mass spying, as told by NSA alumni

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One thing sits at the heart of what many consider a surveillance state within the US today. The problem does not begin with political systems that discourage transparency or technologies that can intercept everyday communications without notice. Like everything else

Snowden’s Revelations Bring Changes to US Intelligence Gathering

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For more than a year,  former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been living in Russia, having been granted asylum. He is wanted in the United States on espionage charges after making public key intelligence documents dealing with the U.S.

Lawyer for Edward Snowden says Russia letting NSA leaker stay for 3 more years

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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia through the end of July 2017 after receiving a three-year residence permit, his lawyer said Thursday. Analtoly Kucherena was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying that

Canadian intelligence sweeps often intercept private data

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In its fight against Chinese espionage and other cyberthreats, Canada’s electronic-intelligence agency intercepts citizens’ private messages without judicial warrants. A 22-page “Operational Procedures for Cyber Defence” document obtained by The Globe speaks to just how Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)

NSA mass spying undermines journalists and attorneys’ ability to work

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Dozens of journalists and attorneys surveyed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch for a new report say that the United States government’s surveillance operations are eroding their ability to work. The results of the collaborative effort

European Court Says Torture Used on CIA ‘Black Sites’

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(Reuters) – The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining

Microsoft lawyer says future is ‘bleak’ because of NSA surveillance

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Microsoft’s top lawyer doesn’t see much reason to be optimistic going forward if the National Security Agency doesn’t stop its bulk collection of private data, pointing to a “bleak future” and a lack of justice and accountability. Speaking at the

Judge upholds order demanding release of CIA torture accounts

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A military judge has rejected the US government’s attempts to keep accounts of the CIA’s torture of a detainee secret, setting up a fateful choice for the Obama administration in staunching the fallout from its predecessor’s brutal interrogations. In a

NSA: Our systems are so complex we can’t stop them from deleting data wanted for lawsuit

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The National Security Agency recently used a novel argument for not holding onto information it collects about users online activity: it’s too complex. The agency is facing a slew of lawsuits over its surveillance programs, many launched after former NSA

Vodafone Privacy Disclosures Seen Spurring Rivals to Follow

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The National Security Agency recently used a novel argument for not holding onto information it collects about users online activity: it’s too complex. The agency is facing a slew of lawsuits over its surveillance programs, many launched after former NSA

Snowden’s lawyer says assumes his Russian asylum will be extended

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BERLIN (Reuters) – A lawyer for former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden told German radio on Thursday that he expected his client’s asylum in Russia to be extended beyond July. “We assume that it will be extended,” Wolfgang Kaleck, Snowden’s

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

Is Edward Snowden a ‘real’ spy?

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Edward Snowden says he’s a spy. True? Not really. If a spy is anyone who has worked at a spy agency then, sure, he’s a spy, having worked at both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency

America’s Most Famous Whistleblower Is Trying to Come Back to the U.S.

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden turned heads when he decided to seek asylum in Russia — and now he might be rethinking that choice. According to Snowden’s lawyer in Germany, Wolfgang Kaleck, there are ongoing negotiations with the U.S. government for Snowden

NSA to test legal limits on surveillance if USA Freedom Act becomes law

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In a secured room beneath the US Capitol last week, legislative aides working to finalize a bill intended to constrain the National Security Agency attempted to out-think a battery of lawyers working for the Obama administration and the intelligence services.

Snowden being manipulated by Russian intelligence: ex-NSA chief

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(Reuters) – Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed the U.S. government’s data collection programs, is now likely under the control of Russian intelligence agencies, according to former NSA Director, General Keith Alexander. Alexander, who retired on March