Tag: Sweden

US pressured Norway to arrest & extradite Snowden, seize all devices – documents

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The US repeatedly asked Norway to detain and deport whistleblower Edward Snowden if he tried to enter its territory in the aftermath of his leaks on mass US global surveillance, Norwegian media revealed citing formal requests. Norway’s Ministry of Foreign

The Dutch “Surveillance Kings of Europe” Are About to Get Even Nosier

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AMSTERDAM — When the exiled American whistleblower Edward Snowden dubbed the Dutch “the Surveillance Kings of Europe” earlier this year, he attracted little attention outside The Netherlands. But he was talking about an issue with global implications, not least for

Edward Snowden wins Swedish human rights award for NSA revelations

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden received several standing ovations in the Swedish parliament after being given the Right Livelihood award for his revelations of the scale of state surveillance. Snowden, who is in exile in Russia, addressed the parliament by video from

Seven reasons why Russia is spying on its neighbours

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Russia is ramping up covert and military operations in eastern and northern Europe. On Monday, the secret service of the Czech Republic reported an “extremely high” number of intelligence officers working from Russia’s embassy in Prague. Earlier this month, Poland

Julian Assange to leave Ecuadorian embassy ‘soon”

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building “soon”, without giving further details. Britain’s Sky News, part owned by Rupert

U.S. spy plane avoids dangerous run in with Russian jet

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An RC-125 Five Joint evaded the Russians by flying into Swedish airspace without Sweden’s permission on July 18 This is just one day after the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed down in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board

Gov’ts to be able to spy on citizens using DNA – Wikileaks founder Assange

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“We will see a situation that Sweden has had for more than a decade… which is everyone has a number, everyone’s DNA is taken at birth, their DNA is encoded onto their identity documents or connected to it, to their

Russia intensifies espionage in Sweden, security service says

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 7 (UPI) — Russia’s intensified espionage efforts in Sweden include preparations for war, the Swedish government security service Sapo warned Monday. “The most serious threat we see right now are war preparations,” Sapo chief counter-intelligence analyst Wilhelm

Independent commission to investigate future of internet after NSA revelations

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A major independent commission headed by the Swedish foreign minister, Carl Bildt, was launched on Wednesday to investigate the future of the internet in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. The two-year inquiry, announced at the World Economic Forum

Brazil’s Rousseff targets internet companies after NSA spying

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(Reuters) – Angered by reports that the U.S. government spied on her and other Brazilians, President Dilma Rousseff is pushing new legislation that would seek to force Google, Facebook and other internet companies to store locally gathered data inside Brazil.

Brazil may reject US fighter jet deal over NSA spying scandal

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Brazilian officials have expressed reluctance to purchasing dozens of military planes from the US after it was revealed that the NSA not only closely monitored Brazilian energy and military affairs, but also mined for commercial secrets. The US had planned

NSA leaks: UK blocks crucial espionage talks between US and Europe

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First talks to soothe transatlantic tensions to be restricted to data privacy and Prism programme after Britain and Sweden's veto Britain has blocked the first crucial talks on intelligence and espionage between European officials and their American counterparts since the

REVIEW: Democracy, Law and Security. Internal Security Services in Contemporary Europe

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By Jean-Paul Brodeur, Peter Gill, and Dennis Töllborg, eds.  New York: NY:  Columbia University Press, 2003.  354 pages. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The academic attention to intelligence as a factor in international relations and domestic security has increased markedly in the last twenty

Hackers Claim to Target UK Justice Ministry Site

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Britain's Ministry of Justice said Monday it was looking into disruptions on its website, after online activists claimed they hacked into the site as part of a campaign to back WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The loosely-organized group of hackers known

Julian Assange: UK seeks diplomacy with Ecuador

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The UK has insisted it will not grant Julian Assange "safe passage" to Ecuador as it seeks a diplomatic solution to him being given asylum. Downing Street said the government was obliged to extradite Mr Assange to Sweden where he