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Trump to oust national security advisor HR McMaster, according to US media reports
Speculation is rife over who will be the next official to go.
Man arrested after shooting incident outside NSA headquarters
At least one person has been taken to hospital.
Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly and compares Russia hacking claims to anti-Semitism
The Russian president denied meddling in the US election.
Edward Snowden has joined Twitter - guess what's the one account he follows?
He’s had a few dealings with them in the past.
The NSA can't listen to people's phone calls - for now
Intelligence officials have warned the development could jeopardise Americans’ safety.
The NSA's massive collection of people's phone records is illegal
A US appeals court made the judgement today.
British spy agency might be able to tell when you say 'craic' or 'Dublin' on the phone
And “Belfast”, and “Seán” and “pub.”
One dead after attack by two men "disguised as women" on NSA headquarters
One person was shot dead after driving an SUV into the agency’s building.
British and American spies hacked company that makes Irish driving licences
Edward Snowden claims the NSA and GCHQ also targeted SIM cards used by companies including Vodafone and O2.
NSA sharing data with British spies was illegal... but it's not going to stop
Here’s why.
The NSA targeted an Irish company as part of its data-gathering activities
The latest documents released by Edward Snowden found that the NSA targeted SecurityKISS, a VPN service based in Dublin, using its computer system XKeyscore.
The US threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-a-day fine for not giving data to PRISM
The company challenged the US government on constitutional grounds, but failed and was forced to hand over the US user data.
NSA cyberwarfare system designed to 'fire back' without human clearance
Edward Snowden made the revelations in a comprehensive interview with Wired.
Snowden granted three-year residency in Russia, with permission to travel
“In the future Edward will have to decide whether to continue to live in Russia and become a citizen or to return to the United States,” his lawyer said today.
US Bill introduced to end NSA's bulk collection of phone records
If enacted, the legislation would be the most significant change in the wake of Edward Snowden’s information leaks.
Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests
Under the Obama administration the NSA has continued to grow and Libya has slipped into chaos, meanwhile relations with Russia are reaching crisis point.
Criminal proceedings on the table as Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row
The row has damaged US-German ties, with no resolution in sight just yet.
A suspected US double-agent has been 'arrested for spying' in Germany
It is likely to further strain US-German relations following previous revelations that the NSA spied on Merkel’s phone calls.
Guy pranks his friends by hacking into their webcams
Always feel like, somebody’s watching meeee.
Column: The digital world can support journalism - but who is supporting journalists?
A code and compass is needed to guide journalism through the challenges of going online, writes an NUJ Ethics Council member.
Obama proposes to end NSA bulk data collection
Under the proposals, telephone data will stay in the hands of phone companies, while the NSA would require permission from a judge to obtain specific records.
People tweeted wonderfully stupid questions to Edward Snowden's live webcast
The whistleblower was speaking to a crowd of 3,500 at US festival SXSW.
Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images
In one six-month period in 2008, the British spy agency collected webcam imagery from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts around the world.
Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? 'No comment, but...'
… US spy agencies would continue to “gather information about the intentions of governments”.
EU takes role of "honest broker" and pushes for less US control of the internet
The European Commission has set out a number of proposals to change the way the internet is run globally and reduce the level of control the US has over it.
Edward Snowden has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize
A letter from the Norwegian minister who nominated him said that he he has contributed to revealing “the extreme level of surveillance by nations”.
Head of Britain's 'eavesdropping agency' to step down
Iain Lobban is to leave GCHQ later this year after nearly six years as its director.
US and UK security agencies target Angry Birds and co for user data
Tracking a smartphone’s apps could reveal its settings, what documents it had downloaded, and in some cases, the owner’s political alignment or sexual orientation.
MSNBC cuts off politician mid-sentence to cover Justin Bieber's arrest
This news anchor is clearly a Belieber.
Obama clips NSA's wings but bulk collections will continue
The NSA will now have to seek court orders to access data on specific targets, but will continue to collect massive amounts of data.
Obama to unveil NSA data collection reforms
The US president is expected to roll out only modest changes to the way in which the NSA collects phone and internet information.
More Snowden revelations: NSA collected almost 200 million texts a day
The secret operation, codenamed ‘Dishfire’, used the messages to extract data on the location, contact networks and credit card details of mobile users.
Android-powered Blackphone aims to be first privacy-focused smartphone
The two companies behind it say that the phone will be unlocked and ready to pre-order at the end of February.
NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers
The technology has been used to monitor the Chinese Army, Mexican police and drug cartels, and trade institutions inside the European Union.
NY Times reporter fighting order to reveal his CIA sources
James Risen says he is willing to go to jail to protect those who gave him information.
US telecom companies reluctant to collect phone records for fear of lawsuits
It’s estimated that it would cost $60 million to move the records for the NSA program to phone providers
FBI director says he is baffled that Snowden is called a hero
FBI boss James Comey said he doesn’t understand how someone who disagrees with the way the US government works could be considered a hero or a whistleblower.
US judge rules NSA phone surveillance lawful
The issue could well end up in the Supreme Court.
'Privacy matters': Here's Edward Snowden's Alternative Christmas Message
In case you missed it, here is what he fugitive whistleblower had to say in Channel 4′s Alternative Christmas Message.
Edward Snowden to deliver Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message
It’s now 20 years since the British broadcaster began airing its alternative to the Queen’s annual televised address.