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# nsa - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Edward Snowden declares "mission accomplished" on leaks NSA

Edward Snowden declares "mission accomplished" on leaks

The former NSA contractor has given his first in-person interview since arriving in Russia in June.

# nsa - Thursday 19 December, 2013

NSA powers have 'gone too far' says White House panel

The mass collection of private phonecalls should be stopped, the review says.

# nsa - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Obama meets heads of Twitter, Facebook and Apple to discuss NSA spying

The internet company bosses fear that NSA operations have crossed constitutional lines and infringe the privacy of their customers.

# nsa - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Snowden offers Brazil help in investigating spying in exchange for asylum

The NSA whistleblower says that until he is granted political asylum, he cannot speak out.

# nsa - Friday 13 December, 2013

NSA review panel calls for reform and end to call gathering

The panel proposes stricter guidelines and a higher standard of proof before the NSA allowed to collect and search data.

# nsa - Monday 9 December, 2013

Major tech companies ask US government to reform surveillance laws

The companies which include Facebook, Microsoft and Google are demanding the government to allow greater transparency and accountability when requesting public data.

# nsa - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers

Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?

# nsa - Thursday 5 December, 2013

NSA gathers nearly 5 billion call records a day worldwide

The agency collects this information to do what it calls “target development” – finding unknown associates of targets it already knows about.

# nsa - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Guardian editor defends publication of NSA leaks in the face of tough questioning

Alan Rusbridger said he was “surprised” when committee chairman Keith Vaz asked him: “Do you love this country?”

# nsa - Friday 22 November, 2013

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss

Eric Schmidt believes that better encryption methods will help prevent governments from restricting freedom of expression.

# nsa - Friday 8 November, 2013

Guardian editor faces grilling over Edward Snowden's NSA leaks

Alan Rusbridger has been asked to appear before the British parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee next month.

# nsa - Thursday 7 November, 2013

"Our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee. Al-Qaeda is lapping it up." - MI6

British spy chiefs said today that intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden were being used by enemies to change the way they operate.

# nsa - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Column: The NSA spying scandal is coming at an awkward time for the US...

US spying worldwide threatens to undermine several US IT companies – like Google, Facebook, and Linkedin – as well as major US-led trade pacts, writes John O’Donnell.

# nsa - Monday 4 November, 2013

Google boss says US data spying "outrageous" and potentially illegal

Eric Schmidt was responding to reports that the US government spied on the company’s data centres.

# nsa - Friday 1 November, 2013

John Kerry: Yes, US spying 'has reached too far' at times

The admission by the US Secretary of State was unprecedented as the tense row between the US and Europe rumbles on.

# nsa - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Tánaiste on NSA spying: 'Friends don’t bug each other's telephones'

Eamon Gilmore has said that the government does not have any information that the US carried out surveillance on its activities.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Happy Halloween! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# nsa - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

NSA 'tapped into links to Google, Yahoo data centres'

The latest reports show that a programme intercepted data flows – and it was operated jointly with the NSA’s British counterpart.

Even the Pope has had his phone tapped by the US says Italian magazine

The NSA snooped on Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s residence in the Vatican before he was elected as Pope Francis in March according to Panorama magazine.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# nsa - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'

The CodePink protestors sat behind the National Security Agency’s chief at hearings today.

NSA chief: Europe spy reports are "completely false"

General Keith Alexander made the comments after reports of alleged snooping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

A 'total review' on US surveillance operations ordered

Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein wants a sweeping review into spying on EU allies.

Poll: Should the US apologise for spying on world leaders? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the US apologise for spying on world leaders?

The US is under increasing pressure to explain its covert surveillance programmes – but does it need to apologise?

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# nsa - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Weird Wide Web: Self-driving cars, printed weapons and is the NSA watching you?

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# nsa - Thursday 24 October, 2013

# nsa - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Merkel calls Obama over claims the US is spying on her mobile phone

President Obama denied the claim according to a US spokesperson.

# nsa - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Hollande tells Obama of "deep disapproval" over US spying

France and Mexico have joined the list of US allies angry over reports of spying, following more leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

# nsa - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Column: Do you 'compartmentalise' your life on social media?

Is Facebook for friends and Twitter for the truth? Molly Garboden writes about how showing different sides to yourself to different people is a trick as old as time.

# nsa - Friday 18 October, 2013

Snowden insists Russia has no access to NSA files

In an interview with The New York Times, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that he did not take any documents with him to Moscow.

# nsa - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Column: For some people, digital surveillance can mark the difference between life and death

For most, debates about the snooping NSA and GCHQ are little more than great material for a chat down the pub – but for human rights defenders around the world, digital security is synonymous with personal security, writes Mary Lawlor.

# nsa - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Brazil president to postpone US state visit over NSA spy row USA

Brazil president to postpone US state visit over NSA spy row

Dilma Rousseff has spoken to US President Barack Obama a number of times about the issue.

# nsa - Monday 9 September, 2013

NSA 'can access most smartphone data'

That is according to the German newspaper Der Spiegel, which says that data included contacts, call lists, SMS traffic and more.

# nsa - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about two reports into suicide in Ireland, a major crash on a motorway, and the Dublin mayor who’s giving himself a pay cut…

# nsa - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Someone spied on this Reddit user — using a bugged extension cable

Commenters on the social news website analysed images of a strange collection of wires found inside an extension lead — and identified it as surveillance equipment.

# nsa - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Column: The drama surrounding Manning and Snowden is diverting attention from what matters

Manning’s gender identity crisis and the drama surrounding Snowden’s exile have simultaneously propelled them further into the media spotlight, while diverting us from the substance and consequence of their leaks, writes John Devitt.

# nsa - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Guardian editor: The British government forced us to destroy hard drives

The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has said that senior government officials pressured his paper to destroy files related to its recent stories about the National Security Agency in the US.

# nsa - Monday 19 August, 2013

Husband of journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London

Metropolitan Police confirmed that David Miranda, husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was held up as he passed through London’s Heathrow Airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin.

# nsa - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality Cooling Off This post contains videos

Obama cancels Putin summit, says Russia displaying a new "Cold War" mentality

Washington has called off a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, which had been due to take place on the fringes of next month’s G20 summit.