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#NSA

# nsa - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Edward Snowden has - finally - been allowed to leave Moscow airport

The fugitive US intelligence leaker had been staying in the airport for more than a month, but has been given temporary asylum in Russia.

# nsa - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Merkel defends secret surveillance for security purposes

In her most detailed comments on the spying claims made by Edward Snowden, the German chancellor defended the role of secret services in keeping populations safe.

# nsa - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?

The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.

# nsa - Friday 5 July, 2013

WikiLeaks: Snowden makes 6 new asylum applications

WikiLeaks it would not be identifying the countries involved “due to attempted US interference” in the Edward Snowden’s asylum applications.

# nsa - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎

Austrian and Bolivian officials are insisting the US leaker was not on President Evo Morales’s jet when it landed overnight.

# nsa - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Lots of countries reject Edward Snowden's request for asylum - but two say 'maybe'

Bolivia and Venezuela have both said that they would consider an asylum application from the NSA whistleblower.

Poll: Should Ireland grant asylum to Edward Snowden? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland grant asylum to Edward Snowden?

NSA whistleblower and fugitive Edward Snowden has asked for asylum in 20 countries. Should Ireland grant it?

Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations

The whistleblower is accusing the US Government of pressuring leaders of countries from which he has sought protection.

# nsa - Monday 1 July, 2013

Ed Snowden applies for asylum in Russia, Putin: He can stay if he stops leaking

A Russian official has confirmed to AFP that the US whistleblower and fugitive has applied for political asylum.

# nsa - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Tonight's Evening Fix... now with added apologies from Death Row inmates

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Observer newspaper pulls front page story about the NSA

The source quoted in the front page story has become known for his views that US President Barack Obama is secretly gay and that the Boston bombing suspects were government agents.

# nsa - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'

Moscow is refusing to respond to US efforts to have the former NSA contractor handed over.

# nsa - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Edward Snowden's choice of Ecuador is riddled with problems

Uncovered documents show the South American country has major surveillance capabilities.

# nsa - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

White House cranks up the pressure to find Edward Snowden

Julian Assange has said Snowden is ‘safe’ after leaving Hong Kong after the United States revoked his passport.

# nsa - Monday 24 June, 2013

Ed Snowden vanishes in Moscow after skipping his flight to Cuba

Julian Assange says he knows where the former NSA contractor is – as the US whistleblower applies for asylum in Ecuador.

Ed Snowden was supposed to be on this flight to Cuba... but he didn't turn up

Mystery surrounds the location of the former US intelligence contractor who blew the whistle on America’s surveillance programmes.

US tells Russia to give Snowden back as whistleblower set to leave Moscow

The former National Security Agency employee is reported to be heading for the Cuban capital of Havana before seeking asylum in Ecuador.

# nsa - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Former US spy Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong bound for Russia

Snowden’s latest revelations show the NSA was hacking Chinese mobile phone companies to gather data from millions of text messages.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

# nsa - Friday 14 June, 2013

Civil liberties groups claim PRISM breaches international human rights

A full-page newspaper ad, to coincide with an EU-US summit in Dublin, claims surveillance breaches United Nations conventions.

# nsa - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Sales of George Orwell's '1984' up 6,000% since US surveillance scandal

The disclosure of the American authorities’ surveillance programmes has led to a spike in the novel that has become synonymous with government overreach.

# nsa - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

You're fired: US surveillance whistleblower sacked by his employer

Booz Allen Hamilton confirmed in a statement that Edward Snowden’s employment with them had been “terminated”.

EU to raise concerns about US data surveillance in Dublin summit

The European Commission says it will ask the US for assurances about the legality of its data harvesting this week.

# nsa - Monday 10 June, 2013

This is the man responsible for one of the biggest leaks in US history Whistleblower This post contains videos

This is the man responsible for one of the biggest leaks in US history

Edward Snowden, 29, has been working at the National Security Agency for the past four years and has revealed himself after disclosing America’s vast, secret programme to monitor internet users.

# nsa - Friday 7 June, 2013

George W. Obama? Here's how the HuffPo is covering the US surveillance scandal

What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.

# nsa - Thursday 6 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Top secret: US government continues with Bush-era phone monitoring

The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of US customers of Verizon under a top secret court order.

# nsa - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Attitudes towards disabled more negative in past five years - report

The National Disability Authority has surveyed people’s attitudes to disability in 2011.