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# prism - Friday 12 September, 2014

The US threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-a-day fine for not giving data to PRISM
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

The US threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-a-day fine for not giving data to PRISM

Sep 12th 2014, 1:10 PM 7,464 Views 18 Comments

The company challenged the US government on constitutional grounds, but failed and was forced to hand over the US user data.

# prism - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA
# Europe Vs Facebook
# Europe Vs Facebook

High Court asks Europe whether Facebook should be investigated over NSA

Jun 18th 2014, 10:25 PM 10,448 Views 4 Comments

A number of questions relating to a case involving the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s decision to not investigate Facebook, will now be dealt with by the European Court of Justice.

# prism - Thursday 19 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 19th 2013, 9:44 AM 4,504 Views 20 Comments

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

# prism - Saturday 31 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 31st 2013, 5:30 PM 23,839 Views 32 Comments

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.

# prism - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 20th 2013, 11:27 AM 8,216 Views 51 Comments

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.

# prism - Monday 19 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 19th 2013, 9:55 AM 10,218 Views 49 Comments

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.

# prism - Monday 12 August, 2013

Edward Snowden's father to visit his son in Russia
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

Edward Snowden's father to visit his son in Russia

Aug 12th 2013, 7:46 AM 5,284 Views 9 Comments

The decision to grant a visa to Lon Snowden has angered the US and President Barack Obama has cancelled an upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin.

# prism - Friday 19 July, 2013

EU justice chief vows new data protection laws
# PRISM
# PRISM

EU justice chief vows new data protection laws

Jul 19th 2013, 3:14 PM 3,114 Views 3 Comments

PRISM has ‘woken Europe up’ to the need for strict rules.

# prism - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

PIC: This is Edward Snowden's asylum application, according to his lawyer
# SNOWDEN
# SNOWDEN

PIC: This is Edward Snowden's asylum application, according to his lawyer

Jul 17th 2013, 7:33 PM 12,294 Views 35 Comments

The US intelligence leaker has applied for temporary political asylum in Russia with his lawyer discussing more details of the case today.

# prism - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Column: As an American, I’m still not entirely sure about Edward Snowden
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: As an American, I’m still not entirely sure about Edward Snowden

Jul 14th 2013, 1:30 PM 23 Views 66 Comments

Is Edward Snowden a heroic whistleblower or a far less noble character? I think we’re still waiting for that question to be answered, writes Larry Donnelly.

# prism - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Merkel defends secret surveillance for security purposes
# Merkel
# Merkel

Merkel defends secret surveillance for security purposes

Jul 10th 2013, 5:47 PM 4,752 Views 22 Comments

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.

# prism - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 9th 2013, 4:10 PM 7,929 Views 45 Comments

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.

# prism - Monday 1 July, 2013

Ed Snowden applies for asylum in Russia, Putin: He can stay if he stops leaking
# Where's Snowden?
# Where's Snowden?

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

Jul 1st 2013, 6:08 PM 8,698 Views 44 Comments

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

# prism - Monday 24 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 24th 2013, 7:13 AM 5,874 Views 29 Comments

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

# prism - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Edward Snowden to follow Julian Assange to Ecuadoran shelter?

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:00 PM 8,729 Views 46 Comments

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister says it has received a formal request for asylum.

# prism - Monday 17 June, 2013

China dismisses Dick Cheney's claims that Snowden spied for Beijing
# PRISM
# PRISM

China dismisses Dick Cheney's claims that Snowden spied for Beijing

Jun 17th 2013, 12:57 PM 4,825 Views 21 Comments

A State-backed newspaper has claimed extraditing Edward Snowden would leave Hong Kong ‘forever tarnished’.

Apple does not collect 'a mountain of personal details'
# Apple
# Apple

Apple does not collect 'a mountain of personal details'

Jun 17th 2013, 10:29 AM 5,794 Views 17 Comments

In a statement, Apple says authorities ask for information mostly for police reasons – finding missing kids, tracking down vulnerable people, investigating crimes and preventing suicides.

UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits

Jun 17th 2013, 8:01 AM 4,796 Views 29 Comments

The Guardian says diplomats at a finance ministers’ summit in 2009 were tapped – on the day that a British-hosted G8 begins.

# prism - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months
# Facebook
# Facebook

US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months

Jun 15th 2013, 3:15 PM 7,560 Views 26 Comments

The requests covered issues from child disappearances to petty crimes and terror threats.

# prism - Friday 14 June, 2013

Civil liberties groups claim PRISM breaches international human rights
# Civil Liberties
# Civil Liberties

Civil liberties groups claim PRISM breaches international human rights

Jun 14th 2013, 8:46 AM 5,385 Views 25 Comments

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

# prism - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

5 photos of Barack Obama reading your email
# Morto
From The Daily Edge
# Morto

5 photos of Barack Obama reading your email

Jun 12th 2013, 3:03 PM 5,210 Views 2 Comments

You really shouldn’t have written that.

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

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

Jun 12th 2013, 7:49 AM 8,827 Views 43 Comments

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

# prism - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 11th 2013, 3:40 PM 13,155 Views 49 Comments

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
# Data Collection
# Data Collection

EU to raise concerns about US data surveillance in Dublin summit

Jun 11th 2013, 3:22 PM 6,021 Views 14 Comments

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

# prism - Monday 10 June, 2013

British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'

Jun 10th 2013, 4:59 PM 3,286 Views 12 Comments

William Hague says any proposals by British intelligence agencies to intercept data needs the approval of ministers.

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

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

Jun 10th 2013, 7:10 AM 14,546 Views 64 Comments

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.

# prism - Friday 7 June, 2013

UK has had access to US's secret data for three years - report
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

UK has had access to US's secret data for three years - report

Jun 7th 2013, 5:26 PM 7,406 Views 66 Comments

The Guardian says Britain’s GCHQ surveillance agency has been able to access data harvested by the US’s ‘PRISM’ system.