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Your evening longread: 'I met Edward Snowden - and since then I haven't stopped watching my back'

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

These were our favourite books of 2019 - what were yours?

Let us know in the comments.

US Justice Department sues Edward Snowden over new book

The suit alleges that Snowden published his book without first submitting it to the two government agencies for pre-publication review.

Facebook warned that new privacy rules could aid terrorism and child abuse

The social media network has been dogged by several privacy scandals in recent years.

British court finds Julian Assange guilty of skipping bail as US says he faces five years on hacking charges Asylum Withdrawn This post contains videos

British court finds Julian Assange guilty of skipping bail as US says he faces five years on hacking charges

Assange was arrested this morning at the Ecuadorian embassy.

From The Daily Edge Poll: Will you be watching Danny Dyer's Alternative Christmas Message this year? Alternative Message This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be watching Danny Dyer's Alternative Christmas Message this year?

‘There’s been more backstabbing than we have in Albert Square.’

From The42 Dunphy to hurling's meaning: some of our favourite sportswriting of 2018 Well Read

Dunphy to hurling's meaning: some of our favourite sportswriting of 2018

Get the kettle on and find that selection box.

From The42 Googling Gaelic football, 'the best decision' of Kevin Cassidy's life and the week's best sportswriting Well Read

Googling Gaelic football, 'the best decision' of Kevin Cassidy's life and the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on and enjoy the best of the week’s sportswriting.

Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)

So far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate.

Behind the messaging app that was temporarily blocked for inspiring protesters in Iran

Around 40 million Iranians use the Telegram app which is difficult to ban or censor by authorities unlike social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

From Business ETC An Austrian activist can sue Facebook Ireland over use of his personal data Data And Security

An Austrian activist can sue Facebook Ireland over use of his personal data

But the ECJ’s advocate general said Max Schrems can’t take a class action on behalf of others.

Austrian man allowed to sue Facebook Ireland over using his personal data, court rules

The ECJ said Max Schrems cannot take a class action case on behalf of others, however.

Obama granted Manning a pardon but Snowden won't be getting the same

It appears that Obama could grant a pardon for Snowden, but all indications are that he won’t.

Poll: Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden?

After commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, should Obama offer a pardon to the whistleblower Edward Snowden?

Reports that Putin could hand Edward Snowden over to Donald Trump as a 'gift' dismissed

US channel NBC had reported that Vladimir Putin could give Snowden up in an attempt to ‘curry favour with Trump’.

EU and Canada's attempts to fight terrorism by sharing airline passenger details deemed illegal

The deal cannot be passed as it breaches privacy laws.

Explainer: Who is Reality Winner, and why has she been charged with leaking US secrets?

The 25-year-old Air Force veteran has been charged with leaking information related to alleged Russian hacks.

From The Daily Edge This photo of Edward Snowden feeding his girlfriend KFC confused a lot of people last night Spon

Trump deletes 'covfefe' post after baffling Twitter

The US President tweeted: ‘Despite the constant negative press covfefe.’

Arrest of Julian Assange a 'priority' in US clampdown on all leaks

“Whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail,” US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.

Donald Trump has moved from Android to iPhone

Trump had been using an older Android device, belived to be a Samsung.

From The Daily Edge A comprehensive guide to celebrities, who just so happen to have famous parents Offspring

TVs used to spy on people? Tech industry keen to reassure public following Wikileaks hack

Apple, Microsoft and Samsung have all said they’re looking into the report.

Democrats hacked again as Snowden and Assange fall out over leaks

Edward Snowden has publicly criticised the strategy of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

From The Daily Edge 21 superb films that just so happen to be directed by women Who Run The World

21 superb films that just so happen to be directed by women

For the day that’s in it.

Quiz: How well do you know the book 1984?

Sales of the book have gone way up since Trump took office.

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Her sentence is now set to expire 17 May.

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

From The42 'Donald Trump's other blood sport' and more of the year's best MMA writing Writing Of Fighting

'Donald Trump's other blood sport' and more of the year's best MMA writing

Also featuring Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson, Nate Diaz and, of course, Conor McGregor.

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Trump's grandfather was 'deported from Bavaria after dodging military service'

His grandfather was reportedly given eight weeks to leave the region.

The word of 2016? Xenophobia

Quite literally. Dictionary.com has announced xenophobia, defined as ‘dislike of people from other countries’, as its word of the year.

This Irish woman is in the running for the European Parliament presidency

McGuinness said that she hoped her gender doesn’t influence the decision either way, and that the position was by no means secured.

From The42 McGregor's comparison to Ali, the joy of the club championship and all the week's best sportswriting Well Read

McGregor's comparison to Ali, the joy of the club championship and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, how golf should treat the USA’s president-elect, Donald Trump.

From Business ETC Your crash course in... How a Dublin server sparked Microsoft's three-year row with the US Data And Security

Your crash course in... How a Dublin server sparked Microsoft's three-year row with the US

The tech giant has been fighting with the American government over access to overseas data.

MEPs vote to welcome "human rights defender" Edward Snowden in Europe

Irish MEPs voted 6-4 in favour of the resolution, which Snowden himself has called a “game-changer.”

Edward Snowden suing Norway so it won't extradite him during award visit

He wants to receive the prize in person.

Your crash course in... How a Dublin server sparked Microsoft's three-year row with the US

The tech giant has been fighting with the American government over access to overseas data.

Here's what Hillary told Wall Street behind closed doors, according to leaked transcripts

Clinton had refused to release transcripts of the speeches, despite repeated calls to do so from Bernie Sanders.

Sitdown Sunday: How a billion-dollar blood company began to fall apart

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

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