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News about Edward Snowden
  • NZ Greens complain over government spying

    The Greens in New Zealand have complained to the nation's Inspector General of Intelligence and Security after allegations a key security agency was undertaking mass surveillance of New Zealanders travelling in the Pacific.

  • NZ Snowden leaks: NZ's spying 100 per cent legal, PM claims

    New Zealand's intelligence-gathering operations are "100 per cent legal" and there are valid reasons for what they do, Prime Minister John Key says.

  • Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

    Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of the agency's surveillance programs, is willing to return to the U.S. and face criminal charges, if he's assured of a fair trial, according to a Russian news report.

  • Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar

    A documentary on whistleblower Edward Snowden won the Oscar for the best documentary feature, in a shot in the arm for people worldwide protesting against alleged U.S. intrusions into the privacy of people in the country and abroad.

  • NSA, UK's GCHQ reportedly hacked encryption of SIM card maker

    U.S. and U.K. intelligence agencies have reportedly hacked into the computer network of giant SIM card maker Gemalto and taken smartphone encryption keys potentially used by customers of hundreds of mobile phone carriers worldwide.

Features about Edward Snowden
  • Debate over NSA surveillance shifts with judge's ruling, task force report

    After six months of contentious debate over U.S. National Security Agency surveillance programs, prompted by leaks from former government contractor Edward Snowden, the third week in December may have marked a major turning point.

  • Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

    Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.