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Op-Ed: Suddenly, Kaspersky is banned? Global game changer in play

Washington - The banning of the very popular Kaspersky Internet security software from U.S. government agencies is odder than it looks. The reason for the ban is links to the Kremlin and Russian spy agencies, but think about that for a minute.

Snowden lashes out at Hong Kong for rejecting refugees

Hong Kong - Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden hit back at the Hong Kong government Thursday for rejecting the protection bids of a group of refugees who sheltered him while he was hiding out in the city.

Snowden lashes out at Hong Kong for rejecting refugees

Hong Kong - Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden hit back at the Hong Kong government Thursday for rejecting the protection bids of a group of refugees who sheltered him while he was hiding out in the city.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer

Hong Kong - A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city's authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer

Hong Kong - A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city's authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer

Hong Kong - A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city's authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' sought by Sri Lanka agents: lawyer

Hong Kong - Sri Lankan refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have been targeted by agents from their home country, a lawyer and legislators said Thursday.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' sought by Sri Lanka agents: lawyer

Hong Kong - Sri Lankan refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have been targeted by agents from their home country, a lawyer and legislators said Thursday.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' sought by Sri Lanka agents: lawyer

Hong Kong - Sri Lankan refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have been targeted by agents from their home country, a lawyer and legislators said Thursday.

Snowden's lawyer says extradition report is 'speculation'

Moscow - Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer on Saturday dismissed a US report that Moscow was considering extraditing the NSA whistleblower as a "gift" to President Donald Trump.

Russia says Edward Snowden can stay until 2020

Moscow - Russian authorities have extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's Russian residency permit by three years, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Snowden a 'fabricator' in contact with Russian intel: report

Washington - A scathing US Congressional report released Thursday branded intelligence leaker Edward Snowden a "serial exaggerator and fabricator" and said he has had continual contact with Russian intelligence services.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' dream of better life

Hong Kong - Like many four year olds, Sethumdi says she dreams of meeting Father Christmas.But her future is uncertain as her refugee parents fight for a new life abroad after they sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong.

Snowden does not expect pardon from Obama

Washington - Edward Snowden says he does not expect a pardon from US President Barack Obama which would spare the fugitive whistleblower from a toughened approach when Donald Trump takes power.

Snowden urges action not 'fear' of Trump

Den Haag - Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has urged people to work together to protect themselves from intrusive government surveillance as Donald Trump prepares to move into the White House.

Snowden again fails to win no-extradition pledge from Norway

Oslo - A Norwegian court on Wednesday dismissed a fresh bid by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to win assurances he would not be extradited to the US should he come to Norway to collect an award.

Despite pressure, no imminent pardon seen for Snowden

Washington - Judging by the resoluteness of US officials' tone, the chances President Barack Obama will pardon Edward Snowden appear very slim, and close to none before November's presidential election.

Snowden was a 'disgruntled' employee: House committee report

Washington - Edward Snowden was a "disgruntled employee" and not a "principled whistleblower," according to a report from Congress, which comes amid mounting pressure for a presidential pardon.

Rights groups launch campaign for Snowden pardon

New York - Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union launched a campaign Wednesday to push President Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden, the fugitive intelligence whistleblower living in Russia.

Fugitive Snowden urges Obama to pardon him

London - US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden called on President Barack Obama to pardon him, saying in comments published Tuesday it had been morally "necessary" to shine a light on mass surveillance.

Fugitive Edward Snowden 'hid amongst Hong Kong refugees'

Hong Kong - US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden sought shelter among Hong Kong refugees after he leaked a huge trove of secret documents in the southern Chinese city, reports said Wednesday.

Snowden loses lawsuit against Norway to prevent extradition

Oslo - A court in Norway on Monday refused to provide assurances to US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that he would not be extradited if he visits the country to accept an award in November.

Snowden sues Norway to prevent extradition during award visit

Oslo - Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government seeking a guarantee he will not be extradited if he visits to accept an award, a literary rights group said Thursday.

US ends phone data collection exposed by Snowden

Washington - The US government has halted its controversial program to collect vast troves of information from Americans' phone calls, a move prompted by the revelations of former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.

CIA chief blasts Snowden in wake of Paris attacks

Washington - CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday blasted former analyst Edward Snowden, saying his intelligence leaks had undermined US security.

Snowden hails 'extraordinary' EU vote on protection offer

Strasbourg - US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden on Thursday hailed a European Parliament vote urging EU member states to take him in and offer protection as an "extraordinary" gesture of support.

Op-Ed: ECJ safeguards EU citizens’ rights with Safe Harbor ruling

Luxembourg - The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has taken another step towards strengthening the European Union and helping to ensure the European integration will leave a lasting legacy, with its recent ruling that invalidates the transatlantic Safe Harbor clause.

UK spies can hack smartphones: Snowden

London - British spies can hack into phones remotely with a simple text message and make audio recordings or take photos without owners knowing, former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said on Monday.

Lawyer reveals Snowden meeting with Argentine president

Buenos Aires - An attorney for ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said Saturday that the whistleblower met Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner in April and discussed US surveillance operations.

Edward Snowden: World is rejecting mass surveillance

Washington - Legislation ending the US government's bulk collection of telephone data is "a historic victory for the rights of every citizen," former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden said in a commentary.
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