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Edward Snowden

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  • U.S. threatened Yahoo with big fines for not divulging user data

    The federal government once threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day for not complying with a national security-related request to hand over user data, the company said Thursday. The announcement, which was first reported by the Washington Post, comes as...
  • Putin plays cat and mouse with Russian online critics

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Before the Internet, Anton Nossik remembers painstakingly copying out Soviet dissident Joseph Brodsky's forbidden writings on a clattering typewriter for samizdat publications. On his popular blog, the online media entrepreneur now...
  • As NATO talks near, Merkel appears to be losing patience with Putin

    As Russia has expanded its military footprint in neighboring Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held repeated consultations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, so numerous that the German magazine Der Spiegel recently tried to count the phone...
  • Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday grilled an Obama administration lawyer about the legality of the continuing collection of millions of Americans' phone records, adding fuel to a debate that has raged since the spy program was...
  • Don't excuse NSA's wrongdoing [Letter]

    Don't excuse NSA's wrongdoing [Letter]
    Gary Sullivan's commentary defending the actions of the National Security Agency is full of faulty arguments ("Too much of a good thing," Aug. 27). First of all, the Fourth Amendment is the law and was established at the time of this country's founding....
  • Turkish foreign ministry summons U.S. envoy over spying report

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign ministry on Monday summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires, currently Washington's most senior diplomat in Ankara, over a media report that the United States had spied on Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said....
  • Social Media May Stifle, Not Enlarge Debate

    As an active, albeit measured, user of social media, I've been skeptical of arguments that online forums like Facebook and Twitter are the great equalizer. Some social media proponents believe that such tools unshackle public opinion and promote the...
  • Too much of a good thing [Commentary]

    Too much of a good thing [Commentary]
    Countless sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines, along with civilian specialists, have passed through the heavily guarded gates of the National Security Agency just down the pike from Baltimore in the world's safest suburb — Fort Meade. I served...
  • Baltimore robbers challenge investigators' use of cellphone data

    Baltimore robbers challenge investigators' use of cellphone data
    Prosecutors had no eyewitness tying Eric Jordan to a pair of armed robberies at Baltimore fast-food restaurants. But they didn't need one to win a conviction — radio waves darting from his cellphone had silently betrayed him. A few paragraphs...
  • Yahoo to join Google to create spy-free email systems: WSJ

    Yahoo to join Google to create spy-free email systems: WSJ
    Yahoo Inc said it will join Google Inc to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move comes as large technology...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Is social media enlarging or stifling democracy?

    As an active, albeit measured, user of social media, I've been skeptical of arguments that online forums like Facebook and Twitter are the great equalizer. Some social media proponents believe that such tools unshackle public opinion and promote the...