| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Of all of Edward Snowden's revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency, the most unsettling was that the government was accumulating vast numbers of records about the telephone calls of American citizens. In May, the House...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Russian officials on Tuesday accused the United States of kidnapping the 30-year-old son of a Moscow lawmaker after detaining him in the Maldives and flying him to Guam to face charges of trafficking in stolen credit card information.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Fugitive national security contractor Edward Snowden has filed the paperwork to extend his refuge in Russia as the July 31 expiration of his asylum grant approaches, his lawyer told Russian media on Wednesday.
Snowden has indicated in interviews...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:31 AM
U.S. and Chinese officials said Thursday that they had “narrowed differences” during two days of high-level, wide-ranging talks on issues including cyber-security, climate change, foreign exchange rates, economic reforms and bilateral...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:03 PM
When candidate Barack Obama spoke in July 2008 in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, he told a rapturous German audience that peace and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." It...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:57 PM
A report that the U.S. government conducted electronic surveillance on five prominent Muslim Americans is troubling. It deserves a fuller response from the government than a boilerplate assurance that it doesn't choose targets of surveillance based on...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Aaron Swartz was both a hero of the Internet age and a victim of it.
On Jan. 12, 2013, Swartz, a developer of Reddit who had become an Internet folk hero with his commitment to make online content free to the public, hanged himself in his Brooklyn...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:01 PM
When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. "The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services," says the 30-year-old from Guangzhou....
| Jun 21, 2014
Former federal government contract worker Edward Snowden's disclosures of virtually limitless surveillance of American citizens by the National Security Agency corroborated the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis' wisdom that sunshine is said to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
In the year since Edward Snowden's first leaks, the reputation of the U.S. intelligence services has taken a beating, especially by the millennial generation. After everything that's been said about the alleged malevolence of the CIA and the other...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Again, we have the "blame the media" scenario ("The Snowden stigma," June 9). A former intelligence officer tries awfully hard to make this point: "Edward Snowden's leaks and their media coverage have unfairly maligned the intelligence industry." But...