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Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden
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  • Congress should act to close the metadata gaps

    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...
  • Son of Russian lawmaker nabbed in Maldives on U.S. fraud charges

    Son of Russian lawmaker nabbed in Maldives on U.S. fraud charges
    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. Russian...
  • As end of Russia visa approaches, Edward Snowden seeks extension

    As end of Russia visa approaches, Edward Snowden seeks extension
    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...
  • U.S. and China say they 'narrowed differences' in Beijing talks

    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...
  • The German-American breakup

    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...
  • Surveillance by religious stereotype?

    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...
  • 'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death

     'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death
    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...
  • Senators should take Snowden's lead, shine light on NSA

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...