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  • Ex-CIA worker from Maryland revealed as source of NSA leaks

    Ex-CIA worker from Maryland revealed as source of NSA leaks
    A British newspaper has identified a 29-year-old former Marylander as the source of the top secret documents that revealed details of two National Security Agency surveillance programs and revived debate of the agency's reach into the private lives of...
  • NSA leaks shift focus to intel contractors

    NSA leaks shift focus to intel contractors
    An intelligence contractor's disclosure of covert National Security Agency surveillance programs reopened a debate Monday over how much the government relies on private companies for spy work and whether those firms must do more to vet employees and...
  • Details about Edward Snowden's life in Maryland emerge

    Details about Edward Snowden's life in Maryland emerge
    Edward Joseph Snowden, the government contractor who revealed the National Security Agency's massive telephone- and Internet-surveillance program, has left few public clues about his life growing up in Crofton and Ellicott City. Snowden, 29, attended...
  • Britain denies using PRISM to get around domestic spying laws

    Britain denies using PRISM to get around domestic spying laws
    LONDON -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday sought to reassure Parliament that the government is not using U.S. surveillance programs to get around British law and spy on its citizens. Hague’s comments followed reports in the...
  • Snowden's dilemma: What are the possibilities for asylum?

    If Edward J. Snowden, who says he leaked National Security Agency secrets, wants to stay out of the clutches of U.S. judicial authorities, his choices for seeking asylum are few and, literally, far between. Only Iceland would seem to meet the conditions...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • Edward Snowden calls U.S. intelligence 'aggressively criminal'

    WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden, the former U.S. government contractor who leaked secret details of official surveillance programs, pledged Monday to release more information about U.S. intelligence-gathering methods that he described as “nakedly,...
  • Prosecutors file Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden

    Prosecutors file Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden
    WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint charging self-proclaimed NSA leaker Edward Snowden with two violations of the Espionage Act and the theft of government property, the first step in a process they hope will bring him...
  • Moscow 'safest place' for Edward Snowden? Global spy mystery deepens

    MOSCOW -- As an Aeroflot plane filled with journalists made its way to Cuba with or without fugitive Edward Snowden on board, Russian officials continued to keep silent about his whereabouts and experts dwelled on possible scenarios of what has become a...
  • Edward Snowden: Russia's useful traitor

    Edward Snowden: Russia's useful traitor
    "A traitor is always useful," a Russian security service friend said to me while discussing NSA contractor turned defector Edward Snowden's arrival in his country. Mr. Snowden has fallen into the open arms of Mother Russia, where he was greeted at...
  • TV review: Fly the flag for FX's 'The Americans'

    TV review: Fly the flag for FX's 'The Americans'
    If you've been around long enough to remember the 1980s, you know it wasn't just about Madonna, parachute pants and big hair. In 1981, just after Ronald Reagan became president and called the Soviet Union the "evil empire," tensions between the two...