Apr 26, 2017

New Zealand spied on Japan to help U.S. at 2007 whaling confab: report

New Zealand spied on Japan to help the United States at an international whaling meeting in 2007, local media reported Wednesday, citing a classified U.S. National Security Agency document. The document, leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden and published by the Intercept website, described how ...

'Snowden': Making a hero of the 'robot nerd'

/ Jan 25, 2017

'Snowden': Making a hero of the 'robot nerd'

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Just the other day, there was President Barack Obama on the telly, giving his farewell address to the American people. “Our democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted,” he said gravely. “It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous ...

The bad year that pervaded the screens

Dec 21, 2016

The bad year that pervaded the screens

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The past year has been a cursed one. It began with the death of David Bowie and proceeded to get worse on every level: political hysteria, impending ecological doom, the creeping encroach of net-connected tech into every corner of our lives, and a blurring ...

Dec 17, 2016

U.S. to disclose estimate of number of Americans under surveillance

The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been caught in the crosshairs of online surveillance programs intended for foreigners, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday. The estimate, requested ...

NSA contractor charged with taking classified intel

/ Oct 6, 2016

NSA contractor charged with taking classified intel

A contractor for the National Security Agency has been arrested on charges that he illegally removed highly classified information and stored the material in his house and car, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was arrested by ...

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive antihero

Oct 4, 2016

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive antihero

As WikiLeaks celebrates its 10th anniversary, its founder Julian Assange remains holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he has lived for more than four years to avoid arrest. To his supporters, the case of the pale, lanky Australian ex-hacker stuck in a ...

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

Oct 2, 2016

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

The architects of a historic accord to end Colombia’s 52-year war are among the favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize as speculation mounts ahead of this week’s honors. The awards season opens Monday with the announcement of the medicine prize in Stockholm, ...