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The Independent

If unresolved, the tensions - which were confirmed by a Quito source today - could bring into question Mr Assange's own position within the Andean nation's London embassy. He claimed asylum there more than a year ago in order to avoid extradition to

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Associated Press

French President Hollande demanded on Monday that the United States immediately stop its eavesdropping on EU diplomats and suggested that the widening surveillance scandal could derail negotiations for a free-trade deal potentially worth billions.

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Greg Miller, Washington Post

When asked during a congressional hearing in March whether the NSA collected data on millions of Americans, Clapper replied, “No, sir.” Later, he sent a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee saying that he had misunderstood the question he had

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Spiegel: Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, more

America's NSA intelligence service allegedly targeted the EU with its spying activities. According to SPIEGEL, the US placed bugs in the EU representation in Washington and infiltrated its computer network. Cyber attacks were also perpetrated against

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By Craig Timberg and Cecilia Kang, Washington Post

Google asked the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Tuesday to ease long-standing gag orders over data requests the court makes, arguing that the company has a constitutional right to speak about information it is forced to give the

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Kim Sengupta, The Independent

An ODNI briefing paper stated that the philosophy had become: “We Can’t Spy … If We Can’t Buy!” By 2010 about 1,930 private companies worked on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence at more than 10,000 sites across

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Jonathan Martin, Seattle Times

Gibney’s careful journalism exposes the moral fault lines of the U.S. government’s obsession with secrecy, especially after 9/11. It is required viewing, and will be grist for op/eds when it is released next month, after it appears in the Seattle Int

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Washington Post

The FBI started its case in June with a collection of five e-mails, a few hundred kilobytes of data at most. By the time the probe exploded into public view earlier this month, the FBI was sitting on a mountain of data containing the private communic

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