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Edward Snowden says he took contractor job to collect NSA surveillance evidence: report

"My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked," Snowden told the South China Morning Post in a June 12 interview.

Are we doomed to a national surveillance state?

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — In the week since the UK’s Guardian newspaper broke the news that the US National Security Agency is monitoring the phone records of tens of millions of Americans, sales of George Orwell’s "1984" have skyrocketed. If nothing else, Edward Snowden’s extraordinary decision to sacrifice his job, his home, perhaps even his freedom to bring the issue of government surveillance to the fore has ignited a heated debate over the acceptable limits of such monitoring.

Will PRISM be the end of the EU-Obama love affair?

BRUSSELS — Europe's love affair with Barack Obama is under strain. Polls showed up to 90 percent of Europeans would have voted for him in November's election, but their faith has been rocked by revelations of global cyber-snooping by US agencies under Obama's watch. "How can we speak about an EU-US special relationship, when President Obama explicitly says that they only spy on foreigners? That means us," said Sophie in 't Veld, a Dutch member of the European Parliament.

Britain denies illegal spying

LONDON — Suggestions that the US National Security Agency’s controversial Prism spying program helped security officials in Britain circumvent the law are “baseless,” Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday. He spoke in parliament in response to demands for information about the Guardian newspaper’s revelation that the government has had access to information obtained by Prism since at least June 2010.
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