Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
government spying

Germany Opens Criminal Probe Into U.S. Tapping Of Merkel’s Phone

By Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Foreign Staff BERLIN — Almost a year after news surfaced that the United States had been spying on German communications, Germany’s top prosecutor announced Wednesday that he has launched a criminal investigation into the tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone. “Let me be clear: Espionage is a crime in Germany regardless […]

June 4, 2014

Snowden: NSA Leaks Fueled Debate On Spying

Washington (AFP) – Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said Monday he has no regrets over his leaks about mass surveillance programs, saying they sparked a needed public debate on spying and data collection. Snowden, who spoke via video link from Russia to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, said he revealed the programs of the […]

March 10, 2014