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video 17 July 2014 UK

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Snowden: If I end up in chains, I can live with that - video

Former American spy Edward Snowden has revealed new details of what he claims are US intelligence abuses of personal data collected via people's communications. Economics Editor Paul Mason reports.

video 07 June 2014 UK

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Don't spy on us! Stephen Fry's plea to governments - video

Speaking to the Don't Spy on Us conference Stephen Fry urges democratic governments to step back from the "brink of totalitarianism" and stop spying on their citizens' emails and internet usage.

article 28 May 2014 World, United States
Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden worked 'as a spy' overseas

US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden says in a US television interview that he was "trained as a spy" and worked undercover in other countries for various government agencies.

article 30 April 2014 World, United States
Maybe it is time to forget traditional recruitment centres if you want a career in the military. The US Navy is looking for code breakers who can crack a puzzle and is using Facebook to find them.
Code breakers, your country needs you

Maybe it is time to forget traditional recruitment centres if you want a career in the military. The US Navy is looking for code breakers who can crack a puzzle and is using Facebook to find them.

post 08 April 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Did UK spooks use NSA data to spy on Britons?

A new report on how GCHQ and the UKs other spy agencies used NSA data is published - but it leaves many questions still unanswered.

post 28 March 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog A good, old-fashioned hack: Chapman Pincher at 100

Journalist Chapman Pincher, who celebrates his 100th birthday on Saturday, exposed the treacheries of cold war spies, from George Blake to John Vassall.

article 22 February 2014 World, United States
Drones are already being used to find terror targets but may do so automatically in a decade
What is ABI - and will it make drones even deadlier?

This week Senator John McCain moved to shift control of US drones from the CIA to the defence department. Meanwhile, fears grow about the application of activity-based intelligence to drones.

video 28 January 2014 Technology, United States

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What the new NSA Angry Birds leak means - video

Ed Snowden's latest leaks not only show spy agencies tapping into and hoovering up data from apps like Angry Birds - they also reveal what a treasure trove the information is.

video 21 January 2014 UK

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Sir David Omand: GCHQ data collection is 'lawful' - video

Sir David Omand, the former head of GCHQ, says it is "perfectly lawful" for British intelligence to collect metadata from people's text messages via the secret US database Dishfire.