A group of civil rights organizations in Germany are awarding Edward Snowden with a prize for whistleblowing. They decry his treatment by the US and want Germany to offer him aslyum.
The German parliament has subjected the country's intelligence service, the BND, to increased government scrutiny. But critics object that it also gives the BND wide-ranging new powers to spy on foreign nationals.
German lawmakers are debating wide-reaching reforms of the country's intelligence agencies and how they work with other countries. The plans follow Germany's involvement in the US snooping scandal.
A Norwegian court has dismissed a bid by whistleblower Edward Snowden for assurances he would not be extradited should he visit Norway to collect a rights award. The PEN writers group had hoped to honor him in Oslo.
A National Security Agency contractor has been arrested on charges that he illegally removed highly classified information. His arrest corresponds to the biggest leak of hacking tools since whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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