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.
Germany has decided against launching a formal inquiry into accusations of NSA espionage in the country. Revelations by Edward Snowden do not provide "concrete evidence" for the offense, prosecutors said.
Edward Snowden called on a Berlin audience via livestream to stand up and act on their freedoms – without asking permission. He also hinted at a new encryption technology he's co-developing to circumvent surveillance.
Newly revealed documents show German intelligence spied on White House personnel for years, according to a news report. In 2015, German intelligence was found to have spied on European allies, to Berlin's embarrassment.
A Berlin-based NGO has launched a campaign to have whistleblowing defined as grounds for seeking political asylum. Top international lawyers support the initiative.
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