NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks via videoconference at the “Virtual Conversation With Edward Snowden” during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Cente. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden urged delegates at a Texas technology conference to “fix” mass surveillance and warned that the (...)

PwC and Booz & Company announced yesterday that they had signed a conditional merger agreement – which is subject to approval by Booz’s 300 partners. Photograph: Richard Seagraves/Photonica/Getty

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is planning to absorb Booz & Company in the latest move towards consolidation in the management consultancy sector.Th(...)

A protester holds a placard showing US president Barack Obama with the phrase “Yes we scan” during a demonstration against the National Security Agency  and in support of Edward Snowden in Frankfurt. Photograph:  Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters.

The deputy director of the US National Security Agency said today that no one had been fired and no one had offered to resign over former security co(...)

European Commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship Viviane Reding: ‘The Americans, according to their law, have the right to ask all companies to hand out data on the basis of the Patriot Act. That is not possible under European law. So these companies are in a conflict. Do they obey the Americans? They are contrary to European law. Do they obey European law? Then they are contrary to American law.’ photograph:  Mac Innes Photography/Department of The Taoiseach via Getty Images

“The Europeans won’t let this go. They want to know clearly what has really been going on.”Sitting in one of the State apartments in Dublin Castle, th(...)

Edward Snowden in his hotel room in Hong Kong. “I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American,” he said. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Courtesy of the Guardian/via Reuters

Former US spy Edward Snowden has spoken for the first time since he blew his own cover after leaking details about government surveillance programmes,(...)

Edward Snowden: The 29-year-old former undercover CIA technical assistant, responsible for one of the biggest leaks about US government surveillance programmes, is hiding in a hotel in Hong Kong.  Photograph: AP/the Guardian

SIMON CARSWELL Edward Snowden was so concerned about being spied on that he lined the door of his hotel room with pillows to prevent eavesdropping and(...)

Edward Snowden, a former CIA technical assistant who was working at the NSA as an employee of defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, is in a hotel in Hong Kong after leaving the United States with secret documents, according to the Guardian. Photograph: Reuters/Ewen MacAskill/The Guardian/
US data spying leaker identified
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  • June 10, 2013, 01:00

A 29-year-old contractor at the US National Security Agency revealed top secret US surveillance programmes to alert the public to what is being done i(...)

US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, an analyst with a US defence contractor, is seen in this still image taken from a video during an interview with the Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong. The 29-year-old contractor at the NSA revealed top secret US surveillance programmes to alert the public of what is being done in their name. Photograph: Ewen MacAskill/The Guardian/Reuter

A former CIA employee working as a contractor at the US National Security Agency has identified himself as the man who had leaked details of a top sec(...)