Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald . Photograph: Brendan Smialowskis/AFP/Getty Images

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald has said Europeans should defend their online privacy themselves rather than wait for Ireland to ado(...)

Engineers at Palantir Technologies, surrounded by multiple monitors and interesting personal decor, at the company offices in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Palantir Technologies will not help you share, message, pin, post or chat. It does not exist to make you more social or connected, or even to help adv(...)

 March in summer: participating in the 2013 Gay Pride Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The alfresco meal BIZARRE BLOOMSDAY BRUNCH Happenings, the organiser of pop-up events in Dublin and Limerick, is putting on a tea party(...)

Light brigade: Austin during SXSWi. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty

If you stop for a moment, say by the escalators in the cavernous convention centre in Austin, Texas, and try to take it all in, it makes no sense. (...)

Glenn Greenwald (right) with David Miranda. Photograph: AP

In August last year, David Miranda, the Brazilian husband of award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, was returning home to Rio de Janeiro via(...)

David Miranda (right) is embraced by his partner, journalist Glenn Greenwald, on  his arrival at Rio de Janeiro’s International Airport in August. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters.

Britain’s High Court has quashed a legal challenge against the detention under anti-terrorism laws of the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journ(...)

A protester holds a placard calling for Germany to give political asylum to the fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, outside the seat of the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin last month. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters
NSA officials consider Snowden amnesty
  • US
  • December 16, 2013, 16:04

National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the (...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy told parliament he takes the media reports on spying “very seriously”. Photograph:  Juan Medina/Reuters

Reports that Spain’s own intelligence services were involved in spying on phone calls by the country’s citizens have led to the national spy chief bei(...)

US journalist Glenn Greenwald, who first published the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, who first published details of US surveillance provided by Edward Snowden, has backed German calls for the N(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry shaking hands with US ambassador to France Charles Rivkin upon arriving in Paris yesterday. The National Security Agency has carried out extensive electronic surveillance in France, ‘Le Monde’ has reported. Photograph: New York Times/US State Department

Prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has demanded “clear answers explaining why such practices were used and the creation of conditions of transparency(...)