Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has returned to China after his first overseas trip in four years and discovered what appear to be listening devices hidden(...)

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Edward Snowden worked deep inside America’s Dark State as a contract systems administrator for the NSA. His position allowed him to access millions(...)

Among friends: Edward Snowden supporters in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty
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