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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(...)

The main greenhouse gas blamed for global warming averaged 400.03 parts per million at a monitoring station on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano yesterday. Image NOAA

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time since measurements began, breaching a (...)

Greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and atmospheric concentrations of CO2 are exceeding levels never experienced in human history, the Bonn conference on climate change was told. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

As global carbon dioxide, emissions teetered on the threshold of 400 parts per million (PPM) for the first time in three million years, delegat(...)

Rock and a hard place: Katie McAnena on Pe’ahi’s notorious shore and (right) windsurfing off Ho’okipa beach, also on Maui. Photogrpah: John Carter

When Sheila O’Connor was teaching her three-year-old granddaughter Katie to swim, she instilled in her a deep respect for the Atlantic rolling (...)

I occasionally jog. Actually it’s more of a 10 -minute-mile shuffle to maintain the delu(...)

Peter Conroy surfing the wave, off Mullaghmore Head, which earned him and photographer Roo McCrudden a nomination for the Pacifico Tube of the Year category in the Billabong XXL Awards. Photograph: Roo McCrudden

A leading Irish wave-rider and a “big surf” photographer who captured one of Sligo’s infamous waves off Mullaghmore Hea(...)

Japan Self-Defence Forces soldiers refuel a unit of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo today. Japan has also deployed Aegis radar-equipped destroyers carrying Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors in response to North Korea's threats, according to its government. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

South Koreans braced for the "very high" chance of a North Korean missile test as soon as today as a top American military commander said the t(...)

Katie McAnena windsurfs the Pe’ahi wave known as Jaws, off the Hawaiian island of Maui: “There were big gaps in the swell, so I timed it and it just seemed like it was right.” Photograph: John Carter

A Galway doctor has become one of the world’s first women to windsurf the infamous Hawaiian wave known as “Jaws”. Dr Katie McAnena (26), (...)

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