Edward Snowden at a meeting with human rights campaigners at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport

Edwards Snowden lawyers reveal he could leave Moscow's transit zone within a week as GCHQ is cleared of using PRISM unlawfully

Russian lawyer says Snowden could leave soon whilst Parliamentary committee finds that reports GCHQ used a secret US programme to access internet providers were unfounded

It was revealed that Britain’s spy centre in Cheltenham has for at least two years been using advanced technology to access hundreds of trans-Atlantic fibre-optic cables which daily carry hundreds of millions of private telecommunications messages

GCHQ spying programme: Spy watchdog ‘is understaffed and totally ineffective’

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Microsoft: warned by European Union regulators to modify how it presents Internet Explorer in Windows 8

Edward Snowden claims Microsoft collaborated with NSA and FBI to allow access to user data

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The fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden alleged on Sunday that the National Security Agency was “in bed together” with German intelligence despite claims by politicians in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition that they were shocked by the extent of American spying in Germany.

Jihadists from many countries – these are from Iraq – are travelling to Syria

Theresa May urges action on 'jihad tourism'

Home Secretary leads EU discussions on how to tackle terror threat from extremists returning from combat in Syria

Evo Morales was forced to spend an unscheduled night in Vienna

Edward Snowden NSA revelations: ‘North American imperialism’ means Bolivian President Evo Morales could close US embassy

Anger as four European countries allegedly refuse permission for his jet to enter their airspace because of suspicions it was harbouring the fugitive spy Edward Snowden

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The French intelligence agency allegedly houses a gigantic spy-network underneath Paris

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Sherlock star Andrew Scott will play a Soviet spy in a new one-off Cold War drama with Romola Garai and Simon Russell Beale.

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Kremlin suspends election watchdog for failing to register as 'foreign agent' under controversial new law

Russia’s only independent election monitoring group has been shut down for six months after failing to register as a “foreign agent” under a controversial new law. The legislation requires any organisation receiving funds from abroad to label itself a “foreign agent”, or face fines and closure.

World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee delivers a speech at the Bilbao Web Summit, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent West

Tim Berners-Lee attacks governments for 'seriously spying on the internet' after Edward Snowden scandal

British engineer is credited as one of the fathers of the internet

Economist Jiri Rusnok is surprise choice as Czech Prime Minister

President Milos Zeman has appointed the economist Jiri Rusnok as Prime Minister, setting up a clash with the outgoing centre-right coalition parties which had pushed for their own candidate.

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Edward Snowden’s decision to run is a sound tactical choice

I wish the fugitive well. But we should focus on what he revealed, not who he is

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