Latest Edward Snowden News

Lawyer: Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia

Oct. 22, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowden, a former contractor with the U.S. National Security Agency, has been living in Russia since 2013 to escape prosecution in the U.S. after leaking classified...

$5 million judgement imposed on Snowden for book, speeches

Oct. 1, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has entered a judgement of more than $5 million against former security contractor Edward Snowden to recover money he received for writing a book and giving speeches about his disclosure of the government’s mass collection of emails, phone calls and internet...

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook may be forced to stop sending data about its European users to the U.S., in the first major fallout from a recent court ruling that found some trans-Atlantic data transfers don't protect users from American government snooping. The social network said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 that Ireland's Data Protection Commission has started an inquiry into how Facebook shifts data from the European Union to the United States.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Facebook may have to stop moving EU user data to US

Sep. 10, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook may be forced to stop sending data about its European users to the U.S., in the first major fallout from a recent court ruling that found some trans-Atlantic data transfers don't protect users from American government snooping. The social network said Wednesday that Ireland's Data...

FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, then-FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Strzok, a former FBI agent who was fired because of derogatory text messages about Donald Trump, writes in a new book that he believes the president has been compromised by Russia. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Ex-FBI agent: Attacks from Trump 'outrageous' and 'cruel'

Sep. 5, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Strzok spent his FBI career hunting Russian and Chinese spies, but after news broke of derogatory text messages he had sent about President Donald Trump, he came to feel like he was the one being hunted. There were menacing phone calls and messages from strangers, and anxious peeks...

Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto sits in the courtroom at the start of his trial in Lisbon, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Lisbon court is hearing the case against 31-year-old Pinto, whose expose was published over financial revelations about European soccer players, top clubs, influential agents and continental officials. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Football Leaks trial: Hacker 'disgusted' at what he found

Sep. 4, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese hacker whose explosive revelations rattled European soccer told judges at the start of his trial Friday that he was “disgusted” by what he uncovered and had acted in the public interest for no personal gain. A Lisbon court is hearing the case against...