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Edward Snowden

Give Snowden Asylum in Europe, Say MEPs

The European Parliament has voted to call on EU member states to “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender”. The decision is part of a resolution passed today on the follow-up to […]

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Is Uber the Creepiest Company in Tech?

Uber, the chauffeur company, is under fire over its response to the recent comments by Senior Vice President Emil Michael that the company would be justified in spending “a million dollars” to hire researchers and journalist to investigate the personal lives of journalists and give the media a taste of its own medecine. #452892250 / gettyimages.com The remarks were […]

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Merkel to Obama: Did You Tap My Phone?

Der Spiegel reports that the German chancellor Angela Merkel phoned US President Barack Obama yesterday to express her concerns about reports that her communications may have been the target of US surveillance.  The suspicions arise from the results of investigations carried out by Der Spiegel which the newspaper passed on to the German government. Germany […]

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