A group of civil rights organizations in Germany are awarding Edward Snowden with a prize for whistleblowing. They decry his treatment by the US and want Germany to offer him aslyum.
An opposition bid to get whistleblower Edward Snowden invited to testify in Berlin before a NSA parliamentary inquiry has been foiled by Germany's top court. It said Germany's Court of Justice should instead decide.
The trio responsible for breaking last year's NSA spying scandal have been honored for defending human rights. Prominent Germans praised the work of Edward Snowden, journalist Glenn Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras.
The controversial US journalist has been awarded one of Germany's most prestigious book awards. Greenwald's work with Edward Snowden sheds light on the extent of the US' extensive surveillance networks.
A German parliamentary inquiry has been told that German intelligence fed America's NSA filtered data from an Internet hub in Frankfurt, after clearance from Berlin. The "Eikonal" project ended in 2008.
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