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.
Secret documents from the country's State Security Agency obtained by two press outlets reveal how important South Africa has become for foreign intelligence services. The papers contain highly sensitive information.
Talks in Washington on Monday focused on the conflict in Ukraine, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama also touched on issues including NSA espionage and nuclear negotiations with Iran.
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.
The company responsible for producing most of the world's cell phone SIM cards has said it was likely hacked by British and US intelligence. It denies, however, that SIM card encryption keys could have been stolen.
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