Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden Finally Joins Twitter, Sends The Perfect First Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

The man who leaked confidential documents about governmental surveillance and had to flee the US to evade capture has finally joined Twitter. Edwar...

What Is Asylum And How Does It Work?

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

Asylum seekers are people who move to a new country and apply to stay, seeking refuge from persecution. There are an estimated 126,000 refugees cur...

How Much Data Protection Do We Need?

Mike Weston | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Mike Weston

Pushing for strong and transparent data protection rules isn't only in the interest of the man or woman on the street, it will benefit businesses too. Making the rules of the game clearly defined creates a level playing field within which businesses can innovate.

The Media's Bitter War Of Words Over Edward Snowden's Leaks Has Really Escalated

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

A war of words in the media over a controversial Sunday Times article condemning Edward Snowden's leaks has escalated after a key backer of the former...

Row Breaks Out Over Claims That Leaked Edward Snowden Documents Have Been 'Cracked'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK

A row has broken out over claims that UK spies had to be withdrawn after Russia and China managed to decode information in files leaked by Edward Snow...

Campaigners Are Claiming Victory Against The Snoopers' Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK

Civil liberties campaigners have claimed a victory against a proposed expansion of authorities' power to spy on your phone calls and online activity a...

Snowden 'Vindicated' After US Senate Curtails NSA Surveillance

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Edward Snowden said on Tuesday it was worth becoming an "international fugitive" when set against the public benefits of disclosing spying...

The US Failed To Renew Its Surveillance Law And Now It Can't Snoop On Anyone....Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech

The US Government has failed to approve a reworking of the controversial Patriot Act which gave the NSA completely free-reign to monitor people's phon...

Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Personal Data Online?

Catalin Cosoi | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Tech
Catalin Cosoi

An overwhelming majority of British adults are now concerned about the online security of their private information, the threats posed by hackers and the possibility of unauthorised access to their data. This was the key finding of recent YouGov research in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.

British Comedian Gives Snowden His Most Uncomfortable Interview Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- In a remarkable coup for the British comedian, Sunday’s episode of "Last Week Tonight" featured John Oliver grilling whistleblower Edwar...

Spies and Their Games

Adam Fisch | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Adam Fisch

This latest episode will capture the public's imagination - as a good spy story always does - and will threaten to impact the reputation of not only the intelligence services involved, but also their governments.

Look! That's Edward Snowden's Girlfriend Lindsay Mills At The Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Standing beaming next to journalist Glenn Greenwald on the Oscar podium, in a stunning Nha Khanh dress, was a brave woman who looked a little familia...

Mass Spying By The UK Revealed By Edward Snowden Was Actually Illegal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

Mass surveillance of the internet by UK intelligence services has been unlawful in the past but now complies with legislation, a watchdog has ruled. ...

Inventor Of The Internet Says Access Is A 'Human Right'

PA | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

Access to the internet is becoming "more and more" like a human right, according to the inventor of the world wide web. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who has c...

Sam Adams Award 2015: Whistleblowers Warn of Dangers to Democracy

Charlie Skelton | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Skelton

The reality is, being a whistleblower is a tough road to tread - as the former CIA analyst Ray McGovern said. At best, you get a pat on the back and a free glass of wine at an awards bash in Berlin.

Getting Under the Skin of an Extraordinary Year

Tom Linay | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

It is often said that there's never a bad year for cinema and 2014 emphatically proved that. In a year when cinema admissions were down on the highs of the last few years and no single film crossed the £40m mark for the first time since 2003, it would be easy to be pessimistic about the current state of cinema.

Cover Your Tracks Online; Privacy is Your Birthright

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

In the days of raging debates on internet privacy, consider this question if you are a novice on the topic. What kind of information do you reveal when you go online, do your searches, do your shopping, check your preferences, surf sites that interest you, read news, share information about yourself, express your opinions and upload pictures of a vacation you took with your family?

GCHQ Boss Lambasts Tech Companies For Denying Role In Terrorism

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being "in denial" of the role their networks play in terrorism...

British Spies Can Trawl Through American Emails... Without A Warrant

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the US National Security Agency to sidestep UK restrictions ...

Why CitizenFour Is the Most Important Film Of 2014

George Washbourn | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Washbourn

Given the stark and arguably dystopian nature of the NSA scandal, it is surprising that the world did not see an equally stark and acidic reaction in response. In many ways, until the release of CitizenFour the dialogue surrounding governmental surveillance has fizzled out, the world's political attention having shuffled on...

Ned Simons

Charge Snowden With Murder, Says Senior US Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the extent of American and British surveillance programmes, should be charged with murder, accordin...

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Edward Snowden Film 'CITIZENFOUR' Is A Real-Life Thriller

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

An unassuming young man paces around his hotel room. He plugs and unplugs the phone, shaves his beard, gels his hair into a different shape, tries...

Snowden's Romantic Ballet Date Proves Life Isn't All Bad For Whistleblowers

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Chelsea Manning, the former US soldier who leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks, is currently serving 35 years in prison. Mordechai Vanunu, who le...

EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: Now Edward Snowden Tells HIS Side Of The Story

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Edward Snowden will be telling HIS side of the story that governed the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic last year, in a new film set to premier...

Jessica Elgot

Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by the Taliban, has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Indian child rights campaigner Ka...