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June 11, 2013
Google says it wants to disclose FISA requests
In efforts to show it has "nothing to hide" amid the PRISM disclosures by Snowden, Google wrote an open letter to U.S. attorney general Eric Holder to disclose how many secret government orders it receives. It follows an earlier statement by Google chief executive Larry Page stating that the Internet giant had not heard of PRISM until The Guardian first disclosed it in early June.
- Read more: Google says it wants to disclose FISA requests (CBS News)
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June 13, 2013
NSA whistleblower: U.S has been hacking into China, Hong Kong
In the latest round of leaks, fugitive Snowden tells a Hong Kong newspaper that PRISM extends to China and Hong Kong. Citing unreleased documents, the U.S. government has been hacking into computers in the Asia region since 2009, notably those belonging to public officials, businesses, and students.
- Read more: NSA whistleblower: U.S has been hacking into China, Hong Kong (CNET)
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June 16, 2013
NSA leaked documents reveal U.S. spied on Russian president at G20 summit
The Snowden leaks didn't just disclose the U.S. government's intentions to surveil citizens, both domestically and abroad. For the first time two weeks after the first round of leaks were published, foreign governments were also revealed to be targets.
Published by The Guardian, the U.S. was spying on former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the G20 summit in London in 2009. The NSA was able to intercept communications between Medvedev and his delegation, thanks to the U.S.' close relationship with its British counterpart eavesdropping agency, GCHQ.
Image: White House
Source: The Guardian