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June 21, 2013
Amid NSA spying scandal, the gloves are off for EU's justice chief
Europe's justice chief Viviane Reding was enraged following the news that the U.S. and U.K. -- both allies to the 28 member state bloc -- were spying on its citizens in breach of EU data protection rules. But at a time when Brussels was looking to amend the privacy laws, Reding was pushing back against some proposals, which were "watered down" according to the politicians debating the law. Now news of the scandal broke, Reding is fighting back against her federal former friend.
- Read more: Amid NSA spying scandal, the gloves are off for EU's justice chief (ZDNet)
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June 21, 2013
U.S. files espionage charges against NSA leaker
Just two weeks after the NSA surveillance scandal broke, the U.S. government brought charges against Edward Snowden, whose whereabouts at the time were unclear. Believed to be holed up in Hong Kong, the whistleblower becomes one of the handful of those ever charged under the Espionage Act for leaking what may amount to hundreds of thousands of classified documents.
- Read more: U.S. files espionage charges against NSA leaker (CBS News)
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June 24, 2013
Edward Snowden on the run, reportedly in Russia
As the global manhunt for Edward Snowden continues, the plane carrying the NSA leaker touches down at a Moscow airport. Everyone from U.S. authorities to the members of the media were guessing as to where his final destination would be. Russian authorities however did not say whether or not Snowden had formally entered Russian territory.
- Read more: Edward Snowden on the run, reportedly in Russia (CBS News)
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