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Dec 17, 2013 — The former NSA contractor lives in Russia where he has temporary asylum until mid-2014. In an open letter to the people of Brazil, he says permanent political asylum would give him the ability to talk more freely. The Brazilian newspaper that published the letter says Snowden wants asylum in Brazil.
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Dec 4, 2013The Washington Post reports that the agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world. One official told the newspaper the NSA is getting vast volumes of location data by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks globally.
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Oct 28, 2013 — Disclosures that the National Security Agency has spied on U.S. allies, including France and Germany, have sparked outrage in Europe and created tensions in trans-Atlantic relations. But just how widespread is such spying?
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Oct 28, 2013 — Also, a former South African minister was briefly detained in New York, apparently owing to an outdated terrorist watch list. And India assesses security in the aftermath of deadly blasts that targeted an opposition party.
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Oct 25, 2013 — There's more on the NSA and its activities in Europe. And from Nigeria, a story on outrage over government spending.
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Oct 23, 2013 — Leaks by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, revealed the agency was monitoring vast amounts of telephone and Internet conversations both in the U.S. and around the world. The revelations have sparked a debate over the scope of the NSA's activities and whether they are legal.
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Oct 22, 2013 — France, Mexico and Brazil are also among the U.S. allies that have expressed their displeasure following reports of NSA spying activities in their countries.
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Sep 24, 2013Dilma Rousseff had already called off a high-profile visit to Washington. Speaking at the U.N., she accuses the U.S. of violating Brazil's sovereignty with its spying programs.
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Jul 24, 2013 — The vote was close — 217 to 205 — but more importantly it cobbled together a rare bipartisan coalition.
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Jul 7, 2013 — The comments by Alexei Pushkov, the head of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's parliament, may mean Moscow is keen to be rid of the former NSA contractor who leaked details of classified U.S. surveillance programs.
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