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  1. Is Edward Snowden Working with the Russians?

    By David Francis | Jan 19, 2014

    A key House lawmaker took to the Sunday shows to make a stunning allegation – NSA leaker Edward Snowden was working hand-in-hand with Russia intelligence when he stole some 1.7 million classified documents from the United States.    Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair...

  2. How Edward Snowden Changed the Habits of a Terrorist

    By David Francis | May 29, 2014

    Controversial NSA leaker Edward Snowden has spoken to the press before. Last night he took his act primetime, sitting down for an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams to defend his actions. It’s the first time that many Americans will actually see and hear Snowden speak,...

  3. Snowden Plays the Foil in Putin’s Russian Spying Lie

    By David Francis | Apr 18, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is a fan of spectacle, whether it is military parades through Moscow or the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. He believes these spectacles show off Russian power while positioning him as the man who wields it. Today, NSA leaker Edward Snowden...

  4. Three Reasons Edward Snowden Can’t Stop the NSA

    By David Francis | Feb 16, 2014

    The hard-to-believe story of Edward Snowden got a little more unbelievable last week, when an NSA memo revealed that a civilian employee at the agency resigned after it was learned Snowden had persuaded him to share his security password.  “At Mr. Snowden’s request,...

  5. The Enigmatic Edward Snowden Comes Out of the Cold

    By David Francis | Jan 23, 2014

    After quietly disappearing into Russia last August, NSA leaker Edward Snowden is slowly making his way back to the international stage.  First, there was an interview with The Washington Post and a recorded message to the British people last Christmas. Then, on Tuesday,...

  6. And the Nobel Peace Prize Goes to… Edward Snowden!

    By David Francis | Jan 30, 2014

    President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” according to the Nobel Foundation. He had been in office less than half a year when he won and was commanding American troops...

  7. NSA Says Snowden Leaks Put US Soldiers at Risk

    By Cindy Saine | Feb 05, 2014

    Top U.S. intelligence officials say leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have put members of all branches of the U.S. military and other U.S. personnel abroad at risk, and that the Pentagon has had to make costly changes. The officials testified...

  8. Why Returning to the U.S. May be Snowden’s Best Bet

    By David Francis | Jul 25, 2013

    Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden remained stuck in geopolitical limbo Wednesday, still stuck in the international zone of Moscow’s airport despite reports that he had the paperwork necessary to leave and stay in Russia.  It could take up to three months to...

  9. Snowden to Putin: Principle or Propaganda?

    By Rob Garver | Apr 18, 2014

    Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, currently living in Russia, defended himself on Friday against charges that participation in a staged interview with President Vladimir Putin proved that he is simply a tool of the Russian state. In an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper,...

  10. Snowden, Seeking Asylum in Russia, Says ‘No Regrets’

    By Reuters | Jul 12, 2013

    Ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, encamped at a Russian airport evading the reach of U.S. authorities, said on Friday he had sacrificed a comfortable life in disclosing U.S. spying secrets but had no regrets."A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise,"...

  11. Where in the World Is Edward Snowden?

    By David Francis | Jun 24, 2013

    Where is Edward Snowden? ​ That’s the question reporters in Moscow are scrambling to answer. He was expected to fly from the Russian capital to Havana today, but was not on the flight. The White House is now pressuring Russia to detain the former NSA contractor...

  12. Snowden Still Stuck in Russian Limbo

    By Gabriela Baczynska | Jul 15, 2013

    President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he wanted Edward Snowden to leave after three weeks holed up at a Moscow airport, but also signaled that the former U.S. spy agency contractor was moving towards meeting Russia's asylum conditions. Snowden flew to Moscow's Sheremetyevo...

  13. Russia Throws U.S. a Gut Punch, Grants Snowden Amnesty

    By Jacqueline Leo | Aug 01, 2013

    The United States just got a giant punch in the gut from Russia.  After multiple pleas by to release fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden to American custody, the Putin administration has granted him a year’s asylum—renewable upon request—by fast tracking...

  14. Obama's Putin Policy: Flinch and Retreat

    By Patrick Smith | Aug 12, 2013

    Washington and Moscow have a lot to talk about, but President Obama canceled the scheduled one-on-one meeting with President Vladimir Putin next month, as the two had planned. The Syrian crisis, a multitude of questions concerning Iran, nuclear arms reductions,...

  15. Putin Just Took the Iron Curtain Out of Mothballs

    By David Francis | Aug 08, 2013

    Lon Snowden, the father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for granting his son’s asylum request.   “President Vladimir Putin has stood firm. I respect strength and I respect courage," the elder Snowden said....

  16. Snowden's Sentence: Life in Putin's Police State

    By David Francis | Jul 17, 2013

    In central Moscow Tuesday, Russian attorney Anatoly Kucherena announced that he was assisting NSA leaker Edward Snowden with his asylum application to stay in the country. He said Snowden, who has been holed up in Moscow's airport for three week, was comfortable and looking...

  17. Can Low Self-Control Turn You Into Edward Snowden?

    By Jacqueline Leo | Apr 23, 2015

    Be very wary if your employer asks you to take a test and then says please put on this cap. The cap could have sensors measuring your “self-control,” which researchers at Iowa State University have connected to—cybersecurity. Yup—this wasn’t about eating the last...

  18. How Edward Snowden Could Derail the Global Economy

    By David Francis | Jul 02, 2013

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden is at it again. This time, he’s leaking to the Germans. Over the weekend Der Spiegel magazine published a report indicating that the United States has been spying on its European allies, including Germany, France and Italy. Documents...