Originally published on Wed July 17, 2013 10:22 am
A day after submitting an application for temporary asylum in Russia, the lawyer representing Edward Snowden tells Russia's Interfax news agency that the NSA leaker could leave the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport within a week.
Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 9:20 am
Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked a cache of classified documents about U.S. surveillance programs, officially filed for temporary asylum in Russia on Tuesday, a human rights lawyer and WikiLeaks say.
Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 3:44 pm
Immigration officials in Russia say they've not received any application from Edward Snowden, the man accused of leaking top-secret NSA documents, a day after he told the media in Moscow that his plan was to seek temporary asylum.
Interfax news agency quotes Russian migration service head Konstantin Romodanovsky as saying no asylum request had been received as yet.
Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 1:00 pm
The Russian agency charged with safeguarding Kremlin communications is said to be opting for a low-tech solution to secure top-secret messages in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal: typewriters.
Izvestia reports that the Federal Guard Agency, known by the acronym FSO, has placed an order for $15,000 worth of electric typewriters.
Izvestia quotes an unnamed source in Russia:
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