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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 17, 2014

Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn’t Do Mass Surveillance

By Mark Memmott

Saying that because they're both former spies they can speak the same language, Russian President Vladimir Putin told "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden on Thursday that his nation does not have a "mass system" that collects data about Russian citizens' phone calls and other electronic communications.






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 29, 2014

Edward Snowden Is Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

By Bill Chappell

Edward Snowden, seen here in a photo provided by The Guardian, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian politicians.

Saying that Edward Snowden has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order" by exposing U.S. surveillance practices and forcing a new debate over security and privacy, two Norwegian politicians nominated the former intelligence contractor for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 17, 2014

Obama Calls For End To NSA Holding On To Call Data

By Mark Memmott

Saying that "critics are right to point out that without proper safeguards, this type of program could be used to yield more information about our private lives," President Obama said Friday that he wants the National Security Agency to stop holding on to massive amounts of "metadata" about the phone calls and electronic communications of millions around the world.


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