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  • More serious tone to SXSW: Swisher

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses how attendees reacted to Edward Snowden's video conference at South by Southwest Interactive.

  • Edward Snowden speaks remotely at SXSW.

    Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden tells SXSW that his leaks actually improved U.S. security by exposing vulnerabilities.

  • Edward Snowden greeted warmly at SXSW

    Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and NSA whistleblower spoke via video conference to the attendees of South by Southwest Interactive, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • NSA whistleblower Snowden speaks

    Fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke today to the South by Southwest conference in Texas. He spoke remotely from Russia.

  • Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden poses for a photo during an interview in an undisclosed location in December 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

    Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden will take part in a panel discussion on the security of digital communications at SXSW at 12 p.m. EDT.

  • Chertoff: Smart cards a step forward

    Former Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, discusses risks to the retail sector as consumers use mobile devices more and more.

  • Edward Snowden

    Even as cybersecurity professionals try to fight cybercrime, they can't help but admire hackers' intelligence.

  • 'Dark web' selling stolen data

    In the wake of a cybersecurity firm reporting 360 million stolen credit cards are being sold on the black market, CNBC's Eamon Javers details the "dark web," the network for cybercrime. Javers also comments on the NSA privacy debate taking place within the industry.

  • Edward Snowden poses for a photo during an interview in an undisclosed location in December 2013 in Moscow.

    A San Francisco gathering of cybersecurity professionals is underscoring the divide in their community over the NSA. A look at the turmoil.

  • Start-ups with names like "Kaggle," "Evolv" and "HaystaqDNA" are trying to extract insights about the world in ways not possible before.

  • Eric Schmidt at WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Edward Snowden, the contractor at the center of the NSA controversy, deserves credit for starting a debate, Eric Schmidt told CNBC on Friday.

  • Justice Dept. accuses USIS of fraud

    A look at internal emails from federal government contractor USIS, which performs background checks for security positions within the government, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. The Justice Department alleges some background investigations were fraudulent.

  • President Barack Obama addresses changes to the NSA's data collection.

    The president also announced that communication providers will be allowed to share more information about the government's data requests.

  • Obama will say Friday he has decided that the government should not hold bulk telephone metadata.

  • An activist of the "Office for unusual measures" dressed as President Obama holds a sign reading "Sorry Angela" in front of the Chancellery in Berlin on Oct. 31, 2013.

    President Obama could unveil his decision on spying on foreign leaders and restricting NSA access to Americans' phone records as early as next week.

  • Snowden: What Europe wants to know

    Julian Richards, co-director at the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, highlights the "very complicated picture" created by Edward Snowden's revelations, ahead of his expected appearance at the European Parliament.

  • Clemency for Snowden?

    Should Edward Snowden be given a plea bargain? The New York Times is calling for clemency for the former NSA contractor, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • No measurable impact from Snowden controversy: CEO

    Ralph Shrader, Booz Allen Hamilton CEO, discusses former employee Edward Snowden and the impact the negative press had on its business. Shrader also weighs in on the challenges of potential defense cuts.

  • Proposing vast array of privacy reform: Rep. Schiff

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) provides insight on his advocacy for privacy amid efforts in national security.

  • Tech CEOs & Pres. Obama talk NSA

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports top technology executives met with President Obama at the White House today to discuss the relationship between the U.S. tech and intelligence communities.