Edward Snowden


  • NSA Christmas gift: 12 yrs of surveillance data Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The National Security Agency dropped hundreds of pages worth of surveillance reports just before Christmas Eve.

  • Microsoft is rushing to catch Amazon in the cloud Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    A pedestrian walks past the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash.

    Microsoft won the software game by selling its Windows suite to the biggest companies. Scott Guthrie's job is to reach some of the smallest.

  • Between profits & patriotism  Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports FBI Director James Comey took aim at Apple and Google over personal privacy and national security issues.

  • FBI's Comey takes a shot at Apple, Google Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:47 PM ET
    FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington.

    FBI Director James Comey warned that new encryption procedures from Apple and Google could lead to "a very dark place."

  • The one cybersecurity threat everyone misses Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    Companies must be increasingly watchful of security failings at their smaller-sized vendors, a point of particular focus for cyberattacks.

  • Meet the NSA’s hacker recruiter Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 11:06 AM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    Meet the man leading the NSA's recruiting efforts through a program targeting students as young as eighth grade.

  • Tough luck, NSA: New iPhone locks out spy agency Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Shoppers look at new iPhones at an Apple store in New York

    The new, post-Edward Snowden smartphone is the first that will disrupt American spying, the New York Times reports.

  • Gov't user info demands from Google up 15%: Report Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Government demands for user information in criminal cases rose 15 percent in the first half of 2014, Google said.

  • US government pressured Yahoo over user data Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    The U.S. government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-per-day fine in 2008 if it did not hand over user data, declassified documents reveal.

  • True cost of cybercrime  Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Raj Samani, CTO and VP for McAfee EMEA, discusses the rise of cybercrime after a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies said it is currently costing the world more than $445 billion a year.

  • Andreessen: Snowden no patriot  Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    CNBC contributor Jon Steinberg, discusses Marc Andreessen's comments that Eric Snowden is a traitor, not a patriot. Steinberg says Snowden is providing a service, but has gone too far.

  • Snowden a 'traitor': Andreessen Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:21 AM ET
    Marc Andreessen, co-founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz.

    He also tells CNBC the secrets Snowden has revealed have hurt Silicon Valley, and President Obama is doing nothing to help.

  • Is Big Brother really watching you? Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 9:08 AM ET
    Edward Snowden

    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says the government can spy on you, but experts say hackers seeking your financial data is still a bigger threat.

  • Edward Snowden: Patriot or traitor?  Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details from Edward Snowden's first American interview with NBC's Brian William where he defends his disclosure of the U.S. government's use of surveillance programs to spy on its own people.

  • US mistrust could rise over China spying spat: Pro  Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    Carlo Gallo, director of Enquirisk, says global companies could view U.S. technology firms with increasing mistrust due to alleged links with the National Security Agency.

  • Snowden: Here's why I'm in Russia Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:25 PM ET
    Edward Snowden speaks remotely at SXSW.

    Saying it is a "fair concern," NSA leaker Edward Snowden tells NBC News why he's in Russia.

  • Snowden: 'Never intended to end up in Russia'  Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    In an exclusive NBC News interview, Brian Williams asks NSA leaker Edward Snowden why he is in Russia.

  • Snowden: I was trained as a spy  Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 2:50 AM ET

    In an interview with NBC News, Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked documents related to U.S. surveillance methods, says he was trained as a spy, refuting claims by the U.S. government that he was a low-level worker.

  • Putin slams sanctions, looks East to ex-Soviet lands Friday, 23 May 2014 | 9:41 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, pauses during a global business leaders summit at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlined his plans for a new Eurasian union, as he slammed Western powers over sanctions.

  • Edward Snowden: Comic book superhero? Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    Beyond Edward Snowden comic book cover.

    A new comic book says it "takes a look at the man behind the headlines, searching for what might have motivated him."