Meta data isn't just what you said on your phone. It's who you called... when and where. It's like a road map of your life and German politican Malte Spitz tells host Marco Werman, how he refused to go along.
We hear the tales of three Moscow-based journalists who spent days a the Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow a few weeks ago with the hopes of tracking down NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The piece comes to us courtesy of the Canadian Broadcasting Company.
For a little while today, it looked like the fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden would finally get out of the airport transit zone in Russia. Snowden's lawyer says he wants to study Russian culture if granted temporary asylum.
NSA leader Edward Snowden has stirred up a national election campaign in Germany, where US surveillance practices have sparked controversy. The World's host speaks with Constanze Stelzenmuller of the German Marshall Fund.
New revelations in the British newspaper The Guardian offer an in-depth description of "XKeyscore," a top secret National Security Agency program. Host Carol Hills talks with author James Bamford about the program's exceptionally broad reach.