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.
Edward Snowden reportedly remains in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport... The 30-year-old former National Security Agency contractor is applying for asylum to almost any nation that will listen but so far, there are no firm takers.
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.
Sochi's dogs were recently described as pests, expected to be exterminated from the Olympic venues. But that cavalier attitude prompted international outrage and at least one Russian billionaire has opened up his wallet to help save some of Sochi's dogs. Meanwhile, in the UAE, the government is ready to launch a drone delivery service. And a homeless man in England looks set to return to his native Jamaica, thanks to the generosity of strangers.
Many University of Glasgow students supported Edward Snowden in an election for a high-profile campus position. And Tuesday, they elected Snowden as their new rector. They don't expect Snowden to be able to travel to Scotland. But they figure he can still fill the role through the Net.
Violent scenes of fires and stun grenades are playing out in Kiev as riot police attempt to dislodge those protesting Ukraine's tilt toward Russia. Foreign governments are condemning the violence. In Saudi Arabia, women will need male chaperones to visit medical clinics. And the Great Barrier Reef is under attack — from carnivorous starfish, in today's Global Scan.
US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asked a question during Russian President Vladimir Putin nationwide call-in this week. Will Snowden's question about government surveillance in Russia and Putin's answer trigger a public debate on surveillance issues?
In 2004, the New York Times was about to publish a story on domestic spying. But its editor at the time, Bill Keller, ended up spiking the story after visiting the White House and being told its publication could cause the next 9/11 terrorist attack.