Canada Grants Asylum to Refugees Who Sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong

The move ends a long period of uncertainty for a Sri Lankan family that hosted the National Security Agency contractor in their tiny apartment in 2013.

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Are Apple’s Tools Against Child Abuse Bad for Your Privacy?

The backlash to Apple’s efforts to fight child sexual abuse show that in the debate between privacy and security, there are few easy answers.

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Was Daniel Ellsberg’s Leak of the Pentagon Papers Really Heroic?

The way we control secrets has been established by Congress and the executive branch, both accountable to the public and the courts. Daniel Ellsberg, accountable to no one, took it upon himself to steer the ship of state.

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Why Does the C.I.A. Need Puppets?

And where does it get them? The agency’s top technologist, Dawn Meyerriecks, talks spy gear and why Hollywood and Silicon Valley play a critical role in national security.

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Edward Snowden Will Seek Russian Citizenship Ahead of Son’s Birth

The former intelligence contractor, who became a fugitive after revealing mass U.S. surveillance, said he and his wife were taking the step to give the family more freedom crossing borders.

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Edward Snowden, in Russia Since 2013, Is Granted Permanent Residency

The former intelligence contractor still hopes to return to the United States. But the Russian authorities have given him the right to stay in Russia indefinitely.

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Government Lawsuit Over John Bolton’s Memoir May Proceed, Judge Rules

The Justice Department is seeking to seize a $2 million advance because President Trump’s former top aide published the book, which criticizes Mr. Trump, without written permission.

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The Intercept Promised to Reveal Everything. But It Didn’t Protect a Source.

Internal documents show how a source ended up in jail — and the fallout in the newsroom.

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Court Approves Warrantless Surveillance Rules While Scolding F.B.I.

The release of a newly declassified ruling follows a separate decision by an appeals court that a defunct National Security Agency program was illegal.

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Trump Says He’ll Look Into a Pardon for Edward Snowden

The remarks seemed to be a shift for President Trump, who repeatedly called Mr. Snowden a “traitor” and “spy who should be executed” in the years before his election.

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8 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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