Headlines of the day II: The spooks edition

Stories are growing fewer as media interest wanes. But they continue, as in this from The Guardian:

Revealed: how Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted message

  • Secret files show scale of Silicon Valley co-operation on Prism

  • Outlook.com encryption unlocked even before official launch

  • Skype worked to enable Prism collection of video calls

  • Company says it is legally compelled to comply

And once again from The Guardian, which effectively owns the NSA journalism franchise:

Snowden: I never gave any information to Chinese or Russian governments

As a new poll shows widespread American approval for him, the NSA whistleblower vehemently denies media claims

From Gawker, a reminder that spies get spied upon, too:

Top Spy’s Sexy Emails Hacked

And again from The Guardian, how the scandal has benefited one of the apparently good guys:

NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo

Gabriel Weinberg, founder of search engine with zero tracking, credits Prism revelations with prompting huge rise in traffic

From the BBC:

US allies Mexico, Chile and Brazil seek spying answers

And from The Guardian yet again, one of the costs of kissing up to Uncle Sam:

Julian Assange stakeout at Ecuadorean embassy costs Met police £3.8m

Spend on operation to attempt arrest and extradition of Wikileaks founder is described as ridiculous by London assembly member

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