US spy data 'halted terror plots'

The director of the National Security Agency has told a US senate hearing said that the leaked American surveillance programmes have helped to prevent "dozens" of potential terrorist attacks.

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Snowden: I am neither traitor nor hero

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has told a newspaper in Hong Kong he does not consider himself a hero or a traitor, in his first interview since blowing his cover.

Weighing in on the fierce debate his revelations have ignited and the praise and condemnation he has received worldwide he said:

I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American.

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