It's almost four years since Edward Snowden leaked U.S. National Security Agency documents revealing the extent of the organization's surveillance of global internet traffic, but he's still making the headlines in Germany. At the Cebit trade show in Hannover, Germany, he'll be looking back at that period in live video interview from Moscow on Tuesday evening. There have been a lot of changes on the internet in those four years, but one of the biggest is the growth in the use of encryption. In 2013, the NSA had free rein and could listen in on almost any communication it wanted. And you don't have to be an enemy of the state to use an end-to-end encrypted messaging system such as WhatsApp simply to chat with friends.
Your new favorite bromance between Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron is still out there, surviving and thriving. The dreamy Canadian Prime Minister and French President had a chance to catch up at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany this week -- and thanks to exclusive footage shared by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, we can confirm their bromance looks as strong as ever. SEE ALSO: The Trump-Putin handshake the world's been waiting for is here Merkel's video, which was posted to her German cabinet, the Bundesregierung's, Facebook page, is only 43 seconds long, but it shows us all we need to know Trudeau and Macron are making the most of their time together. Let us now lovingly dissect the THREE precious times in less than a minute of footage that the bros are spotted together... Trudeau and Macron greeted each other with an immediate handshake before making a seamless transition into that half-hug thing that really tight friends do. With a pat on the back and a momentary embrace, the two leaders shared a touching welcome.
The national security adviser to President Trump said Saturday that the new FBI indictments show indisputably that Russians meddled in U.S. elections. During the Munich Security Conference in Germany, H.R. McMaster said "with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible" that Moscow meddled in the 2016 campaign. He also scoffed at any move to work with Russia on cybersecurity, saying "we would love to have a cyber dialogue when Russia is sincere about curtailing its sophisticated form of espionage." McMaster's remarks follow the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies by a federal grand jury for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential elections. The case brought by Robert Mueller, special counsel for the Justice Department, details a sophisticated plot to wage "information warfare" against the U.S. Tech giant executives, including those from Facebook and Twitter, testified just weeks ago on Capitol Hill that Russia indeed used social media to disrupt the 2016 White House race and sow discord among voters.
FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo is pictured at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September 16, 2017. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia did not place adverts on Facebook Inc to try to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. U.S. lawmakers have urged the Federal Election Commission to require transparency for social media advertising after Russian entities purchased political adverts during and after the 2016 election. "We do not know ... how to place an advert on Facebook. We have never done this, and the Russian side has never been involved in it," Peskov told a conference call with reporters.
The much-anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin provided no shortage of fodder for the internet -- especially when it came to the two leaders' handshake. Twitter and other social media platforms had much to say about the interaction, as is often the case in Trump's moments with other leaders. The pair shook hands Friday ahead of a G20 summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Trump and Putin met briefly to speak before the bilateral talks scheduled for later in the day. In a video from the interaction, they are both be seen smiling, and Trump could also be seen patting Putin on the back after the rather informal handshake.