A Russian state service in charge of safeguarding Kremlin communications is reportedly looking to purchase an array of old-fashioned typewriters to prevent leaks from computer hardware. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An image of the site promoting Def Con 21, a large annual gathering of hackers in Las Vegas. The meeting's leader is asking federal workers to stay away from this year's event. Def Con hide caption

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More than half of Americans in a new Quinnipiac University national poll see former National Security Agency contract worker Edward Snowden, who spilled secrets about the NSA's surveillance programs, as a whistle-blower, not a traitor. Ole Spata /DPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (right) and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro stand in front of a picture of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, during a summit in Managua on June 29. Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for a "clearly erroneous" response to a question about surveillance on Americans. The question was asked before the Senate Intelligence Committee in March. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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European Union officials spoke to Secretary of State John Kerry about claims that the U.S. spied on EU offices in America. Kerry is in Brunei for a security conference. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalists on board a Moscow-to-Havana flight Monday thought that NSA leaker Edward Snowden would be in that window seat. Instead, the plane left with that spot empty. Maxim Shemetov /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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