Spying

11.09.15
Judge rules against NSA's phone data collection, to limited effect
11.09.15

Judge rules against NSA's phone data collection, to limited effect

A judge has barred the NSA from collecting phone records for some people... right before the plan gets an overhaul.

By J. Fingas,   11.09.15
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11.08.15
NSA discloses most security flaws, but that's not the whole story
11.08.15

NSA discloses most security flaws, but that's not the whole story

The NSA says it reveals 91 percent of the security exploits it finds, but it's not saying *when* they're made public.

By J. Fingas,   11.08.15
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10.30.15
Stingray phone surveillance tools can also record your calls
10.30.15

Stingray phone surveillance tools can also record your calls

And the Stingray surveillance story just gets worse.

By D. Hardawar,   10.30.15
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10.29.15
US won't stop the NSA's mass phone spying before a ban kicks in
10.29.15

US won't stop the NSA's mass phone spying before a ban kicks in

An appeals court won't overturn Congress' decision to let the NSA collect bulk phone data until that program winds down.

By J. Fingas,   10.29.15
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10.26.15
Germany investigates claims of NSA-backed malware spying
10.26.15

Germany investigates claims of NSA-backed malware spying

Germany is looking into reports that the NSA-backed Regin malware snooped on its higher-ups.

By J. Fingas,   10.26.15
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09.19.15
Edward Snowden held a secret chat with the actor portraying him
09.19.15

Edward Snowden held a secret chat with the actor portraying him

Edward Snowden agreed to a secret meeting with Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, the actor portraying him in an Oliver Stone movie.

By J. Fingas,   09.19.15
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08.31.15
Colombia is conducting widescale illegal surveillance
08.31.15

Colombia is conducting widescale illegal surveillance

Mass surveillance in Colombia is not only far-reaching, but outright illegal at times.

By J. Fingas,   08.31.15
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08.29.15
The NSA can keep spying on phone call metadata through November
08.29.15

The NSA can keep spying on phone call metadata through November

The National Security Agency can keep on keeping on with the bulk collection of phone call metadata for a bit longer, sadly.

By T. Seppala,   08.29.15
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08.18.15
UN reminds the US that member states should respect its privacy
08.18.15

UN reminds the US that member states should respect its privacy

A UN spokesperson has revealed that the US swore it never spied on its activities.

By M. Moon,   08.18.15
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