The United Nations has adopted a resolution on protecting digital privacy that for the first time urges governments to offer redress to citizens targeted by mass surveillance.
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The human rights group says the new anti-surveillance tool is a 'strike back' against governments that have overextended their reach.
John Key breaks with a long-standing tradition that the Prime Minister is directly in charge of the Security Intelligence Service and Government Communications Security Bureau.
Glenn Greenwald says he has spent the last few months working on a story that will reveal the role of the Five Eyes network's smallest partner.
A US judge has lifted a stay on a ruling, forcing Microsoft to hand over data it stores overseas. But the software giant said it will not comply, pending an appeal.
US law can apply anywhere in the world, so long as a technology company has control over foreign data, a court rules.
The public disclosure of emails by former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, could be an "unwarranted invasion of personal privacy", according to a letter fro the US Department of State responding to a FOIA request by online publication, The Desk.
Silent Circle has launched an encrypted IP voice calling service in 79 countries, with a particular focus on hooking enterprise customers.
Lorex Vantage Stream wireless IP surveillance cam with 30 foot night vision range, 2-way audio, push / email alerts and smartphone connectivity.
The U.S. government relies on intelligence from an unknown number of U.S. telecoms for its mass surveillance programs. What's the state of phone privacy in the post-NSA world?
After revelations that it had inspected a Hotmail customer's email as part of an internal investigation, Microsoft announced new rules last week. This week, following "uncomfortable" criticism of that policy, the company announced new rules: no inspections without a warrant.
Amazon's big datacenter push into Germany may seem like a response to U.S. government surveillance. If privacy groups are right, it won't change what might already be happening. But it does signal a nod towards a burgeoning privacy-minded customer base.
Former US president Jimmy Carter has said that he believes his email is monitored, and in order to avoid such surveillance, posts letters to foreign leaders instead.
A well-known hacking organization is suing spies over civil rights and liberties.
Microsoft has spoken out about the NSA reforms, stating that they do not go far enough and should be complemented by an international framework on data privacy and government surveillance.
A new smartphone is soon to hit the shelves. Developed by security experts including those from Silent Circle, they say that privacy will be placed in the hand of the user -- and surveillance will be made far more difficult.
The Reform Government Surveillance group, an alliance between eight major technology firms, aims to persuade the U.S. government to stop undermining the privacy rights of the general public.
Despite last week's US-led opposition to the United Nations' "Rights To Privacy In The Digital Age," the resolution put forward as a reaction to US surveillance activities was passed.
But could the push back against the NSA's comprehensive surveillance with new privacy-enhancing technology be jeopardised by community reluctance for large-scale collaboration?
Google's enthusiasm two years ago for Forward Secrecy makes a lot of sense considering all the revelations in the last several months about NSA monitoring of everyone and everything.
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