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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US law can apply anywhere in the world, so long as a technology company has control over foreign data, a court rules.
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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.
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?
A secret Washington D.C.-based surveillance court found an NSA email and data collection program illegal in 2011, as it collected tens of thousands of American emails each year.
The well-regarded Groklaw intellectual property law news and analysis site is closing because its founder, Pamela Jones, feels she can no longer trust email for the essential privacy she feels the site needs to continue.
The only email service that you can trust with completely protecting your privacy is one that you build yourself.
David Gewirtz interviews Silent Circle CEO Michael Janke to discover the inside story about why one of the most respected secure communications providers killed their encrypted email service in light of NSA surveillance concerns.
Government intrusiveness is the story that won't go away. This week, two email providers who offer encrypted hosted email shut their doors citing either government intervention or the potential thereof. And, of course, there's more NSA. President Obama even steps in to say a few words.
Kim Dotcom's privacy company Mega prepares a 'cutting-edge' email encryption service.
Lavabit and Silent Circle's secure email services have been shut down as part of a generational-scale anti-surveillance pushback, but only US and UK agencies are under the microscope. Why not Australia?
An American company that specialized in highly encrypted email suspended operations today. The abrupt shutdown of Lavabit, a small Texas-based company, is suspected to be related to a court order related to its best-known customer, NSA leaker Edward Snowden.