Privacy

NSA collected 200 million texts a day, including those of Britons

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Latest Snowden revelations show that GCHQ was allowed to see SMS information collected by the US
17 Jan 2014

Blackphone promises to put privacy first

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New venture by Silent Circle and Geekphone aims to keep calls and texts private
17 Jan 2014

NSA 'could spy' on 100,000 computers - while they're offline

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Spy agency physically installs malware and uses 'secret' radio technology to monitor PCs, according to the latest Snowden revelations
15 Jan 2014

Yelp has to reveal identity of some anonymous users, says US court

If users aren't customers then they are not exempted from freedom of speech laws, says Judge
13 Jan 2014

Web security providers welcome government Cyber Streetwise campaign

Sophos, Symantec and Tenable all support new effort to raise cyber awareness
13 Jan 2014

'Do not opt out of Care.data' plead health charities

If public do not trust programme, a whole generation of data will be lost, claims Quicksilva
13 Jan 2014

Google enables Gmail users to email their Google+ contacts

Move raises privacy concerns and may initially swamp users with unwanted emails from social media contacts
10 Jan 2014

Over 1,000 DWP staff taken to task for benefits record snooping

FOI request reveals computer misuse at Department for Work and Pensions
10 Jan 2014

French privacy watchdog fines Google for failure to comply with data protection act

Google's privacy policies for services and data collection don't give users 'capacity to exercise their rights', says CNIL
09 Jan 2014

Facebook users sue company over privacy

US plaintiffs allege Facebook illegally mines private messages for competitive advantage
03 Jan 2014

Post-NSA government still trusted over private firms with personal data handling

Ernst & Young report suggests people still happy to share personal information with government - but wary of web firms
02 Jan 2014

H4cked Off: Snowden’s not the messiah, or even a particularly naughty boy. He’s just some guy.

Let's drop the profile pieces and get back to the slightly wider issue of all the illegal data theft, yeah?
02 Jan 2014

RSA ‘categorically denies’ secret ties with NSA

RSA says it has not "intentionally" weakened any of its products or taken payments to introduce weaknesses
23 Dec 2013

GCHQ and NSA spied on charities, allies, and an EU official

US and UK spy agencies worked together to monitor a list of surveillance targets in more than 60 countries
20 Dec 2013

Putin: NSA surveillance necessary to combat terrorism

But Russian president says agency needs to "limit its appetite"
19 Dec 2013

ISP porn filters block sex education, rape support sites

Sexual health advice, porn addiction resources and domestic abuse aid also barred
19 Dec 2013

White House report recommends reducing NSA surveillance powers

Mass phone records shouldn't be kept, suggests report into NSA surveillance
19 Dec 2013

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Brazil

Former NSA contractor offers to help Brazil fight US government snooping in exchange for permanent residence
17 Dec 2013

Indian government to introduce 'total internet surveillance' system

All emails, blog posts, social media and voice calls in India to be subject to surveillance
17 Dec 2013

NSA telephone data collection ruled unconstitutional

NSA activities described as 'almost Orwellian' in first post-Snowden case
17 Dec 2013

Backbytes: John le Carré to Edward Snowden - 'Good luck... You're probably screwed!'

"An intelligence agency cannot let a whistle-blower go unpunished," former spy turned novelist John le Carré tells Edward Snowden
13 Dec 2013

Lawsuit accuses IBM of collaborating with NSA and hurting business with China

Louisiana Sheriffs' Pension and Relief Fund says IBM should have revealed information sooner
13 Dec 2013

NSA using Google's online ad tracking tools to spy on web users

Android and Apple smartphones also tracked using app location tools
12 Dec 2013

Post-NSA governments need to regain citizens' trust - Microsoft VP Nadella

Microsoft's cloud and enterprise head Satya Nadella says people won't use tech if they fear repercussions
11 Dec 2013