5-Eyes Spying Archive: 2014 to 2016

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2016 News

  • 23-12-2016: Russian military using smartphones to track troop movements.  [Schneier]  [CrowdStrike]
  • 20-12-2016: How to safely delete private data forever.  [Gizmodo]
  • 20-12-2016: Egypt has blocked encrypted messaging app Signal.  [Engadget]
    • 21-12-2016: Encrypted chat app Signal circumvents Egyptian government censorship.  [Engadget]  [Wired]  [The Register]
    • 28-12-2016: How Signal is evading censorship.  [Schneier]
    • 30-12-2016: Encrypted chat app Signal sidesteps censorship in Cuba and Oman.  [Engadget]
  • 19-12-2016: Turkey blocks Tor's anonymity network.  [Engadget]  [BBC News]
  • 19-12-2016: Cellphones the most ubiquitous surveillance device ever.  [Stuff]
  • 02-12-2016: 2016 claims another victim: Your privacy.  [Engadget]
  • 28-10-2016: Eavesdropping on typing over VoIP.  [Schneier]  [Cornell arXiv: PDF]
  • 27-10-2016: The new FCC privacy rules are here, and nobody is happy.  [The Register]
  • 24-10-2016: Every LTE call, text, can be intercepted, blacked out, hacker finds.  [The Register]
  • 20-10-2016: NSA, GCHQ and even Donald Trump are all after your data.  [The Register]
  • 19-10-2016: How to track your kids without freaking them out.  [Gizmodo]
  • 18-10-2016: Intelligence oversight and how it can fail.  [Schneier]
  • 13-10-2016: Euro politicians are hyping the terror threat to steal your privacy.  [The Register]
  • 12-10-2016: Building on surveillance reform.  [Google]
  • 04-10-2016: Decryption mandates and global internet freedom.  [Russ White]  [Hoover Institution]
  • 28-09-2016: Australia wants law to ban de-anonymisation of anonymous data.  [The Register]
  • 27-09-2016: Using neural networks to identify blurred faces.  [Schneier]  [Motherboard]
  • 23-09-2016: NSA hushed up zero-day spyware tool losses for three years.  [The Register]
  • 16-09-2016: DE-CIX - world's largest internet exchange sues Germany over mass surveillance.  [The Register]
  • 05-09-2016: German spies violated law, must delete XKeyscore database -- watchdog.  [Ars Technica]
  • 10-08-2016: FBI chief Comey: “We have never had absolute privacy”.  [Ars Technica]
  • 02-08-2016: Meet the men who spy on women through their webcams.  [Graham Cluley]  [Ars Technica]
  • 29-07-2016: Sniffing and censoring in real life.  [Russ White]  [Medium]
  • 28-07-2016: Don't use a VPN in the UAE – unless you wanna risk jail and a $545,000 fine.  [The Register]
  • 21-07-2016: The not-crazy person’s guide to online privacy.  [HardOCP]  [Bloomberg]
  • 27-06-2016: Snowden: Russian data collection plans 'dangerous'.  [BBC News]  [Engadget]
    • 08-07-2016: Edward Snowden speaks out against new Russian law.  [Engadget]
    • 09-07-2016: "Dark day" in Russia after president introduces new surveillance laws.  [HardOCP]  [The Independent]
  • 22-06-2016: The Great Firewall of China gets stronger.  [Russ White]  [The Stream]
  • 29-05-2016: The privacy of telephone metadata.  [Russ White]  [PNAS]
  • 26-05-2016: Watch Edward Snowden teach Vice how to make a phone ‘go black’.  [Wired]
  • 29-04-2016: New study shows mass surveillance breeds meekness, fear and self-censorship.  [The Intercept]
  • 18-04-2016: How hackers eavesdropped on a US Congressman using only his phone number.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 06-04-2016: Privacy and secrecy are not the same.  [Russ White]  [Just Security]
  • 01-04-2016: How we're unwittingly letting robots censor the Web.  [NZ Herald]
  • 31-03-2016: The government (probably) requested Reddit user data last year.  [Gizmodo]  [Reddit]  [BBC News]  [Engadget]  [ExtremeTech]  [Russ White]  [Just Security]
  • 31-03-2016: Is your step counter spying on you?  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • 29-03-2016: Mass surveillance silences minority opinions.  [Schneier]
  • 23-03-2016: The FCC’s subtractive privacy rules.  [Russ White]  [Heartland Institute]
  • 21-03-2016: Snowden's tips on personal privacy in a wired world.  [Stuff]
  • 18-03-2016: What is a VPN, and why should you be using one?  [Graham Cluley]
  • 16-03-2016: Google adds worldwide HTTPS info to transparency report.  [The Register]
  • 14-03-2016: This massive VPN comparison spreadsheet helps you choose the best for you.  [Lifehacker]
  • 11-03-2016: Your browser's private ,ode isn't as secret as you think.  [Gizmodo]
  • 04-03-2016: Google endorses US VPN providers with 'right to be forgotten' expansion.  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [Google Europe]  [Engadget]
    • 08-03-2016: Google extends right-to-be-forgotten rules to all search sites.  [Ars Technica]
  • 02-03-2016: US debates a world without privacy.  [BBC News]
  • 01-03-2016: Is your smartphone listening to you?  [BBC News]
  • 05-02-2016: Tracking anonymous web users.  [Schneier]  [SSRN]
  • 03-02-2016: Security vs surveilance.  [Schneier]
  • 27-01-2016: Ban internet anonymity – says top US Homeland Security official.  [The Register]
  • 27-01-2016: How to make your own NSA bulk surveillance system.  [Wired]
  • 27-01-2016: In this Facebook and Google-owned world, it's time to rethink privacy.  [The Register]
  • 06-01-2016: The father of online anonymity has a plan to end the crypto war.  [Wired]

2015 News

  • 31-12-2015: Forget anonymity, we can remember you wholesale with machine intel, hackers warned.  [The Register]
  • 24-12-2015: Internet freedom is actively dissolving in America.  [HardOCP]  [Motherboard]
  • 21-12-2015: The medieval origins of mass surveillance.  [Schneier]  [Lapham's Quarterly]
  • 21-12-2015: New HTTP error code 451 to signal censorship.  [The Register]  [THG]
  • 17-12-2015: China tells the world to respect its censorship.  [Engadget]
  • 13-12-2015: Tor's new executive director is a digital privacy legend.  [Engadget]
  • 12-12-2015: Your VPN may be worthless.  [Engadget]
  • 06-12-2015: Kazakhstan will require internet surveillance back doors.  [Engadget]
  • 04-12-2015: Blackberry leaves Pakistan rather than provide a government backdoor.  [Schneier]  [cNet]
  • 30-11-2015: Your browser history, IP addresses, online purchases all up for grabs without a warrant.  [The Register]
  • 30-11-2015: A history of privacy.  [Schneier]  [The New Yorker]
  • 21-11-2015: How to baffle web trackers by obfuscating your movements online.  [Wired]
  • 18-11-2015: BlackBerry believes in encryption backdoors - believes it's good for business.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 16-11-2015: Germany scales back its spying while other nations want more.  [Engadget]
  • 16-11-2015: Edward Snowden thinks you should use an ad blocker.  [Stuff]
  • 12-11-2015: The Edward Snowden guide to practical privacy.  [The Register]  [The Intercept]
  • 08-11-2015: FCC won’t force websites to honor "Do Not Track".  [HardOCP]  [ComputerWorld]
  • 05-11-2015: The effects of surveillance on the victims.  [Schneier]
  • 02-11-2015: Signal, the Snowden-approved crypto app, comes to Android.  [Wired]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [PocketNow]
  • 02-11-2015: Kim Dotcom is building his own private internet.  [Stuff]
  • 29-10-2015: Tor just launched the easiest app yet for anonymous, encrypted IM.  [Wired]  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [BBC News]  [Ars Technica]
  • 27-10-2015: The need for transparency in surveillance.  [Schneier]
  • 23-10-2015: EU net neutrality up for a vote next week.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 22-10-2015: 'Get a VPN to defeat metadata retention' is good advice. Sometimes.  [The Register]
  • 21-10-2015: Microsoft deems privacy a fundamental right, asks U.S. And EU governments to obey it.  [THG]
  • 21-10-2015: German infosec bureaucrats want mail providers to encrypt.  [The Register]
  • 15-10-2015: How French spies can silently command Siri, Google Now on phones.  [The Register]  [Wired]
  • 14-10-2015: Encryption is the only guarantee of data destruction in the cloud.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 13-10-2015: A new way for tech firms to fight unlock orders.  [Wired]
  • 12-10-2015: Where do major tech companies stand on encryption?  [Gizmodo]
  • 08-10-2015: Post-Stuxnet hack group builds formidable LinkedIn phish network.  [The Register]
  • 07-10-2015: Your boarding pass has a ton of personal information on it: shred it.  [Lifehacker]  [Krebs]  [Schneier]
  • 06-10-2015: Thanks, or blame, Snowden for Europe's big privacy ruling.  [Wired]
  • 28-09-2015: How to send and receive encrypted email for free.  [ExtremeTech]
  • 23-09-2015: Snowden treaty asks nations to resist mass surveillance.  [Wired]  [Ars Technica]  [HardOCP]
  • 22-09-2015: India withdraws controversial encryption policy.  [BBC News]
  • 17-09-2015: New crypto tool makes anonymous surveys truly anonymous.  [Wired]
  • 14-09-2015: How to avoid surveillance... with your phone.  [TED YouTube]
  • 09-09-2015: End mass snooping and protect whistleblowers, MEPs tell EU.  [The Register]
  • 01-09-2015: What can you learn from metadata?  [Schneier]  [ABC: part 1part 2]
  • 31-08-2015: The best browser extensions that protect your privacy.  [Lifehacker]
  • 27-08-2015: German spies sold out citizens' data to NSA in exchange for XKeyscore.  [The Register]  [Schneier]  [Ars Technica]
  • 26-08-2015: Read Julian Assange's introduction to The Wikileaks Files.  [Gizmodo]
  • 24-08-2015: How to stop a domestic abuser stalking you via your smartphone.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 21-08-2015: SS7 phone-switch flaw enabled surveillance.  [Schneier]  [Engadget]
  • 17-08-2015: Anti-privacy unkillable super-cookies spreading around the world.  [The Register]
  • 12-08-2015: The NSA Playset: Espionage tools for the rest of us.  [Ars Technica]
  • 10-08-2015: The government shouldn't be the reason you encrypt your data.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 29-07-2015: Bizarre high-tech kidnapping.  [Schneier]  [Wired]
  • 28-07-2015: How the way you type can shatter anonymity -- even on Tor.  [Ars Technica]  [Graham Cluley]
  • 24-07-2015: French surveillance law implicates ISPs, web hosts.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 22-07-2015: Pakistan wants to copy GCHQ and eavesdrop on everyone.  [The Register]
  • 22-07-2015: Malaysia admits to censoring the Internet.  [Gizmodo]
  • 14-07-2015: Google's hidden data reveals details of 'right to be forgotten' requests.  [Engadget]  [The Guardian]
  • 10-07-2015: Organisational doxing.  [Schneier]
  • 09-07-2015: UK politicos easily pwned on insecure Wi-Fi networks.  [The Register]  [Graham Cluley]
  • 08-07-2015: Holland: laid-back, chilled, and monitoring everything.  [The Register]
  • 04-07-2015: France evicted from moral high ground over spying revelations.  [Engadget]
  • 26-06-2015: Fueled by Snowden and Apple, private search engine DuckDuckGo rapidly grows.  [Ars Technica]
  • 24-06-2015: With the French NSA leak, Wikileaks is back.  [Wired]  [Schneier]
    • 29-06-2015: WikiLeaks docs show NSA's 10-year economic espionage campaign against France.  [The Register]
  • 21-06-2015: Social media debunked.  [NZ Herald]
  • 18-06-2015: How Facebook is censoring content in the United States.  [Gizmodo]  [EFF]
  • 18-06-2015: Counterfeit social media accounts.  [Schneier]  [The Week]
  • 14-06-2015: Amazon turns up spectacularly late to 'transparency' party.  [The Register]
  • 11-06-2015: 3 privacy tradeoffs that might be worth it.  [Wired]
  • 11-06-2015: Decrypted WhatsApp chats laid groundwork for Belgian terror raids.  [The Register]
  • 08-06-2015: Deleting your browser history could land you in court.  [HardOCP]  [The Denver Channel]
  • 08-06-2015: What to do when you lose your phone.  [PocketNow]
  • 06-06-2015: Spy-grade gadgets to protect your privacy online.  [Stuff]
  • 03-06-2015: China cracks down further on VPNs as censorship intensifies.  [The Register]
  • 01-06-2015: New privacy app takes a page from NSA technology.  [HardOCP]  [Yahoo News]
  • 28-05-2015: UN says encryption “necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom".  [Ars Technica]
  • 25-05-2015: How one mayor struggles with balancing privacy and surveillance.  [Ars Technica]
  • 23-05-2015: Americans value privacy, but don't trust tech companies to provide it.  [Gizmodo]  [Wired]
  • 21-05-2015: Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking.  [Ars Technica]  [Graham Cluley]
  • 21-05-2015: ISPs really don’t want to follow new customer data privacy rules.  [Ars Technica]
  • 19-05-2015: Spyware - required by law on South Korean teenagers' smartphones.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 17-05-2015: Use privacy software if you want to be safe from Facebook, warns watchdog.  [Ars Technica]
  • 15-05-2015: IdentityTheft.gov shows you how to recover from a stolen identity.  [Lifehacker]  [identitytheft.gov]
  • 15-05-2015: Facebook "tramples European privacy law".  [HardOCP]  [Reuters]
  • 13-05-2015: What Google knows about your web searches.  [Intego]
  • 13-05-2015: BitTorrent's secure messaging app arrives.  [The Register]
  • 08-05-2015: 1975 article on Internet spying not written by time traveler, probably.  [Gizmodo]
  • 08-05-2015: A new court ruling means that privacy doesn't require secrecy.  [Gizmodo]
  • 06-05-2015: An example of cellphone metadata forensic surveillance.  [SchneierSchneier]
  • 06-05-2015: French parliament approves new surveillance rules.  [BBC News]
  • 05-05-2015: Police want your PC? Brick it with a USB stick before they probe it.  [The Register]  [Gizmodo]  [Graham Cluley]
  • 04-05-2015: Internet censorship, kill switches violate human rights law.  [HardOCP]  [ZDNet]
  • 29-04-2015: Remote proctoring and surveillance.  [Schneier]  [NYT]
  • 28-04-2015: China censors Facebook.net, blocks sites with “Like” buttons.  [Krebs]
  • 25-04-2015: Google and Facebook come out against government spying.  [Engadget]
  • 14-04-2015: The future of privacy.  [Schneier]
  • 13-04-2015: Ultimatum for China website: improve censorship.  [NZ Herald]
  • 12-04-2015: Russia’s Internet censor reminds citizens that some memes are illegal.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 31-03-2015: Survey of Americans' privacy habits post-Snowden.  [Schneier]  [PRC]
  • 26-03-2015: Yahoo dishes out new transparency report.  [THG]
  • 25-03-2015: Snowden urges cloud providers to take action against mass surveillance.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 20-03-2015: Snowden-approved: The ‘Citizenfour’ hacker’s toolkit.  [ExtremeTech]
  • 16-03-2015: Snowden tells tech bigwigs: it's up to you to thwart mass surveillance.  [The Register]
  • 13-03-2015: NYPD caught wikiwashing Wikipedia entries on police brutality.  [BoingBoing]  [Capital]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
    • 17-03-2015: NYPD officers who wikiwashed police brutality pages will get wrist-slaps.  [BoingBoing]  [DNAinfo]
  • 12-03-2015: The changing economics of surveillance.  [Schneier]  [The Guardian]
  • 11-03-2015: The human cost of phone hacking.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 05-03-2015: Now corporate drones are spying on cell phones.  [Schneier]  [VentureBeat]
  • 04-03-2015: EFF: Snowden, NSA spying, hard drive malware... a UN privacy watchdog is needed.  [The Register]  [EFF PDF]
  • 02-03-2015: Would you trust 'spyproof' mobes made in Putin's Russia?  [The Register]
  • 02-03-2015: Silent Circle revamps secure smartphone.  [The Register]  [Gizmodo]
  • 01-03-2015: VPNs: which ones value your privacy?  [BoingBoing]  [TorrentFreak]
  • 24-02-2015: AT&T charging customers to not spy on them.  [Schneier]  [The Guardian]  [GigaOM]
  • 23-02-2015: Drones are spying on cell phone signals now.  [Gizmodo]
  • 19-02-2015: Spies can track you just by watching your phone’s power use.  [Wired]  [Gizmodo]  [Schneier]
  • 17-02-2015: Smart devices think you're 'too lazy' to opt out of privacy defaults.  [HardOCP]  [CBC News]
  • 16-02-2015: Dutch DPA says government's data retention plans still illegal.  [The Register]
  • 13-02-2015: Russia might ban Tor and virtual private networks.  [ExtremeTech]
  • 11-02-2015: The consumer data revolt is coming.  [HardOCP]  [Bloomberg]
  • 11-02-2015: Steal the hackers' thunder by revealing yourself online.  [Stuff]
  • 10-02-2015: How your travels around the Internet expose the way you think.  [Wired]
  • 10-02-2015: Privacy is a myth on the Internet.  [HardOCP]  [Medium]
  • 09-02-2015: Surveillance scandal blowing up Macedonian government.  [BoingBoing]  [BalkanInsight]  [Engadget]
  • 08-02-2015: Anonymity is dead and other lessons from the Silk Road trial.  [Engadget]
  • 07-05-2015: The real impact of surveillance.  [BoingBoing]  [Open Rights Group]
  • 05-02-2015: Say goodbye to privacy.  [Wired]
  • 04-02-2015: Germany's BND muscles in on metadata mass surveillance.  [The Register]
  • 29-01-2015: Dropbox now reports when non-US governments want your data.  [Engadget]
  • 29-01-2015: Mozilla dusts off old servers, lights up Tor relays.  [The Register]
  • 27-01-2015: Here is EFF's master plan for ending global mass surveillance.  [Gizmodo]  [EFF]
  • 26-01-2015: How to protect your information from the Internet.  [Kotaku]
  • 26-01-2015: Google handed over WikiLeaks emails.  [Stuff]  [HardOCP]  [Engadget]  [The Register]
  • 24-01-2015: China beefs up Great Firewall, snips off VPN access.  [The Register]  [Stuff]
  • 23-01-2015: I2P: the super-anonymous network that Silk Road calls home.  [Gizmodo]
  • 21-01-2015: Snowden SLAMS iPhone, claims 'special software' tracks users.  [The Register]
  • 17-01-2015: Turkey is blackmailing Twitter into censorship -- again.  [Gizmodo]  [NYT]  [Engadget]
    • 18-01-2015: Twitter complies with Turkey's 'national security' blackout demand – blocks newspaper's tweets.  [The Register]
    • 27-01-2015: Rather than face ban in Turkey, Facebook blocks “anti-Islamic” pages.  [Ars Technica]
  • 15-01-2015: How to stop data thieves from stealing information off your old gadgets.  [Gizmodo]
  • 15-01-2015: The EFF’s secure messaging scorecard. Which app will you use?  [Lumension]  [EFF]
  • 14-01-2015: Using encrypted email in Spain? Do not pass go, go directly to jail.  [The Register]
  • 13-02-2015: A history of internet spying.  [Gizmodo: part 1part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5]
  • 13-01-2015: More surveillance won't protect free speech.  [Gizmodo]
  • 12-01-2015: The importance of deleting old stuff -- another lesson from the Sony attack.  [Ars Technica]
  • 12-01-2015: Leaked Palantir doc reveals uses, specific functions and key clients.  [TechCrunch]
  • 11-01-2015: Paris terror attacks: ISPs face pressure to share MORE data with governments.  [The Register]
  • 08-01-2015: Browsing in privacy mode isn't as secure as you think.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • 07-01-2015: Traveling with two-factor: how to access your accounts abroad.  [Gizmodo]
  • 06-01-2015: With the power of social media growing, the police are now monitoring and criminalising online speech.  [The Intercept]
  • 06-01-2015: HTTPS can be set as your super-cookie.  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]  [HardOCP]  [Pro Publica]
    • 16-01-2015: Verizon is still using 'supercookies' to track your browsing whether you like it or not.  [Android Police]
  • 06-01-2015: Boffins spy I in your little eye.  [The Register]
  • 06-01-2015: Lavabit founder wants to make “dark” e-mail secure by default.  [Ars Technica]  [BoingBoing]
  • 05-01-2015: Saudi Arabia hires 'ethical hackers' to silence smut slingers.  [The Register]

2014 News

  • 30-11-2014: German spy agency can monitor its own citizens via technicality.  [Ars Technica]
  • 25-11-2014: Video: should online surveillance be wider?  [BBC News]
  • 21-11-2014: Human rights groups' anti-surveillance tool.  [Stuff]  [Detekt]
  • 20-11-2014: China ramps up censorship as it hosts World Internet Conference.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 12-11-2014: Who will save Europe's privacy from the NSA? Oh dear... it's Google.  [The Register]
  • 12-11-2014: Why are ISPs removing their customers' email encryption?  [Gizmodo]  [BoingBoing]  [EFF]  [The Register]
  • 10-11-2014: Mozilla will start hosting Tor relays as part of Polaris privacy push.  [GigaOM]
  • 07-11-2014: The Arab Spring of privacy is upon us.  [Wired]
  • 07-11-2014: Dropbox responds to Snowden privacy criticisms.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • 05-11-2014: Facebook sees 24% uptick in government requests for user data.  [HardOCP]  [cNet]
  • 04-11-2014: Does your phone company track you?  [Ars Technica]
  • 28-10-2014: Verizon gives 120 million customers a cookie they can’t delete.  [Graham Cluley]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [Schneier]
    • 31-10-2014: Why Verizon is tracking all your mobile web traffic.  [ReadWriteWeb]
    • 14-11-2014: AT&T will stop putting undeletable tracking IDs on your phone.  [Gizmodo]
  • 27-10-2014: Schneier, Diffie, ex-MI5 bod, privacy advocates team up on Code Red.  [Schneier]
  • 23-10-2014: Privacy complaints skyrocketed in 2013-14, says Pilgrim.  [The Register]
  • 20-10-2014: How to uncover blurred information in photographs.  [Lifehacker]  [dheera]
  • 20-10-2014: When can the police search your computer/phone?  [BoingBoing]  [EFF]  [Gizmodo]
  • 16-10-2014: Tor Browser goes 4.0.  [BoingBoing]  [Tor Project]
  • 16-10-2014: How Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users.  [The Guardian]  [The Register]  [Engadget]
    • 16-10-2014: Whisper: we don't track ‘anonymous’ users.  [HardOCP]  [Washington Post]  [Business Insider]  [BBC News]
    • 17-10-2014: Whisper CTO says tracking “anonymous” users not a big deal, really.  [Ars Technica]
    • 18-10-2014: Whisper's users may not be so anonymous after all.  [ReadWriteWeb]
    • 19-10-2014: Whisper chief: 'We're not infallible but strive to do right by our anonymous users'.  [The Register]
    • 20-10-2014: Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next.  [The Register]
    • 24-10-2014: Whisper: explain this 'questionable' behavior – senior US senator.  [The Register]  [The Guardian]
    • 24-10-2014: Whisper responds to Guardian's “10 questions”.  [PDF]
    • 27-10-2014: Why weasel words might not work for Whisper.  [The Register]
    • 29-10-2014: Whisper CEO denies Guardian allegations that it tracks users locations.  [Engadget]
  • 13-10-2014: With this tiny box, you can anonymize everything you do online.  [Wired]
  • 11-10-2014: Librarians on the vanguard of the anti-surveillance movement.  [BoingBoing]  [Washington Post]
  • 10-10-2014: Google received over 144,000 'Right To Be Forgotten' requests.  [HardOCP]  [cNet]
  • 09-10-2014: Gadgets held as evidence being remotely wiped.  [BoingBoing]
  • 07-10-2014: Hong Kong Transparency Database: tracking HK gov't requests to ISPs.  [BoingBoing]  [HKTR]
  • 03-10-2014: New Google transparency report is out.  [HardOCP]  [Google]
  • 01-10-2014: The criminal indictment that could finally hit spyware makers hard.  [Wired]
  • 29-09-2014: We take your privacy and security. Seriously.  [Krebs]
  • 21-09-2014: Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone.  [The Register]
  • 16-09-2014: Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians.  [The Register]
  • 15-09-2014: Several Massachusetts libraries installing Tor on all public PCs, coordinating privacy classes.  [BoingBoing]
  • 12-09-2014: EFF urges Congress to protect privacy in the cloud.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • 11-09-2014: Dropbox transparency report: 268 law enforcement requests, up to 249 national security requests.  [VentureBeat]
  • 23-08-2014: China censorship filters are hamstringing posts that help their cause.  [Ars Technica]
  • 19-08-2014: Think crypto hides you from spooks on Facebook? Think again.  [The Register]
  • 18-08-2014: Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA.  [The Register]
    • 18-03-2014: John McAfee wants you to stop using Google.  [Gizmodo]  [BBC News]
  • 15-08-2014: Researchers figure out how to spy on your smartphone in a way you’ll never see coming.  [BGR]
  • 11-08-2014: US tech companies rally behind Facebook in privacy case.  [BBC News]
  • 09-08-2014: Crypto Daddy Phil Zimmerman says surveillance society is doomed.  [The Register]
  • 05-08-2014: Ubiquitous surveillance in Singapore.  [Schneier]  [Foreign Policy]
  • 25-07-2014: Intimate data kept on file.  [NZ Herald]
  • 21-07-2014: Hidden network packet sniffer found in millions of iPhones, iPads.  [The Register]
  • 08-07-2014: Facebook is beating the FBI at facial recognition.  [HardOCP]  [The Verge]
  • 04-07-2014: Web activity used in court to portray state of mind.  [Schneier]
  • 03-07-2014: UK "porn filter" triggers widespread internet censorship.  [HardOCP]  [TorrentFreak]
  • 18-06-2014: TOR is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong.  [The Register]
  • 15-06-2014: Big Brother at work may be no bad thing.  [BBC News]
  • 05-06-2014: Today is the day we Reset the Net.  [BoingBoing]  [ResetTheNet]  [Stuff]
  • 05-06-2014: Volume of encrypted email rising.  [Stuff]  [NZ Herald]
  • 03-06-2014: Transparency Report: protecting emails as they travel across the web.  [Google]
  • 27-05-2014: The FTC wants to save you from data brokers that sell your secrets.  [Gizmodo]
  • 21-05-2014: Surveillance state: the NSA doesn't stand alone.  [BoingBoing]  [EFF]
  • 16-05-2014: EFF heaps praise on Apple for protecting customer data.  [TUAW]  [iMore]
  • 15-05-2014: Most tech giants now score well in EFF's first post-Snowden "Who Has Your Back?" report.  [EFF]
  • 09-05-2014: New guidelines outline what iPhone data Apple can give to police.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 02-05-2014: White House seeks legal immunity for firms that hand over customer data.  [The Guardian]  [Engadget]
  • 02-05-2014: Apple and other techs to notify users of government data collection.  [GottaBeMobile]  [TrustedReviews]
  • 30-04-2014: TAILS: Snowden's favorite anonymous, secure OS goes 1.0.  [BoingBoing]  [Tails]  [Hexus]  [Engadget]
  • 23-04-2014: Conversnitch.  [Schneier]  [Wired]
  • 21-04-2014: Info on Russian bulk surveillance.  [Schneier]  [CSIS]  [BoingBoing]
  • 17-04-2014: Putin tells Snowden live on air: no 'massive scale' surveillance of public communications.  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]  [BoingBoing]
    • 17-04-2014: Snowden: "Vladimir Putin must be called to account on surveillance just like Obama".  [BoingBoing]
    • 18-04-2014: Snowden on his Putin TV appearance: 'Why all the criticism?'  [The Register]
    • 19-04-2014: Snowden op-ed explains reasons for calling out Putin on live TV.  [Ars Technica]
  • 17-04-2014: Despite Lavabit contempt order, e-mail privacy stalled in Congress.  [Ars Technica]
  • 16-04-2014: Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches.  [The Register]
  • 15-04-2014: Google admits just how much it scans our Gmail.  [BGR]  [Ars Technica]
  • 14-04-2014: FBI plans to have 52 million photos in its NGI face recognition database by next year.  [EFF]  [Gizmodo]
    • 15-04-2014: Privacy fears over FBI facial recognition database.  [BBC News]
    • 15-04-2014: There'll be no escape from the FBI's new facial recognition system.  [Engadget]
  • 14-04-2014: Security breaches at federal agencies involving PII just keep mounting up.  [Collaborista]
  • 09-04-2014: EU court rejects requirement to keep data of users by telecom companies.  [Tracy and Matt]
  • 31-03-2014: You’ve uploaded files to Dropbox. But just how private are they?  [Graham Cluley]
  • 22-03-2014: Time Warner Cable issues first transparency report.  [Engadget]
  • 22-03-2014: Turkey widens Internet censorship.  [Daily News]  [Washington Post]
    • 24-03-2014: Turkey's farcical Twitter ban leads to SPIKE in tweets.  [The Register]
    • 26-03-2014: Turkey will lift its Twitter ban.  [ReadWriteWeb]
    • 27-03-2014: Turkish government blocks YouTube to shut down spread of phone recording in which PM conspires to hide millions from investigators.  [BoingBoing]  [WebRazzi]
    • 28-03-2014: Turkish court rules tweets are free speech.  [Engadget]
    • 30-03-2014: Google claims Turkey intercepts their DNS.  [ZDNet]  [HardOCP]  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [BBC News]
    • 08-04-2014: Turkish ISPs make getting to YouTube a little easier, but haven't unblocked it yet.  [Engadget]
  • 21-03-2014: Forget the NSA, tech companies may be reading your email too.  [Wired]
    • 22-03-2014: EFF lawyer questions Microsoft's ability to search our email, claims it's open to abuse.  [Engadget]
  • 21-03-2014: Gmail goes HTTPS-only, inside and out.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 20-03-2014: Microsoft snooped on a blogger's email to hunt down a Windows 8 leaker.  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [BBC News]
    • 24-03-2014: It’s not just Microsoft: Apple and Google can also read your emails.  [BGR]
    • 25-03-2014: Ex-Microsoft worker arrested after passing Windows 8 trade secrets to blogger.  [Collaborista]
    • 26-03-2014: Google denies snooping on Gmail users to hunt down leaks.  [BGR]
    • 28-03-2014: Microsoft changes privacy policy to ban accessing users' email.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [Wired]  [BoingBoing]
  • 20-03-2014: NZers' online privacy behaviours under the microscope.  [Voxy]
  • 17-03-2014: Australian attorney general wants the power to launch man-in-the-middle attacks on secure Internet connections.  [BoingBoing]  [TechDirt]  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]
  • 13-03-2014: Researches attack secured internet activity to mine personal data.  [HardOCP]  [Network World]
  • 13-03-2014: Bad news for NSA, Google encrypts search.  [Stuff]
  • 10-03-2014: Snowden says encryption and oversight are key to protecting the public from surveillance.  [Engadget]
  • 06-03-2014: Microsoft received 35,083 government requests for data impacting 58,676 accounts in the second half of 2013.  [TNW]
  • 05-03-2014: Ex-NSA official Inglis warns tech firms: be transparent.  [WSJ]
  • 28-02-2014: Tor is working on a messaging app that will take privacy to the next level.  [BGR]  [DailyDot]  [HardOCP]  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]
  • 18-02-2014: Detailed analysis of Syria's network censorship with logs from Blue Coat's surveillance boxes.  [BoingBoing]  [Arxiv PDF]
  • 17-02-2014: Undeniable proof that Facebook knows way too much about your life.  [BGR]
  • 16-02-2014: NSA sanctions Australia’s spying on US law firm representing a foreign country.  [Ars Technica]  [BoingBoing]  [NYT]  [BBC News]
  • 06-02-2014: Turks bid farewell to the Internet in the face of brutal censorship/surveillance law.  [BoingBoing]  [Medium]
  • 05-02-2014: Wozniak criticises cloud dependence in light of NSA.  [HardOCP]  [cNet]
  • 05-02-2014: New surveillance tech that tracks everyone from above.  [HardOCP]  [Washington Post]
  • 05-02-2014: GCSB spies admit to illegally deleting key evidence in Kim Dotcom case.  [BoingBoing]  [NZ Herald]
  • 04-02-2014: Anonymous means NO identifying element left behind – EU handbook.  [The Register]
  • 03-02-2014: Legendary hacker group CCC files complaint against German government over surveillance.  [GigaOM]  [Stuff]
  • 29-01-2014: Lavabit goes head to head with feds in contempt-of-court case.  [Ars Technica]  [PCWorld]
  • 27-01-2014: What is exposed about you and your friends when you login with Facebook.  [BoingBoing]  [Twitter]
  • 27-01-2014: US government reaches deal with tech firms on data requests.  [WSJ]
  • 21-01-2014: Russian spy nodes caught snooping on Facebook users.  [Wired]
  • 17-01-2014: UK 'complacent' over mass surveillance revelations.  [BBC News]
  • 16-01-2014: Creator of PGP e-mail encryption making secure Android “Blackphone”.  [Ars Technica]  [Geekzone]  [DailyTech]  [BGR]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [TechCrunch]  [BoingBoing]  [Blackphone]  [PocketNow]  [ExtremeTech]  [HardOCP]  [BetaBeat]  [The Register]  [Stuff]  [GottaBeMobile]
  • 13-01-2014: Out in the Open: An NSA-Proof Twitter, Built With Code From Bitcoin and BitTorrent.  [Wired]
  • 11-01-2014: Canadian spy agency admits to illegally spying on Canadians.  [BoingBoing]  [The Observer]
  • 10-01-2014: It's insanely cheap for cops to track your cell phone.  [Gizmodo]
  • 10-01-2014: Coalition to fight mass Internet surveillance declares global day of action, Feb 11.  [BoingBoing]  [thedaywefightback.org]  [Reddit]
  • 09-01-2014: Small telecoms company believed to be at centre of government court fight files surveillance transparency report.  [Wired]
  • 08-01-2014: Online privacy could spark US-EU trade rift.  [WSJ]
  • 08-01-2014: Facial recognition app helps you internet stalk that girl you saw on the bus.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 07-01-2014: The Pirate Bay to launch game changing app.  [NZ Herald]
  • 06-01-2014: Agencies too slow in destroying shared data.  [Stuff]
  • 03-01-2014: Coca Cola slurps millions of MAC addresses.  [The Register]
  • 03-01-2014: Facebook sued over alleged private message scanning.  [BBC News]  [cNet]  [The Register]  [BGR]  [NZ Herald]
    • 03-01-2014: Why Facebook is right to scan ‘private’ messages.  [Graham Cluley]

5-Eyes Spying -- 2016 News

  • 20-12-2016: The Investigatory Powers Act explained.  [Engadget]
  • 09-12-2016: NSA and GCHQ spying on in-flight mobile phone use.  [Schneier]  [The Intercept]  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]
  • 09-12-2016: Extensive GCHQ spying throughout Africa.  [Schneier]  [The Intercept]
  • 02-12-2016: Canada wants software backdoors, mandatory decryption capability and records storage.  [THG]
  • 29-11-2016: Investigatory Powers Act signed into UK law by Queen.  [The Register]  [Engadget]
    • 29-11-2016: What the internet surveillance law means to you.  [BBC News]
    • 06-12-2016: The UK's Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court.  [The Register]
  • 29-11-2016: FBI and NSA poised to gain new surveillance powers.  [DC Knowledge]  [The Register]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [HardOCP]  [Reuters]
    • 02-12-2016: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent.  [ExtremeTech]
  • 24-11-2016: Snowden can be asked to testify in person in German NSA probe.  [Ars Technica]
  • 23-11-2016: Twitter to police: stop mining tweets for surveillance.  [HardOCP]  [ZDNet]
  • 17-11-2016: Snoopers' Charter, UK’s most privacy invasive law passed by parliament.  [THG]  [Engadget]
  • 01-11-2016: New leak may show if you were hacked by the NSA  [Ars Technica]
  • 31-10-2016: America has one month to stop the FBI getting its global license to hack.  [The Register]
  • 26-10-2016: Say goodbye to the fingerprint; it's your digital footprint the FBI wants.  [Stuff]
  • 24-10-2016: UK spies paid a New Zealand firm to help tap key internet lines.  [Engadget]
  • 18-10-2016: Cops serve warrant to enter property, demand everyone's fingerprints to unlock phone.  [Graham Cluley]  [HardOCP]  [Forbes]  [Ars Technica]
  • 17-10-2016: UK spy agencies broke privacy rules says tribunal.  [BBC News]  [Graham Cluley]  [The Register]  [THG]  [Engadget]
  • 10-10-2016: 'Cyber terrorist' trades cufflinks for handcuffs.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 10-10-2016: UK police forces own IMSI grabbers, but keeping quiet on use.  [The Register]
  • 07-10-2016: There's an NSA data center in the UK.  [DC Knowledge]  [The Intercept]
  • 04-10-2016: FBI demands Signal user data, but there’s not much to hand over.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [Graham Cluley]
  • 04-10-2016: Yahoo secretly scanned users' emails for the NSA and FBI.  [Gizmodo]  [Stuff]  [Graham Cluley]  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [Reuters]  [Lifehacker]  [Wired]  [Schneier]  [Reuters]
    • 05-10-2016: Spark seeks information on US spying after Yahoo scanned emails.  [Stuff]
    • 06-10-2016: Yahoo claims Reuters NSA scanning report was 'misleading,' not false.  [THG]
    • 08-10-2016: Yahoo email scanning done with a Linux kernel module.  [Engadget]
    • 14-10-2016: Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy.  [ExtremeTech]
    • 14-10-2016: End-to-end encryption could’ve protected Yahoo mail users from 2014 data breach and NSA spying.  [THG]
    • 14-10-2016: US Congress demands answers from Yahoo.  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]
    • 20-10-2016: Yahoo begs US spymaster Clapper: Spill the beans on secret email snooping.  [The Register]  [Gizmodo]
  • 28-09-2016: Upstream surveillance.  [Russ White]  [Just Security]
  • 20-09-2016: Essays on the NSA's "Upstream" data collection under Section 702.  [Schneier]  [Just Security: article 1article 2]
  • 15-09-2016: DoJ watchdog: it's OK for the FBI's fake hacks to hack suspects' PCs.  [The Register]
  • 14-09-2016: GCHQ floats plan to share its DNS filters.  [The Register]
  • 06-09-2016: New Snowden leaks unravel mystery behind NSA's UK base.  [Engadget]  [The Intercept]
  • 06-09-2016: Spy equipment from Cobham.  [Schneier]  [The Intercept]  [Document Cloud]
  • 03-09-2016: EFF to court: US government must inform people that it's accessing their emails.  [Voxy]
  • 02-09-2016: Police wants GCHQ-style spy powers to hack cybercrims.  [The Register]
  • 27-08-2016: Congressman to FCC: Fix phone network flaw that allows eavesdropping.  [Ars Technica]
  • 21-08-2016: Here's how the NSA spied on Cisco firewalls for years.  [Engadget]
  • 19-08-2016: How the NSA snooped on encrypted Internet traffic for a decade.  [Ars Technica]
  • 19-08-2016: Internet spying powers backed by review.  [BBC News]
  • 15-08-2016: Report reveals identity of NSA and PRISM surveillance target.  [Engadget]
  • 15-08-2016: New GCSB bill allows spying on Kiwis.  [Stuff]  [Stuff]
  • 06-08-2016: Privacy warriors drag GCHQ into Euro human rights court over blanket spying, hacking.  [The Register]
    • 22-08-2016: Review concludes UK bulk surveillance powers are necessary.  [Engadget]
  • 02-08-2016: Judge blasts FBI for bugging courthouse, throws out 200 hours of recordings.  [Ars Technica]
  • 02-08-2016: InternetNZ Easy Transparency aims to help identify mass surveillance in NZ.  [Geekzone]  [InternetNZ]
  • 01-08-2016: Secure email service GhostMail shutting down in fear of being abused.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 18-07-2016: Obama wants to give the British permission to read American emails.  [Gizmodo]  [WSJ]
  • 13-07-2016: An FBI 'pilot' collected over 434,000 iris scans since 2013.  [Engadget]  [BBC News]  [HardOCP]  [The Verge]
  • 26-06-2016: US Customs wants to collect social media account names at the border.  [HardOCP]  [The Hill]  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]  [BBC News]  [NZ Herald]  [HardOCP]  [The Verge]
  • 16-06-2016: Lawmakers want to stop warrantless "backdoor" spying on Americans.  [HardOCP]  [ZDNet]
    • 22-06-2016: US Senate strikes down open-access FBI hacking warrant by just one vote.  [The Register]
    • 24-06-2016: Judge rules FBI can hack any time, any, place, anywhere.  [The Register]  [Engadget]
  • 15-06-2016: FBI says utility pole surveillance cam locations must be kept secret.  [Ars Technica]
  • 15-06-2016: FBI has 411M photos in its facial recognition system.  [HardOCP]  [ZDNet]  [Gizmodo]  [Engadget]  [Ars Technica]
  • 13-06-2016: US plans intervention in EU vs Facebook case caused by NSA snooping.  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]
  • 10-06-2016: The NSA wants to spy on the Internet of Things.  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [The Intercept]
  • 09-06-2016: US intelligence wants real-time behavior monitoring software.  [Engadget]
  • 09-06-2016: Britain passes internet spy bill.  [Stuff]
    • 08-06-2016: Surveillance forestalls more 'draconian' police powers.  [The Register]
    • 20-06-2016: Snoopers' Charter 'goes too far' says retired Met assistant commissioner.  [The Register]
  • 07-06-2016: FBI seeks expanded National Security Letter to include browser history and more.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [ZDNet]
    • 11-06-2016: Plan to give FBI warrantless access to browser histories axed.  [The Register]
  • 06-06-2016: Letters prove GCHQ bends laws to spy at will. So what's the point of privacy safeguards?  [The Register]
  • 06-06-2016: Privacy is disappearing.  [Russ White]  [Intellectual Takeout]
  • 02-06-2016: Investigatory Powers Bill: Privacy concerns 'could be met'.  [BBC News]
  • 01-06-2016: FBI chiefs want databases exempt from privacy protections.  [Engadget]
  • 31-05-2016: All your disk image are belong to us, says appeals court.  [Ars Technica]
  • 31-05-2016: Cops can easily get hundreds of days of location data, appeals court rules.  [Ars Technica]
  • 24-05-2016: FBI wants to keep its biometric database secret.  [HardOCP]  [ZDNet]
  • 23-05-2016: Geek Squad employee allegedly searched PCs for the FBI.  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [Consumerist]
  • 16-05-2016: Spied upon by GCHQ? You'll need proof before a court will hear you.  [The Register]
  • 16-05-2016: Everything we know about how the FBI hacks people.  [Wired]
  • 12-05-2016: FBI director is upset you can communicate securely on WhatsApp.  [Gizmodo]  [Politico]  [Ars Technica]
  • 09-05-2016: Twitter blocks US spies from analyzing your tweets.  [HardOCP]  [Engadget]
  • 30-04-2016: US surveillance court didn't reject a single spy order last year.  [Engadget]  [Ars Technica]
    • 04-05-2016: CIA and NSA doubled their searches for Americans' data in 2 years.  [Engadget]
    • 10-05-2016: Warrantless spying on Americans more than doubled since 2013: oversight report.  [ExtremeTech]
    • 10-06-2016: Congress calls for change to NSA spying law.  [The Register]
  • 29-04-2016: Documenting the chilling effects of NSA surveillance.  [Schneier]  [Reuters]  [Washington Post]
  • 28-04-2016: Supreme Court approves feds' request for greater hacking powers.  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [BBC News]  [ExtremeTech]  [THG]  [Gizmodo]
  • 27-04-2016: Why you should care about the coming email privacy law .  [Gizmodo]
    • 28-04-2016: Email privacy bill passes Congress with flying colors  [Engadget]
  • 23-04-2016: Congress asks the NSA how often it spies on Americans.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [Ars Technica]  [Russ White]  [MarketWatch]
  • 21-04-2016: How innocent people 'of no security interest' are mere keystrokes away in UK's spy databases.  [The Register]
  • 20-04-2016: FBI's PRISM slurping is 'unconstitutional' – and America's secret spy court is OK with that.  [The Register]
  • 17-04-2016: Comprehensive takedown of mass surveillance.  [Gizmodo]  [YouTube]
  • 15-04-2016: The CIA is investing in social media surveillance even more.  [Engadget]
  • 14-04-2016: Microsoft sues DoJ over 'unconstitutional' secret data searches.  [Gizmodo]  [NZ Herald]
  • 13-04-2016: US House Committee approves bill requiring warrants for e-mail.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 02-04-2016: FBI offers crypto assistance to local cops: “We are in this together".  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
  • 31-03-2016: Why do the Feds usually try to unlock phones? It’s drugs, not terrorism.  [Wired]
  • 31-03-2016: UK cops tell suspect to hand over crypto keys in US hacking case.  [Ars Technica]
  • 31-03-2016: Spying without a warrant: Spy agencies utilise new power under anti-terror legislation.  [Stuff]
  • 28-03-2016: A 1976 congressional report on surveillance.  [Schneier]  [US Archive PDF]
  • 23-03-2016: Representatives say NSA must end plans to expand domestic spying.  [Ars Technica]
  • 22-03-2016: The Investigatory Powers Bill - it's time to take a closer look.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 21-03-2016: Brennan Center report on NSA overseas spying and executive order 12333.  [Schneier]
  • 14-03-2016: The Feds are prepping strict rules to protect your online privacy.  [Wired]
  • 14-03-2016: John Key: Undercover spies can't break laws, but may need 'different laws'.  [Stuff]
  • 09-03-2016: Expanding spy agency powers 'significant erosion of Kiwis' privacy'.  [Stuff]
  • 08-03-2016: Secret court approves classified rule change on how FBI can use NSA data.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [ExtremeTech]  [HardOCP]  [The Guardian]  [Washington Post]  [Privacy SOS]
  • 26-02-2016: Obama administration closing in on rules to let NSA share more freely with FBI, CIA.  [Ars Technica]
  • 17-02-2016: Five Eyes nations must purge terrorists from the web, says Theresa May.  [The Register]
  • 14-02-2016: The government wants to listen in on your smart home.  [Wired]
  • 13-02-2016: Tribunal rules computer hacking by GCHQ is not illegal.  [BBC News]
  • 09-02-2016: UK's Intelligence And Security Committee heavily criticizes Investigatory Powers Bill.  [THG]  [The Register]
  • 09-02-2016: Large-scale FBI hacking.  [Schneier]  [Motherboard]
  • 05-02-2016: Brit spies want rights to wiretap and snoop on US companies' servers.  [The Register]
  • 29-01-2016: NSA, GCHQ used open source software to spy on Israeli, Syrian drones.  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]  [Schneier]
  • 28-01-2016: NSA’s top hacking boss explains how to protect your network from his attack squads.  [The Register]  [Wired]  [Schneier]
  • 27-01-2016: Cops hate encryption but the NSA loves it when you use PGP.  [The Register]
  • 22-01-2016: UK government promoting backdoor-enabled voice encryption protocol.  [Schneier]
  • 21-01-2016: The NSA can spy on you with or without encryption.  [Gizmodo]
  • 21-01-2016: California lawmaker wants to ban phone encryption in 2017.  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [ZDNet]  [Ars Technica]
  • 19-01-2016: GCHQ-built phone voice encryption has massive backdoor.  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]  [BBC News]  [Engadget]
    • 21-01-2016: GCHQ spies quashed this phone encryption because it was too good against snoopers.  [The Register]
  • 14-01-2016: The NSA releases its first transparency report under the US Freedom Act.  [Engadget]
  • 14-01-2016: Investor to AT&T – give us a peek at your NSA data dealings.  [The Register]
  • 06-01-2016: How the US is playing both ends on data privacy.  [Schneier]  [Foreign Affairs]
  • 06-01-2016: Mass-surveillance 'undermines security' and failed to stop 9/11 attacks, says ex-NSA officer.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 06-01-2016: GCHQ mass spying will 'cost lives in Britain,' warns ex-NSA tech chief.  [The Register]
    • 06-01-2016: Draft super-snoop bill's data protection Code of Practice is a blank canvas.  [The Register]
  • 05-01-2016: NSA spies on Israeli prime minister.  [Schneier]
  • 05-01-2016: A redaction re-visited: NSA targeted “the two leading” encryption chips.  [The Intercept]
  • 03-01-2016: Most Americans are OK with warrantless Internet surveillance.  [HardOCP]  [Softpedia]

5-Eyes Spying -- 2015 News

  • 31-12-2015: In 2015, promising surveillance cases ran into legal brick walls.  [Ars Technica]
  • 30-12-2015: It's amazing the UK Parliament agreed to track 22bn Brits' car trips. Oh right – it didn't.  [The Register]
  • 29-12-2015: The NSA spied on Congress, too.  [Engadget]  [The Intercept]  [The Register]
  • 22-12-2015: Apple formally objects to the UK's Investigatory Powers Bill.  [Gizmodo]  [The Guardian]  [HardOCP]  [Engadget]
  • 18-12-2015: Behold, the catalog of cellphone spying gear the feds don’t want you to see.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [Wired]  [Schneier]
  • 18-12-2015: Why product builders need to worry about CISA.  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • 17-12-2015: Canadian live route map highlights vulnerabilities to NSA spying efforts.  [The Register]  [IXMaps]
  • 14-12-2015: GCHQ creates Github repo, offers graph database.  [The Register]
  • 10-12-2015: GCSB 'Cortex' system aimed at ISPs.  [NZ Herald]
  • 10-12-2015: GCHQ could 'grab' UK shopping data.  [BBC News]
  • 01-12-2015: GCHQ v Privacy International: Computer hacking tribunal showdown begins.  [The Register]  [Stuff]
  • 01-12-2015: GCHQ can hack your systems at will – thanks to 'soft touch' oversight.  [The Register]  [THG]
  • 01-12-2015: FBI national security letter details revealed by court.  [BBC News]  [ExtremeTech]  [Engadget]
  • 30-11-2015: Man fighting FBI spying gag order can finally speak after 11-year court battle.  [Gizmodo]
  • 28-11-2015: At 11:59pm EST on Saturday, the NSA will stop in-house phone metadata collection.  [Ars Technica]  [HardOCP]  [Reuters]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [Stuff]
    • 30-11-2015: The NSA is still spying on you.  [Engadget]
  • 27-11-2015: UK ISP boss points out massive technical flaws in Investigatory Powers Bill.  [Ars Technica]
  • 20-11-2015: It’s official -- NSA did keep its e-mail metadata program after it “ended” in 2011.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [Engadget]  [Schneier]
  • 18-11-2015: Overwhelmed NSA surprised to discover its own surveillance goldmine on Venezuela's oil exectuives.  [The Intercept]
  • 18-11-2015: US attorney calls for access to Google and Apple phones.  [BBC News]  [NZ Herald]
  • 13-11-2015: Yes, the NSA worried about whether spying would backfire.  [Wired]
  • 11-11-2015: ToR says Feds paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to help unmask users.  [THG]  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]  [BBC News]  [Gizmodo]
    • 12-11-2015: Why the attack on Tor matters.  [Ars Technica]
    • 13-11-2015: FBI: “The allegation that we paid CMU $1M to hack into Tor is inaccurate”.  [Ars Technica]
    • 16-11-2015: Did Carnegie Mellon attack Tor for the FBI?  [Schneier]
    • 17-11-2015: The million-dollar hole in the FBI 'paying CMU to crack Tor' story.  [The Register]
    • 19-11-2015: CMU says FBI came not with cash, but a subpoena.  [The Register]  [Wired]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [BBC News]  [ExtremeTech]
  • 11-11-2015: Appeals court allows NSA bulk phone spying to continue unabated.  [Ars Technica]
  • 11-11-2015: UK citizens will have to pay government to spy on them.  [The Register]
  • 11-11-2015: Ex-GCHQ chief: Bulk access to internet comms not same as mass surveillance.  [The Register]
  • 10-11-2015: GCHQ director blasts free market, says UK must be 'sovereign cryptographic nation'.  [The Register]
  • 10-11-2015: Tim Cook: UK crypto backdoors would lead to 'dire consequences'.  [The Register]
  • 10-11-2015: Weeks before NSA bulk phone spying ends, US judge (kinda) reins in program.  [Ars Technica]  [HardOCP]  [Wired]
  • 09-11-2015: Here's the little-known legal loophole that permitted mass surveillance in the UK.  [The Register]
  • 06-11-2015: MI5 carried out secret mass surveillance for a decade.  [Ars Technica]
  • 05-11-2015: Top FBI lawyer: You win, we've given up on encryption backdoors.  [The Register]
  • 05-11-2015: FBI official: It’s America’s choice whether we want to be spied on.  [Ars Technica]
  • 04-11-2015: GCHQ 'smart collection' would protect MPs from spies, says NSA expert.  [The Register]
  • 03-11-2015: UK to ask US tech giants for crypto backdoors.  [The Register]
  • 01-11-2015: Theresa May says 'contentious' parts of web surveillance plan dropped.  [BBC News]
    • 04-11-2015: Investigatory Powers Bill: ISPs to keep 1yr of your browsing history.  [Hexus]  [ExtremeTech]
    • 05-11-2015: Encrypt voice calls, says GCHQ's CESG team... using CESG encryption.  [The Register]
    • 05-11-2015: UK cyber-spy law takes Snowden's revelations of mass surveillance and sets them in stone.  [The Register]
    • 05-11-2015: GCHQ's CESG team's crypto proposal isn't dumb, it's malicious.  [The Register]
  • 30-10-2015: Court says it’s legal for NSA to spy on you because Congress says it’s OK.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [Engadget]
  • 27-10-2015: Top German official infected by highly advanced spy trojan with NSA ties.  [Ars Technica]
  • 24-10-2015: Judge tosses Wikimedia’s anti-NSA lawsuit because Wikipedia isn’t big enough.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [Engadget]
  • 23-10-2015: 20 years after the first Internet wiretap, the government still sucks at cybersecurity.  [Gizmodo]
  • 23-10-2015: DoJ: Apple owns your iPhone's software, so it should have a backdoor.  [Engadget]
  • 22-10-2015: CISA blowup: 'Web giants sharing private info isn't about security – it's state surveillance'.  [The Register]
  • 21-10-2015: FBI, US g-men tried to snatch DNA results from blood-testing business.  [The Register]
  • 21-10-2015: Warrantless cellphone data collection spotlighted on Capitol Hill.  [PocketNow]
  • 17-10-2015: The NYPD doesn't want you to know about its X-ray spy vans.  [Wired]
  • 14-10-2015: GCHQ can and will spy on politicos, rules tribunal.  [The Register]
  • 13-10-2015: The end of Australians' digital privacy.  [Stuff]
  • 10-10-2015: Obama administration won’t seek encryption-backdoor legislation.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [Wired]  [Android Police]  [HardOCP]  [TechCrunch]  [Schneier]  [NYT]  [Washington Post]
    • 12-10-2015: Cops don't need a crypto backdoor to get into your phone.  [Wired]
    • 12-10-2015: The battle over backdoor government data access isn't over.  [Engadget]
  • 09-10-2015: I showed leaked NSA slides at Purdue, so feds demanded the video be destroyed.  [Ars Technica]
  • 05-10-2015: GCHQ can take control of smartphones.  [BBC News]  [The Register]
  • 29-09-2015: Feds say your hard drives are for the government’s keeping.  [Ars Technica]
  • 29-09-2015: US government deny illegal spying to EU top lawyer.  [The Register]
  • 28-09-2015: This new campaign wants to help surveillance agents quit NSA or GCHQ.  [Wired]
  • 25-09-2015: GCHQ stores 50+ billion records a day on people.  [The Register]
  • 25-09-2015: GCHQ spooks spied on every web user ever.  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]  [Wired]  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [The Intercept]  [Schneier]
  • 17-09-2015: Britain's FBI wants 'Five Eyes' cosy hookups with infosec outfits.  [The Register]
  • 16-09-2015: Anonymous browsing at the library.  [Schneier]  [ProPublica]  [The Register]
  • 15-09-2015: ISP wins 11-year battle to reveal warrantless FBI spying.  [Engadget]
  • 15-09-2015: Hacking Team, Computer Vulnerabilities, and the NSA.  [Schneier]
  • 14-09-2015: Did GCHQ illegally spy on you? Now you can find out from this page.  [The Register]  [Wired]
  • 14-09-2015: Jeb Bush asks that you stop demonizing the NSA.  [Wired]
  • 11-09-2015: GCHQ wants to set your passwords -- in a good way.  [The Register]
  • 10-09-2015: FBI and Apple's encryption.  [Schneier]
  • 01-09-2015: Spy agencies can run wild because oversight is broken.  [Wired]
  • 01-09-2015: NSA boss: encrypted software needs government backdoors.  [Wired]
    • 04-09-2015: FTC commissioners call for strong encryption, push back against FBI, NSA.  [ExtremeTech]  [The Register]
    • 06-09-2015: US trade watchdog to FBI: you think the crims won't know about the back door too?  [The Register]
  • 31-08-2015: Spy agencies mining Ashley Madison data for blackmail material.  [Stuff]
  • 30-08-2015: NSA wants encryption that fends off quantum computing hacks.  [Engadget]
  • 29-08-2015: The NSA can keep spying on phone call metadata through November.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
  • 28-08-2015: Why it's hard to sue the NSA: you have to prove it spied on you.  [Wired]
  • 21-08-2015: NSA preps quantum-resistant algorithms to head off crypto-apocalypse  [Ars Technica]  [Schneier]
  • 18-08-2015: Jeb Bush thinks we haven't given the NSA enough power to spy on us.  [Gizmodo]  [Ars Technica]
  • 17-08-2015: The secret project to turn the Internet into an anti-Soviet spy network.  [Gizmodo]
  • 15-08-2015: NSA's partnership with AT&T.  [Schneier]  [ProPublica]  [NYT]  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [The Register]  [DC Knowledge]
  • 13-08-2015: NZ spies want greater powers.  [Stuff]
  • 05-08-2015: FBI must get proper warrant to track somebody by cellphone - US appeals court.  [The Register]  [Gizmodo]
  • 04-08-2015: TrueCrypt 'decrypted' by FBI to nail doc-stealing sysadmin.  [The Register]
  • 04-08-2015: Duncan Campbell: GCHQ and me and a roomful of Reg readers.  [The Register]
  • 31-07-2015: Wikileaks: US spied on Japan.  [BBC News]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
  • 30-07-2015: The NSA, metadata, and the failure of stopping 9/11.  [Schneier]  [Foreign Policy]
  • 27-07-2015: NSA won't look at call metadata collected under the Patriot Act.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [Wired]  [The Register]
  • 27-07-2015: Even former heads of NSA, DHS think crypto backdoors are stupid.  [Ars Technica]  [Schneier]
  • 23-07-2015: How British spies really spy: Information that didn't come from Snowden.  [The Register]
  • 23-07-2015: Galloway and Greens challenge Brit spooks over dragnet snooping.  [The Register]
  • 17-07-2015: Feds bust through huge Tor-hidden child porn site using questionable malware.  [Ars Technica]
  • 14-07-2015: ACLU wants to end NSA mass spying forever.  [The Register]
  • 13-07-2015: NSA antennas.  [Schneier]  [Nautilus Institute]
  • 09-07-2015: Another NSA leak: Network security code appears on GitHub.  [The Register]
  • 09-07-2015: This is the most outrageous government tirade against iOS 8 encryption.  [Ars Technica]
  • 08-07-2015: NSA runs on Linux, Apache, MySQL.  [The Register]
  • 07-07-2015: FBI director says he's 'not a maniac' about backdoor cellphone access.  [Engadget]
    • 09-07-2015: FBI chief tells Senate committee we’re doomed without crypto backdoors.  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]
  • 06-07-2015: Australian government mulls secret terror court proposals.  [The Register]
  • 04-07-2015: NSA's top Brazilian political and financial targets revealed by new Wikileaks disclosure.  [The Intercept]
  • 03-07-2015: UK’s Cameron wants to ban encryption.  [ExtremeTech]
  • 02-07-2015: GCHQ did spy on Amnesty International, secret tribunal admits.  [Ars Technica]  [BBC News]
  • 02-07-2015: New intelligence briefs show US spied on German leader.  [Ars Technica]  [Schneier]  [Der Spiegel]
    • 09-07-2015: Wikileaks: NSA snooped on German chancellors for decades.  [The Register]
  • 01-07-2015: XKEYSCORE.  [Engadget]  [Schneier]  [Schneier]
    • Part 1NSA’s Google for the world's private communications.
    • Part 2: Behind the curtain.
  • 30-06-2015: Warrantless phone tapping, e-mail spying inching to Supreme Court review.  [Ars Technica]
  • 29-06-2015: Expert says NZ should seek 'Five Eyes' role change to protect China relations.  [Stuff]
  • 26-06-2015: GCHQ accidentally spied on its own staff too much.  [Graham Cluley]  [HardOCP]  [Wired]  [The Register]
  • 24-06-2015: What is the DoD's position on backdoors in security systems?  [Schneier]
  • 22-06-2015: Spies hacked computers thanks to sweeping secret warrants, aggressively stretching UK law.  [The Intercept]  [The Register]
  • 22-06-2015: Controversial GCHQ unit engaged in domestic law enforcement, online propaganda, psychology research.  [The Intercept]
  • 22-06-2015: New Snowden docs reveal NSA, British government attacked antivirus companies.  [ExtremeTech]  [Graham Cluley]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [Schneier]
  • 22-06-2015: GCHQ 'broke rules' when spying on NGOs.  [BBC News]  [Engadget]
  • 17-06-2015: FBI aerial surveillance revelations prompt backlash from US lawmakers.  [Ars Technica]
  • 17-06-2015: Even former NSA chief thinks USA Freedom Act was a pointless change.  [Ars Technica]  [Schneier]
  • 17-06-2015: Downing Street secretly deletes emails to avoid exposure to FOI requests.  [The Register]
  • 15-06-2015: Five reasons the MI6 story is a lie.  [Graham Cluley]  [The Register]  [The Intercept]  [NZ Herald]
    • 16-06-2015: China and Russia almost definitely have the Snowden docs.  [Wired]
    • 16-06-2015: Sunday Times reporter tells CNN everything you need to know about Snowden story.  [Graham Cluley]
  • 12-06-2015: Germany drops probe into NSA's Merkel phone-hacking.  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]
  • 11-06-2015: If hackers can spy on you all then so should we – US Senator logic.  [The Register]
  • 11-06-2015: Review of UK surveillance laws: as you were, GCHQ.  [The Register]  [Engadget]
  • 11-06-2015: A sensible way forward on UK surveillance?  [BBC News]
  • 10-06-2015: Mass snooping fake mobile towers 'uncovered in UK'.  [BBC News]  [Engadget]
  • 10-06-2015: Techies to Obama: keep your hands off encryption.  [Stuff]
  • 09-06-2015: Canada greenlights an anti-terror law that hurts internet privacy.  [Engadget]
  • 09-06-2015: If the FBI has a backdoor to Facebook or Apple encryption, we are less safe.  [BoingBoing]  [The Guardian]
  • 09-06-2015: Undetectable NSA-linked hybrid malware hits Intel Security radar.  [The Register]
  • 09-06-2015: NSA slapdown prompts Privacy Int'l to file new lawsuit against GCHQ.  [The Register]
  • 04-06-2015: New Snowden documents reveal secret memos expanding spying.  [Ars Technica]  [HardOCP]  [NYT]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [ExtremeTech]  [Schneier]
  • 03-06-2015: US Senate votes to curtail bulk data collection.  [BBC News]
  • 02-06-2015: Let the snooping resume: Senate revives Patriot Act surveillance measures.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [Wired]  [The Register]
  • 02-06-2015: Forget black helicopters, FBI flying surveillance Cessnas over US cities.  [The Register]  [Gawker]  [BoingBoing]  [Engadget]
    • 04-06-2015: How I tracked FBI aerial surveillance.  [Ars Technica]
    • 06-06-2015: Divining the capabilities of the FBI's ubiquitous spy aircraft.  [BoingBoing]  [Wired]
    • 18-06-2015: FBI says in secret that secret spy Cessnas aren't secret.  [The Register]
  • 02-06-2015: How the end of Patriot Act provisions changes NSA surveillance.  [Ars Technica]  [Wired]  [Lifehacker]  [BoingBoing]
  • 02-06-2015: IT-savvy US congressmen to Feds: End your crypto-backdoor crusade.  [The Register]
  • 01-06-2015: How the government will spy on you if the Patriot Act dies.  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]
  • 01-06-2015: This shadow government agency is scarier than the NSA.  [Gizmodo]
  • 01-06-2015: UK cops average a personal metadata request every 2 minutes.  [BoingBoing]  [Pando]
  • 01-06-2015: NSA can't legally surveil Americans' every phone call, for now.  [BoingBoing]  [The Guardian]  [The Register]  [Engadget]
  • 30-04-2015: Airbus to sue NSA, German spies accused of swiping tech secrets.  [The Register]  [BBC News]
  • 29-04-2015: Today in Congress, we heard that encryption is enabling upskirt photos.  [Gizmodo]
  • 28-04-2015: FBI's crypto backdoor plans require them to win the war on general purpose computing.  [BoingBoing]  [Web Policy]
  • 25-04-2015: CIA couldn’t fully use NSA spy program as most analysts didn’t know about it.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]
  • 25-04-2015: Officials knew the legal basis for an NSA spying program was bullshit.  [Gizmodo]
  • 24-04-2015: NSA spied on EU politicians and companies with help from German intelligence.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 22-04-2015: When the Schmidt hits The Man: Look what the NSA made Google do.  [The Register]
  • 21-04-2015: Jeb Bush praises Obama's expansion of NSA surveillance.  [The Intercept]  [BoingBoing]
  • 20-04-2015: Counting the US intelligence community leakers.  [Schneier]
  • 19-04-2015: FBI can’t cut Internet and pose as cable guy to search property, judge says.  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]
  • 16-04-2015: New Zealand involved in spying on Bangladesh.  [Stuff]
  • 11-04-2015: NSA dreams of smartphones with “split” crypto keys protecting user data.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [BoingBoing]  [Washington Post]  [The Register]  [ExtremeTech]
  • 10-04-2015: Impact of NSA surveillance on US cloud providers not as bad as we thought.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 10-04-2015: European court challenge to UK surveillance.  [BBC News]  [Engadget]
  • 08-04-2015: The DEA collected call metadata way before the NSA did.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
  • 02-04-2015: The FBI has its own secret brand of malware.  [HardOCP]  [Gizmodo]
  • 02-04-2015: NSA's internet spying will cost US tech vendors $47B.  [HardOCP]  [cNet]
  • 29-03-2015: NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program.  [Engagdet]  [Gizmodo]  [HardOCP]  [The Register]
  • 26-03-2015: As crypto wars begin, FBI silently removes sensible advice to encrypt your devices.  [BoingBoing]  [TechDirt]  [Gizmodo]
  • 26-03-2015: GCSB will be investigated over claims New Zealanders spied on in Pacific.  [Stuff]
  • 25-03-2015: NSA doesn't need to spy on your calls to learn your secrets.  [Wired]  [HardOCP]
  • 25-03-2015: EU: Don’t use Facebook if you want to keep the NSA away from your data.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 24-03-2015: Snowden dump details Canadian spies running false flag ops online.  [The Register]
  • 24-03-2015: Internet 'Threat-sharing' bill introduced in U.S. House. Promise: security. Reality: surveillance.  [BoingBoing]
  • 24-03-2015: Reforming the FISA court.  [Schneier]
  • 23-03-2015: New Zealand used NSA data to spy on rival trade leader candidates.  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [Schneier]
  • 19-03-2015: Cisco is going to ship its equipment to empty houses to dodge the NSA.  [Gizmodo]  [Schneier]
  • 19-03-2015: US threatened Germany over Snowden, vice Chancellor says.  [The Intercept]
  • 18-03-2015: Campaigners call to curb GCHQ spying powers.  [BBC News]
  • 17-03-2015: National Archives crowdsources transcription of CIA files.  [Ars Technica]
  • 17-03-2015: Five ways to stop NSA spying on your email.  [NZ Herald]
  • 16-03-2015: White House exempts itself from Freedom of Information Act.  [BoingBoing]
  • 12-03-2015: Bulk interception is NOT mass surveillance, says parliamentary committee.  [The Register]  [The Intercept]
  • 12-03-2015: UK surveillance 'lacks transparency', ISC report says.  [BBC News]  [Engadget]
  • 11-03-2015: Australians - let us all rise up against data retention.  [The Register]
  • 11-03-2015: UK foreign secretary: stop talking about Snowden, let spies get on with it.  [BoingBoing]  [The Inquirer]
  • 11-03-2015: GCSB spies 'collecting less intelligence'.  [Stuff]
  • 10-03-2015: The CIA is giving its surveillance tech to US law enforcement.  [Engadget]
  • 10-03-2015: Bulk comms spying is not mission creep, insists UK foreign secretary.  [The Register]
  • 10-03-2015: Wikimedia sues NSA and DOJ over mass surveillance.  [The Register]  [BBC News]  [BoingBoing]  [Wikimedia]  [HardOCP]  [NYT]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [NZ Herald]  [Stuff]
  • 10-03-2015: Banning Tor unwise and infeasible, MPs told  [BBC News]  [BoingBoing]  [Parliament]  [The Daily Dot]  [Ars Technica]
  • 10-03-2015: The CIA has been desperately trying to break Apple's encryption system.  [Gizmodo]  [HardOCP]  [The Intercept]  [Wired]  [Stuff]  [DailyTech]  [The Register]
    • 10-03-2015: Can the NSA break Microsoft's BitLocker?  [Schneier]
    • 16-03-2015: How the CIA might target Apple's XCode.  [Schneier]
  • 09-03-2015: CIA re-orgs to build cyber-snooping into all investigations.  [The Register]
  • 08-03-2015: UK Supreme Court waves through indiscriminate police surveillance.  [The Register]
  • 05-03-2015: Canadian bloke refuses to hand over phone password, gets arrested.  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [CBC News]
  • 04-03-2015: NZ Customs seeks powers to disclose passwords.  [Stuff]
    • 05-03-2015: Customs password plan slammed by Labour, Greens.  [Stuff]
    • 09-03-2015: No foundation to Customs' password call.  [NZ Herald]
    • 19-03-2015: Customs downplays password plan.  [Stuff]
  • 04-03-2015: Kiwis will be 'shocked' by spy claims.  [Stuff]
    • 05-03-2015: NZ spied on Pacific Island neighbours.  [Stuff]  [The Register]
    • 05-03-2015: New Zealand right to spy on Pacific Island neighbours.  [Stuff]
    • 05-03-2015: What's in Snowden's latest New Zealand spying files?  [Stuff]
    • 05-03-2015: NZ spying to secure our place in the 'club'.  [Stuff]
    • 06-03-2015:  Spying on Pacific neighbours 'protects NZ'. [Stuff]
    • 07-03-2015: John Key burning up political capital following Edward Snowden revelations.  [Stuff]
    • 08-03-2015: Silence on surveillance not healthy.  [Stuff]
    • 08-03-2015: Snowden files: Inside Waihopai's domes.  [Stuff]  [Stuff]
    • 08-03-2015: Snowden files: NZ's spying on the family.  [Stuff]
    • 09-03-2015: John Key: no assurance over spying on Kiwis in Pacific.  [Stuff]
    • 09-03-2015: NZ prime minister retracts vow to resign if mass surveillance is shown.  [The Intercept]
  • 02-03-2015: US court rubber-stamps dragnet metadata surveillance - again.  [The Register]
  • 25-02-2015: Citing encryption, FBI lobbying to keep phone metadata spying powers.  [Ars Technica]
  • 25-02-2015: Canadian spies collect domestic emails in secret security sweep.  [The Intercept]
  • 25-02-2015: Why does the NSA's boss care so much about backdoors when he can just steal all our encryption keys?  [The Register]
  • 24-02-2015: Snowden: spy agencies ‘screwed all of us’ in hacking crypto keys.  [Wired]
  • 24-02-2015: Yahoo executive challenges NSA over encryption demands.  [BBC News]  [BoingBoing]  [Ars Technica]  [Just Security]
  • 24-02-2015: Major expansion of CIA online spy efforts  [Stuff]
  • 22-02-2015: How the NSA’s firmware hacking works and why it’s so unsettling.  [Wired]
  • 19-02-2015: The NSA has the master key to unlock your phone's messages.  [Gizmodo]  [PocketNow]  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [THG]  [BBC News]  [Stuff]  [Ars Technica]  [Schneier]  [The Register]  [ExtremeTech]
    • 20-02-2015: SIM card maker Gemalto investigates spy agencies' hack attack.  [Engadget]
    • 20-02-2015: How spies stole the keys to the encryption castle.  [HardOCP]  [The Intercept]
    • 23-02-2015: Gemalto: our SIM cards are secure despite alleged hack.  [HardOCP]  [cNet]  [Graham Cluley]  [THG]
    • 24-02-2014: Rights groups call for action over NSA-GCHQ SIM hacking.  [Stuff]
    • 24-02-2015: The world's biggest SIM manufacturer denies encryption key hack.  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [Engadget]  [Android Police]  [Graham Cluley]
    • 25-02-2015: Opinions clash over severity of spy agency SIM card hack.  [PocketNow]
    • 25-02-2015: Sim card firm links GCHQ and NSA to hack attacks.  [BBC News]  [Stuff]
    • 25-02-2015: Not even GCHQ and NSA can crack our SIM key database, claims Gemalto.  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]  [Wired]  [THG]  [The Register]
    • 02-03-2015: If China or Russia had compromised every mobile phone, *then* would the authorities take it more seriously?  [Graham Cluley]  [YouTube]
  • 19-02-2015: Canada's new surveillance bill eliminates any pretense of privacy.  [BoingBoing]  [Michael Geist]
  • 19-02-2015: Hoping for spy reforms? Jeb Bush, dangerously close to being the next US prez, backs the NSA.  [The Register]
  • 18-02-2015: Hacker claims Feds hit him with 44 felonies when he refused to be an FBI spy.  [Wired]
  • 17-02-2015: Find out if the UK used NSA data to spy on you.  [Engadget]  [Graham Cluley]
    • 17-02-2015: Fight back against illegal GCHQ spying with paperwork.  [The Register]
  • 16-02-2015: How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years -- and were found at last.  [Ars Technica]  [Wired]
    • 16-02-2015: Kaspersky says 'The Equation Group' is a unique and dangerous threat.  [THG]
    • 17-02-2015: NSA hiding Equation spy program on hard drives.  [Stuff]  [Engadget]  [BoingBoing]  [Reuters]  [The Register]  [DC Knowledge]  [HardOCP]
    • 17-02-2015: Password cracking experts decipher elusive Equation Group crypto hash.  [Ars Technica]
    • 17-02-2015: The Equation Group's sophisticated hacking and exploitation tools.  [Schneier]
    • 18-02-2015: “How do I stop this virus?” Equation Group victim pleaded for online help.  [Ars Technica]
    • 19-02-2015: How hackers could attack hard drives to create a pervasive backdoor.  [Ars Technica]
    • 19-02-2015: Have you got Equation NSAware in your drives? Not really our concern, says EU.  [The Register]
    • 12-03-2015: New smoking gun further ties NSA to omnipotent “Equation Group” hackers.  [Ars Technica]
    • 12-03-2015: Inside EquationDrug: The world’s premier, NSA-backed espionage platform.  [ExtremeTech]  [The Register]
  • 16-02-2015: Kara Swisher interviews Obama about security, gov't spying.  [BoingBoing]  [reCode YouTube]
  • 16-02-2015: Find out if the NSA spied on you and shared the info with the UK.  [BoingBoing]  [Medium]
  • 11-02-2015: NSA wins key ruling in years-old phone and Internet spying lawsuit.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [Gizmodo]  [Engadget]
  • 11-02-2015: FBI really doesn’t want anyone to know about “stingray” use by local cops.  [Ars Technica]
    • 17-02-2015: In rare move, local cops reveal details to judges on “stingray” use.  [Ars Technica]
    • 18-02-2015: Police talk about use of “stingrays,” but aren’t saying anything.  [Ars Technica]
    • 18-02-2015: Here is the spy equipment that powers the FBI's secret dragnet.  [Gizmodo]
    • 22-02-2015: Stingray phone trackers coming to Santa Clara after “15 minutes” of review.  [Ars Technica]
    • 23-02-2015: ACLU: cops are using the FBI's fake cell-tower tech to track crims' phones.  [The Register]
    • 01-03-2015: Feds admit Stingrays can disrupt cell service of bystanders.  [Wired]  [HardOCP]  [Gizmodo]
    • 07-04-2015: FBI would rather prosecutors drop cases than disclose stingray details.  [Ars Technica]  [HardOCP]  [Gizmodo]
    • 07-04-2015: NY cops used 'Stingray' spy tool 46 times without warrant.  [Wired]  [ExtremeTech]  [Engadget]
    • 14-04-2015: County prosecutor says it has no idea when stingrays were used, so man sues.  [Ars Technica]
    • 21-04-2015: Prosecutors drop robbery case to preserve stingray secrecy in St. Louis.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]
    • 21-04-2015: This machine catches stingrays: Pwnie Express demos cellular threat detector.  [Ars Technica]
    • 27-04-2015: The further democratization of Stingray.  [Schneier]
    • 01-05-2015: FBI dumps 5,000 redacted pages on its cellphone-tracking device.  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [BoingBoing]  [TechDirt]
    • 12-05-2015: Cops must now get a warrant to use stingrays in Washington state.  [Ars Technica]
    • 15-05-2015: FBI now claims its stingray NDA means the opposite of what it says.  [Ars Technica]
    • 15-05-2015: FBI says police can disclose Stingray use, but not what they can do.  [Engadget]
    • 24-05-2015: County sheriff has used stingray over 300 times with no warrant.  [Ars Technica]
    • 19-06-2015: How a jailbird con artist uncovered a secret FBI surveillance tool.  [Gizmodo]
    • 03-09-2015: FBI, DEA and others will now have to get a warrant to use stingrays.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [Wired]  [The Register]
    • 21-10-2015: Homeland Security will now get warrants for Stingray surveillance.  [The Register]  [The Verge]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [Ars Technica]
    • 30-10-2015: Stingray phone surveillance tools can also record your calls.  [Engadget]
    • 21-11-2015: Judge: Stingrays are “simply too powerful” without adequate oversight.  [Ars Technica]
    • 02-12-2015: IRS admits to using the same spy tech as the FBI to track 37 phones.  [Gizmodo]
    • 08-12-2015: FBI admits it uses stingrays, zero-day exploits.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [cNet]
    • 12-01-2016: Chicago police must finally produce stingray records, judge orders.  [Ars Technica]
    • 27-01-2016: California police used Stingrays in planes to spy on phones.  [Wired]  [Engadget]  [Ars Technica]
    • 29-01-2016: Warrantless stingray case finally arrives before federal appellate judges.  [Ars Technica]
    • 11-02-2016: NYPD has used Stingrays more than 1,000 times since 2008.  [HardOCP]  [NYCLU]
    • 17-03-2016: How the government keeps its phone spying gear a secret.  [Gizmodo]
    • 31-03-2016: Appeals Court: No stingrays without a warrant, explanation to judge.  [Ars Technica]
    • 06-04-2016: Spy tool ruling inches the Stingray debate closer to the Supreme Court.  [Wired]
    • 27-05-2016: Stringray phone tracker use in the UK admitted for the first time.  [Engadget]
    • 12-07-2016: For the first time, federal judge tosses evidence obtained via stingray.  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]
    • 16-08-2016: Baltimore cops accused of violating FCC rules with Stingrays.  [The Register]
    • 26-08-2016: FBI’s stingray quickly found suspect after local cops’ device couldn’t.  [Ars Technica]
    • 13-09-2016: Leaked Stingray manuals.  [Schneier]  [The Intercept]  [ExtremeTech]  [Engadget]  [Russ White]
    • 20-12-2016: Cops, Feds spend 100m on Stingray cellphone snooping gear – with no oversight.  [The Register]
  • 10-02-2015: Hackers unknowingly gather intel for the NSA.  [HardOCP]  [Computer World]
  • 09-02-2015: Obama asks Germany “to give us the benefit of the doubt” on NSA spying.  [Ars Technica]
  • 09-02-2015: We'll ask GCHQ to delete records of 'millions' of people – Privacy International.  [The Register]
  • 08-02-2015: British spies come out as mega hackers.  [The Register]
  • 08-02-2015: UK government reveals its hacking guidelines.  [Engadget]
  • 06-02-2015: GCHQ censured over sharing of internet surveillance data with US.  [BBC News]  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [The Guardian]  [Ars Technica]  [Wired]  [Engadget]
  • 05-02-2015: US anti-backdoor bill: If at first you're shot down in flames – try, try again.  [The Register]
  • 05-02-2015: NSA lays out its reforms post-Snowden.  [The Register]  [HardOCP]
  • 04-02-2015: Western spy agencies secretly rely on hackers for intel and expertise.  [The Intercept]  [The Register]
  • 04-02-2015: One year later: Obama failing to rein in the NSA.  [Gizmodo]  [BoingBoing]  [EFF]
  • 04-02-2015: Who's come to fix your broadband? It may be a Fed in disguise. Without a search warrant.  [The Register]
  • 03-02-2015: New Obama rules on surveillance fall short, privacy group says.  [Wired]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
  • 03-02-2015: No one knows what happened to NSA staffers who snooped on their lovers.  [Ars Technica]

5-Eyes Spying -- 2014 News

  • 31-12-2014: FBI can secretly spy on Americans even if its useless oversight court says no.  [BoingBoing]  [TechDirt]
  • 31-12-2014: What's in the files the NSA dribbled out after its Xmas dump?  [BoingBoing]  [Patrick Durusau]
  • 31-12-2014: WikiLeaks claims employee’s Google mail, metadata seized by US government.  [Ars Technica]
  • 30-12-2014: FBI targets companies that hire hackers to protect them against hackers.  [BoingBoing]  [Bloomberg]
  • 30-12-2014: NSA can circumvent HTTPS, according to Snowden report.  [ReadWriteWeb]
    • 30-12-2014: The encryption tools the NSA still can't crack revealed in new leaks.  [Gizmodo]  [THG]
    • 30-12-2014: New NSA leaks: does crypto still work?  [BoingBoing]  [Cryptographic Engineering]
    • 31-12-2014: NSA has VPNs in Vulcan death grip -- no, really, that’s what they call it.  [Ars Technica]  [HardOCP]
    • 31-12-2014: Newly published NSA documents show agency could grab all Skype traffic.  [Ars Technica]  [BoingBoing]
  • 29-12-2014: Inside the NSA's war on internet security.  [HardOCP]  [Der Spiegel]
  • 29-12-2014: Tor de farce: NSA fails to decrypt anonymised network.  [The Register]
  • 29-12-2014: Leaked CIA documents.  [Schneier]  [Wikileaks: link 1link 2]
  • 29-12-2014: New cyber-defence system for NZ.  [Stuff]
  • 28-12-2014: Here are the security measures NSA spies hate the most.  [Engadget]
  • 28-12-2014: New documents on NSA's cryptanalysis capabilities.  [Schneier]  [Der Spiegel]  [CCC]
  • 26-12-2014: Merry Christmas from the NSA.  [Schneier]  [NSA]  [BoingBoing]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [Ars Technica]
  • 25-12-2014: US agency reports improper surveillance of Americans.  [Bloomberg]
  • 23-12-2014: GCHQ: We can't track crims any more thanks to Snowden.  [The Register]
  • 20-12-2014: Fury erupts on streets of Brussels over greedy USA's data-slurping appetite.  [The Register]
  • 18-12-2014: The limits of police subterfuge.  [Schneier]
  • 15-12-2014: Eric Schmidt: NSA revelations made Google more secure than ever.  [THG]
  • 15-12-2014: Senator: Backdoor for the Feds is a backdoor for hackers.  [The Register]
  • 15-12-2014: Over 700 million people taking steps to avoid NSA surveillance.  [Schneier]  [CIGI]  [BBC News]
  • 13-12-2014: Operation Socialist: the inside story of how GCHQ hacked Belgium's largest telco.  [The Intercept]
  • 12-12-2014: How Congress secretly just legitimized questionable NSA mass surveillance tool.  [TechDirt]
  • 12-12-2014: Who might control your telephone metadata.  [Schneier]  [Document Cloud]
  • 09-12-2014: Microsoft tells US: The world’s servers are not yours for the taking.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [Graham Cluley]
    • 15-12-2014: Business, media and civil society speak up in key privacy case.  [Microsoft]
    • 24-12-2014: Ireland: Hey, you. America. Hands off Microsoft's email cloud servers.  [The Register]
  • 08-12-2014: NSA warrantless bulk phone metadata spying continues unabated.  [Ars Technica]  [HardOCP]
  • 08-12-2014: Idaho mom’s suit over NSA database gets a cool reception from appeals court.  [Ars Technica]
  • 07-12-2014: Spies can't make cyberspace secure AND vulnerable to their own attacks.  [BoingBoing]  [The Guardian]
  • 07-12-2014: Judge: give NSA unlimited access to digital data.  [HardOCP]  [PCWorld]
    • 08-12-2014: Demand to know what bad, shameful, dirty behaviour US judget Richard Posner is hiding.  [The Intercept]
  • 06-12-2014: Irish government retroactively legalizes GCHQ surveillance revealed in Snowden docs.  [BoingBoing]  [Irish Times]
  • 05-12-2014: Nothing illegal to see here: Tribunal says TEMPORA spying is OK.  [The Register]  [BBC News]  [The Register]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
  • 04-12-2014: Ron Wyden introduces bill to ban FBI 'backdoors' in tech products.  [The Verge]  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]  [BoingBoing]
  • 04-12-2014: AURORAGOLD: how the NSA gets inside every cellphone network in the world.  [Gizmodo]  [The Intercept]  [BoingBoing]  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]  [DC Knowledge]  [Schneier]
  • 01-12-2014: Feds want Apple’s help to defeat encrypted phones, new legal case shows.  [Ars Technica]
  • 01-12-2014: Putting NSA/GSHQ spying together.  [Schneier]  [ElectroSpaces]

  • 26-11-2014: US courts hope an old law will help them bypass phone encryption.  [Engadget]  [WSJ]  [Gizmodo]
    • 01-12-2014: Feds use 18th century law to force Apple to unlock encrypted phones.  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]
    • 05-12-2014: Fact vs Fiction: the 225-year-old all writs act and encryption.  [Gizmodo]
  • 26-11-2014: The US/UK campaign to demonize social media companies as terrorist allies.  [The Intercept]
  • 26-11-2014: Five-eyes partners dilute UN resolution criticising metadata collection.  [The Register]
  • 25-11-2014: NSA source code leak: information slurp tools to appear online  [The Register]
  • 25-11-2014: New Snowden docs: GCHQ’s ties to telco gave spies global surveillance reach.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [BoingBoing]  [Schneier]  [SZ]
  • 24-11-2014: NSA Privacy Director says fears of government spying are unwarranted.  [Engadget]
  • 23-11-2014: 'Snoopers' charter is dead', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching.  [The Register]
  • 22-11-2014: Feds proposed the secret phone database used by local Virginia cops.  [Ars Technica]
  • 22-11-2014: Six journalists sue over surveillance by UK “extremist” police unit.  [Ars Technica]
  • 22-11-2014: Local judge unseals hundreds of highly secret cell tracking court records.  [Ars Technica]
  • 21-11-2014: Glenn Greenwald: NSA-proofing your product is good for business.  [BoingBoing]  [The Intercept]
  • 21-11-2014: Some in NSA warned of a surveillance backlash.  [NZ Herald]
  • 21-11-2014: GCHQ and Cable and Wireless teamed as "Masters of the Internet".  [The Register]  [Channel4]
  • 20-11-2014: US Congress won't limit the NSA: individuals, courts, and other nations must step up.  [The Intercept]
  • 20-11-2014: Top NSA official raised alarm about metadata program in 2009.  [Ars Technica]  [Schneier]  [AP]
  • 20-11-2014: Utah may cut off NSA's water in protest of mass surveillance.  [BoingBoing]  [Washington Post]
  • 20-11-2014: Yet more NSA officials whisper of an internal revolt over US spying -- and yet it still goes on.  [The Register]
  • 19-11-2014: US Senate falls two votes short of shutting down NSA phone spying.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [The Verge]  [Gizmodo]  [Wired]  [Engadget]  [USA Today]  [DailyTech]
  • 17-11-2014: The NSA's efforts to ban cryptographic research in the 1970s.  [Schneier]  [Medium]
  • 17-11-2014: Tech companies ask The Senate to pass surveillance reform law.  [HardOCP]  [Engadget]
  • 14-11-2014: Microsoft and others ask Europe to stop US feds seizing customer data.  [The Register]
  • 14-11-2014: Feds gather phone data from the sky with aircraft mimicking cell towers.  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]  [WSJ]  [BBC News]  [HardOCP]  [CNN]  [DailyTech]
  • 13-11-2014: Americans know about digital snooping but can’t stop it, survey finds.  [The Register]
  • 13-11-2014: Senate vote on NSA reform.  [NationalJournal]
  • 11-11-2014: Narrowly constructing national surveillance law.  [Schneier]  [VLR PDF]
  • 06-11-2014: British spies are free to target lawyers and journalists.  [The Intercept]  [BoingBoing]
  • 06-11-2014: Former NSA lawyer: if Google, Apple encrypt user data, they’ll wither on the vine like Blackberry.  [DailyTech]  [The Register]
    • 09-11-2014: 'Tech giants who encrypt comms are unwittingly aiding terrorists', claims ex-Home Sec Blunkett.  [The Register]
  • 06-11-2014: NSA director: We share most of the [crap] bugs we find.  [The Register]
  • 05-11-2014: A top appeals court to hear why NSA metadata spying should stay or go.  [Ars Technica]
  • 04-11-2014: Former NSA lawyer: the cyberwar is between tech firms and the US government.  [The Guardian]
  • 03-11-2014: UK's GCHQ chief says tech companies enable terrorism and child exploitation, wants them to better facilitate "lawful investigation".  [FT]  [The Register]  [Stuff]
    • 04-11-2014: UK security chief: privacy has never been an absolute right.  [Gizmodo]
    • 04-11-2014: GCHQ head: Extremists use tech firms as 'control centres'.  [BBC News]
    • 04-11-2014: GCHQ v tech firms: 'net reacts to security director's article.  [BBC News]
  • 03-11-2014: Australia's going to need a standalone metadata retention bureau.  [The Register]
  • 01-11-2014: Curious to know if the UK's Tory-led government is a mega spy? Answer: Yes.  [The Register]
  • 30-10-2014: People trust the NSA more than Google.  [HardOCP]  [cNet]
  • 29-10-2014: FBI proposes invasive new powers for hacking into computers.  [Gizmodo]  [The Guardian]  [HardOCP]  [BoingBoing]
  • 29-10-2014: FBI turned off hotel internet, impersonated cable guy to catch gamblers.  [Gizmodo]  [AP]  [BoingBoing]  [Schneier]
    • 12-11-2014: FBI defends “ruse” of undercover agents posing as hotel cable guys.  [Ars Technica]
    • 03-02-2015: Court tosses warrant where FBI cut Internet, posed as hotel repairmen.  [Ars Technica]
  • 29-10-2014: Human rights group: 'GCHQ's surveillance data gulp is bulky and warrantless'.  [The Register]
  • 28-10-2014: Verizon's tech news site will ignore the NSA and Net Neutrality.  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [BoingBoing]  [The Daily Dot]
  • 28-10-2014: FBI planted phishing scam on fake Seattle Times page to trap a teen.  [Gizmodo]  [HardOCP]  [Seattle Times]  [The Register]  [Engadget]  [Graham Cluley]
  • 25-10-2014: GCHQ staff 'would sooner walk' than do anything 'resembling mass surveillance’.  [The Register]
  • 23-10-2014: NSA revelations have chilling effect on cloud growth in US.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 23-10-2014: 1 in 3 Americans are on file in the FBI's criminal database.  [Gizmodo]
  • 16-10-2014: FBI Director to citizens: let us spy on you.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [Engadget]  [Washington Post]
    • 20-10-2014: Why the FBI Director is wrong about encryption.  [Gizmodo]
    • 22-10-2014: Congress won't pass a law letting the FBI access your encrypted data.  [Engadget]  [DailyTech]
  • 15-10-2014: Mass internet surveillance threatens international law, UN report claims.  [The Guardian]
  • 15-10-2014: FOXACID operations manual.  [Schneier]
  • 14-10-2014: Cognitive Dissonance about the FBI and NSA at 60 Minutes.  [BoingBoing]
  • 14-10-2014: Call to probe UK firm over Bahraini 'spying' claims.  [BBC News]
  • 13-10-2014: Private donors supply spy gear to cops.  [Pro Publica]
  • 13-10-2014: FBI Director: don't trust government, but give it your data without transparency.  [DailyTech]
  • 13-10-2014: How James Bamford came to write The Puzzle Palace.  [Schneier]  [The Intercept]
  • 13-10-2014: NZ embassies used by spies.  [Stuff]
  • 10-10-2014: NSA may have undercover operatives in foreign companies.  [Wired]  [Schneier]  [BoingBoing]  [The Intercept]  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 09-10-2014: NSA mind-bender: we won’t tell you what info we already leaked to the media.  [Wired]
  • 09-10-2014: Gadgets held as evidence being remotely wiped.  [BoingBoing]
  • 08-10-2014: Google: US spying scandal will 'break the internet'.  [HardOCP]  [cNet]  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [Wired]
  • 08-10-2014: Ex spy chief defends post-Snowden NSA.  [The Register]
  • 08-10-2014: Twitter sues FBI, DoJ to release NSA info.  [Stuff]  [NZ Herald]  [THG]
  • 07-10-2014: Britain’s snooping powers are 'too weak', says NCA chief.  [The Register]
  • 05-10-2014: Cops and public bodies bungle snooping powers by spying on 3,000 law-abiding Brits.  [The Register]
  • 04-10-2014: NSA conducts massive surveillance without ANY Congressional oversight.  [BoingBoing]  [ACLU]
  • 03-10-2014: William Binney explains NSA surveillance using Snowden's documents.  [Schneier]  [Alex O'Brien]
  • 01-10-2014: New docs show how Reagan-era executive order unbounded NSA.  [Ars Technica]
  • 29-09-2014: Oracle plans German DCs to soothe NSA-ruffled nerves.  [The Register]
  • 26-09-2014: Apple, Google default cell-phone encryption “concerns” FBI director.  [Ars Technica]  [BBC News]  [DailyTech]  [Stuff]
    • 30-09-2014: Holder urges tech companies to leave device backdoors open for police.  [Washington Post]
    • 02-10-2014: US top cop decries encryption, demands backdoors.  [Ars Technica]
    • 04-10-2014: Why US Feds and g-men kick up a stink about a growing smartphone encryption trend.  [The Register]
    • 09-10-2014: What default phone encryption really means for law enforcement -- and for you.  [BoingBoing]
    • 16-10-2014: FBI chief demands an end to cellphone security.  [BoingBoing]  [NYT]  [NZ Herald]  [Stuff]
  • 26-09-2014: The entire Australian web can be monitored.  [Stuff]
    • 02-10-2014: Terrorists win under new Aussie spy laws.  [Stuff]
  • 24-09-2014: Julian Sanchez on the NSA and surveillance reform.  [Schneier]  [SoundCloud]
  • 20-09-2014: Aaron Swartz's FBI and Secret Service files.  [BoingBoing]  [The Black Vault]
  • 18-09-2014: Hidden message in Apple transparency reports suggest new NSA warrants.  [Gizmodo]  [GigaOM]
  • 17-09-2014: Middle-school dropout codes clever chat program that foils NSA spying.  [Wired]
  • 15-09-2014: The NSA broke into big German networks to map their data traffic.  [Engadget]  [TripWire]
    • 17-09-2014: Deutsche Telekom denies allegations of NSA, GCHQ breach.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 15-09-2014: Government demands for Google user data skyrockets.  [HardOCP]  [Google]
  • 15-09-2014: Say hello to the FBI's national facial recognition system.  [HardOCP]  [Engadget]  [The Verge]  [Gizmodo]  [DailyTech]  [Ars Technica]
  • 15-09-2014: New Zealand launched massive surveillance project while publicly denying it.  [FirstLook]  [The Register]
    • 15-09-2014: Snowden claims US spy sensor 'in NZ'.  [Stuff]  [Stuff]
    • 15-09-2014: Key releases GCSB documents.  [NZ Herald]
    • 17-09-2014: Secret dangers of released GCSB documents.  [NZ Herald]
    • 17-09-2014: System not linked to cable.  [Stuff]
    • 19-09-2014: GCSB clarifies 'Project Speargun'.  [Stuff]
  • 15-09-2014: It's a 'sound and light show'.  [Stuff]
  • 14-09-2014: The NSA has a plan to map the entire Internet. It’s called ‘Treasure Map’.  [HardOCP]  [VentureBeat]
  • 14-09-2014: US and Brit spooks 'tap into German telco networks to map end devices'.  [The Register]  [Der Spiegel]
  • 11-09-2014: The NSA was going to fine Yahoo $250k per day if it didn't join PRISM.  [Gizmodo]  [Washington Post]  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [BBC News]  [BoingBoing]  [Wired]  [Schneier]
  • 10-09-2014: NSA employees increasingly leave the agency to start security companies like Synack, Virtru, and Morta Security.  [Forbes]
  • 09-09-2014: Report: Congress won’t shut down NSA database this year.  [Ars Technica]
  • 06-09-2014: Warrantless phone snooping happens all the time in the UK.  [The Register]
  • 06-09-2014: Meet the spooky tech companies getting rich by making NSA surveillance possible.  [BoingBoing]  [ZDNet]
  • 06-09-2014: When NSA and FBI call for surveillance takeout, these companies deliver.  [Ars Technica]
  • 03-09-2014: NSA defender grilled by US judges.  [Stuff]
  • 29-08-2014: Australia makes pinkie-promise to end Indonesia spying.  [The Register]
  • 28-08-2014: Jacob Appelbaum on Americans' false belief that the NSA isn't targeting them.  [BoingBoing]
  • 28-08-2014: The executive order that led to mass spying, as told by NSA alumni.  [Ars Technica]
  • 25-08-2014: NSA built “Google-like” interface to scan 850+ billion metadata records.  [Ars Technica]  [The Intercept]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [BoingBoing]  [HardOCP]  [The Register]  [NZ Herald]  [TripWire]
  • 21-08-2014: Save the net, break up the NSA.  [BoingBoing]  [Wired]
  • 20-08-2014: Australian surveillance law will legalize snooping on and hacking the entire Internet.  [BoingBoing]  [ZDNet]
    • 26-08-2014: Oz metadata retention won't include URLs: report.  [The Register]
  • 18-08-2014: Germany 'accidentally' snooped on John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.  [The Register]
  • 18-08-2014: NSA/GCHQ/CSEC infecting innocent computers worldwide.  [Schneier]  [Heise]
  • 18-08-2014: QUANTUM technology sold by cyberweapons arms manufacturers.  [Schneier]
  • 15-08-2014: Revealed - GCHQ's incredible hacking tool to sweep net for vulnerabilities: Nmap.  [The Register]  [Heise]  [Engadget]
  • 15-08-2014: Reverse-engineering NSA malware.  [Schneier]  [Infosec Institute: part 1part 2]
  • 15-08-2014: Where is metadata anyway?  [Geoff Huston]
  • 14-08-2014: Facial recognition nabs 14-year fugitive in Nepal, FBI says.  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]  [HardOCP]  [FBI]  [cNet]
  • 13-08-2014: Snowden: the worst NSA revelations are yet to come.  [Gizmodo]
  • 13-08-2014: The NSA collected more of your personal data than it was legally allowed to.  [Engadget]
  • 13-08-2014: MonsterMind - the NSA bot that could wage cyberwar autonomously.  [Wired]  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [BGR]
    • 14-08-2014: Cyberwarfare program can be tricked - Snowden.  [Stuff]
    • 14-08-2014: Snowden went too far by revealing the NSA’s MonsterMind cyber weapon.  [ExtremeTech]
  • 13-08-2014: NSA was so drunk on data it forgot collection rules.  [The Register]
  • 13-08-2014: FCC to examine “unauthorized” cell snooping devices.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [Washington Post]
  • 11-08-2014: Surveillance court judge criticized NSA 'overcollection' of data.  [WSJ]
  • 11-08-2014: What is metadata, and why should I care?  [Geoff Huston]
  • 09-08-2014: Leaked docs show spyware used to snoop on US computers.  [Ars Technica]  [Graham Cluley]
  • 06-08-2014: How a government program to track suspicious activities snared an unsuspecting photographer.  [Imaging Resource]
  • 05-08-2014: The FBI uses malware to combat online anonymity.  [HardOCP]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
  • 04-08-2014: NSA leaker Thomas Drake says Oz security reforms are 'scary'.  [The Register]  [The Register]
    • 08-08-2014: Spooks, cops, say Oz metadata push is for consistency, not data grab.  [The Register]
  • 01-08-2014: Microsoft ordered to turn over customer data.  [HardOCP]  [Courthouse News]
  • 01-08-2014: The NSA's patents.  [Schneier]  [Foreign Policy]
  • 01-08-2014: Key denies spyware claims.  [Stuff]
  • 01-08-2014: CIA boss apologizes for snooping on Senate computers.  [Ars Technica]  [BoingBoing]  [HardOCP]  [NYT]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [Stuff]  [DailyTech]  [The Register]
  • 30-06-2014: FBI, CIA use backdoor searches to warrentlessly spy on Americans' communications.  [TechDirt]
  • 30-06-2014: Remaining Snowden docs will be released to avert 'unspecified US war' – ‪Cryptome‬.  [The Register]
  • 27-06-2014: NSA's first ever 'transparency' 'report' is anything but.  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [IC on the Record]  [The Verge]  [Engadget]  [Stuff]
  • 27-06-2014: Germany ends government contract with Verizon over NSA worries.  [Ars Technica]  [AP]  [HardOCP]  [Reuters]
  • 25-06-2014: Snarky lawmaker reminds former NSA chief that selling state secrets is illegal.  [Wired]
  • 26-06-2014: More on Hacking Team's government spying software.  [Schneier]
  • 24-06-2014: UK secretary of state: "There is no surveillance state".  [BoingBoing]  [BBC News]
  • 24-06-2014: Microsoft has become completely fed up with the U.S. government’s surveillance programmes.  [BGR]
  • 24-06-2014: US data center providers neutral on government access to customer data stored overseas.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 23-06-2014: Australian spy agencies in line for new digital surveillance powers.  [The Guardian]
  • 22-06-2014: The NSA's mass surveillance program for phone call metadata is still going.  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]
  • 21-06-2014: NZ welcomed back to spy network in 2009.  [Stuff]
  • 20-06-2014: More details on NSA tapping the Internet backbone.  [Schneier]
  • 20-06-2014: House votes to cut key pursestrings for NSA surveillance.  [Wired]  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [Vox]
  • 20-06-2014: Pakistan, Iran, and… USA? New heatmap shows where NSA hacks.  [Ars Technica]
  • 20-06-2014: Tell a lie, remove the gear: how the NSA covers up when cable taps are found.  [Ars Technica]
  • 19-06-2014: NSA helps foreign governments conduct mass surveillance at home.  [BoingBoing]  [The Intercept]
  • 19-06-2014: Feds asked cops to deceive courts about use of spy tool, emails show.  [Wired]  [Ars Technica]
  • 19-06-2014: Hackers reverse-engineer NSA spy kit using off-the-shelf parts.  [The Register]  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [New Scientist]  [Gizmodo]  [Schneier]
  • 19-06-2014: Now that they are being more closely watched, lawmakers voice concern over NSA surveillance.  [BoingBoing]  [WSJ]
  • 19-06-2014: Microsoft: NSA security fallout 'getting worse,' 'not blowing over'.  [The Register]
  • 19-06-2014: NSA ‘third party’ partners tap the Internet backbone in global surveillance programme.  [Information]
  • 18-06-2014: NSA’s data center back in the shadows after government manoeuvre.  [Wired]
  • 18-06-2014: Germany is NSA's largest listening post, according to new report based on Snowden leaks.  [BoingBoing]  [Der Spiegel]
  • 18-06-2014: The British government just set a dangerous precedent for online spying.  [Gizmodo]
  • 17-06-2014: UK intelligence forced to reveal secret policy for mass surveillance of residents’ Facebook and Google use.  [Privacy International]
  • 17-06-2014: Stingray, the fake cell phone tower cops and providers use to track your every move.  [ExtremeTech]
    • 21-06-2014: Legal experts: Cops lying about cell tracking “is a stupid thing to do”.  [Ars Technica]
  • 17-06-2014: FBI's 83-page glossary of leetspeak.  [BoingBoing]  [MuckRock]  [Gizmodo]  [Ars Technica]  [Stuff]
  • 17-06-2014: GCHQ claims right to do warrantless mass interception of all webmail, search and social media.  [BoingBoing]  [BBC News]
  • 17-06-2014: Congressman asks NSA to provide metadata for “lost” IRS e-mails.  [Ars Technica]
  • 14-06-2014: Gov’t must give up 5 secret surveillance docs for court to review, judge orders.  [Ars Technica]
  • 13-06-2014: New ruling shows the NSA can’t legally justify its phone spying anymore.  [Wired]
  • 11-06-2014: Microsoft resists US government demand to seize offshore emails.  [Engadget]  [NZ Herald]
  • 11-06-2014: Cops can’t collect your cell tower data without a warrant, court rules.  [Wired]  [HardOCP]  [The Guardian]
  • 10-06-2014: NSA: We're too complex to comply with law, so we're destroying evidence in EFF lawsuit.  [BoingBoing]  [HardOCP]  [Washington Post]  [Gizmodo]
  • 10-06-2014: Tony Abbott: five eyes spies good for us.  [The Register]
  • 07-06-2014: Judge: NSA doesn’t have to keep all data as part of key surveillance lawsuit.  [Ars Technica]
  • 06-06-2014: Vodafone: spooks are plugged directly into our network.  [The Register]  [Engadget]  [Wired]
    • PDF attached below: vodafone_law_enforcement_disclosure_report.pdf
    • 07-06-2014: Vodafone says 6 nations have “direct access” to spy on its customers.  [Ars Technica]  [BoingBoing]
  • 05-06-2014: 65 things we know about NSA surveillance we didn’t know a year ago.  [Gizmodo]
  • 05-06-2014: One year after Snowden, what's really changed?  [Gizmodo]
  • 05-06-2014: Hi-tech firms battle with NSA fallout.  [BBC News]  [iMore]  [Apple Insider]  [GottaBeMobile]
  • 05-06-2014: NSA: Inside the five-eyed vampire squid of the Internet.  [The Register]
  • 03-06-2014: Google renews battle with the NSA by open sourcing email encryption tool.  [Wired]  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [BoingBoing]  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • 03-06-2014: GCHQ's beyond TOP SECRET Middle Eastern Internet spy base.  [The Register]  [Gizmodo]  [Schneier]
  • 03-06-2014: How the NSA could bug your powered-off phone, and how to stop them.  [Wired]  [HardOCP]  [Gizmodo]
  • 03-06-2014: The 5 dumbest ways that people defend NSA spying.  [Gizmodo]  [BoingBoing]  [Stuff]
  • 01-06-2014: NSA facial recognition: combining national ID cards, Internet intercepts, and commercial facial databases for millions of people.  [BoingBoing]  [NYT]  [HardOCP]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [BBC News]
    • 03-06-2014: What the NSA can (and can’t) mine from intercepted photos.  [Ars Technica]
    • 03-06-2014: NSA says it's not collecting images of US citizens for facial recognition.  [Engadget]
    • 04-06-2014: No worries: NSA chief says facial recognition program is totally legal.  [Ars Technica]
  • 30-05-2014: Exactly how the NSA violates human rights.  [Gizmodo]
  • 30-05-2014: Warrantless spying makes spying-with-a-warrant impossible.  [BoingBoing]
  • 28-05-2014: Germany says 'nein' to NSA hacking prosecution.  [The Register]
  • 27-05-2014: Meet the guy hired to ensure Snowden docs aren't hacked.  [BoingBoing]  [Mashable]
  • 23-05-2014: Did GCHQ reveal secrets about computer insecurity when it exorcised the Snowden leaks from the Guardian's laptops?  [BoingBoing]  [Privacy International]
  • 23-05-2014: Wikileaks says NSA recording all calls in Afghanistan.  [BoingBoing]  [The Verge]  [Gizmodo]
  • 23-05-2014: New NYT editor spiked NSA spying story.  [BoingBoing]
  • 23-05-2014: Microsoft swats away FBI request for Office 365 subscriber data.  [The Register]
  • 22-05-2014: Michael Geist on the state of surveillance in Canada.  [BoingBoing]
  • 21-05-2014: Google, Facebook warn NSA bill wouldn't stop mass surveillance.  [National Journal]
  • 21-05-2014: Congress guts law to restrict NSA spying, civil liberty groups appalled.  [The Register]  [BoingBoing]  [EFF]  [The Verge]  [Ars Technica]  [Wired]  [Engadget]
  • 21-05-2014: The NSA is not made of magic.  [Schneier]
  • 21-05-2014: How the NSA is transforming law enforcement.  [Gizmodo]  [HardOCP]  [EFF]
  • 21-05-2014: California lawmakers make modest attempt to halt NSA data collection.  [Ars Technica]
  • 20-05-2014: Fine line seen in US spying on companies.  [NYT]
  • 20-05-2014: NSA's future rests on Admiral Rogers.  [Stuff]
  • 19-05-2014: NSA records every cell phone call in the Bahamas.  [BoingBoing]  [First Look]  [Gizmodo]  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]
    • 20-05-2014: How much it costs the NSA to store an entire country's phone calls.  [Gizmodo]
    • 21-05-2014: Government policy on cell phone interception technology.  [Schneier]
  • 14-05-2014: The three big lies: how the federal government kept its post-9/11 spying on Americans a secret.  [TechDirt]
  • 14-05-2014: Sprint had legal details of the NSA's bulk phone data collection in 2010.  [Engadget]
  • 14-05-2014: NSA docs detail efforts to collect data from Microsoft’s Skype, SkyDrive, And Outlook.com.  [TechCrunch]
  • 14-05-2014: GCHQ's 'Nosey Smurf' spyware snoops dragged into secretive tribunal.  [The Register]
  • 14-05-2014: Encrypted or not, Skype communications prove “vital” to NSA surveillance.  [Ars Technica]
  • 13-05-2014: Microsoft, NSA and FBI reveal secret 3-way romance.  [BoingBoing]  [TechCrunch]
  • 13-05-2014: New NSA Snowden documents.  [Schneier]  [Glenn Greenwald PDF]
  • 13-05-2014: Legal complaint filed against GCHQ 'hacking'.  [BBC News]
  • 12-05-2014: Orwellian threats caused the New York Times to spike a story on NSA spying way back in 2004.  [PRI]
  • 10-05-2014: Intelligence employees, current and past, barred from citing news leaks.  [Ars Technica]
  • 08-05-2014: Stross on NSA network sabotage.  [BoingBoing]  [AntiPope]
  • 08-05-2014: An avalanche of new Snowden documents will go online next week.  [Engadget]
  • 07-05-2014: Former NSA chief defends stockpiling software flaws for spying.  [Wired]  [BoingBoing]
  • 07-05-2014: Spy boss won't say if Snowden has NZ files.  [Stuff]
  • 06-05-2014: Google discusses security with the NSA, but don't draw any wild conclusions.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [Schneier]
  • 05-05-2014: Bill to end NSA's mass surveillance moves closer to a vote.  [Engadget]  [Ars Technica]
    • 08-05-2014: House Committee axes NSA bulk phone metadata collection.  [Ars Technica]
  • 30-04-2014: British spy chiefs secretly begged to play in NSA’s data pools.  [The Intercept]
  • 30-04-2014: Every 27 seconds, Canadian telcos hand over subscriber data to cops (mostly without a warrant).  [BoingBoing]  [Michael Geist]
  • 29-04-2014: NSA spying means Brazil's $4.5B fighter jets won't be built by Boeing.  [BoingBoing]  [Reuters]
  • 28-04-2014: Former NSA head Keith Alexander interviewed by John Oliver.  [BoingBoing]
  • 27-04-2014: Mathematicians: refuse to work for the NSA!  [BoingBoing]  [New Scientist]
  • 25-04-2014: Verizon challenges NSA's bulk records collection; FISC says it's perfectly legal.  [TechDirt]  [Engadget]
  • 21-04-2014: Activists want net neutrality, NSA spying debated at Internet governance conference.  [PCWorld]
  • 16-04-2014: Why the original patriots would’ve revolted against surveillance.  [Gizmodo]
  • 11-04-2014: US to Angela Merkel: no, you can't see your NSA file but we promise we aren't spying on you anymore.  [BoingBoing]
  • 10-04-2014: Google to President: leave us out of your spying fight.  [HardOCP]  [NationalJournal]
  • 09-04-2014: NSA spies on human rights groups, including those in the USA.  [BoingBoing]  [TechCrunch]
  • 09-04-2014: Obama privacy chief wants NSA phone-snooping program to end now.  [Ars Technica]
  • 08-04-2014: US Supreme Court declines to hear NSA mass phone-slurp case.  [The Register]
  • 07-04-2014: New Captain America movie with clear anti-NSA message is a massive hit abroad.  [BGR]
  • 07-04-2014: If Obama wanted the NSA to quit storing phone metadata, he’d act now.  [Ars Technica]
  • 05-04-2014: 50% of Americans changed their behavior due to NSA.  [HardOCP]  [TechDirt]
  • 04-04-2014: Snowden docs show GCHQ discussed using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for covert propaganda.  [The Intercept]
  • 03-04-2014: Introducing the ACLU's NSA documents database.  [ACLU]
  • 03-04-2014: Yahoo beefs up security.  [BoingBoing]  [EFF]
  • 03-04-2014: Over 200 NSA documents collected and made searchable, from Snowden to Prism.  [Engadget]
  • 02-04-2014: What, besides phone records, does the NSA collect in bulk?  [Ars Technica]
  • 01-04-2014: NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails – Clapper.  [The Guardian]
  • 01-04-2014: NSA-inspired software sped up code-cracking efforts.  [BBC News]
  • 01-04-2014: Snowden leaks made us look twice at cloud suppliers.  [The Register]
  • 31-03-2014: NSA chief's legacy is shaped by big data, for better and worse.  [LA Times]
  • 31-03-2014: The NSA's been spying on every single call, text, and email in Iraq.  [Gizmodo]
  • 31-03-2014: Eric Schmidt on the NSA.  [BoingBoing]
  • 31-03-2014: NSA wiretapped 122 world leaders; GCHQ penetrated German satellite companies for mass surveillance potential.  [BoingBoing]  [First Look]  [Der Spiegel]  [The Register]
  • 29-03-2014: GCHQ and NSA Targeted Private German Companies.  [Der Spiegel]
  • 29-03-2014: NSA may have spied on 122 foreign leaders.  [Engadget]
  • 28-03-2014: Feds want an expanded ability to hack criminal suspects’ computers.  [Ars Technica]
  • 27-03-2014: Experts: NSA rules leave privacy vulnerable.  [Stuff]
  • 26-03-2014: MIT creates a system to “PRISM-proof” websites.  [Ars Technica]  [BGR]
  • 25-03-2014: The Best NSA Fix Comes From the Patriot Act’s Author.  [The Daily Beast]
  • 25-03-2014: White House to propose law to end NSA bulk collection of phone data.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [BBC News]  [BGR]  [The Verge]
    • 28-03-2014: How the NSA would get phone data under Obama administration’s new plan.  [Ars Technica]
  • 24-03-2014: Jimmy Carter: I think the NSA is spying on me.  [Gizmodo]  [The Hill]  [Stuff]
  • 21-03-2014: Revelations of NSA spying cost US tech companies.  [NYT]
  • 21-03-2014: NSA vs puzzles.  [BoingBoing]  [Mashable]
  • 20-03-2014: Barack Obama to meet again with tech CEOs about NSA.  [Politico]
  • 20-03-2014: Inside the NSA's secret efforts to hunt and hack system administrators.  [First Look]  [The Register]  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]
  • 20-03-2014: Hacked emails show what Microsoft charges the FBI for user data.  [The Daily Dot]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]
  • 20-03-2014: NSA may start transparency reports.  [BBC News]  [Engadget]  [re/code]
  • 19-03-2014: Why does the NSA want to keep its water usage a secret?  [Wired]  [Gizmodo]  [ReadWriteWeb]
  • 19-03-2014: NSA top lawyer says tech giants knew about data collection.  [HardOCP]  [cNet]  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [BGR]
  • 19-03-2014: Judge rebukes Feds for overbroad search warrant applications for e-mail.  [Ars Technica]
  • 19-03-2014: NSA collects all calls in a foreign country.  [Stuff]  [BoingBoing]  [Washington Post]  [DailyTech]  [BGR]  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]
  • 19-03-2014: NSA's MYSTIC reaches 'into the past'.  [Stuff]  [Schneier]  [Washington Post]  [HardOCP]
    • 21-03-2014: How the NSA turns back the clock on phone taps without choking on data.  [Ars Technica]
  • 18-03-2014: A 10-point plan to keep the NSA out of our data.  [Wired]
  • 18-03-2014: US intelligence oversight group from 1975 says things are way worse now.  [Ars Technica]
  • 17-03-2014: How Google can repel the attack of the NSA Quantum computer.  [Wired]
  • 16-03-2014: IBM: We gave NOTHING to the NSA, stateside or elsewhere.  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [Smarter Planet]  [ZDNet]
  • 15-03-2014: British spies lied about getting super-censorship powers over YouTube.  [BoingBoing]
  • 15-03-2014: Congress was giving spies a pass back in 1975, too.  [BoingBoing]
  • 14-03-2014: New NSA chief explains agency policy on “zero-day” exploits to Senate.  [Ars Technica]
  • 14-03-2014: In two key cases, activists now ask judge to order NSA metadata preservation.  [Ars Technica]
  • 14-03-2014: Mark Zuckerberg 'confused and frustrated' by US spying.  [BBC News]  [Stuff]  [Facebook]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [DailyTech]
    • 19-03-2014: Facebook fights back against the NSA spying machine.  [Wired]
  • 13-03-2014: A close look at QUANTUM -- the NSA's most powerful Internet attack tool.  [Wired]  [Schneier]
  • 13-03-2014: How the NSA exploits VPN and VoIP traffic.  [Schneier]  [First Look]
  • 13-03-2014: How international human rights law should be applied to NSA spying.  [Gizmodo]  [EFF]
  • 13-03-2014: NSA’s automated hacking engine offers hands-free pwning of the world.  [Ars Technica]
  • 12-03-2014: NSA Director nominee wants every branch of the military to have a dedicated cyber attack force.  [Engadget]
  • 12-03-2014: NSA's TURBINE robot pumps 'malware into MILLIONS of PCs''.  [The Register]  [BGR]
  • 12-03-2014: New information on NSA's QUANTUM programme.  [Schneier]  [First Look]
  • 12-03-2014: STELLARWIND classification guide.  [Schneier]  [Amazon S3 PDF]
  • 11-03-2014: How FISA moved from approving wiretap requests to justifying bulk data collection.  [NYT]
  • 11-03-2014: British spies are ruining the internet.  [HardOCP]  [DailyDot]
  • 11-03-2014: CIA hacked Senate PCs to delete torture reports. And Senator Feinstein is outraged.  [The Register]  [Gizmodo]
  • 11-03-2014: NSA phone-record destruction halt won by privacy group.  [Bloomberg]  [Engadget]  [MobileBurn]  [HardOCP]
  • 10-03-2014: US government is creating an electronic monitoring system for employees.  [Engadget]
  • 08-03-2014: WikiLeaks head doesn't believe Obama is serious about NSA reform.  [Engadget]
  • 06-03-2014: Middle schooler wins C-SPAN prize for doc about NSA spying.  [BoingBoing]  [EFF]
  • 05-03-2014: CIA spied on Senate committee writing damning torture report and Obama knew about it.  [BoingBoing]  [The Guardian]
  • 05-03-2014: Journalist: NSA won’t give me a secure channel to communicate on.  [Ars Technica]
  • 01-03-2014: NSA head floats idea: What if we only gathered terrorist communications?  [Ars Technica]
  • 28-02-2014: Spy agency intercepts Yahoo webcam chats, nudes and all.  [Ars Technica]  [BoingBoing]  [The Guardian]  [BBC News]  [HardOCP]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [BGR]  [Stuff]  [DailyTech]  [ExtremeTech]  [cNet]
  • 27-02-2014: FBI and Secret Service phone calls intercepted by Google Maps exploit.  [Gizmodo]  [Gawker]
  • 27-02-2014: Feds refuse to release public comments on NSA reform -- citing privacy.  [Wired]
  • 27-02-2014: Q&A: Schneier on trust, NSA spying and the end of US internet hegemony.  [The Register]
  • 26-02-2014: NSA wants to expand phone database because of privacy suits.  [HardOCP]  [NationalJournal]  [WSJ]  [The Register]
  • 26-02-2014: Schneier: NSA snooping tactics will be copied by criminals in 3 to 5 years.  [The Register]
  • 26-02-2014: President already looking at early options for NSA revamp.  [GottaBeMobile]
  • 25-02-2014: Split the NSA in two, says security firm embroiled in NSA scandal.  [Wired]
  • 25-02-2014: The NSA may be responsible for iOS 7′s biggest security vulnerability.  [BGR]
  • 25-02-2014: NSA uses the Internet to 'manipulate and destroy reputations'.  [HardOCP]  [TechDirt]
  • 25-02-2014: Microsoft: NSA snooping? Code backdoors? Our hands are clean!  [The Register]
  • 24-02-2014: NSA moves from bugging German Chancellor to bugging German ministers.  [Ars Technica]  [BoingBoing]  [DailyTech]
  • 21-02-2014: Break up the NSA and save American spooks from themselves.  [BoingBoing]  [CNN]  [Schneier]
  • 19-02-2014: Reading between the lines of redacted NSA documents.  [Wired]
  • 19-02-2014: Clapper: We should have disclosed NSA bulk data collection in 2001.  [Ars Technica]  [HardOCP]  [The Daily Beast]
  • 18-02-2014: New Snowden docs show NSA, GCHQ spied on WikiLeaks, Pirate Bay users.  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [First Look]  [HardOCP]  [TorrentFreak]  [BoingBoing]  [BGR]
  • 17-02-2014: Outgoing NSA director: ‘It’s not our mission’ to spy on everyone in the world.  [BGR]
  • 17-02-2014: Who should store NSA surveillance data?  [Schneier]  [Slate]
  • 13-02-2014: US senator sues President Obama to stop NSA metadata dragnet.  [Ars Technica]  [DailyTech]  [BoingBoing]
  • 10-02-2014: Tuesday declared 'The Day we Fight Back' against NSA.  [The Register]  [ReadWriteWeb]  [Wired]
    • 11-02-2014: The day the Internet didn't fight back.  [NYT Bits]
  • 10-02-2014: Six NSA workers exposed.  [Stuff]
  • 09-02-2014: "A reason to hang him": how mass surveillance, secret courts, confirmation bias and the FBI can ruin your life.  [BoingBoing]  [Al Jazeera]
  • 08-02-2014: Turning table on NSA, US diplomats' phone call is bugged, leaked to YouTube.  [Ars Technica]
  • 07-02-2014: NSA collects 20% or less of US cell data.  [WSJ]  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
  • 07-02-2014: FISA court agrees to changes that limit NSA's ability to query phone records.  [TechDirt]  [Ars Technica]  [Engadget]
  • 07-02-2014: 'I plead guilty to DDoS conspiracy and these GCHQ b*stards were doing the SAME thing?'  [The Register]
  • 07-02-2014: Twitter may sue US government over right to disclose snooping orders.  [The Register]
  • 07-02-2014: Snowden documents show British digital spies use viruses and 'honey traps'.  [The Register]
  • 05-02-2014: Former NSA chief explains how Snowden gained high-level access.  [BGR]
  • 05-02-2014: The man who watches over the NSA.  [BBC News]
  • 05-02-2014: Snowden, NSA exploit kits, and commercial espionage.  [EtherealMind]
  • 03-02-2014: Want to email people without the FBI reading it? Try Safe-mail.  [BGR]
  • 03-02-2014: Shedding some light on FISA requests.  [Google]
    • 03-02-2014: Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google and Microsoft disclose new data about number of NSA requests received.  [TNW]  [BBC News]
    • 03-02-2014: In just 6 months, the NSA spied on more than 59,000 accounts.  [Wired]
    • 04-02-2014: First NSA spy request data released.  [Stuff]