Privacy / Censorship / 5-Eyes Spying

2022 – News / General Articles

  • 14-05-2022: Some top 100,000 websites collect everything you type – before you hit submit. [Ars Technica] [Schneier] [Wired]

  • 11-05-2022: EU wants to scan private messages by banning end-to-end encryption. [Ars Technica]

  • 01-02-2022: Privacy and networking:

  • 02-02-2022: FBI confirms it tested NSO's spyware. [The Verge]

  • 02-02-2022: NSO tried to buy access to cell networks for “bags of cash". [Ars Technica]

  • 01-02-2022: Privacy and networking. [Packet Pushers: part 1]

  • 25-01-2022: Google abandons FLoC, introduces Topics API to replace tracking cookies. [The Verge] [Ars Technica] [Engadget] [ExtremeTech]

  • 25-01-2022: NSO chairman steps down after domestic spying allegations in Israel. [The Verge]

  • 18-01-2022: Israeli police used Pegasus spyware for domestic surveillance. [Engadget]

2022 – Five Eyes Spying

  • 12-05-2022: SFPD using driverless cars as mobile surveillance cameras. [Schneier] [Motherboard]

  • 03-05-2022: FBI searched potentially millions of Americans’ personal data without warrants. [ExtremeTech]

  • 04-03-2022: Secret Minnesota surveillance programme to track activists and journalists. [ExtremeTech]

  • 03-03-2022: Details of an NSA hacking operation. [Schneier] [Pangu Lab] [Vice]

  • 23-02-2022: Anatomy of suspected top-tier decade-hidden NSA backdoor [The Register]

  • 11-02-2022: CIA collecting bulk data on Americans without oversight. [Ars Technica] [Engadget] [The Register] [Schneier] [AoL]

  • 20-01-2022: San Francisco police illegally spying on protesters. [Schneier]

  • 17-01-2022: UK government preparing PR blitz against end-to-end encryption. [Engadget] [Schneier] [Rolling Stone] [The Register]

    • 21-01-2022: UK data watchdog criticises government anti-encryption campaign [BBC News]

  • 13-01-2022: Using foreign nationals to bypass US surveillance restrictions. [Schneier] [Vice]

  • 10-01-2022: GCHQ was rebuked for ignoring spy law safeguards as pandemic hit Britain [The Register]

2021 – News / General Articles

  • 10-12-2021: Apple's concessions in China. [The Verge]

  • 24-11-2021: Apple explains how it alerts targets of state-sponsored spyware attacks [Engadget]

  • 19-11-2021: DuckDuckGo announces app tracking prevention for Android [ExtremeTech] [The Verge] [Ars Technica]

  • 11-11-2021: Advice for personal digital security. [Schneier] [Ars Technica: part 1, part 2]

  • 08-11-2021: The Israeli army is using facial recognition to track Palestinians. [The Verge]

  • 02-11-2021: On cellphone metadata. [Schneier] [Twitter]

  • 01-11-2021: FTC report: ISPs are collecting everything you do online. [Restore Privacy] [PDF]

  • 01-11-2021: The next privacy crisis. [The Verge]

  • 25-10-2021: FTC study confirms ISPs collect a scary amount of your personal data. [ExtremeTech] [FTC PDF]

  • 25-10-2021: Analysis shows Amazon's Alexa collects more data than any other smart assistant. [ExtremeTech] [Reviews]

  • 28-09-2021: Check what information your browser leaks. [Schneier] [ipLeak] [DNS Leak Test]

  • 18-09-2021: A new app helps Iranians hide messages in plain sight. [Ars Technica]

  • 18-09-2021: Google is getting caught in the anti-trust net. [Ars Technica]

  • 06-09-2021: Tracking people by their MAC addresses. [Schneier] [NRKbeta]

  • 01-09-2021: Internet shutdowns by governments have ‘proliferated at a truly alarming pace’. [The Verge]

  • 25-08-2021: Surveillance of the Internet backbone. [Schneier] [Vice]

  • 10-08-2021: Apple adds backdoor to iMessage and iCloud. [Schneier] [Apple] [Washington Post] [WSJ] [Reuters] [FT] [EFF]

    • 10-08-2021: Apple's new child protection features explained. [The Verge]

    • 10-08-2021: Why Apple's new child safety features are so controversial. [The Verge] [Engadget]

    • 11-08-2021: Apple swears governments can’t co-opt its child abuse detection tools for surveillance. [ExtremeTech]

    • 13-08-2021: Even Apple’s own employees aren’t happy with new CSAM features. [PocketNow]

    • 13-08-2021: Apple acknowledges 'confusion' over child safety updates. [Engadget]

      • 13-08-2021: Apple clarifies its sex abuse scans would look for 'images flagged in multiple countries'. [Engadget]

    • 13-08-2021: Apple’s controversial plan to try to curb child sexual abuse imagery. [The Verge]

    • 18-08-2021: Apple didn't engage with infosec community on CSAM scanning. [The Register]

    • 18-08-2021: Apple's NeuralHash algorithm has been reverse-engineered. [Schneier]

    • 20-08-2021: More on Apple's iPhone backdoor. [Schneier]

    • 23-08-2021: Apple has been CSAM scanning your iCloud mail since 2019. [PocketNow]

    • 04-09-2021: Amid backlash, Apple delays CSAM feature. [Ars Technica] [The Verge] [PocketNow]

    • 06-09-2021: EFF pushing Apple to drop its CSAM plans. [PocketNow]

    • 10-09-2021: Apple's CSAM plan has merit, and is totally legal. [ITP Techblog]

    • 15-12-2021: Apple removes CSAM detection feature from webpage. [The Verge] [Engadget] [ExtremeTech]

  • 28-07-2021: De-anonymisation story. [Schneier] [Ars Technica]

  • 21-05-2021: Privacy concerns with Google’s FLoC. [Restore Privacy]

  • 19-05-2021: Apple censorship and surveillance in China. [Schneier] [NYT]

2021 – Five Eyes Spying

2020 – News / General Articles

  • 20-12-2020: Kazakhstan spies on citizens’ HTTPS traffic. [Ars Technica]

  • 18-12-2020: China-based Zoom employee charged for secretly censoring Tiananmen Square anniversary events. [The Verge]

  • 16-10-2020: The end of end-to-end encryption. [ITP Techblog]

  • 25-08-2020: Identifying people by their browsing histories. [Schneier]

  • 12-08-2020: Why and where you should plant your identity flag. [Krebs]

  • 30-07-2020: What Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple have in common. [The Verge]

  • 27-07-2020: Images in eye reflections. [Schneier] [Futurism]

  • 23-06-2020: Facebook accused of trying to bypass GDPR. [The Register]

  • 05-06-2020: Privacy threats in intimate relationships. [Schneier, PDF]

  • 13-04-2020: Contact tracing COVID-19 infections via smartphone apps. [Schneier]

  • 12-03-2020: Surveillance as a Service – whether you opted in or not. [Packet Pushers]

  • 12-02-2020: Companies that scrape your email. [Schneier] [Vice]

  • 16-01-2020: Top Euro court: Cops, spies yelling 'national security' isn’t enough to force ISPs to hand over mass data. [The Register]

2020 – Five Eyes Spying

  • 20-11-2020: UK government describes role of the National Cyber Force (NCF). [HEXUS]

  • 28-10-2020: NSA refuses to disclose policy on backdooring commercial products. [Schneier] [Reuters] [The Register]

  • 26-10-2020: IMSI-catchers from Canada. [Schneier]

  • 23-10-2020: Report on police decryption capabilities. [Schneier] [Upturn]

  • 21-10-2020: US police can unlock encrypted phones. [The Register]

  • 10-10-2020: U.S. Cyber Command behind Trickbot tricks. [Krebs]

  • 28-09-2020: On executive order 12333. [Schneier] [SSRN]

  • 11-09-2020: Snowden criticises Amazon for hiring former NSA boss. [BBC News]

  • 03-09-2020: NSA surveillance exposed by Snowden ruled unlawful. [BBC News] [Ars Technica] [The Register] [Engadget]

  • 03-09-2020: Five Eyes start new club for competition regulators. [The Register]

  • 18-08-2020: Secret Service buys location data that would otherwise need a warrant. [Ars Technica] [Engadget]

  • 20-07-2020: The creepy company checking your fingerprints on Facebook for the US government. [Graham Cluley]

  • 19-07-2020: FBI reportedly uses a travel company's data for worldwide surveillance. [Engadget]

  • 16-07-2020: CIA runs secret cyberwar with little oversight with POTUS approval. [The Register]

  • 18-06-2020: FBI used Instagram, an Etsy review, and LinkedIn to identify a protestor accused of arson. [The Verge] [The Register] [Schneier] [PI] [Ars Technica]

  • 10-06-2020: Facebook paid for a tool to hack its own user, then handed it to the FBI. [Engadget]

  • 03-04-2020: Facebook tried to license NSO Group spyware to snoop on its own addicts. [The Register]

  • 12-03-2020: US Congress reauthorize spying law is flawed, open to abuse, and lacking in accountability. [The Register]

  • 10-03-2020: CIA dirty laundry aired. [Schneier]

  • 09-03-2020: Congress floats spectre of child exploitation to kill legal encryption. [ExtremeTech]

  • 26-02-2020: Declassified study demonstrates uselessness of NSA's phone metadata program. [Schneier] [NYT] [The Register]

  • 11-02-2020: Swiss Crypto AG was owned by the CIA. [Schneier] [Washington Post] [ExtremeTech] [BBC News] [Engadget]

  • 27-01-2020: NSA's 1993 Clipper chip still influences today's encryption debates. [The Register]

  • 25-01-2020: London police deploy controversial facial recognition cameras. [ExtremeTech]

  • 23-01-2020: Apple abandoned plans for encrypted iCloud backups after FBI complained. [Schneier] [Reuters] [BBC News] [The Verge]

  • 22-01-2020: The need for a federal privacy law has never been greater. [The Verge]

  • 16-01-2020: Search warrant suggests FBI pulled data from a locked iPhone 11 Pro Max. [Engadget]

  • 14-01-2020: New police equipment to search mobile devices. [BBC News]

  • 10-01-2020: Police surveillance tools from Special Services Group. [Schneier] [Vice] [Muckrock PDF]

  • 07-01-2020: FBI asks Apple to unlock another shooter’s iPhone. [The Verge] [Engadget] [Ars Technica] [PocketNow]

  • 01-01-2020: The quiet creep of facial recognition systems into New Zealand life. [NZ Herald]

2019 – News / General Articles

  • 24-12-2019: ToTok is an Emirati spying tool. [Schneier] [NYT] [The Register] [Android Police] [BBC News] [Engadget]

  • 20-12-2019: UK political party move from Whatsapp to Signal. [The Register]

  • 13-12-2019: EFF on the mechanics of corporate surveillance. [Schneier] [EFF]

  • 20-11-2019: Iran has shut off its Internet. [Schneier] [Wired] [NYT] [The Register] [BBC News]

    • 26-11-2019: Iran letter raises prospect of 'white list' internet clampdown. [BBC News]

  • 07-11-2019: Eavesdropping on SMS messages inside telco networks. [Schneier] [FireEye]

  • 05-11-2019: Obfuscation as a privacy tool. [Schneier] [MIT Press]

  • 30-10-2019: WhatsApp suit says Israeli spyware maker exploited its app to target 1,400 users. [Ars Technica]

  • 26-10-2019: Comcast fights Google’s encrypted-DNS plan but promises not to spy on users. [Ars Technica]

  • 04-10-2019: Egyptian government caught tracking opponents and activists through phone apps. [The Register]

  • 01-10-2019: Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS. [Ars Technica]

  • 17-09-2019: Billions of license plate scans are part of a private surveillance database. [Engadget]

  • 10-09-2019: Facebook caught location tracking despite promising not to. [The Register]

  • 06-09-2019: The Verge guide to privacy and security. [The Verge]

  • 06-09-2019: The secrets of controlling your internet profile. [BBC News]

  • 05-09-2019: The rise of internet shutdowns. [ITP Techblog]

  • 04-09-2019: Hong Kong protesters should be smarter about their messaging apps. [PocketNow]

  • 28-08-2019: The safest messaging apps. [Engadget]

  • 21-08-2019: Google, Apple, Mozilla end government internet spying for good. [The Register]

  • 18-08-2019: Would the internet be a better place if no-one was anonymous? [Stuff]

  • 13-08-2019: Exploiting GDPR to get private information. [Schneier]

  • 02-08-2019: More on backdooring (or not) WhatsApp. [Schneier]

  • 01-08-2019: Facebook plans on backdooring WhatsApp. [Schneier]

  • 20-07-2019: How private is your browser’s Private mode? [Ars Technica]

  • 08-07-2019: Thousands of Android apps can track your phone - even if you deny permissions. [The Verge]

  • 03-07-2019: Superhuman says it will disable email read receipts by default after privacy controversy. [The Verge] [The Verge] [Engadget]

  • 03-07-2019: How to stop your emails from being tracked. [The Verge]

  • 02-07-2019: China injecting spyware into foreigners' smartphones. [The Register] [NYT] [ExtremeTech]

  • 16-06-2019: It's time to switch to a privacy browser. [Wired]

  • 14-06-2019: Video surveillance by computer. [Schneier] [ACLU, blog]

  • 03-06-2019: Facebook lawyer argues you should have ‘no expectation of privacy'. [Graham Cluley]

  • 29-05-2019: While you're sleeping, your iPhone stays busy -- snooping on you. [NZ Herald]

  • 28-05-2019: Germany considers backdoor for end-to-end chat app encryption. [The Register]

  • 27-05-2019: All the ways Google tracks you -- and how to stop it. [Wired]

  • 24-05-2019: Germany talking about banning end-to-end encryption. [Schneier] [Der Spiegel]

    • 15-05-2019: Reverse engineering a Chinese surveillance app. [Schneier] [HRW] [HRW]

  • 25-04-2019: Fooling automated surveillance cameras with patchwork color printout. [Schneier] [Technology Review]

  • 23-04-2019: G7 comes out in favour of encryption backdoors. [Schneier] [G7 PDF]

  • 19-04-2019: Defense against the Darknet, or how to accessorize to defeat video surveillance. [The Register]

  • 18-04-2019: Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text. [Engadget] [Graham Cluley] [BBC News] [DPReview] [The Verge] [The Verge] [Ars Technica]

  • 03-04-2019: Facebook asked over 500 million users for their email passwords. [Ars Technica] [The Register] [Graham Cluley] [Wired] [Engadget] [The Verge] [ExtremeTech] [Stuff]

    • 03-04-2019: Facebook stops asking new users for email passwords. [Engadget]

    • 04-04-2019: 540 million Facebook profiles exposed by 2 insecure databases. [ExtremeTech]

  • 26-03-2019: Personal data left on used laptops. [Schneier] [Rapid7] [Gizmodo]

  • 21-03-2019: Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years. [Krebs] [Graham Cluley] [Android Police] [PocketNow] [BBC News] [HardOCP] [ExtremeTech] [The Verge] [Wired] [Engadget] [Ars Technica] [Wired]

  • 18-03-2019: What it's like to accidentally expose the data of 230 million people. [Wired]

  • 05-03-2019: Russian 'sovereign internet' bill could give Putin his own Great Firewall. [Engadget]

  • 31-01-2019: Locking out law enforcement is an 'unintended side effect' of new Android security. [HardOCP] [Motherboard]

  • 30-01-2019: Want a bit of privacy? Got a USB stick? Welcome to TAILS 3.12. [The Register]

2019 – Five Eyes Spying

  • 20-12-2019: MI5 spying "immune" to prosecution. [The Register]

  • 19-12-2019: Data swept up by the NSA is protected by the Fourth Amendment. [Engadget] [The Register]

  • 13-12-2019: Report on 2016 FBI spying reveals a scandal of historic magnitude. [The Intercept]

  • 12-12-2019: Scaring people into supporting backdoors. [Schneier]

  • 12-12-2019: NZ government's power to order decryption must respect privacy. [Voxy]

  • 10-12-2019: Senators: Americans should have strong privacy-protecting encryption... that the Feds and cops can break. [The Register]

  • 24-11-2019: Suspect can’t be compelled to reveal “64-character” password. [Ars Technica] [Engadget]

  • 20-11-2019: US police can access Ring data with few limits. [The Register] [Ars Technica]

  • 14-11-2019: The NSA has stopped collecting warrantless location data. [The Verge] [Engadget]

  • 06-11-2019: NSA ask Congress to reauthorize spy programmes. [The Register]

  • 31-10-2019: ACLU sues to reveal the FBI's uses of facial recognition. [Engadget]

  • 28-10-2019: Former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker chooses encryption over backdoors. [Schneier] [Lawfare]

  • 08-10-2019: FBI violated Americans’ privacy by abusing access to NSA surveillance data. [The Verge] [Ars Technica] [The Register]

  • 04-10-2019: US wants Facebook to backdoor WhatsApp and halt encryption plans. [Ars Technica]

    • 05-10-2019: Why Barr’s call against end-to-end encryption is nuts. [Ars Technica]

  • 01-10-2019: NSA on the future of cybersecurity. [Schneier]

  • 11-09-2019: More on law enforcement backdoor demands. [Schneier] [Carnegie]

  • 16-08-2019: NSA asks Congress to permanently reauthorize spying program. [The Register]

  • 13-08-2019: Facial recognition in King's Cross prompts call for new laws. [BBC News] [BBC News] [The Register] [BBC News]

    • 06-09-2019: King's Cross facial recognition CCTV handed over to police. [The Register]

  • 12-08-2019: Evaluating the NSA's telephony metadata program. [Schneier]

  • 09-08-2019: The FBI wants to build a data dragnet on Facebook. [The Verge]

  • 08-08-2019: FBI, NSA to hackers: weed need your help - even if you've smoked a little pot in the past. [The Register]

  • 07-08-2019: South Wales Police to use facial recognition app on phones. [BBC News]

    • 04-09-2019: High Court rules Welsh Police's use of facial recognition "lawful". [The Register]

    • 06-08-2019: Police can get your Ring doorbell footage without a warrant. [Ars Technica] [Engadget] [ExtremeTech]

    • 22-08-2019: Ring asks police not to tell public how its law enforcement backend works. [Ars Technica]

    • 29-08-2019: Ring confirms it works with more than 400 police departments. [ExtremeTech]

  • 05-08-2019: Barr says the US needs encryption backdoors to prevent “going dark." [Ars Technica] [Schneier]

  • 01-08-2019: Privacy concerns over Five Eyes plan to open up private messages. [Stuff]

  • 31-07-2019: Five Eyes countries have 'robust conversation' with social media companies. [Stuff]

  • 30-07-2019: ACLU on the GCHQ backdoor proposal. [Schneier] [Davis Vanguard]

  • 15-07-2019: Palantir's surveillance service for law enforcement. [Schneier] [Motherboard]

  • 12-07-2019: The FBI plans more social media surveillance. [Engadget]

  • 27-06-2019: Five Eyes hypocrisy in attacking Yandex. [The Register]

  • 26-06-2019: NSA improperly collected even more call records than we thought. [Engadget] [The Register]

  • 17-06-2019: Police can unlock any iPhone with Cellebrite’s new tool. [ExtremeTech]

  • 30-05-2019: Google, WhatsApp, and Apple slam GCHQ proposal to snoop on encrypted chats. [The Verge] [BBC News] [The Register]

  • 22-05-2019: London Underground to start tracking all phones using Wi-Fi. [ExtremeTech] [Engadget] [Graham Cluley]

  • 20-05-2019: UK Espionage Act will crack down on British whistleblowers, suspected backdoored gear. [The Register]

  • 15-05-2019: MI5 slapped on the wrist for 'serious' surveillance data breach. [The Register]

  • 03-05-2019: Minister: UK is 'not a surveillance state'. [The Register]

  • 01-05-2019: Warrantless smartphone searches at the US border are unconstitutional. [The Register]

  • 29-04-2019: Five Eyes meet at UK conference for first time. [ITP Techblog]

  • 25-04-2019: The NSA says it's time to drop its massive phone-surveillance programme. [Engadget] [The Register]

  • 24-04-2019: Judge: cops can force suspect's finger onto iPhone to see if it unlocks. [The Register]

  • 24-04-2019: GCHQ: We need trust or we won't have a 'licence to operate in cyberspace'. [The Register]

  • 17-04-2019: Microsoft didn't want to sell its facial recognition tech to California police. [Engadget]

  • 14-04-2019: Google faces surge in police requests for mobile location data. [Engadget]

  • 08-04-2019: Ghidra: NSA's reverse-engineer tool. [Schneier] [Ghidra]

  • 03-04-2019: It's time to end the NSA's metadata collection programme. [Wired]

  • 26-03-2019: Speargun and mass surveillance. [NZ Herald]

  • 21-03-2019: In the face of danger, we're turning to surveillance. [Wired]

  • 13-03-2019: Thousands of ICE employees can access license plate reader data. [The Verge] [Wired]

  • 06-03-2019: NSA makes Ghidra, a powerful cybersecurity tool, open source. [Wired] [HardOCP] [NSA] [The Register]

  • 05-03-2019: NSA has shut down phone call record surveillance. [Ars Technica] [The Verge] [The Register]

  • 13-01-2019: How FBI tried to force Facebook to wiretap its chat app. [The Register]

  • 25-01-2019: Hacking the GCHQ backdoor. [Schneier]

  • 18-01-2019: Evaluating the GCHQ exceptional access proposal. [Schneier]

  • 14-01-2019: Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an “abuse of power.” [Ars Technica] [The Register] [HardOCP] [Forbes]

  • 10-01-2019: Kaspersky blew whistle on NSA hacking tool hoarder. [Ars Technica]

2018 – News / General Articles

  • 19-12-2018: Google shuts down its censored China search engine project. [NZ Herald]

  • 13-12-2018: Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you tell it to stop. [The Register]

  • 12-12-2018: Bulk surveillance is always bad, say human rights organisations to top Euro court. [The Register]

  • 16-11-2018: No One Wants to Talk About How Completely We Were Lied to. [ExtremeTech]

  • 13-11-2018: Online security and privacy: what an email address reveals. [BBC News]

  • 07-11-2018: Dutch police decrypt 258,000 messages after breaking pricey IronChat crypto app. [Ars Technica] [Graham Cluley]

  • 04-11-2018: China's next big export: censorship. [NZ Herald]

  • 24-10-2018: Tim Cook blasts 'weaponisation' of personal data and praises GDPR. [BBC News]

  • 21-09-2018: Windows may be storing all your email and docs as unencrypted plaintext. [ExtremeTech]

  • 06-09-2018: IBM secretly used New York’s CCTV cameras to train its surveillance software. [The Verge]

  • 05-09-2018: How autocratic governments use Facebook against their own citizens. [The Verge]

  • 17-08-2018: New ways to track Internet browsing. [Schneier] [PDF]

  • 01-08-2018: Whistleblower reveals Google’s plans for censored search in China. [The Verge] [Wired]

  • 30-07-2018: Identifying people by metadata. [Schneier] [UCL PDF]

  • 29-06-2018: Facebook files patent for exactly the kind of spying it claims it doesn’t do. [ExtremeTech]

  • 14-06-2018: Encrypted messaging isn't magic. [Wired]

  • 04-06-2018: Tesco probably knows more about people than GCHQ. [The Register]

  • 04-06-2018: GDPR in plain language. [Russ White] [FreeCodeCamp]

  • 01-06-2018: An advert against online privacy. [Graham Cluley]

  • 26-05-2018: Why is your location no longer private? [Krebs]

  • 21-05-2018: Japan's Directorate for Signals Intelligence. [Schneier] [The Intercept]

  • 19-05-2018: A location-sharing disaster shows how exposed you really are. [Wired]

  • 18-05-2018: How to delete yourself from the Internet. [ReadWriteWeb]

  • 14-05-2018: Tracking your physical location through your smartphone. [HardOCP] [EFF]

  • 01-05-2018: Amazon tells Signal’s creators to stop using anti-censorship tool. [The Verge]

  • 27-04-2018: Security trade-offs in the new EU privacy law. [Krebs]

  • 14-04-2018: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes. [Android Police]

    • 13-04-2018: Facebook defends U.S. mass surveillance of EU citizens for ‘national security’ reasons. [THG]

    • 09-04-2018: Don’t give away historic details about yourself. [Krebs]

  • 08-04-2018: How to keep your ISP’s nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS. [Ars Technica]

  • 04-04-2018: Disconnecting from Facebook. [Russ White] [CircleID]

  • 01-04-2018: Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history. [Engadget] [Lifehacker] [Wired] [The Verge] [The Register] [Hexus] [The Gadgeteer] [Russ White] [The Hacker News] [Networking Nerd] [EtherealMind]

  • 31-03-2018: Iran reportedly to block Telegram due to 'national security' concerns. [Android Police]

    • 18-04-2018: Iranian officials are no longer allowed to use Telegram. [Engadget]

    • 30-04-2018: Iran tells ISPs to block Telegram. [Engadget] [BBC News] [Ars Technica]

    • 22-06-2018: The effects of Iran's Telegram ban. [Schneier]

  • 24-03-2018: How to find out everything Facebook knows about you. [Lifehacker]

  • 21-03-2018: Telegram loses appeal to keep encryption keys from Russian government. [Android Police] [Schneier]

  • 13-03-2018: Weighing privacy vs security for the Internet's address book. [Wired]

  • 12-03-2018: China altered its public vulnerability database to conceal spy agency tinkering. [The Register]

  • 28-02-2018: Apple to store encryption keys in China. [Schneier]

  • 26-02-2018: Email leave an evidence trail. [Schneier] [Slate]

  • 15-01-2018: New EU privacy law may weaken security. [Krebs]

  • 12-01-2018: Facial recognition is coming to retail. [Schneier] [Slate]

  • 11-01-2018: Microsoft finally injects end-to-end chat crypto into Skype. [The Register] [Wired] [Ars Technica] [Engadget] [HardOCP] [Signal]

2018 – Five Eyes Spying

  • 18-12-2018: Man sues feds after being detained for refusing to unlock his phone at airport. [Ars Technica] [The Register]

  • 16-12-2018: Australian encryption laws explained. [EtherealMind]

  • 15-12-2018: Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban. [Ars Technica]

  • 14-12-2018: NZ and Five Eyes partners met before Huawei arrest. [NZ Herald]

  • 07-12-2018: Australia's controversial anti-encryption bill passes into law. [Engadget] [The Register] [Stuff] [BBC News] [HardOCP] [Wired] [NZ Herald] [ExtremeTech] [Schneier]

    • 141-12-2018: Fitch on AU encryption law: negative for tech sector [Stuff]

  • 03-12-2018: The DoJ's secret legal arguments to break cryptography. [Schneier]

  • 29-11-2018: GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps. [The Register] [HardOCP] [Lawfare]

  • 29-11-2018: High Court agrees to hear full legal challenge of UK Snooper's Charter. [The Register]

  • 29-11-2018: GCHQ reveals vulnerability disclosure process. [The Register]

  • 28-11-2018: DoJ made secret arguments to break crypto, now ACLU wants to make them public. [Ars Technica]

  • 27-11-2018: Australia: opposition offers encryption backdoor compromise. [The Register]

  • 26-11-2018: The FBI impersonated FedEx to catch cybercriminals. [HardOCP] [Motherboard] [Graham Cluley]

  • 31-10-2018: Feds took woman’s iPhone at border, she sued, now they agree to delete data. [Ars Technica]

    • 29-10-2018: Oz spy boss defends 'high risk vendor' ban. [The Register]

  • 24-10-2018: Apple have completely blocked police password cracking tool in iOS 12. [The Verge] [ExtremeTech]

    • 24-10-2018: Apple boss decries 'data industrial complex' while pocketing billions to hook Google into iOS. [The Register]

  • 17-10-2018: UK.gov takes red pen to spy court rules, asks for Parliament's OK. [The Register]

  • 15-10-2018: Five Eyes reports on hackers' tools. [TechBlog NZ] [NCSC]

  • 14-10-2018: Police told to avoid looking at recent iPhones to avoid lockouts. [Engadget]

  • 01-10-2018: NZ border police to demand travelers hand over electronic passwords. [The Register] [Ars Technica] [Stuff]

  • 30-09-2018: The FBI used a suspect’s face to unlock his iPhone. [The Verge] [Engadget] [PocketNow] [HardOCP] [Forbes] [ExtremeTech] [Wired]

    • 03-10-2018: FBI vs Facebook Messenger: what’s at stake? [Ars Technica]

  • 30-09-2018: FBI: We can’t listen to Facebook Messenger voice calls. Judge: Tough luck. [Ars Technica]

  • 19-09-2018: NSA software fuels rise in crypto mining malware. [HardOCP] [TechXplore]

  • 17-09-2018: NSA attacks against VPNs. [Schneier] [The Intercept]

  • 13-09-2018: Bulk interception by GCHQ (and NSA) violated human rights charter. [Ars Technica] [HardOCP] [The Guardian]

  • 09-09-2018: NSA metadata programme “consistent” with Fourth Amendment. [Ars Technica]

  • 07-09-2018: Alarms raised over insidious creep of surveillance in the UK. [The Register]

  • 03-09-2018: Five Eyes calls on tech sector to 'do the right thing'. [ITP Techblog] [The Verge] [HardOCP] [DHA AU] [Schneier] [The Register] [Stuff]

    • 03-09-2018: InternetNZ is calling for debate on Five Eyes recommendations. [Voxy]

    • 01-10-2018: More on the Five Eyes statement on encryption and backdoors. [Schneier]

  • 20-08-2018: The law of snooping. [Geoff Huston]

  • 17-08-2018: US reportedly pressuring Facebook to break Messenger’s encryption over MS-13 investigation. [The Verge]

  • 13-08-2018: When's a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn't. [The Register] [Russ White] [CDT]

    • 15-08-2018: Australia's Snooper's Charter: experts react. [The Register]

    • 19-09-2018: AU government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament. [The Register]

    • 03-10-2018: Australian encryption law a bad move for New Zealand. [NZ Herald]

    • 12-10-2018: Apple fires back at Australian encryption bill. [Engadget]

    • 20-10-2018: AU intel committee: Crypto-busting is only bad if you're a commie, and we're not. [The Register]

  • 29-07-2018: NSA has yet to fix security holes that helped Snowden leaks. [Engadget]

  • 27-07-2018: New report on police digital forensics techniques. [Schneier] [CSIS]

  • 23-07-2018: UK spies broke law for 15 years, but what can you do? [The Register] [BBC News]

  • 19-07-2018: GCHQ doubts Huawei’s role with UK networks. [PocketNow]

  • 18-07-2018: Judge slams FBI for improper cellphone search, stingray use. [Ars Technica]

  • 13-07-2018: How the US government secretly sold 'spy phones' to suspects. [Wired] [The Register]

  • 06-07-2018: The NSA's domestic surveillance centers. [Schneier] [The Intercept]

  • 05-07-2018: London police chief ‘completely comfortable’ using facial recognition with 98 percent false positive rate. [The Verge]

  • 04-07-2018: How the GCSB collects information about Kiwis through spying on the Pacific - and why it's legal. [NZ Herald]

  • 30-06-2018: NSA deletes hundreds of millions of call records over privacy violations. [Engadget]

  • 29-06-2018: ACLU's biggest roadblock to fighting mass surveillance. [Wired]

  • 29-06-2018: UK has made 'significant progress' in spy control. [The Register]

  • 26-06-2018: Senator to FCC: How much do police stingrays drain a cellphone battery? [Ars Technica]

  • 24-06-2018: NSA "systematically moving" all its data to the cloud. [HardOCP] [Defense One]

  • 22-06-2018: Amazon staffers protest giant's 'support of the surveillance state'. [The Register]

  • 14-06-2018: Apple to block police iPhone hacking tools in future update. [ExtremeTech]

    • 15-06-2018: Police say iPhone hackers have workaround to Apple’s new security feature. [HardOCP] [Motherboard]

    • 09-07-2018: Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 and blocks passcode cracking tools used by police. [The Verge]

    • 10-07-2018: New iOS security feature can be defeated by a $39 adapter… sold by Apple. [Graham Cluley] [Schneier]

  • 05-06-2018: End-to-end encryption doesn’t stop the FBI reading your messages. [Graham Cluley]

  • 05-06-2018: NSA security education posters from the Cold War. [Ars Technica] [Engadget]

  • 29-05-2018: GCHQ claims most of their work is making sure they operate within the law. [The Register]

  • 23-05-2018: FBI admits over-counting locked iPhones and other mobiles. [BBC News] [Ars Technica] [The Verge] [Wired]

  • 17-05-2018: Senators to DOJ: Reveal your secret paragraph-long explanation of stingrays. [Ars Technica]

  • 14-05-2018: UK's National Crime Agency: encryption makes policing hard. [The Register]

  • 10-05-2018: ZTE sanctions see Australia’s top telco dump mobile vendor. [The Register]

  • 10-05-2018: New law would stop feds from demanding encryption backdoor. [The Register]

  • 06-05-2018: A facial recognition program used by British police yielded thousands of false positives. [The Verge]

  • 05-05-2018: NSA tripled its phone record collection in 2017. [Engadget] [HardOCP] [Reuters] [HardOCP]

  • 30-04-2018: Cops take dead man’s smartphone to his corpse in attempt to unlock it. [Ars Technica] [Engadget]

  • 26-04-2018: NZ intelligence and security agencies without layer of oversight since 2016. [Stuff]

  • 25-04-2018: Two NSA algorithms rejected by the ISO. [Schneier] [WikiTribune] [The Register] [Graham Cluley]

  • 16-04-2018: UK, US governments warn against buying ZTE hardware. [THG] [The Register] [Engadget]

  • 15-04-2018: US police can now unlock iPhones, records show. [HardOCP] [Motherboard]

  • 09-04-2018: 'Feds only' encryption backdoors proposed by US Democrats. [The Register]

  • 03-04-2018: List of Chinese kit facing extra US import tariffs. [The Register]

  • 03-04-2018: Feds: There are hostile stingrays in DC, but we don’t know how to find them. [Ars Technica] [The Register] [BBC News] [ExtremeTech]

    • 09-04-2018: FCC ordered by Congress to do something about fake cell towers. [The Register]

      • 01-06-2018: Stingray phone stalker tech used near White House. [The Register]

      • 08-06-2018: FCC shrugs at fake cell towers around the White House. [Engadget]

  • 30-03-2018: Any social media accounts to declare? US wants travelers to tell. [The Register]

  • 23-03-2018: Cops will definitely use dead suspects fingers/face to open iPhones. [HardOCP] [Forbes] [Schneier]

  • 23-03-2018: GreyKey iPhone unlocker. [Schneier] [MalwareBytes]

  • 21-03-2018: NSA has been tracking Bitcoin users since 2013. [HardOCP] [Zero Hedge] [The Intercept]

  • 07-03-2018: FBI again calls for magical solution to break into encrypted phones. [Ars Technica] [The Register]

    • 12-03-2018: FBI backs away from the backdoor and asks for private sector co-op. [HardOCP] [FBI]

  • 07-03-2018: NSA leak reveals the agency's list of enemy hackers. [Wired]

  • 07-03-2018: The leaked NSA spy tool that hacked the world. [Wired] [HardOCP] [Imperva]

  • 07-03-2018: Fresh docs detail 10-year link between Geek Squad informers and Feds. [The Register] [HardOCP] [EFF] [Ars Technica] [Engadget]

  • 27-02-2018: Cellebrite unlocks iPhones for the US government. [Schneier] [Forbes] [HardOCP] [Graham Cluley]

  • 27-02-2018: Australia: IPv6 and 5G will make life hell for spooks and cops say. [The Register]

  • 22-02-2018: Man removes feds’ spy cam, they demand it back, he refuses and sues. [Ars Technica]

  • 30-01-2018: The UK’s mass surveillance powers have been ruled illegal. [The Verge] [THG]

  • 25-01-2018: UK Prime Minister urges nerds to come up with magic crypto backdoors. [The Register]

  • 20-01-2018: When it comes to voice identification, the "NSA Reigns Supreme". [HardOCP] [The Intercept] [The Verge]

  • 13-01-2018: Feds may have to explain knowledge of security holes – if draft law comes into play. [The Register]

  • 12-01-2018: FBI security expert: Apple are “jerks” about unlocking encrypted phones. [Ars Technica] [HardOCP] [Motherboard]

  • 11-01-2018: Yet another FBI proposal for insecure communications. [Schneier] [DoJ]

  • 10-01-2018: U.S. House to vote on FISA mass surveillance bill. [THG] [HardOCP] [New America] [House PDF]

  • 09-01-2018: How the government hides secret surveillance programmes. [Wired]

  • 09-01-2018: FBI says it can't unlock 8,000 encrypted devices, demands backdoors for America's 'public safety'. [The Register] [Stuff] [Engadget]

  • 06-01-2018: NSA’s top talent is leaving: low pay, slumping morale, unpopular reorganization. [HardOCP] [Washington Post] [Schneier]

2017 – News / General Articles

  • 31-12-2017: Iran blocks internet services in bid to quash protests. [Engadget]

  • 31-12-2017: Facebook says it is deleting accounts at the direction of the U.S. and Israeli governments. [The Intercept]

  • 19-12-2017: Facebook reveals rise in official data requests. [BBC News]

  • 16-12-2017: Secrecy is dead - here's what happens next. [Wired]

  • 15-12-2017: Tracking people without GPS. [Schneier] [Android Authority]

  • 13-12-2017: Email tracking. [Schneier] [Wired]

  • 12-12-2017: How to reclaim your digital privacy from online tracking. [Lifehacker]

  • 11-12-2017: Netflix is watching you watching. [HardOCP] [Netflix Twitter]

  • 11-12-2017: How email open tracking quietly took over the web. [Wired]

  • 10-12-2017: China’s all-seeing state. [BBC News]

  • 06-12-2017: Germany preparing backdoor law. [Schneier] [BleepingComputer]

  • 30-11-2017: Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping. [BBC News]

  • 30-11-2017: How websites watch your every move and ignore privacy settings. [Stuff]

  • 28-11-2017: Why you should use incognito mode when browsing online. [Stuff]

  • 22-11-2017: The beginner's guide to VPNs. [Lifehacker]

  • 09-11-2017: History of networking -- RAVEN and Internet surveillance. [Network Collective]

  • 06-11-2017: Galizia's murder and the security of WhatsApp. [Schneier]

  • 05-11-2017: Why we should all be using Signal. [Wired]

  • 03-11-2017: Enabling privacy is not harmful. [Russ White]

  • 03-11-2017: Tor’s next-gen onion system works to keep servers hidden. [Engadget] [The Register] [THG] [Ars Technica] [Lifehacker]

  • 31-10-2017: Russia's anti-VPN law comes into effect. [The Register] [BBC News]

  • 16-10-2017: Telegram fined after refusing to provide user data to Russia. [Engadget]

  • 08-10-2017: VPN logs helped unmask alleged 'net stalker. [The Register] [HardOCP] [ExtremeTech] [Graham Cluley] [HardOCP]

  • 06-10-2017: Is privacy dead in an online world? [BBC News]

  • 27-09-2017: Social media and censorship in China: how is it different to the West? [BBC News]

  • 25-09-2017: WhatsApp is now blocked in China. [Android Police] [NYT] [BBC News] [Engadget]

  • 27-08-2017: China's new wave of Internet censorship: name verification for online commenting. [HardOCP] [The Diplomat] [The Register]

  • 24-08-2017: Why it’s still a bad idea to post or trash your airline boarding pass. [Krebs]

  • 23-08-2017: How Google is secretly recording you. [NZ Herald]

  • 19-08-2017: Apple may be making moves to make phones harder for police to get into. [FStoppers]

  • 13-08-2017: Algorithm shows the data you give away when clicking suggested links. [Engadget]

  • 11-08-2017: How secure are your messages. [HardOCP] [BYU News]

  • 03-08-2017: 'Incognito Mode' is not as private as you think. [Lifehacker]

  • 31-07-2017: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: crypto ban won't help trap terrorists. [The Register]

  • 30-07-2017: VPNs are now banned in Russia. [HardOCP] [Reuters] [Engadget] [The Register] [BBC News] [The Verge]

  • 28-07-2017: Is your VPN lying to you? [Engadget]

  • 26-07-2017: Spies, cops don't need to crack WhatsApp: they'll just hack your smartphone. [The Register]

  • 24-07-2017: China crams spyware on phones in Muslim-majority province. [The Register]

  • 18-07-2017: Google's new-look transparency report. [Google Blog]

  • 18-07-2017: China blocks WhatsApp users from sending photos and video. [Engadget] [Gizmodo] [The Verge] [The Register] [BBC News, BBC News]

  • 17-07-2017: Telegram to block terror channels after Indonesian ban. [BBC News] [The Verge]

  • 13-07-2017: New German law encourages censorship. [Russ White] [CDT]

  • 11-07-2017: China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018. [ExtremeTech] [The Register] [HardOCP] [Bloomberg]

    • 12-07-2017: China tells carriers to block access to personal VPNs by February. [HardOCP] [Bloomberg]

    • 12-07-2017: New Chinese Internet clampdown hurts business, U.S. group says. [DC Knowledge]

    • 13-07-2017: China might not block personal VPNs after all. [Engadget]

    • 29-07-2017: Apple pulls VPN apps following China crackdown. [Engadget] [Gizmodo] [Stuff] [BBC News]

    • 01-08-2017: Tim Cook justifies removing VPN apps in China, claiming Apple was only following the law. [The Verge]

    • 02-08-2017: Apple caved to China, just like almost every other tech giant. [Wired]

    • 10-08-2017: China's VPN developers face crackdown. [BBC News]

    • 17-08-2017: China cracks down on VPN vendors. [BBC News]

    • 05-09-2017: China crackdown: VPN vendor gets prison. [The Register] [BBC News]

  • 10-07-2017: China is said to close major hole in its Great Internet Firewall. [DC Knowledge]

  • 27-06-2017: Encrypted chat app Telegram warned by Russian regulator: 'comply or goodbye'. [The Register]

    • 28-06-2017: Telegram will register with Russia but won't share secure data. [Engadget] [BBC News]

  • 26-06-2017: Crypto War 3: Five Eyes and G20 nations plan renewed assault on encryption. [THG]

  • 20-06-2017: Mexico 'spied on journalists, lawyers and activists'. [BBC News]

  • 19-06-2017: Backdoor backlash: European Parliament wants better privacy. [The Register]

  • 18-06-2017: How to browse the web and leave no trace. [Gizmodo]

  • 16-06-2017: Governments breaking encryption still a bad idea. [NZ Herald]

  • 15-06-2017: Germany looking to introduce anti-encryption laws. [The Register]

  • 14-06-2017: Tails OS hits version 3.0, matches Debian's pace but bins 32-bit systems. [The Register] [THG]

  • 09-06-2017: Tor Browser 7.0 works harder to protect your anonymity on its own. [Engadget]

  • 09-06-2017: Afrinic shuts down IP address shutdown over internet shutdowns. [The Register]

  • 08-06-2017: All the ways Facebook tracks you. [Gizmodo]

  • 07-06-2017: Surveillance intermediaries. [Schneier]

  • 01-06-2017: Passwords at the border. [Schneier] [EFF PDF]

  • 01-06-2017: How to clean up your social media presence. [Lifehacker]

  • 30-05-2017: Defend yourself against ISP tracking in an Trump-era free-for-all. [The Register]

  • 28-05-2017: How to spring clean your digital clutter to protect yourself. [Wired]

  • 26-05-2017: Theresa May wants to force tech giants to curb extremist content. [Engadget]

  • 25-05-2017: A clever new way to protect your data at the border could also add risk. [Wired]

  • 25-05-2017: Venezuela increases internet censorship and surveillance in crisis. [The Register]

  • 11-05-2017: A rare look at the archives of the German secret police. [Wired]

  • 05-05-2017: Turkish court backs censorship of Wikipedia. [Engadget]

  • 04-05-2017: Politicians who voted to sell out your online privacy get their faces plastered on billboards. [Gizmodo]

  • 03-05-2017: How to deal with encryption hypocrites. [Wired]

  • 30-04-2017: Secure messaging app showdown: WhatsApp vs. Signal. [Lifehacker]

  • 29-04-2017: Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason. [BBC News]

  • 28-04-2017: Dark patterns: the ways websites trick us into giving up our privacy. [Gizmodo]

  • 19-04-2017: A 10-step guide to using public WiFi. [Network Computing]

  • 15-04-2017: Why one Republican voted to kill privacy rules: “Nobody has to use the Internet”. [Ars Technica] [The Register]

  • 14-04-2017: Using a web ad blocker may identify you – to advertisers. [The Register]

  • 13-04-2017: How to set up your own complete free VPN in the cloud. [Lifehacker]

  • 12-04-2017: TCP/IP headers leak info about what you're watching on Netflix. [The Register] [HardOCP] [MJKranch PDF]

  • 11-04-2017: No perfect way to protect privacy. [Stuff]

  • 10-04-2017: How HTTPS website security is making the Internet safer from snoopers. [Gizmodo]

  • 10-04-2017: Internet Society to G20 nations: The web must be fully encrypted. [The Register]

  • 08-04-2017: Internet privacy explained for people who have never thought about internet privacy before. [Gizmodo]

  • 07-04-2017: Good luck finding a safe VPN. [Engadget]

  • 06-04-2017: Best VPN service: Private Internet Access. [Lifehacker]

  • 06-04-2017: The biggest misconception about VPNs. [Lifehacker]

  • 05-04-2017: Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 collects from your PC. [HardOCP] [PCWorld] [THG] [ExtremeTech]

  • 04-04-2017: Sir Tim Berners-Lee stands up for end-to-end crypto. [The Register] [The Verge] [ExtremeTech] [Wired] [Gizmodo]

    • 05-04-2017: Berners-Lee explains why you should not use a VPN. [Stuff]

  • 31-03-2017: How not to protect your privacy online. [Gizmodo]

  • 31-03-2017: How to hide online better than the Director of the FBI. [Gizmodo]

  • 30-03-2017: Europe will go all in for crypto backdoors in June. [The Register]

  • 29-03-2017: Want to protect your privacy? Open a tab and make some noise. [Wired]

    • 01-04-2017: Generating a bunch of 'Internet noise' isn't going to hide your browsing habits. [Lifehacker]

  • 20-03-2017: Man jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives loses appeal. [Ars Technica] [HardOCP] [The Register] [BBC News]

  • 14-03-2017: Naming computers endangers privacy. [The Register]

  • 13-03-2017: Facebook bars use of its social data for surveillance tools. [Engadget] [Gizmodo] [NZ Herald] [Stuff] [THG] [BBC News]

    • 17-03-2017: Facebook's big "first step" to crack down on surveillance. [Wired]

  • 10-03-2017: Time for journalists to encrypt everything. [Wired]

  • 10-03-2017: Print out the EFF's border search pocket guide before you travel internationally. [Lifehacker] [EFF, PDF]

  • 10-03-2017: Germany surveillance: Security trumps privacy as video bill passed. [BBC News]

  • 09-03-2017: How to stop devices spying on you. [Stuff]

  • 03-03-2017: How to snoop-proof any phone or tablet. [Gizmodo]

  • 02-03-2017: Mass spying isn't just intrusive, it's ineffective. [Wired]

  • 28-02-2017: Protect your online privacy with the 5 best VPNs. [ExtremeTech]

  • 27-02-2017: Google abandons 'End-To-End' email encryption project, invites community to take it over. [THG] [Wired]

  • 24-02-2017: Famed hacker Kevin Mitnick shows you how to go invisible online. [Wired]

  • 17-02-2017: The privacy enthusiast's guide to using Android. [Lifehacker]

  • 13-02-2017: Erasing yourself from the internet is nearly impossible. [Stuff]

  • 10-02-2017: Crossing border security? Here's how you protect your data. [Graham Cluley] [Zdziarski]

      • 15-02-2017: Want to protect your data at the border? Delete it. [The Verge]

  • 09-02-2017: The Tor Project's ooniprobe allows you to participate in the vigil against internet censorship. [Android Police] [Gizmodo]

  • 23-01-2017: China just made VPNs illegal. [Engadget] [The Register] [Stuff]

  • 21-01-2017: Lavabit has been resurrected, more secure than before. [Engadget] [The Verge] [HardOCP]

  • 19-01-2017: ProtonMail launches Tor hidden service to dodge totalitarian censorship. [The Register]

  • 05-01-2017: 20+ VPNs rated on privacy and security side-by-side. [CompariTech]

2017 – Five Eyes Spying

  • 27-12-2017: FBI fingerprint-analysis software may be compromised by Russian code. [HardOCP] [BuzzFeed] [ExtremeTech]

  • 21-12-2017: NSA surveillance reauthorization bill won't go to a vote just yet. [Engadget]

  • 20-12-2017: GCHQ cyber-spies 'over-achieved'. [BBC News]

  • 19-12-2017: US senators rail against effort to sneak through creepy mass spying bill. [The Register]

    • 12-12-2017: SIS criticised by government watchdog over 'unlawfully accessing' information. [Stuff] [NZ Herald]

  • 12-12-2017: FBI director again laments strong encryption in remarks to Congress. [Ars Technica]

  • 06-12-2017: White House lets NSA's warrantless surveillance continue until April. [Engadget]

  • 02-12-2017: NSA surveillance expansion bill moves to House for a vote. [Engadget]

  • 27-11-2017: The 'StingRay' device that sweeps up data. [NZ Herald]

    • 24-11-2017: Judge who once ruled against NSA metadata program tosses lawsuit. [Ars Technica]

    • 14-11-2017: Long article on the NSA and the Shadow Brokers. [Schneier] [NYT]

  • 09-11-2017: DOJ: Strong encryption that we don’t have access to is “unreasonable.” [Ars Technica]

  • 08-11-2017: FBI can’t break the encryption on Texas shooter’s smartphone. [Ars Technica] [HardOCP] [Washington Examiner] [The Verge] [Engadget] [The Register]

    • 08-11-2017: Apple offered to help FBI unlock Texas shooter's phone. [Engadget] [BBC News] [PocketNow]

    • 10-11-2017: FBI and Apple may again clash over encypted iPhone after Texas shooting. [ExtremeTech]

  • 08-11-2017: US foreign spying bill progresses through Congress. [The Register]

  • 07-11-2017: UK's surveillance regime challenged in landmark European court hearing. [The Register]

  • 27-10-2017: Kaspersky says NSA employee used backdoored MS Office key gen. [HardOCP] [The Register] [Kaspersky]

  • 27-10-2017: FBI increases anti-encryption rhetoric. [Schneier] [Lawfare] [Engadget]

  • 24-10-2017: Battle over two US spying laws: one allows snooping on citizens – one bans it. [The Register]

  • 23-10-2017: FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices. [BBC News] [Graham Cluley] [The Register] [HardOCP] [AP News] [Engadget] [Ars Technica] [ExtremeTech]

  • 18-10-2017: Brit spooks 'kept oversight bodies in the dark' over data sharing. [The Register]

  • 05-10-2017: How bad can the new spying legislation be? Exhibit 1: it's called the USA Liberty Act. [The Register]

  • 05-10-2017: Australia approves national database of everyone's mugshots. [The Register]

  • 03-10-2017: UK Home Secretary: 'I don't need to understand how encryption works.' [Graham Cluley]

  • 21-09-2017: Court rules Stingray use without a warrant violates Fourth Amendment. [Engadget]

  • 21-09-2017: ISO rejects NSA encryption algorithms. [Schneier] [Reuters] [Engadget]

  • 20-09-2017: WhatsApp reportedly refused to build a backdoor for the UK government. [The Verge]

  • 14-09-2017: NSA once spied on your *NSYNC downloads from Kazaa. [Engadget]

  • 14-09-2017: Google stops challenging most US warrants for data on overseas servers. [Ars Technica]

  • 14-09-2017: Microsoft adds cloud security to keep out hackers and government snoops. [DC Knowledge]

  • 08-09-2017: Shadow Brokers releases NSA UNITEDRAKE manual. [Schneier] [Document Cloud PDF]

  • 01-09-2017: Updating U.S. surveillance laws. [Russ White] [The Federalist]

  • 31-08-2017: NSA enters stage two of its spying revival plan: getting Trump on board. [The Register]

  • 30-08-2017: US government: We can jail you indefinitely for not decrypting your data. [The Register] [Ars Technica]

  • 29-08-2017: How the NSA identified Satoshi Nakamoto. [HardOCP] [Medium]

  • 25-08-2017: NSA ramps up PR campaign to keep its mass spying powers. [The Register]

  • 24-08-2017: The CIA built a fake software update system to spy on intel partners. [The Verge] [Engadget]

  • 19-08-2017: US DoD, Brit ISP BT reverse proxies can be abused to frisk internal systems. [The Register]

  • 17-08-2017: Do the police need a search warrant to access cellphone location data? [Schneier]

  • 15-08-2017: Apple, Facebook, and other companies ask Supreme Court to block warrantless cellphone tracking. [The Verge]

  • 15-08-2017: US military spies: We'll capture enemy malware, tweak it, lob it right back at our adversaries. [The Register]

  • 12-08-2017: Russian group that hacked DNC used NSA attack code in attack on hotels. [Ars Technica] [The Register]

  • 11-08-2017: Former UK spy boss backs crypto. [The Register]

  • 08-08-2017: Warrantless US spying is set to expire soon -- let it die. [Wired]

  • 03-08-2017: WikiLeaks releases docs on 'Dumbo' CIA tool allowing control of webcams. [HardOCP] [WikiLeaks]

  • 01-08-2017: 'Real people' do not want secure communications, claims UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd. [Graham Cluley] [The Register]

  • 01-08-2017: NSA collects MS Windows error information. [Schneier] [Der Spiegel]

    • 28-07-2017: Zero-day vulnerabilities against Windows in the NSA tools released by the Shadow Brokers. [Schneier] [Rapid7]

  • 26-07-2017: US spies hacked our phones over the air, claim pipeline protesters. [The Register]

  • 24-07-2017: NZ spies surveilled Kim Dotcom for 2 months longer than admitted. [Ars Technica]

  • 18-07-2017: ISPs barred from telling users they’re under FBI investigation. [Engadget] [Ars Technica] [The Register]

  • 14-07-2017: US border agents: We won’t search data “located solely on remote servers”. [Ars Technica] [The Register]

  • 14-07-2017: UK GCHQ can crack end-to-end encryption says Australian Attorney General. [The Register]

  • 12-07-2017: More on the NSA's use of traffic shaping. [Schneier] [TCF] [Russ White]

  • 11-07-2017: DoJ: FBI didn’t need warrant for stingray in attempted murder case. [Ars Technica]

  • 29-06-2017: Five-eyes nations want comms providers to bust crypto for them. [The Register]

  • 28-06-2017: Leaked manual reveals how CIA can track Windows users by gauging Wi-Fi signal. [Gizmodo] [Wired] [The Register] [ExtremeTech]

  • 26-06-2017: Australian govt promises to push Five Eyes nations to break encryption. [The Register] [Engadget]

  • 22-06-2017: WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs. [The Register] [Ars Technica] [ExtremeTech]

    • 15-06-2017: Advanced CIA firmware has been infecting Wi-Fi routers for years. [Ars Technica] [The Verge] [Wired] [Engadget] [Gizmodo]

    • 15-06-2017: How BAE sold cyber-surveillance tools to Arab states. [BBC News] [Engadget]

    • 14-06-2017: An unknown tech company tried (and failed) to stop the NSA's warrantless spying. [Gizmodo] [IC on the Record] [The Verge]

    • 14-06-2017: Telegram chat app founder claims Feds offered backdoor bribe. [The Register]

    • 13-06-2017: AU opposition leader wants to do something about Bitcoin, because terrorism and crypto. [The Register]

    • 13-06-2017: Five Eyes nations threaten tech businesses and its encryption. [The Register]

    • 12-06-2017: AU government says UK's backdoor will be its not-a-backdoor model. [The Register]

    • 08-06-2017: Ex-NSA bod sues US govt for 'illegally spying' on Americans. [The Register]

    • 08-06-2017: Spy commissioners: Did we audit our bulk data sharing with industry? No. [The Register]

    • 05-06-2017: London attack: Tech firms fight back in extremism row. [BBC News] [Gizmodo] [The Register] [Stuff]

    • 01-06-2017: WikiLeaks says CIA’s “Pandemic” turns servers into infectious Patient Zero. [Ars Technica] [Schneier] [ThreatPost]

    • 31-05-2017: Man gets 180 days in jail for not handing over his iPhone PIN. [Engadget] [HardOCP] [Miami Herald] [Stuff]

    • 25-05-2017: UK ministers to push anti-encryption laws after election. [The Register]

    • 23-05-2017: Apple reveals it received at least one secret FBI request for user data. [Gizmodo]

    • 23-05-2017: Wikimedia is clear to sue the NSA. [Engadget] [Gizmodo] [Ars Technica] [THG]

    • 23-05-2017: US Immigration & Customs is using Stingray to track illegal immigrants. [Schneier] [Gizmodo]

      • 23-05-2017: Senator demands answers after ICE uses 'Stingray' to arrest immigrant. [Gizmodo]

    • 23-05-2017: Two rulings go against the NSA. [The Register]

    • 19-05-2017: Federal agents used a Stingray to track an immigrant's phone. [Engadget] [Gizmodo]

    • 19-05-2017: NSA abandons "About" searches. [Schneier]

    • 18-05-2017: Australian privacy commissioner flags new data mining rules for government agencies. [The Register]

    • 17-05-2017: The US Senate is using Signal. [Schneier] [Engadget] [THG] [The Verge]

    • 16-05-2017: NSA brute-force keysearch machine. [Schneier] [The Intercept]

    • 09-05-2017: I side with the 'bad guys' on encryption. [Stuff]

  • 03-05-2017: ACLU says demanding US citizens unlock phones at the border is unconstitutional. [The Verge]

  • 04-05-2017: US Intelligence “transparency report” reveals breadth of surveillance by NSA, others. [Ars Technica]

  • 04-05-2017: FBI's disturbing hacking powers challenged in court. [Gizmodo]

  • 03-05-2017: FBI director Comey backs renewed push for decryption law. [Engadget]

  • 01-05-2017: Who is publishing NSA and CIA secrets, and why? [Schneier]

  • 30-05-2017: CIA tracked leakers with bad Web beacon trick. [The Register]

  • 28-04-2017: Australian Federal Police accessed metadata without warrant, broke law. [The Register]

  • 24-04-2017: FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant. [Ars Technica]

  • 20-04-2017: The DEA is buying cyberweapons from Hacking Team. [Schneier] [Motherboard]

  • 19-04-2017: We're spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI. [The Register]

  • 18-04-2017: Rights warrior to US Homeland Security: stop asking people for their passwords. [The Register]

  • 11-04-2017: Notes on the FCC and privacy in the US. [Russ White] [CircleID] [Shelly Palmer]

  • 08-04-2017: 'Shadow Brokers' give away more NSA hacking tools. [Engadget] [Schneier] [BBC News] [The Verge] [Ars Technica] [NZ Herald]

  • 14-04-2017: Major leak suggests NSA was deep in Middle East banking system. [Wired] [Engadget]

  • 14-04-2017: Leaked NSA point-and-pwn hack tools menace Win2k to Windows 8. [The Register] [Engadget] [Ars Technica]

  • 15-04-2017: Microsoft has already patched the NSA's leaked Windows hacks. [The Verge] [Engadget] [Ars Technica] [BBC News]

  • 21-04-2017: Script kiddies pwn 1000s of Windows boxes using leaked NSA hack tools. [The Register]

  • 26-04-2017: NSA backdoor detected on >55,000 Windows boxes can now be remotely removed. [Ars Technica]

  • 07-04-2017: Judge invalidates FBI mass hacking warrant over jurisdiction, particularity issues. [THG]

  • 05-04-2017: NY court slaps down Facebook's attempt to keep accounts secret from search warrants. [The Register]

  • 04-04-2017: New bill would crack down on border phone searches without warrants. [The Verge]

  • 03-04-2017: More stingray action in Canada, perhaps foreign this time. [PocketNow]

  • 03-04-2017: FBI paid Geek Squad ‘informants’ to search computers for illegal material. [The Verge] [Gizmodo]

    • 18-05-2017: Judge: don't gripe if you hand your PC to Geek Squad and they rat you out to the Feds. [The Register]

  • 30-03-2017: How many NSA spy hubs are scooping up your Internet data? [Ars Technica]

  • 28-03-2017: US Customs sued for information about border phone searches. [The Register]

  • 27-03-2017: FBI's facial recognition database is dangerously inaccurate. [Engadget]

  • 26-03-2017: UK wants backdoor for WhatsApp encryption. [The Register] [BBC News] [HardOCP] [The Verge] [Gizmodo] [NZ Herald]

    • 27-03-2017: Encryption is a good thing. [Graham Cluley]

    • 27-03-2017: UK digital minister praises 'crucial role' of encryption. [The Register]

  • 22-03-2017: Congress is about to give away your online privacy. [Wired]

    • 22-03-2017: The Senate prepares to send Internet privacy down a black hole. [Wired]

    • 28-03-2017: VPNs won't save you from Congress' internet privacy giveaway. [Wired]

    • 28-03-2017: For sale: Your private browsing history. [Ars Technica]

    • 30-03-2017: Post-FCC privacy rules, should you VPN? [Krebs]

    • 04-04-2017: FCC privacy rules repealed, but ISPs' "fairness" argument is weak. [THG]

    • 05-04-2017: VPNs might not be all that secure. [NZ Herald]

  • 22-03-2017: Police 'persistently' breach data protection laws with police tech. [The Register]

  • 21-03-2017: UK Home Office admits it's preparing to accept EU ruling on surveillance. [The Register]

  • 14-03-2017: FBI’s methods to spy on journalists should remain classified, judge rules. [Ars Technica]

  • 14-03-2017: NSA routinely monitors Americans' communications without warrants. [The Intercept]

  • 12-03-2017: How the FBI used Geek Squad to increase secret public surveillance. [HardOCP] [OC Weekly]

  • 10-03-2017: The Wikipedia for spies - and where it goes from here. [Wired]

  • 10-03-2017: The US auto-scanned visitors' social media profiles -- it didn't work properly. [The Register]

  • 08-03-2017: FBI boss: 'Memories are not absolutely private in America'. [The Register] [Engadget]

  • 02-03-2017: US Congress to NSA: How many Americans do you illegally spy on? [The Register]

    • 01-03-2017: Republicans want to let ISPs secretly sell your data. [Gizmodo]

    • 24-02-2017: Palantir and the NSA. [Schneier] [The Intercept]

    • 24-02-2017: Overhaul of legislation on spy agencies to go ahead. [NZ Herald]

    • 22-02-2017: NSA using cyberattack for defense. [Schneier]

    • 17-02-2017: UK Snoopers' Charter gagging order drafted for London Internet Exchange directors. [The Register]

      • 22-02-2017: LINX members vote no to constitution tweak. [The Register]

    • 16-02-2017: GPS act aims to stop warrantless smartphone tracking done with cell-site simulators. [THG]

    • 12-02-2017: American Spies: how we got to age of mass surveillance without even trying. [Ars Technica] [American Spies]

    • 08-02-2017: US visitors may have to reveal social media passwords to enter country. [Ars Technica] [The Verge] [Gizmodo] [The Register]

      • 22-02-2017: What to do when border officials ask for your passwords. [Ars Technica]

    • 01-02-2017: Secret documents reveal Trump inherits FBI with vast hidden powers. [The Intercept]

    • 30-01-2017: DC police surveillance cameras were infected with ransomware before inauguration [Ars Technica]

    • 28-01-2017: Twitter discloses two far-reaching FBI data requests. [Engadget]

    • 20-01-2017: CIA boss wants a big database of surveillance on citizens and foreigners. [The Register]

  • 16-01-2017: Cloudflare's experience with a National Security Letter. [Schneier] [Cloudflare] [TechCrunch]

  • 13-01-2017: Obama expands the NSA's ability to share data with other agencies. [Engadget] [Wired] [Ars Technica] [Gizmodo]

  • 11-01-2017: FBI takes gag out of CloudFlare's mouth after three-year legal battle. [The Register] [THG] [Engadget]

  • 06-01-2017: Australia telcos warn: Opening metadata access will create a 'honeypot' for lawyers. [The Register]

2016 – News / General Articles

  • 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]

  • 12-11-2016: China's vast Internet prison. [NZ Herald]

  • 03-11-2016: How to block ultrasonic signals you didn't know were tracking you. [Wired] [Schneier]

  • 03-11-2016: Google linking anonymous browser tracking with identifiable tracking. [Schneier] [ProPublica]

  • 01-11-2016: This office printer is actually a rogue cell tower. [Gizmodo] [The Register] [Wired] [Ars Technica] [Schneier]

  • 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]

2016 – Five Eyes Spying

  • 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 1, article 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]

  • 08-06-2016: Surveillance forestalls more 'draconian' police powers. [The Register]

    • 09-06-2016: Britain passes internet spy bill. [Stuff]

    • 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]