Google Gives Free Security Keys to Activists, But Not if You’re in Iran or Syria
Sources and a document show how Google bars nonprofits from telling activists in certain countries about their products.
This Map Shows the UK’s Surveillance Exports
IMSI catchers, intrusion software, internet monitoring solutions: UK companies provide it all.
Leaving the Nest
Smart Meter Data Is 'Intimate' and Deserves Privacy, Activists Argue
The EFF and Privacy International claim that when collected in aggregate, smart meter data can show when a person wakes up, goes to work, and clocks-out for the night.
watching the watchers
Activists Push Back Against FBI’s Worldwide Hacking Operation
UK-based activist group Privacy International has highlighted the international ramifications mass hacking operations.
European Surveillance Companies Were Eager to Sell Syria Tools of Oppression
Leaked documents and emails show how several companies bid to give Syria powerful telephone and internet surveillance technology.
asia & pacific
Thailand's government is using child 'Cyber Scouts' to monitor dissent
The Thai government is recruiting citizens, including children, to spy on each other on social media in order to spot anyone criticizing the royal family.
Challenge Over UK Bulk Hacking Powers Taken to European Court of Human Rights
Privacy International and five internet and communications providers want to challenge GCHQ's bulk hacking practices again.
Privacy Activists Launch Database to Track Global Sales of Surveillance Tech
Privacy International's 'Surveillance Industry Index' keeps tabs on big brother.
Documents Reveal Inner-Workings of UK's Spying Databases
Internal GCHQ documents obtained by a campaign group detail UK Intelligence Agency's use of "bulk personal datasets."
Europe Ruled Its Data-Sharing Agreement With US Tech Companies Invalid
A case concerning Facebook data and the NSA has dealt a fatal blow to the widely-used pact that let companies easily transfer data from the EU to the US.
defense & security
How Colombia Built a Massive Surveillance 'Shadow State'
Colombia has spent millions of dollars to procure high-end surveillance technology that can intercept cellphone calls, capture text messages, and sort through personal information to create profiles of citizens.
The DEA Has Been Secretly Buying Hacking Tools From an Italian Company
Documents reveal the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Army have been patronizing Hacking Team via a reseller.