Google reportedly working on encrypting user files on Google Drive
Microsoft joins Google in US spying suit
Microsoft says that a battle to shed light on secret US government requests for Internet user data will play out in court after failed peace talks.
Growing backlash to government surveillance
From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology that ...
Is Big Data turning government into 'Big Brother'? (Update)
With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.
Report: NSA data swoop has had minimal counterterrorism role
NSA can retrieve, replay phone calls, report says (Update)
America's National Security Agency has technology that is capable of recording the phone calls of an entire country and replaying them later, a report based on leaked documents said Tuesday.
The dangers of surveillance: It's bad, but why?
(Phys.org) —Surveillance is everywhere, from street corner cameras to the subject of books and movies. "We talk a lot about why surveillance is bad, but we don't really know why," says Neil Richards, JD, privacy law expert ...
Thousands in German anti-NSA protest
Thousands took to the streets in Berlin Saturday in protests against Internet surveillance activities by the US National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies, and the German government's perceived ...
Algorithm automatically cuts boring parts from long videos
Smartphones, GoPro cameras and Google Glass are making it easy for anyone to shoot video anywhere. But, they do not make it any easier to watch the tedious videos that can result. Carnegie Mellon University ...
Thousands in Germany protest NSA surveillance
(AP)—Thousands of people are taking to the streets in Germany to protest against the alleged widespread surveillance of Internet users by U.S. intelligence services.
US police phone-tracking accords often kept secret (Update)
Police across the U.S. may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they are refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring ...
Report: NSA spying broke privacy rules many times (Update)
The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the U.S. intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008. In one case, ...
Microsoft joins move to encrypt Web traffic
Microsoft is joining the movement to encrypt traffic that flows across its networks, citing "serious concerns" about government surveillance.
Academics petition for end to 'blanket surveillance'
More than 250 academics from around the world signed an online petition this week calling for an end to "blanket mass surveillance" by intelligence agencies.