Opinion

Infrastructure vulnerabilities make surveillance easy

Weakness in digital communications systems allows security to be bypassed, leaving users at risk of being spied on.

Bruce Schneier

by Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

Privacy & Surveillance

Exclusive: The illegal methods used to spy on citizens

Over four months, our undercover reporter posed as a buyer for clients from countries like Iran and South Sudan.

Spy Merchants: Spying on dissent through illegal means

Reporter's Notebook

How we revealed the surveillance world's illegal trades

The investigative reporter behind Spy Merchants details a history of surveillance companies selling to questionable clients.

How we revealed the surveillance world's illegal trades

Privacy & Surveillance

Spy Merchants

Investigating the powerful and illegal weapons of mass surveillance that are for sale to the highest bidder, putting the privacy of millions at risk.

Spy Merchants

Privacy & Surveillance

Electronic surveillance: The hidden ways you're tracked

Al Jazeera's investigative unit answers your questions on privacy, and data security.

Spy Merchants: What is electronic surveillance?

Privacy & Surveillance

How the 'dual-use' ruse is employed to sell spyware

Al Jazeera investigation reveals how spyware vendors trick trade sanctions and export restrictions on 'grey market'.

How the 'dual-use' ruse is employed to sell spyware

Privacy & Surveillance

Exclusive: Spyware firms in breach of global sanctions

Undercover investigation exposes inner workings of spy equipment companies selling to clients from sanctioned countries.

Privacy & Surveillance

Obama-era online privacy rule overturned by Congress

The ruling means that internet providers will no longer need permission to market customers’ web-browsing history.

Obama-era online privacy rule overturned by Congress

Opinion

The futility of secrets in the age of technology

The latest CIA leak proves that state actors no longer get to decide who can be privy to information stamped 'secret'.

Andrew Mitrovica

by Andrew Mitrovica

Andrew Mitrovica

Opinion

Wikileaks' CIA document dump will cause a ripple effect

Revelations about CIA's extensive hacking arsenal may push governments around the world to pursue similar exploits.

Sana Saleem

by Sana Saleem

Sana Saleem

Opinion

Commuting Chelsea Manning's sentence is not enough

President Barack Obama set a precedent with a fierce crackdown on whistle-blowers.

Sana Saleem

by Sana Saleem

Sana Saleem

United States

US tech employees vow to fight Trump on surveillance

Staff of Google and Twitter among signatories of letter pledging not to aid president-elect's data collection plan.

US tech employees vow to fight Trump on surveillance

Germany

Is Big Brother coming to Germany?

In a place where government surveillance raises the spectre of a totalitarian past, some fear rights are being violated.

Is Big Brother coming to Germany?

Opinion

How Facebook hurt the Syrian Revolution

Social media made the Syrian revolutionary movement less resilient and more exposed to regime brutality.

Riham Alkousaa

by Riham Alkousaa

Riham Alkousaa

Opinion

The IP Act: UK's most extreme surveillance law

Snowden's revelations didn't preclude the passing of the most invasive surveillance law in the UK.

Jim Killock

by Jim Killock

Jim Killock