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'.

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.

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'.

by 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.

by Sana Saleem

Opinion

Commuting Chelsea Manning's sentence is not enough

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

by 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.

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.

Opinion

How Facebook hurt the Syrian Revolution

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

by 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.

by Jim Killock

Science & Technology

Snooping, data leaks and the threat to online privacy

Experts warn expansive new surveillance laws and lax attitudes threaten civil liberties and expose new vulnerabilities.

Opinion

Will Putin expend Snowden for Trump?

With Trump's presidency, Edward Snowden may be compelled to leave Russia the way he entered it.

by Andrew Mitrovica

Opinion

The vagaries of Pakistan's cybercrime law

Some regulation of the internet is in order, but Pakistan's cybercrime law goes too far.

by Bina Shah

Opinion

Journalism under surveillance in Canada

Canada might have a strong tradition of free press, but that has not stopped Canadian police spying on journalists.

by Andrew Mitrovica

Opinion

Under surveillance in Russia

How and why Russia has been intensifying surveillance of activists, journalists and opposition figures.

by Roman Dobrokhotov