US Has Become "Endemic Surveillance Society"

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In a report released by Privacy International, a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations, the United States has dropped from an "extensive surveillance...

Indonesia to tighten Internet surveillance

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Indonesia plans to tackle Internet crime by tightening the supervision of web surfers. "The aim is to minimise the misuse of the Internet, including for criminal activities," said Gatot Dewa Broto, a spokesman for the...

FBI Drops Web Surveillance System

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A computer system being produced by the FBI to read e-mails and other online communications has been dropped. Feds are instead turning to commercial software to eavesdrop on traffic during investigations into suspected criminals, terrorists...

EU online surveillance debate intensifies

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Efforts to set common European Union rules on data collection by telecommunications companies and ISPs (Internet Service Providers) are intensifying, reigniting debate about civil liberties and causing some industry and political officials to question how...

UK surveillance laws may be illegal

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The United Kingdom's Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), which gives U.K. law enforcement agencies access to consumers' mobile phone and Internet data, may be illegal, according to UK information commissioner Elizabeth France. ...

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