Rupert Murdoch - whose UK newspaper spent years invading individuals' privacy through 'phone hacking' - says that while the NSA's attitudes to privacy are bad, they're "nothing compared to Google".
A redditor has dumped online 40GB of files from Gamma International's servers, including the FinFisher Suite spyware's source code, support history, and various internal documents.
Are you afraid of the NSA spying on you? If so, you might want to do what Germany is considering: Ditch e-mail altogether and use the old fashioned typewriter... and not the electronic version either!
Edward Snowden has revealed documents showing that the NSA actively collects millions of images of the faces of citizens each day to be used in a new facial recognition system to identify criminals.
Whistle-blower Julian Assange of WikiLeaks has revealed Afghanistan to be the second nation to have all of its phone calls made from mobiles monitored, stored and archived by the NSA's MYSTIC program.
Thousands of Twitter users in Turkey are accessing VPN and Tor to bypass the government's ban of the social networking site. A forum has appeared on WikiLeaks, encouraging users to "use it anyway".
Thousands of demonstrators take to the streets of Germany after fears that it may become another "surveillance nation". German Chancellor Angela Merkel denied any involvement with the NSA.
Due to government leaks and other recent events, there has been serious discussion in Russia's government about going back to typewriters. Such a change could cut down on future potential leaks.
WikiLeaks tweeted yesterday that recently deceased Internet activist Aaron Swartz assisted them, was in contact with Julian Assange and may have been a source for the organisation.
Hackers identifying themselves as part of the Anonymous collective have admitted their guilt in an attack against PayPal, which the company alleges lost them £3.5 million during 2010.
Skype has dropped the ball on user privacy when it gave a Dutch 16-year old's personal information to a private security company without any legal obligation to do so.
Former BFFs Anonymous and WikiLeaks are breaking up over an election themed paywall, and Anonymous says they'll no longer support WikiLeaks or Julian Assange because of their 'filthy and rotten' ways.
A new Russian-developed software system called VoiceGrid Nation can identify a person in a matter of seconds, using only their voice matched against a massive database of recordings, or voice-prints.
FinSpy Mobile, a new spyware tool being marketed to law enforcement, can gain total access to your phone, tracking and recording you. The really scary part? It's already fallen into the wrong hands.
Kim Dotcom has shared some of his extremely ambitious plans with the internet via his Twitter account, indicating that he isn't going to give up on his goals for the future.
WikiLeaks is back up and running again, in the aftermath of the DDoS attacks by the mysterious 'AntiLeaks' group that followed the release of 'TrapWire' survillance documents.
WikiLeaks has been facing a sustained DDoS attack for over 5 days, with a new patriotic hacker group taking credit, but there could be more to the story (it involves surveillance and the government).
Due to their part in leaking video footage of American soldiers killing civilians in Baghdad, a prominent Icelandic MP has been advised to avoid going to the USA by her own government.
WikiLeaks has begun to release emails form inside Syria's government ministries, with over two million emails waiting to go live across the world. The emails could shed new light on the uprising.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has lost his appeal to avoid extradition to Sweden, and now has 14 days to make one final challenge to the ruling made by the U.K. Supreme Court.
Next TV, the Taiwanese animation studio behind those hilarious animated news shorts that became a YouTube sensation, is for sale, and we've assembled their best shorts for your viewing pleasure.
Sabu, the leader of LulzSec, has officially joined forces with his archenemy, the FBI, leading them to arrest other key members of the infamous antisec organization on Tuesday morning.
Famed whistleblower site Cryptome was hacked and infected with the Blackhole toolkit exploit. The site then served Windows malware to visitors before the admins restored a clean copy of all its files
The US is apparently not content to destroy its own web with laws like SOPA; new reports from a Spanish newspaper offer more insight on the US' efforts to force Spain into adopting similar policies.
New documents released by Wikileaks earlier this week suggest Apple is struggling to counter against the Chinese counterfeit gadget trade. Local authorities are reportedly uncooperative with Apple.