Big Brother

Melanie Newman, TBIJ
A secret legal regime that governs mass surveillance by the UK intelligence agencies does not breach human rights, a tribunal ruled today. The decision by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which oversees the intelligence agencies, is part of a legal challenge brought by Amnesty International, Privacy International, Liberty and other groups...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Symantec, which published a technical whitepaper on the software Sunday, says its likely "one of the main cyberespionage tools used by a nation state." (Photo: Grant Hutchinson/flickr/cc)
Security researchers have recently exposed a sophisticated new "military grade...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
An overwhelming majority of Internet users around the world—83 percent—believe...

Further

Privacy advocates kicked off a new anti-surveillance campaign in style by floating an airship reading "Illegal Spying Below" - complete with helpful arrow - over the NSA's massive data center in Utah. Dubbed "the maiden patrol of the first anti-surveillance activist air force," the flight marked the launch of Stand Against Spying , a project by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the Tenth Amendment Center and 20 more groups that seeks to outlaw mass surveilance, reform the FISA court,...