ARTICLES RELATING TO PRIVACY

US spied on Japan government, companies - WikiLeaks

2015-07-31 10:56

The US spied on senior Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major companies including conglomerate Mitsubishi, according to documents released by WikiLeaks, which published a list of at least 35 targets.

Don't share your passwords with your partner

2015-07-28 00:00

Does signing up for a relationship mean handing over your passwords? Dorothy Black believes personal privacy and trust need to work together.

S Korea navy officer arrested for spying for China

2015-07-04 17:47

A South Korean navy officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking military secrets to China, a defence ministry spokesman says.

US denies spying on France's president

2015-06-24 10:05

The White House insists it is not targeting French President Francois Hollande's communications and will not do so, after documents released by WikiLeaks showed the United States wiretapped three French leaders, including him.

Edward Snowden: World is rejecting mass surveillance

2015-06-05 09:51

Legislation ending the US government's bulk collection of telephone data is 'a historic victory for the rights of every citizen', former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden says.

Washington Post reporter stands trial in Iran for spying

2015-05-26 16:57

Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has gone on trial behind closed doors in Iran on charges of spying, a case that has clouded a rapprochement with the United States.

New Zealand happy to talk to China about spy claims

2015-04-20 10:46

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has invited Chinese officials to quiz him about reports that Wellington worked with US intelligence on a plan to hack Chinese diplomatic communications.

Accused UK spies not breaking law but need more transparency

2015-03-12 13:44

British spies, accused of undertaking mass surveillance of the public's communications, are not breaking the law nor reading everyone's emails but do need to be more open, say lawmakers.

Hormone treatment approved for Chelsea Manning

2015-02-13 09:33

Defence department officials say that hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage.

Erdogan foes get wire tapped - report

2015-01-20 16:32

Turkish police have carried out raids targeting dozens of people suspected of a role in illegal wiretapping, a move local media say is aimed at supporters of President Tayyip Erdogan's ally-turned-foe cleric Fethullah Gulen.

 

NSA will stop looking at old US phone records

2015-07-28 12:59

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining, and will ultimately destroy millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial programme leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Hackers threaten to leak Ashley Madison's 37 million 'cheaters'

2015-07-20 12:15

Hackers claim to have personal details of more than 37 million cheating spouses on dating website Ashley Madison and have threatened to release nude photos and sexual fantasies of the site's clients unless it is shut down.

Francois Hollande: US spying is unacceptable

2015-06-24 11:57

French President Francois Hollande has branded as 'unacceptable' reported spying by the United States on French senior officials and warned Paris would not tolerate actions that threaten its security.

Australian Senator spied on at offshore detention camp

2015-06-05 12:38

An Australian Senator and critic of the government's offshore immigration detention centres hit out over revelations she was spied on by government-paid private security contractors during a fact-finding visit to a detention camp on Nauru island.

Obama signs new US surveillance bill into law

2015-06-03 10:55

US President Barack Obama signed into law landmark legislation passed by the Congress just hours earlier that ends the government's bulk telephone data dragnet.

Privacy advocates seek more openness on NSA surveillance

2015-04-22 11:09

As Congress considers whether to extend the life of a programme that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates and civil liberties groups say they fear too much about government surveillance still remains hidden from view.

Absolute privacy on WhatsApp 'difficult to achieve'

2015-03-18 10:16

Private messaging service WhatsApp has never sold its user data on to advertisers, but some German users think it is wise be on the safe side, just in case.

NZ spying on neighbours for US - report

2015-03-05 19:35

New Zealand's security services have been spying on the email, phone and social media communications of the country's Pacific neighbours, reports say.

Austrian court to hear Facebook privacy lawsuit

2015-01-26 16:06

An Austrian court on Monday agreed to consider a class action lawsuit by 25 000 people against Facebook for alleged violations of their privacy.

Germany to drop probe into US spying on Merkel

2014-11-22 18:00

Germany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by US spies, due to a lack of evidence, a report says.

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