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.

UK police spied on reporters for years

2014-11-21 13:04

A Lawsuit by a number of UK journalists has provided a series of revelations about the seizure of reporters' phone records and is pulling back the curtain on how the UK police have spent years tracking the movements.

Facebook's privacy update: Five things to know

2014-11-14 08:59

The social media company is trying to simplify its privacy policy to address criticisms that it's too complex and lengthy.

New Zealand dismisses Snowden's spying claims

2014-09-15 13:41

New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a US journalist says, days before the country goes to the polls, provoking denials from Prime Minister John Key.

'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

2014-08-29 05:55

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland.

UK could end Assange row soon - Ecuador

2014-08-20 08:16

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa says Britain has the power to resolve the Julian Assange standoff, after the WikiLeaks founder voiced hope he would soon leave Ecuador's embassy in London.


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.

Entrepreneur considered suing Uber over tracking

2014-11-20 12:49

An entrepreneur and author whose location in an Uber vehicle was allegedly broadcast to a roomful of party-goers without his permission has considered legal action.

Court: UK spies get bulk access to NSA data

2014-10-29 20:51

A court document shows that British spies can help themselves to raw data gathered by the National Security Agency and other foreign intelligence partners without a warrant.

Turkey summons US envoy over spying claims

2014-09-01 13:51

Turkey says it has summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a report that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.

Australia, Indonesia to sign guideline on spying

2014-08-27 08:15

Australia and Indonesia are due to sign an agreement to resolve a spying scandal that took diplomatic ties to a new low, Australian media reports say.

Confusion over when Assange will leave embassy

2014-08-18 13:24

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will "soon" leave Ecuador's embassy in London but Wikileaks has downplayed the comment, saying he won't depart until there's an agreement with Britain's government.

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