ARTICLES RELATING TO PRIVACY

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.

“Leaked photos” show contempt for consent

2014-09-02 12:09
75 comments

Leaked photos of celebrities are not "harmless", they're a violation of consent.

'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.

Snowden gets 3 more years in Russia

2014-08-07 14:52

Edward Snowden's lawyer says the NSA whistleblower has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years.

Tor warns users: Government might have hacked us

2014-07-31 13:54

Internet privacy company, Tor has warned its users trying to reach "hidden sites" might have been identified and blocked by government funded researchers.

More Murdoch editors charged over hacking

2014-07-30 14:20

Two more senior journalists from Rupert Murdoch's UK tabloid the News of the World have been charged with phone-hacking, prosecutors say, weeks after the paper's ex-editor was jailed.

Deal reached over gynaecologist who taped patients

2014-07-22 10:59

The health care affiliate of a top US medical school is to pay $190m to patients of a gynaecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped them.

Germany asks US intelligence official to leave

2014-07-10 20:23

Germany has asked a US intelligence official at the embassy in Berlin to leave the country in connection with investigations into suspected American spying in Germany.

Merkel: Spying on allies a waste of energy

2014-07-10 16:48

Spying on allies is a waste of energy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said when asked about two suspected US spy cases that have come to light in the last few days.

NSA foreign data sweep legal and valuable - panel

2014-07-02 12:28

The National Security Agency's vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals has been said to be a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism.

Rights groups: UK conducts mass cyber-snooping

2014-06-17 16:09

Civil liberties groups have said that UK spies are bending the rules to intercept Britons' online communications.

Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

2014-06-02 07:13

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, says that he has applied for asylum in Brazil.

Google: How to uphold EU privacy ruling

2014-06-01 17:15

Google and other internet companies find themselves in a quandary over how to strike a balance between privacy and freedom of information.

Snowden says he wants to return to US

2014-05-29 09:43

Fugitive self-proclaimed spy Edward Snowden says he wants to return home, as he defended his massive leak of US intelligence secrets, saying abuses of constitutional rights left him no choice.

Mass DNA test of teens fails to find rapist

2014-05-22 16:32

French authorities say that mass DNA testing of the entire male population of a French high school failed to find the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

NSA's future 'safe' in Admiral's hands

2014-05-19 11:11

As NSA director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its programmes, the abuses of the US government revealed in the Watergate scandal are on his mind.

Privacy ruling could hit Google hard

2014-05-14 10:22

Internet companies can be made to remove irrelevant or excessive personal information from search engine results, Europe's top court has ruled.

Snowden expects to remain in Russia

2014-05-01 09:30

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who fled to Moscow last year after revealing details of massive US intelligence-gathering programs, expects his asylum status in Russia to be renewed.

Market inquiries ensure competition

2014-04-16 16:30

Market inquiries into a certain sector, such as the Competition Commission's probe into private health care, ensure competition, says former chief justice.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

2014-04-15 08:02

The Washington Post and The Guardian has won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the US government's sweeping surveillance programmes in a blockbuster series of stories.

Heartbleed bug a critical internet illness

2014-04-11 18:22

The "Heartbleed" flaw in internet security is as critical as the name implies, and wider spread than first believed.

Internet companies' growth spooks Americans

2014-04-07 15:05

The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies have sparked growing unease among Americans.

A difficult breakup between US, internet

2014-04-07 12:05

A plan that would see the US relinquish its key oversight role for the internet to the 'global multistakeholder community' may be more difficult to fulfill then previously realised.

Obama seeks quick end to NSA spy programme

2014-03-28 12:10

US President Barack Obama has asked Congress to end quickly the government's bulk collection of phone records, which could be a big ask for lawmakers who often drag their feet.

 

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.

German media report Israel spied on Kerry

2014-08-04 07:28

German magazine Der Spiegel has reported that Israel and at least one other intelligence agency were listening in on Secretary of State John Kerry's unsecured phone calls last year.

Snowden a recluse one year on from asylum

2014-07-31 12:07

US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marks one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances.

US data sweep harms press, rights - study

2014-07-28 20:40

Large-scale surveillance by the US government has begun to have an impact on press freedom and broader democratic rights, a study shows.

Britain moves to keep email, phone data

2014-07-10 19:02

Britain says it will rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms companies to retain customers' data for a year.

Google flooded with removal requests

2014-07-04 07:50

Some of the world's biggest news sites have hit back at Google for removing links following Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling, saying it's like burning books.

Rights groups: UK conducts mass cyber-snooping

2014-06-17 16:23

Civil liberties groups have said that UK spies are bending the rules to intercept Britons' online communications.

China police arrest woman over Tweets

2014-06-10 11:31

Chinese police have arrested a woman for comments made on Twitter, state media says, with the detainee apparently a student who posted about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs

2014-06-01 21:49

The US National Security Agency is scooping up large quantities of images of people for use in facial recognition programs, the New York Times has reported.

US tries to debunk Snowden claims with e-mail

2014-05-30 08:53

The US government has released an email written by Edward Snowden, in a bid to debunk his claim that he raised concerns about mass spying programmes before fleeing and engineering huge media leaks.

Snowden worked as a spy 'at all levels' - NBC

2014-05-28 07:14

US fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden "trained as a spy" and worked "undercover overseas" for intelligence agencies, he told NBC News in excerpts of an interview.

Hackers charged for targeting Australia, Indonesia

2014-05-22 11:14

Two alleged members of international hacker group Anonymous have been charged by Australian authorities with targeting local and Indonesian government websites.

SA spied on by US agency

2014-05-18 10:33

South Africa’s diplomatic mission to the UN and its New York consulate offices have been spied upon by the US National Security Agency, says a report.

China detains journo over 'state secrets' leak

2014-05-08 08:47

China has detained a prominent former journalist for leaking "state secrets", in the latest move to silence critics of the ruling Communist Party.

Philippines deports Taiwanese over internet scam

2014-04-24 18:05

The Philippines has deported 44 Taiwanese accused of online and phone scams targeting mainland Chinese, Taiwanese officials say.

Google sets out email scanning practices

2014-04-15 10:06

Google has updated its terms of service, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads.

Space research centre under espionage attack

2014-04-13 20:33

Germany's aeronautics and space research centre has for months been the target of a suspected cyber attack by a foreign intelligence service, a German news weekly reports.

Snowden calls for global deal on surveillance

2014-04-09 09:43

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden says there should be an international agreement on data collection to protect against the mass surveillance of citizens.

Tech giants growing ambitions ‘spook’ Americans

2014-04-07 14:01

The data gathering abilities of Google and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that internet companies know too much.

Report: NSA had over 300 files on Merkel

2014-03-29 19:20

German magazine Der Spiegel has reported that the US National Security Agency kept more than 300 reports on Chancellor Angela Merkel in a special databank about scores of foreign heads of state.

Obama puts forward plan ending NSA collection

2014-03-27 21:16

President Barack Obama has put forward his plan to end US government bulk collection of Americans' telephone records.

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.