GCHQ secretly gained access to fiber-optic cables that carry the world's phone calls and Internet activity, reports the Guardian, and it's sharing the data with the NSA.
A secret interpretation of the Patriot Act led to the National Security Agency vacuuming up all of Verizon's phone logs. The NSA may be doing the same for e-mail and Web-browsing logs too.
Google pressures email providers to step up encryption of mail sent between servers as it debuts End-to-End, a Chrome extension that promises the first streamlined use of PGP in webmail.
Eight companies, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft, call on President Obama and Congress to reform surveillance efforts.
The "vast majority" of the requests for information that Apple gets from law enforcement pertain to lost or stolen devices, while a "small fraction" relate to iTunes, iCloud, or other accounts.
opinion The EFF's Kurt Opsahl lays out measures Internet companies can implement to protect their users' privacy from government surveillance.
Is there any greater reason to believe that companies to which we give our information every day will guard it more preciously than any government?
The search giant steps up the pace on an encryption plan to protect information in transit between its data centers.
Proposal that supposedly increases oversight of the National Security Agency instead could hinder companies trying to challenge warrantless demands for their confidential customer data.
Slides published by The Washington Post appear to confirm that the NSA and FBI have the ability to perform real-time surveillance of e-mail and stored content.