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Ex-Stasi boss green with envy over NSA's domestic spy powers

For Wolfgang Schmidt, who used to head East Germany's feared spy service, the NSA's reported spy program "would have been a dream come true."

By Jun. 28, 2013


Software reconstructs shredded German Stasi files

German scanner and software process reconstructs thousands of shredded paper files.

By May. 11, 2007


European leaders lash out at US over data snooping

Following reported revelations of the US spying on allies, some European officials say it's now more difficult to trust the US.

By Oct. 25, 2013


Is your bus bugged for sound?

As if video surveillance isn't enough, local authorities are now listening in to conversations on public transport. Yes, even those nice cable cars in San Francisco soon may not be immune.

By Dec. 12, 2012


Canadian airport to bug travelers' conversations

Ottawa airport installs microphones that are intended to, quite simply, bug private conversations between travelers. Might this be slightly intrusive? Or just plain creepy?

By Jun. 16, 2012


Predicting the most unlikely tech events that will happen in 2013

Mobile, mobile, mobile. That's where everything is going, so the clever people conclude. But surprises do sometimes happen. Big surprises.

By Dec. 30, 2012


Meet the 'Corporate Enemies of the Internet' for 2013

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders names five companies as "digital mercenaries" that have decided to sell their surveillance technology to authoritarian regimes.

By Mar. 11, 2013


WikiLeaks files expose surveillance-industrial complex

WikiLeaks highlights surveillance-industrial complex, including French company selling a "centralized intelligence system gathering all information" from an entire country's network.

By Dec. 1, 2011


The cult of Google

Is Google good for us?

By Aug. 18, 2008


School accused of off-campus Webcam spying

A Philadelphia-area school district has deactivated the Webcams in school-issued laptops after a lawsuit accuses it of remotely activating the cameras to watch students' behavior at home.

By Feb. 18, 2010