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."
German scanner and software process reconstructs thousands of shredded paper files.
Following reported revelations of the US spying on allies, some European officials say it's now more difficult to trust the US.
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.
Ottawa airport installs microphones that are intended to, quite simply, bug private conversations between travelers. Might this be slightly intrusive? Or just plain creepy?
Mobile, mobile, mobile. That's where everything is going, so the clever people conclude. But surprises do sometimes happen. Big surprises.
Paris-based Reporters Without Borders names five companies as "digital mercenaries" that have decided to sell their surveillance technology to authoritarian regimes.
WikiLeaks highlights surveillance-industrial complex, including French company selling a "centralized intelligence system gathering all information" from an entire country's network.
Is Google good for us?
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.