WikiLeaks highlights surveillance-industrial complex, including French company selling a "centralized intelligence system gathering all information" from an entire country's network.
Paris-based Reporters Without Borders names five companies as "digital mercenaries" that have decided to sell their surveillance technology to authoritarian regimes.
The hacktivist group says a worldwide anti-surveillance protest will take a stand against what the ACLU has called "the surveillance-industrial complex."
At annual European conference, hackers dream of a DIY satellite-communications network that would sidestep Internet censorship. But in the ungoverned realm of space, what's to stop any country from shooting down the satellites?
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week in review Mobile data-logger ignites privacy firestorm, while the FCC slams AT&T's proposed merger with T-Mobile. Also: Facebook settles with FTC.
Top Democrats in Congress come up with a strategy to force President Bush to respond to their unanswered questions about the National Security Agency's surveillance program.
CNET News.com's Declan McCullagh explains why the same features that make databases useful to businesses make them even more attractive to law enforcement.