The country's prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, asks states to let the federal government access citizens' drivers licenses for a national database.
In Google's latest transparency report, even more governments want to know what people are doing online.
In the company’s biannual transparency report, classified demands from the government more than tripled compared with the same period last year.
A judge must sign off when police use "Stingrays" to record all the cellphone numbers nearby. The devices trick cell phones by acting like cell towers.
Commentary: A new Pew survey says Americans think the government is spying on them. Surprisingly, Muslim Americans are less likely to feel that way.
The US government can issue surveillance orders to tech companies without having to make them public.
What has five years in this tiny room done to the WikiLeaks founder? CNET’s Richard Trenholm goes inside a perfect re-creation to imagine life in Assange’s shoes.
Go inside a scale replica of the controversial WikiLeaks founder's tiny office to find out what a five-year confinement might feel like.
Here’s what Apple, Amazon and Google offer in terms of privacy with their smart speakers.
The Department of Justice is charging Reality Winner with leaking a classified NSA report -- investigators just had to follow the hidden prints.
All the voice commands heading to Siri through the new smart speaker will be anonymized and encrypted -- meaning even Apple won't know what you're saying.
Detroit cops got 12,898 location data points for a robbery suspect in 2011 without warrants. The Supreme Court will decide if that's legal.
Cameras that make great holiday gifts
Let them start the new year with a step up in photo and video quality from a phone.