Reports II

UK feels German fury over spying revelation, Slate, 5 November 2013.
Snowden leak reveals Europe's role in mass surveillance programs, Slate, 1 November 2013.

Meet the 'Dark Mail Alliance' planning to keep the NSA out of your inbox, Slate 30 October 2013.

US lawmakers launch assault on NSA domestic snooping, Slate, 29 October 2013.

Privacy group claims victory in Facebook NSA Prism spying case, Slate, 24 October 2013.

Citing 'terrifying' surveillance tactics, yet another US privacy service shuts down, Slate, 22 October 2013.

European lawmakers approve data privacy overhaul after Snowden leaks, Slate, 21 October 2013.

Apple counters hackers' claims about iMessage snooping flaw, Slate, 18 October 2013.

The world's policeman is looking mighty guilty, Slate, 17 October 2013.

Secret surveillance court insists it's not a rubber stamp, Slate, 16 October 2013.
Skype under investigation in Luxembourg over link to NSA, The Guardian, 11 October 2013.
Snowden's email provider says Feds' demand would've forced 'massive commercial fraud', Slate, 11 October 2013.

Government surveillance is crippling press freedoms, report shows, Slate, 10 October 2013.

The email extension that aims to drown the NSA in nonsense, Slate, 9 October 2013.
FBI files reveal new info on clandestine phone surveillance unit, Slate, 8 October 2013.
How the NSA is trying to sabotage a US government-funded countersurveillance tool, Slate, 4 October 2013.

Justice department guilty of excessive secrecy, internal audit finds, Slate, 3 October 2013.

Snowden’s email provider risked contempt of court to protect his users’ privacy, Slate, 3 October 2013.

NSA finally admits to tracking Americans' cellphones in 'pilot' project, Slate, 2 October 2013.

The US government's creepiest drone and surveillance designs, Slate, 1 October 2013.

How NSA spies abused their powers to snoop on girlfriends, lovers, and first dates, Slate, 27 September 2013.

Documents show NSA spied on Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., and … Art Buchwald, Slate, 26 September 2013.

After Snowden leaks, countries want digital privacy enshrined in human rights treaty, Slate, 26 September 2013.
Meet the machines that steal your phone’s data, Ars Technica, 25 September 2013.
Europe recruits counterspy in scramble to combat NSA surveillance, Slate, 23 September 2013.

UK hacked Belgian phone company in 'Op Socialist' spy mission, Snowden reveals, Slate, 20 September 2013.

Phone companies won't explain failure to challenge NSA domestic data grab, Slate, 19 September 2013.

Apple can read your iMessages 'whenever they want,' researchers claim, Slate, 19 September 2013.

Inside the US Army's secretive Star Trek surveillance lair, Slate, 18 September 2013.

How the surveillance court ruled the NSA's domestic snooping was legal, Slate, 17 September 2013.

NSA paid French hacker company for software exploits, contract reveals, Slate, 17 September 2013.

Cryptographers attack NSA's secret effort to subvert internet security, Slate, 16 September 2013.

Yahoo PRISM spying info to be revealed in government's latest reluctant transparency effort, Slate, 13 September 2013.

Huawei accuses NSA of 'illegal practices' after spying revelation, Slate, 12 September 2013.

Newly released documents show just how badly the NSA managed phone database, Slate, 11 September 2013.

Tech giants unite in court fight against government surveillance secrecy, Slate, 10 September 2013.

New Snowden documents show NSA deemed Google networks a 'target', Slate, 9 September 2013.

Government to finally release its secret justifications for vast NSA phone records database, Slate, 6 September 2013.

Latest Snowden leak reveals NSA war on encryption, but it's not yet dead, Slate, 5 September 2013.

WikiLeaks watches watchers with new exposé on spy tech companies, Slate, 5 September 2013.

UK spies trying to crack Guardian reporter's passwords in NSA leaks case, Slate, 30 August 2013.

Government internet surveillance in Chicago bomb-plot case can remain secret, judge rules, Slate, 29 August 2013.
NSA hacked EU, UN computer networks for spying, Der Spiegel says, Slate, 26 August 2013.
Obama was wrong: NSA employees have deliberately abused their power, Slate, 23 August 2013.

Snowden effect prompts release of info showing illegal NSA domestic surveillance, Slate, 22 August 2013.

Report: NSA can access 75 percent of all US internet traffic, Slate, 21 August 2013.

DOJ seeks Supreme Court approval for warrantless cellphone searches, Slate, 20 August 2013.

Latest documents from Snowden provide direct proof of unlawful spying on Americans, Slate, 16 August 2013.

Thai villagers mistake Google Maps driver for Spy, make him testify before Buddha, Slate, 15 August 2013. 

Justice Department faces court action over secret tracking memos, Slate, 14 August 2013.

Snowden’s email provider hints abrupt shutdown about protecting thousands of users' privacy, Slate, 12 August 2013.

At press conference on surveillance, Obama ignores latest snooping revelations, Slate, 9 August 2013.

WikiLeaks’ Teenage Benedict Arnold, Slate, 9 August 2013. 

Snowden's email provider abruptly shuts down, issues cryptic statement about government surveillance, Slate, 8 August 2013.

Former NSA chief on latest leaked dragnet spy program: it's real, and it's spectacular, Slate, 6 August 2013.

NSA linked to spyware hack on privacy-protecting network, Slate, 5 August 2013.

Google search pressure-cooker saga shows how surveillance fuels paranoia and mistrust, Slate, 2 August 2013.

NSA targets internet users who search for 'suspicious stuff,' newly revealed documents show, Slate, 31 July 2013.

New surveillance law would curtail NSA snooping on Americans, increase transparency, Slate, 29 July 2013.

FBI fesses up: we’ve used domestic drones 10 times, Slate, 26 July 2013.

DoJ accused of illegally withholding info on clandestine cellphone surveillance tool, Slate, 24 July 2013.

NSA can reportedly track phones even when they're turned off, Slate, 22 July 2013.

After backlash, NSA chief weighs reform of phone records database, Slate, 19 July 2013.

European Parliament wants Snowden, NSA chief to testify on spying, Slate, 18 July 2013.

In surveillance hearing, House committee blasts government over 'serious violation' of law, Slate, 17 July 2013. 

Yahoo wins crucial court battle in secret PRISM spying case, Slate, 16 July 2013.

Timeline: how the world was misled about government Skype eavesdropping, Slate, 12 July 2013.
NSA even spied on Google Maps searches, documents suggest, Slate, 11 July 2013.
Maine enacts pioneering law prohibiting warrantless cellphone tracking, Slate, 10 July 2013.
Privacy group petitions Supreme Court to stop NSA phone surveillance, Slate, 8 July 2013. 

US border agency has considered weaponizing domestic drones to 'immobilize' people, Slate, 3 July 2013. 

Obama administration's indifference on NSA surveillance fuels fury in Europe, Slate, 2 July 2013.

Fact and fiction in the NSA surveillance scandal, Slate, 26 June 2013.

Video reportedly shows drone shot down by police at Turkish protest, Slate, 24 June 2013.

Latest NSA leak shows how Obama misled public on surveillance of Americans, Slate, 21 June 2013. 

Report: Skype formed secret 'Project Chess' to make chats available to government, Slate, 20 June 2013.

European commissioner squares up to Eric Holder over 'completely illegal' surveillance, Slate, 19 June 2013.

Are Apple iMessages and Facetime chats really secure from government spying?, Slate, 18 June 2013.

Government distorts facts on NSA 'targeting' Americans for surveillance, Slate, 17 June 2013.

Government dealt blow in effort to stop release of secret info on unlawful surveillance, Slate, 14 June 2013.

NSA leaks suggest Microsoft may have misled public over Skype eavesdropping, Slate, 13 June 2013.

NSA backlash: groups demand end to surveillance programs, lawsuit launched against Obama, Slate, 11 June 2013.

In light of PRISM, furious European politicians to fight back against US surveillance overreach, Slate, 10 June 2013.

Edward Snowden, the man behind the NSA leaks, Slate, 9 June 2013.

How to shield your calls, chats, and Internet browsing from government surveillance, Slate, 7 June 2013.

Sweeping NSA surveillance includes credit-card transactions, top three phone companies’ records, Slate, 7 June 2013.

Newly revealed PRISM snooping makes Verizon surveillance look like kids' stuff, Slate, 6 June 2013. 

NSA phone surveillance not new, senate intelligence committee chairwoman says, Slate, 6 June 2013. 

NSA collecting phone records for millions of US Verizon customers, Slate, 6 June 2013.

UN free-speech envoy blasts 'extremely disturbing' government mass surveillance, Slate, 5 June 2013.

Ten revelations from Bradley Manning's WikiLeaks documents, Slate, 4 June 2013.

Maine passes 'historic' legislation to require warrant for cellphone tracking, Slate, 31 May 2013.
Government settles with researcher put on watch list for supporting Bradley Manning, Slate, 30 May 2013.

DoJ fights to stop release of secret court opinion on unlawful surveillance of Americans, Slate, 29 May 2013.

German official: Xbox One spying capabilities a 'twisted nightmare', Slate, 28 May 2013.

Is Obama coming back from the dark side on privacy? Slate, 23 May 2013.

Facebook to 'shed spotlight' on government surveillance, still won't publish transparency reports, Slate, 22 May 2013.

Journalists find massive data security lapse, get threats instead of thanks, Slate, 21 May 2013.

Government spying on Fox News reporter even worse than AP case, Slate, 20 May 2013.

Fears of US mass surveillance spur data protection proposals in Europe, Slate, 17 May 2013.

Verizon Wireless secretly passed AP reporters' phone records to feds, Slate, 16 May 2013.

The US government spies on reporters all too frequently, Slate, 14 May 2013.

New York student selling his private data on Kickstarter, Slate, 13 May 2013.

Judge OKs FBI tracking tool that tricks cellphones with clandestine signal, Slate, 9 May 2013.

Government policy on email surveillance in 'state of chaos', Slate, 8 May 2013.
Judge OKs FBI tracking tool that tricks cellphones with clandestine signal, Slate, 9 May 2013.

Government policy on email surveillance in 'state of chaos', Slate, 8 May 2013.

Megaupload founder's lawyers accuse US government of conspiracy, corruption, Slate, 7 May 2013.

New report details which Internet companies you can (and can't) trust with your personal data, Slate, 2 May 2013.

Mozilla to take legal action against spy tech firm over 'offensive' trademark violation, Slate, 30 April 2013.

FBI wants power to fine Internet chat providers that don't comply with real-time spy orders, Slate, 29 April 2013.

Lady Liberty's watching you, Slate, 29 April 2013.
Face-off over warrantless cellphone tracking at House judiciary committee hearing, Slate, 26 April 2013.

Judge rejects FBI attempt to use spyware to infiltrate unknown suspect's computer, Slate, 25 April 2013.

Will the Boston bombings change national dialogue on surveillance drones?, Slate, 24 April 2013.

More surveillance will not stop terrorist acts, Slate, 23 April 2013.

Lawmakers cite Boston bombing, WikiLeaks 'hacking' as reasons to pass CISPA, Slate, 19 April 2013.

Privacy rights group challenges British government over spy technology sales, Slate, 16 April 2013. 

The IRS doesn’t think 'reasonable expectation of privacy' applies to your emails, Slate, 10 April 2013.
DEA claims it can’t snoop on iMessages sent between Apple devices, Slate, 5 April 2013.

Privacy risk or future of aviation? Five perspectives on domestic drones, Slate, 3 April 2013.

Feds accused of hiding information from judges about covert cellphone tracking tool, Slate, 28 March 2013.

How anonymous cellphone location data leave 'fingerprints' that could identify you, Slate, 27 March 2013.

FBI pursuing real-time Gmail spying powers as 'top priority' for 2013, Slate, 26 March 2013.

Microsoft finally releases info about law enforcement snooping on Skype, other user data, Slate, 21 March 2013.
How Barrett Brown went from Anonymous's PR to federal target, The Guardian, 20 March 2013.
Ancient electronic communications law may finally be updated to protect email privacy, Slate, 19 March 2013.

Drones for peace: the unmanned spy planes that target animal abusers, Slate, 19 March 2013.

Judge declares FBI surveillance gag orders unconstitutional, Slate, 15 March 2013.

Coming soon to a sky near you: a Pentagon-backed 'bat drone', Slate, 15 March 2013.

Wiretapping firm says telecom providers could be handing over more data than authorized, Slate, 14 March 2013.

Report: global network of government spyware detected in US, authoritarian countries, Slate, 13 March 2013.

Reporters Without Borders releases list of 'enemies of the Internet', Slate, 12 March 2013.

Chinese Skype surveillance trigger words uncovered by researcher, Slate, 8 March 2013.

Google reveals (vague) data on controversial FBI spy orders, Slate, 6 March 2013.

Pilot reports drone sighting by JFK airport, Slate, 5 March 2013.
Texas surveillance bill would curb warrantless cellphone tracking, Slate, 5 March 2013. 
DHS considers eavesdropping tech for spy drones on border, Slate, 1 March 2013.

Details revealed on secret US 'Ragtime' domestic surveillance program, Slate, 28 February 2013.

Supreme Court says Americans can't challenge 'dragnet surveillance' law, Slate, 26 February 2013.

Bandwidth-throttling copyright enforcement system launches across US, Slate, 25 February 2013.

India’s spies want data on every BlackBerry customer worldwide, Slate, 22 February 2013.

Russia tries to remove images of new drone from the internet, Slate, 20 February 2013.
Proposed Ohio law would officially allow snooping on kids’ text messages, calls, and emails, Slate, 19 February 2013.
FBI files unlock history behind clandestine cellphone tracking tool, Slate, 15 February 2013.

Controversial drone toy for toddlers wasn't pulled from Amazon. It sold out, Slate, 13 February 2013.
FAA, DHS say no drones are being used in manhunt for Christopher Dorner, Slate, 12 February 2013.
Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm, The Guardian, 10 February 2013.
Congressman crusades to block sales of surveillance and censorship gear to dictators, Slate, 8 February 2013.
Belarus is blasting the US government’s invasions of privacy. Like it’s one to talk, Slate, 6 February 2013.
Could the Pentagon’s 1.8 gigapixel drone camera be used for domestic surveillance?, Slate, 6 February 2013.

The threat of silence, Slate, 4 February 2013.
New report warns that drones could be used for stalking, voyeurism, Slate, 1 February 2013.

Meet the American company helping governments spy on 'billions' of communications, Slate, 30 January 2013.

The massive hypocrisy of Facebook, AT&T celebrating 'Data Privacy Day', Slate, January 28 2013.
Iran faces backlash over 'morality police' spying on coffee shops, Slate, 25 January 2013.

Letter to Skype: come clean on your eavesdropping capabilities and policies, Slate, 24 January 2013.

Google report reveals warrantless surveillance of users' data, Slate, 23 January 2013.

Australia wants computer nerds to help spy on communications, Slate, 23 January 2013.

These goofy-looking glasses could make you invisible to facial recognition technology, Slate, 18 January 2013.

Justice Department won’t say when the FBI is allowed to track you, Slate, 17 January 2013.

Report: Silicon Valley internet surveillance gear used by authoritarian regimes, Slate, 16 January 2013.

Military moves closer to truly autonomous drones, Slate, 16 January 2013.

Cyberwar's Gray Market, Slate, 16 January 2013.

Police across US quietly turning to cameras that track all vehicles' movements: survey, Slate, 14 January 2013.

The anti-surveillance clothing line that promises to thwart cell tracking and drones, Slate, 11 January 2013.

FBI documents shine light on clandestine cellphone tracking tool, Slate, 10 January 2013.

Send secret silent messages with Skype anti-eavesdropping tool, Slate, 8 January 2013

U.S. spy law authorizes mass surveillance of European citizens: report, Slate, 8 January 2013.

Surveillance 2012: the year’s must-read stories on snooping governments, Slate,  26 December 2012.
Adam Lanza tried to destroy his hard drive. Here’s how we can still follow his electronic trail, Slate, 21 December 2012.

Germany: Facebook must permit pseudonyms, Slate, 18 December 2012.

Massive new surveillance program uncovered by Wall Street Journal, Slate, 13 December 2012.

Ecuador implements 'world's first' countrywide facial- and voice-recognition system, Slate, 12 December 2012.

Lebanese government attempted to gain access to all citizens’ email, social media passwords, Slate, 6 December 2012.

Verizon files patent for creepy device to watch you while you watch TV, Slate, 5 December 2012.

UN report reveals international protocol for tracking people online, Slate, 4 December 2012.

Feds monitor Facebook 'likes,' infiltrate Skype chats to build terrorism case, Slate, 29 November 2012.

The real threat to Internet freedom isn't the United Nations, Slate, 28 November 2012.
Company plans 'revolutionary' eavesdropping technology to help governments monitor internet chats, Slate, 19 November 2012.
Google: government surveillance requests are way up — and the US is the leader, Slate, 14 November 2012.
Instead of 'Dead Dropping,' Petraeus and Broadwell should have used these email security tricks, Slate, 13 November 2012.
Did Skype give a private company data on teen WikiLeaks supporter without a warrant?, Slate, 9 November 2012.
The spy who GPS-tagged me, Slate, 9 November 2012.
EU plans groundbreaking project to monitor internet censorship around the world, Slate, 6 November 2012.
GCHQ to trawl Facebook and Twitter for intelligence, The Guardian, 31 October 2012
Germany discloses most of the spy tools it's using—and other countries should, too, Slate, 31 October 2012.
Slavery days, The Big Issue in the North, 29 October 2012.
The Netherlands wants the power to 'render inaccessible' data on foreign servers, Slate, 25 October 2012.
Civil liberties, Britain and the US election, OpenDemocracy, 24 October 2012.
FBI accused of dragging feet on release of info about 'Stingray' surveillance technology, Slate, 19 October 2012.
New 'surveillance-proof' app to secure communications has governments nervous, Slate, 16 October 2012.

Phony WikiLeaks tricks activist into downloading government-grade spyware, Slate, 10 October 2012.

House intelligence committee savages 'suspicious' Chinese tech firms, Slate, 8 October 2012.
Neo-Nazis show true colours, The Big Issue in the North, 8 October 2012.
The Supreme Court needs to weigh in on warrantless cell phone tracking by law enforcement, Slate, 2 October 2012.
Storm about the shelters (homeless hostels investigation), The Big Issue in the North, 1 October 2012.
How many anarchists and 'animal conservationists' are the Feds spying on?, Slate, 28 September 2012.

In a surprisingly transparent move, New Zealand admits unlawful surveillance in Megaupload case, Slate, 28 September 2012.

Does this American spy base in England play a role in drone strikes?, Slate, 25 September 2012.
Watch your tongue: law enforcement speech recognition system stores millions of voices, Slate, 20 September 2012.

House votes to renew Warrantless Wiretapping Bill, but no one knows how many Americans are spied on, Slate, 14 September 2012.

Report: Apple user data stolen from app firm, not FBI laptop, Slate, 10 September 2012.
Does Germany’s plan to create its own spyware violate its constitution?, Slate, 7 September 2012.

Report: If you’ve downloaded a popular movie via BitTorrent, you’re probably being watched, Slate, 5 September 2012. 

Did hackers frame the FBI for the massive leak of Apple users' data?, Slate, 4 September 2012.
Sky's the limit (feature on drones), The Big Issue in the North, 27 August 2012.
FBI to give facial recognition software to law-enforcement agencies, Slate, 23 August 2012.

Criminals may be using covert mobile phone surveillance tech for extortion, Slate, 22 August 2012.
Police share more than 50m records about members of the public, The Guardian, 21 August 2012.
How government-grade spy tech used a fake scandal to dupe journalists, Slate, 20 August 2012.
How governments and telecom companies work together on surveillance laws, Slate, 14 August 2012. 

Internet activists: the software program TrapWire is not a global conspiracy to photograph your face, Slate, 13 August 2012.

Researchers discover 'banking Trojan' named Gauss that looks awfully similar to Flame, Stuxnet, Slate, 9 August 2012.

Mexico turns to surveillance technology to help fight drug war, Slate, 3 August 2012.
Alabama gas station owner, others targeted by government-grade spy tech, Slate, 25 July 2012.
Skype won't say whether it can eavesdrop on your conversations, Slate, 20 July 2012.
FAA creates restricted airspace for drones to test 'non-eye safe' lasers, Slate, 18 July 2012.

What country monitors communications the most: US, UK, Canada, or Australia?, Slate, 18 July 2012.
Would law enforcement tolerate a "surveillance-proof" Internet service provider?, Slate, 12 July 2012.

Australia follows US, UK in proposing radical expansion of government surveillance powers, Slate, 11 July 2012.

FBI hopes to launch iris-scan database to track criminals, Slate, 5 July 2012.
Europe's anti-ACTA protesters haven't actually won yet, Slate, 4 July 2012.

Are guidelines issued by drone industry an attempt to avoid government regulation?, Slate, 3 July 2012.
Web of deceit - extraordinary rendition, The Big Issue in the North, 2 July 2012.
To get Julian Assange to face the Swedish allegations, America should back off, New Statesman, 3 July 2012.
Why is this new surveillance drone sperm-shaped?, Slate, 27 June 2012.
Armoured 'private police' security guards for street, The Big Issue in the North, 25 June 2012.
Prescott's fears for Olympics, The Big Issue in the North, 25 June 2012.
The real reason Julian Assange sought asylum, New Statesman, 20 June 2012.
French company that sold spy tech to Libya faces judicial Inquiry amid new allegations, Slate, 19 June 2012.
Why does the UK’s new Internet surveillance plan cost nearly $4 billion?, Slate, 18 June 2012.
Outrage in Germany over plan to mine social media to determine creditworthiness, Slate, 13 June 2012.
An in-mouth mic and other crazy spy technologies subsidized by the CIA's investment fund, Slate, 13 June 2012.
Did a surveillance drone help in the arrest of a North Dakota farmer?, Slate, 12 June 2012.
Row over military-style school, The Big Issue in the North, 11 June 2012.
Canadian politician using grisly murder to promote Internet surveillance bill, Slate, 11 June 2012.
US cities embrace software to automatically detect "suspicious" behaviour, Slate, 11 June 2012.
Why the US military plans to revive the blimp, Slate, 4 June 2012.
Arresting development, The Big Issue in the North, 4 June 2012. 
Meet Flame, the Trojan horse that 'redefines notion of cyberwar and cyberespionage', Slate, 29 May 2012.
Canada also wants ability to "eavesdrop" on Internet communications, Slate, 23 May 2012.
Local authority spending spotlight, The Big Issue in the North, 21 May 2012.
Doncaster hacker faces new US charges, The Big Issue in the North, 21 May 2012.
The video of a drone not far from Chicago NATO summit is probably a hoax, Slate, 18 May 2012.
Proposed British law would monitor, block suicide websites, Slate, 16 May 2012.
Secret Justice, The Big Issue in the North, 14 May 2012.
The problem with the FBI's plan to "wiretap" online communications, Slate, 8 May 2012.
What a cattle-theft case could mean for US law enforcement use of drones, Slate, 4 May 2012.
Your Eurovision song contest vote may be monitored: mass surveillance in former Soviet Republics, Slate, 30 April 2012.
Suicide and recession, The Big Issue in the North, 30 April 2012.
Manchester police privatisation, The Big Issue in the North, 23 April 2012.
Who voted against restricting sales of spy tech to dictators? These European politicians, Slate, 19 April 2012.

European Parliament takes step to restrict sales of censorship, surveillance tech to dictators, Slate, 18 April 2012.
Spy station occupation, The Big Issue in the North, 16 April 2012.
An end to squatters' rights? The Big Issue in the North, 9 April 2012.
US launches new spy satellite for secret national-security mission, Slate, 9 April 2012. 

Report: new surveillance malware targeting Syrian opposition, Slate, 6 April 2012.
Author Q&A: Stephen Graham, The Big Issue in the North,  2 April 2012.
US and other western nations met with Germany over shady computer-surveillance tactics, Slate, 3 April 2012.
Elected mayors, The Big Issue in the North, 2 April 2012.
UK civil liberties groups outraged by reported government plan to increase digital surveillance, Slate, 2 April 2012.
Sheffield student appeals against extradition to US over copyright, The Big Issue in the North, 26 March 2012.
Don’t be fooled by the Pirate Bay’s ridiculous plan to place its servers on drones, Slate, 21 March 2012.
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