Investigations


GOOGLE'S PROJECT DRAGONFLY
Exposing the internet giant's confidential plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China.

Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal

Google Struggles to Contain Employee Uproar Over China Censorship Plans

Inside Google’s Effort to Develop a Censored Search Engine in China

Google Staff Tell Bosses China Censorship is “Moral and Ethical” Crisis

Google Executives Misled Staff in Meeting on China Censorship

Senior Google Scientist Resigns Over “Forfeiture of Our Values” in China

Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers

Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Search Users in China

Leaked Transcript of Private Meeting Contradicts Google’s Official Story on China

Google Shut Out Privacy and Security Teams From Secret China Project

Google’s Secret China Project “Effectively Ended” After Internal Confrontation

THE SECRETS OF AT&T
Disclosing connections between the communications giant and a hidden network across the United States that covertly monitors phone calls and emails.

The NSA's spy hub in New York, hidden in plain sight

The NSA's hidden spy hubs in eight US cities

THE FIVE EYES -- AN ONGOING SERIES
Shining light on the world's most powerful spy agencies and their controversial activities.

USA: The National Security Agency

The surveillance engine: how the NSA built Its own secret Google

In bungled spying operation, NSA targeted pro-democracy campaigner

NSA plans to infect ‘millions’ of computers with malware

How secret partners expand NSA’s surveillance dragnet

Malware in European Union attack linked to US and British intelligence

Operation Auroragold: How the NSA hacks cellphone networks worldwide

NSA planned to hijack Google app store to hack smartphones

Top-secret document reveals NSA spied on porn habits as part of plan to discredit 'radicalizers'

UK: Government Communications Headquarters

Inside Menwith Hill: The NSA's British base at the heart of US targeted killing

British spies track web users' online identities

Operation Socialist: The inside story of how British spies hacked Belgium’s largest telco

Vodafone-owned company aided British mass surveillance

How UK spies hacked an ally and got away with it

Facing data deluge, secret UK spying report warned of intelligence failure

GCHQ to trawl Facebook and Twitter for intelligence

NEW ZEALAND: The Government Communications Security Bureau

New Zealand launched mass surveillance project while publicly denying it

New Zealand targets trade partners, hacks computers in spy operations

Inside Waihopai's domes

NZ's spy reach stretches across globe

New Zealand used NSA system to target officials, anti-corruption campaigner

Revealed: The names NZ targeted using NSA's XKeyscore system

New Zealand spied on WTO director candidates

New Zealand spy data shared with Bangladeshi human rights abusers

CANADA: Communications Security Bureau

Documents reveal Canada’s secret hacking tactics

CSEC used airport Wi-Fi to track Canadian travellers

Canada casts global surveillance dragnet over file downloads

Canadian spies collect domestic emails in secret security sweep

AUSTRALIA: Australian Signals Directorate

The U.S. spy hub in the heart of Australia

UNDERCOVER IN JAPAN
Unprecedented disclosures about the Japanese government's shadowy intelligence agencies.

The untold story of Japan's secret spy agency

Japan made secret deals with NSA that expanded global surveillance

COUNTER-TERRORISM
Investigating the use and abuse of British counter-terrorism powers.

Josh Walker fought against ISIS. He nearly got killed. Now he's charged with terrorism.

How the UK prosecuted a student on terrorism charges for downloading a book

The Life and death of Objective Peckham: Stripped of British citizenship and killed by an American drone

Airport police demanded an activist’s passwords. He refused. Now he faces prison in the UK.

University staff asked to inform on 'vulnerable' Muslim students

Police forces come together to create regional surveillance units

Police share more than 50m records about members of the public

POLICE AND PRIVATE SPIES
Revealing the companies selling the police legally dubious surveillance tools.

The little-known company that enables worldwide mass surveillance

Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm

Governments turn to hacking techniques for surveillance of citizens

Met police using surveillance system to monitor mobile phones

Police buy software to map suspects' digital movements