Officials are again pointing to the need for mass surveillance to take down terrorists. Here’s what we know about how well it works.
The latest Pew poll shows America has earned some less-than-favorable marks around the globe.
The Obama administration has stepped up the National Security Agency's surveillance program on U.S. soil to search for signs of hacking.
After Edward Snowden, the government said its controversial surveillance programs had stopped a terrorist—David Coleman Headley. The claim is largely untrue.
If you downloaded the privacy software Tor in 2011, you may have been flagged to be spied on.
An amendment proposed by the House would remove the requirement that the National Institute of Standards and Technology consult with the NSA on encryption standards.
Here are some techniques that anybody can use to protect their privacy online.
One lesson of the Heartbleed bug is that our government is paying to undermine Internet security, not to fix it.
Our criticism of the U.S. government's covert or "discreet" funding of communication channels like ZunZuneo or Radio Free Europe presumes that they try to seed something non-native.
The European “right to be forgotten” could help protect U.S. citizens against blanket data surveillance.
Rereading the late senator in a post-Edward Snowden and Julian Assange era.
The decision follows revelations about the NSA’s covert influence on computer security standards.
The companies that sell information about how much money you make—and whether you’re pregnant, divorced, or trying to lose weight—are facing new scrutiny.
Commercial products and artistic projects that hint at how we might protect ourselves from government detection in the future, should we so choose.
"We were inside their computers."