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State of Surveillance

Human Rights Activists Are Asking 8 Countries How Much They Spy on Each Other's Citizens

Are international surveillance agreements just a way to avoid local anti-spying laws?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.13.17
nsa

This Is What the World's Spies Used Instead of MSN Messenger

InfoWorkSpace was pretty advanced for 2003, but damn is it painful to look at today.
Joseph Cox
8.11.16
uk

British Spies May Soon Be Able To Get Data Straight From American Companies

“Last time they did this, we assembled the Minutemen.”
Janus Kopfstein
2.7.16
News

Canadian Spies May Have Unintentionally Exposed Canadians to Foreign Spying

Canada's secretive spy agency is left crossing its fingers.
Jordan Pearson
1.28.16
Australia

Australia’s Dystopian Data Law Is Changing the Internet Spying Game

Metadata collection isn't just for secret government programs anymore.
Jordan Pearson
8.31.15
Features

When Canada Learned It Had Spies

The government had constantly denied that Canada was involved in spying or espionage—until an enterprising young Englishman named William Macadam came along.
Graham Templeton
8.5.15
SURVEILLANCE

NSA Targeted a Canadian Bank and Telecom Company Reveals New Snowden Doc

According to a new report, the US security agency has been monitoring the private network traffic of Rogers and Royal Bank of Canada.
Jordan Pearson
3.17.15
FRANCE

Meet Babar, a New Malware Almost Certainly Created by France

Copies of the “fully blown espionage tool, built to excessively spy,” were discovered by researchers last year, and detailed in a new report.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.18.15
Canada

Teens Obediently Ask Snowden Boring Questions About Resisting Surveillance

Edward Snowden's spirit animal is a cat, not that anyone was allowed to ask.
Ishmael N. Daro
2.3.15
Canada

Spies Know What You're Downloading on Filesharing Sites, New Snowden Docs Show

A program called LEVITATION monitored users of file sharing websites such as Rapidshare and the now-defunct Megaupload for suspicious activity.
Matthew Braga
1.28.15
NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Spied On Its Citizens Before Making It Legal, Says Snowden

Even as his government was working with the NSA on widespread collection of data, Prime Minister John Key said the new law "is not, and never will be, about wholesale spying on New Zealanders."
Daniel Stuckey
9.15.14
Power

How the US and Its Spy Allies Scan the World for Hackable Servers

So far, the agencies have mapped every server in 27 different countries.
Michael Byrne
8.16.14