UN report slams global surveillance, cites Necessary & Proportionate Principles
18 Jul 2014 •
A report by the top UN human rights authority condemns government surveillance practices for the “lack of accountability for arbitrary or unlawful interference in the right to privacy.”
That’s ¢la$$ified: U.S. passes authorization for surveillance spending
11 Jul 2014 •
The U.S. passed an intelligence budget authorization law on Monday, continuing the troubling practice of keeping the intelligence budget classified, while offering modest transparency reform and whistleblower protections.
U.S. government targets civil society leaders for surveillance without explanation
10 Jul 2014 •
Access condemns the FBI and NSA’s targeted surveillance of community leaders and thousands of others without due process.
What we know now: 365 days of surveillance revelations
5 Jun 2014 •
Access sums up the past year of surveillance revelations and asks: given what we know now about the extent of government surveillance, what will we know next?
Busting BÜPF: Proposed Swiss surveillance law threatens privacy, sparks protest
30 May 2014 •
The government of Switzerland has put forward a legislative proposal that would give the government new powers to surveil telecommunications and the internet. These amendments would unnecessarily expand the Swiss surveillance state by beefing up mandatory data retention laws and permitting the government to use spy technology for routine police purposes.
‘NSA Gone Wild’ in the Bahamas, Mexico, Kenya, the Philippines and more
22 May 2014 •
Per the latest Snowden revelation, the NSA is recording all call content in at least two countries