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Treason probe row: Germany's justice minister sacks top prosecutor

The German justice minister Heiko Maas has sacked Harald Range, the country’s top prosecutor, saying the latter no longer enjoyed…

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German government starts treason investigation against news website

The German government has launched a treason probe into a news site that had reported on plans to step up…

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Chinese milittary official suspects US motives in South China Sea

A senior Chinese military official has hinted that the US has ulterior motives in increasing tensions over…

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US: NSA bulk phone data collection to end by June 1

The National Security Agency (NSA) will no longer have the legal authorization to collect bulk phone records in the

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Over 100 documents recovered from Osama bin Laden raid released

The US has released over 100 documents and letters recovered from the 2011 special forces raid on…

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Charlie Hebdo receives controversial PEN award

Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, has received the PEN freedom of speech award in New…

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New Zealand parliament backs new anti-terror laws

The parliament of New Zealand has backed new anti-terror laws that are aimed at tackling the homeland threat overseas extremist…

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Edward Snowden wins human rights award

Edward Snowden received Sweden’s prestigious Right Livelihood award for revealing the extent of state surveillance carried out by agencies in…

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No limits to state surveillance in UK, says Edward Snowden

The surveillance system being run by British authorities goes far deeper than anything seen in the US, former NSA contractor…

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New Zealand PM slams 'mass surveillance' claims

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has slammed allegations by the US journalist Glenn Greenwald that he was “deceiving the…

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Germany seeks answers from US over spying

Germany has sought an explanation from the US after a German national suspected of being a double agent for America…

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Federal judge ruled that NSA surveillance is legal

A federal judge has ruled that the mass collection of telephone and Internet records by the National Security Agency is…

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Obama wasn't aware NSA spies on world leaders

US officials told the Wall Street Journal that President Obama didn't approve of the monitoring of the phones of 35…

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£1.1bn package to boost UK's military capabilities

Prime minster David Cameron is announcing an extra £800m investment in Britain’s intelligence and surveillance operations.   The funding will…

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Russia is watching people in their hotel rooms

All journalists complaining about their Sochi hotel accommodations should be aware that they're being watched in their rooms.  Deputy prime…

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Adobe releases update to Flash after security threat revealed

Adobe updated its Flash software to plug a vulnerability that became public after data got stolen from an internet surveillance…

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US researchers use wi-fi signals to beam power to camera

US researchers have used wi-fi signals to beam power to a camera. The battery-free surveillance camera had…

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Surge in government requests for user data: Twitter Report

There has been a significant increase in the number of government requests to Twitter for user information, the firm’s transparency…

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Internet is 'less free, more unequal'

The internet was becoming less free as well as more unequal, a report by the World Wide Web Foundation says.…

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Twitter sues American government over surveillance laws

Twitter has sued the American government over US surveillance laws. Under existing laws, the company cannot reveal certain information about…

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