US eavesdropping

Since the 9/11 terror attacks the US administration has acquired a formidable arsenal of telephonic and data surveillance powers - the remarkable scale and scope of which have been revealed thanks to a whistleblower who worked at the National Security Agency

Paul launches bid to block NSA programme

Senator wants to stop mass collection of telephone call data

Comment & analysis

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Concern about government snooping is mixed with anxiety about commercial use of data
– Gideon Rachman
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A balance must be struck between individual privacy and the state’s duty to safeguard security
– Philip Stephens
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Demands for co-operation from one government will inevitably lead to others, says Philippe Sands

Spy revelations turn the tables on Berlin

German intelligence agency accused of helping NSA snoopers

Germany halts online surveillance for US

Decision comes after NSA declined to justify requests clearly

Merkel’s office drawn into spy probe

BND affair dents public confidence in leader

German spy chief defends record

Gerhard Schindler denies BND acted as ‘submissive tool’ of US

A strike back against the US deep state

National security establishment seems to have evaded constraints of political scrutiny

US Republicans face NSA dilemma

Reform plans for electronic surveillance needed after bill blocked

Silicon Valley prepares to take on spooks

Technology companies have the public on their side for now but they are in a precarious position

Chat apps lock down messaging services

Tougher encryption may frustrate spy agency pleas for greater access

Tech groups hit back at spy chief claims

Industry says it has been unfairly targeted

A post-Snowden settlement is much needed

The GCHQ head opens a vital debate on security and privacy

Tech sector cannot define due process

Issues over geeks and spies have become blurred since cold war days, writes Philip Bobbitt

Tech groups encrypt data after Snowden

Privacy-focused start-ups create apps that offer greater security

Q&A: US tech companies and terrorism

UK spy chief accuses Facebook and Twitter of helping jihadis

Spying fears prompt Amazon German centres

Company responds to concerns about US internet surveillance

Tech groups warn over US online snooping

US businesses hurt by NSA surveillance in Europe

New Zealand spies on public, says Snowden

Premier forced on defensive over claims as election looms

Yahoo faced fines over NSA compliance

Search group’s battle with US over user information dates back to 2007

Obama defends CIA head on Senate spies

Brennan faces calls to resign as director of the agency

CIA apologises for spying on Senate

Staff computers targeted ahead of torture report

Berlin to boost counter-intelligence against US

Reaction to revelations of extensive American surveillance

Typewriters stand against cyberspying

How many the German government are using is not known, so the policy is working

Spying claims weigh on US-China talks

Berlin drops Verizon over US spying fears

Group loses government contract over NSA links

Post-Snowden era a challenge for US tech

Many early tenets of the internet age no longer apply

Snowden affair shows power of analytics

IT can be used to spot unusual behaviour that could indicate a rogue employee

Snowden says he is no spy for Moscow

Kerry urges ex-NSA contractor to return to US

Cisco calls on Obama to rein in surveillance

CEO warns after NSA found breaking into exported hardware

Merkel blocks Snowden Berlin appearance

Government accused of interference

US on back foot in web negotiations

Washington has lost ‘moral authority’ after Snowden leaks