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

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on Abe

Alleged operations to bug phones date back at least a decade

Comment & analysis

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US tech companies are shielding more data from government. But is it now harder to track terrorists?
– Hannah Kuchler and Richard Waters
Edward Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor
Their implicit position is he did America a service and should pay for it, writes Jacob Weisberg
Rand Paul: The maverick libertarian Kentucky senator is taking a much more isolationist stance on foreign policy than the rest of the GOP field. ©Bloomberg
Senator is filling his coffers but doing little to improve NSA oversight
– FT View

France slams US over spying claims

Elysée summons ambassador amid ‘unacceptable facts’

US ‘tapped’ French leaders’ phones

White House silent on NSA spying claims

Germany drops Merkel phone tapping inquiry

Prosecutors claim US authorities unwilling to co-operate with probe

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks via videoconference at the "Virtual Conversation With Edward Snowden" during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)
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Surveillance bill fails to curtail NSA

Freedom Act still marks shift in politics around terrorism in US

Obama approves NSA spy reforms

Law changes how intelligence agency can access phone records

NSA feud exposes rift over US spying

Rand Paul bets on public backlash against surveillance

NSA loses tools for phone spying

Libertarian Rand Paul blocks bid to stop measures’ expiry

Paul launches bid to block NSA programme

Senator wants to stop mass collection of telephone call data

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

The high price of the Google guarantee

A balance to be struck between the privacy of the individual and the state’s duty to safeguard security

A spy pact is no substitute for law

Demands for co-operation from one government will inevitably lead to others, says Philippe Sands

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 to protect users may frustrate spy agency pleas for greater monitoring 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