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

Germany replaces intelligence agency head

Move is bid to end criticism of BND implicated in US spying affair

Comment & analysis

epa05276784 A handout picture made available on 25 April 2016 by the German Federal Government (Bundesregierung) shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) as she welcomes US President Barack Obama (2-L), French President Francois Hollande (2-R), British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (R), to the US-European summit in Hanover, Germany, 25 April 2016. Topics discussed during the talks will include the fight against terrorism as well as the crises in Syria and Libya. EPA/GUIDO BERGMANN / GERMAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT / HANDOUT ©EPA
Support plunged after Snowden and on fears of web dominance
Isis fighters in Syria ©AP
No one, Moscow included, will argue against America’s use of the internet to attack Isis
– Roula Khalaf
Conceptual digital image of lock on circuit background
Many business models rely on capturing and extracting value from data
– Richard Waters
FBI and Apple logos

FBI considers revealing how iPhone hacked

Agency could disclose the device vulnerability to the company

FBI ends stand-off with Apple over iPhone

Access demand pulled after suspect in drugs probe gives passcode

FBI paid more than $1.4m for iPhone hack

Bureau chief says cost of cracking Apple device was ‘worth it’

Microsoft sues DoJ over ‘secrecy orders’

Tech industry battle intensifies over government access to data

Chinese hacking of US companies declines

Private sector spying falls after Obama and Xi’s September accord

Watchdogs distrust EU-US data privacy deal

Criticism opens way for legal challenges to Privacy Shield

US urges Apple to unlock drug case iPhone

Method to access San Bernardino phone may not work on newer phones

WhatsApp extends encryption to 1bn users

Law enforcement agencies unable to access keys to private messages

Race to discover how FBI cracked iPhone

Security industry and Apple seek tech flaw — and hackers that found it

Encryption battle looms beyond US v Apple

Questions over balance between security and privacy remain

US drops Apple case after cracking iPhone

FBI finds way to access contents with help from unnamed group

Apple seeks New York iPhone case delay

Group looks to outcome of attempt to unlock San Bernardino phone

US says third party can help crack iPhone

Offer of help to circumvent security raises vulnerability concern

GCHQ head seeks cyber co-operation

Hannigan calls for sharing of ideas in a less charged atmosphere

Apple and FBI in plea for encryption laws

Both sides make case before Congress in iPhone row

US, EU data deal raises new privacy fears

American official in charge of investigating surveillance breaches

Apple privacy battle looms as watershed

Centuries of debate come to head with San Bernardino shooter case

FBI demand ‘breaches Apple’s rights’

iPhone maker cites Constitution’s First and Fifth Amendments in its legal response

Apple to beef up iCloud encryption

New protections will make it impossible for tech group to comply with data requests

Apple’s FBI fight has roots in 2015 case

Drug dealer trial in New York offers clues to company’s approach

Gates breaks ranks over FBI Apple request

Microsoft founder says tech companies should be forced to co-operate with law probes

Apple wants government panel on encryption

FBI chief defends legal fight to unlock terrorist’s iPhone

US steps up pressure in clash with Apple

Company’s refusal to unlock iPhone is about branding, says DoJ

Apple’s Cook takes lead in privacy fight

Chief executive’s position hardens amid FBI encryption demand by FBI

Apple wins allies in FBI encryption fight

Google and WhatsApp voice support over unblocking of iPhone

Apple’s misjudgment over San Bernardino

Cook should drop his objection to the FBI order on iPhone access

Apple hits out at order to unblock iPhone

Tim Cook calls request to build back door to phone’s security system ‘chilling’