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Pandemics: A social justice issue

Framing coronavirus as a security threat is not the only possible approach

Steal my data, feed me lies

Snowdon's book tells the world about his work for the US government, and how he grew disaffected with what they were up to

Is your smart city spying on you?

Social and surveillance states underline the need for inclusive tech

Canada takes refugees who sheltered NSA whistle-blower Snowden

Vanessa Rodel and her daughter arrived in Toronto on Monday night after years of harassment in Hong Kong

If the 12 indicted Russians never face trial in the US, can anything be gained?

The indictments are an important step in the effort to determine what happened during the 2016 US elections

Pink-haired whistleblower at heart of Facebook scandal

With Christopher Wylie's help, Carole Cadwalladr revealed how Cambridge Analytica scooped up data from millions of Facebook users in the US.

If we can’t trust Kaspersky, can we trust Microsoft?

An intelligence agency may still break into software companies to backdoor their software, and probably will.

Snowden warns of rise in US domestic spying following Trump’s election victory

The former US spy agency contractor believes democratic checks and balances are losing ground to authoritarianism.

​Hackers will find life a little harder as Chinese satellite safeguard communications

China’s new satellite could change how we communicate, creating messages that disappear when someone tries to hack into them.

Jarre brings politics to electonica

A pioneer of electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre has roused crowds, yet at the root of the genre lies a political dimension, he says.

Snowden gets a handle on Twitter

“I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public”

Citizenfour beats back Big Brother

The screening of the documentary about NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden at SA's Encounters documentary film festival is timely.

Calling all whistleblowers: AfriLeaks offers a secure platform

Whistleblowers can now send us tip-offs via afriLeaks, a secure and anonymous method of leaking information to the M&G.

Study shows US data sweep harms press freedom

A study has found that surveillance efforts aimed at thwarting terrorist attacks have undermined press freedom - and broader democratic rights.

UK says spying program that may or may not exist is legal

The British government is being sued for monitoring activities exposed by Edward Snowden, but it maintains that it operates within the law.

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