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Big Brother is listening – on your phone

We explore the capacity of the government to spy on the communications of individuals’ cellphones, landline phones and internet activities.

Guardian editor tells Parliament Snowden data is secure

Britain's Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has told Parliament that less than 1% of information leaked by Edward Snowden has been published.

Assange files charges against US spy

The WikiLeaks founder has filed charges in Germany claiming a US marine intelligence officer spied on him during a Berlin computer conference.

Bradley Manning: I’m sorry that my actions have hurt people

US Army private Bradley Manning has apologised for leaking secret intelligence files to WikiLeaks that allegedly harmed his country and others.

Pimples: Snowden plays catch-me-if-you-can

Whistleblower Edward Snowden possesses the cunning skills needed to survive the world of espionage. But even America's most wanted needs an ally.

US wants Snowden arrested for espionage

US authorities have filed espionage charges against rogue intelligence technician Edward Snowden and have asked Hong Kong to detain him.

SA knew UK was spying on it in 2009

The South African government knew that British spooks were spying on it at the 2009 London G20 summit, say international relations sources.

Spy wars: South Africa is not innocent

Much like the US, South Africa spies on its own citizens illegally, and continues to do so despite knowing the spying cannot be justified.

Ten things about surveillance

The word comes from the French, meaning to look or watch over (veiller; to watch or keep watch, as in a sentry; sur: over or above)

Law cannot keep up with spying tech

Spying is said to be the world's second-oldest profession. Since it is covert by definition, it is used as a weapon against friends and allies.

Spying: SA’s outcry over spying rings hollow

Diplomatic traffic is fair game and not worth damaging relations over, personal data is not, says Richard Calland.

Weekend 101: Malema and the Proteas – epic failures

Julius Malema walks the lonely road to court, the Proteas take a lonely flight home and SA spooked by UK spies.

Espionage allegations point to infighting in Zanu-PF

The arrest of three Zimbabwean businessmen last month on espionage charges has intensified speculation about a witch-hunt in Zanu-PF.

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