National Security Agency

New privacy app takes a page from NSA technology

Scrambl3, a new app on the market, creates the smartphone equivalent of a virtual private network to make messages invisible on the internet.

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.

Brazil not considering asylum for Snowden

After Edward Snowden's open letter, Brazil says it's not considering granting asylum to him as the country has not received a formal request.

Gamers spook world of spycraft

US and UK intelligence agents have been posing as Orcs and Elves to snare terror suspects online.

WTF, NSA? Tech giants vent spy fury

Google and Yahoo! are fuming over revelations that the agency intercepted their users' records.

Obama knew Merkel was being spied on, report

Barack Obama was personally informed of mobile phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have begun as early as 2002.

Spy revelations poison the pond

The fallout from the Edward Snowden saga is starting to affect global trade relationships.

Spy agency used some Americans’ data to map their behaviour

The National Security Agency has mapped some Americans' "social connections that can identify their associates".

Big Brother must be kept in his place

Being front-page news every week for months at a stretch is not ideal when your business is secrecy, writes Alistair Fairweather.

Snowden files: US spooks share secret data

The NSA shares intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, states a document from Edward Snowden.

How the NSA sabotaged the internet

Alistair Fairweather thinks the US government needs to condemn the NSA's attack on one of the world's most important resources - the internet.

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Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.