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Housing activists want probe into City of Cape Town ‘spying’

The City of Cape Town admits it monitors the social-media pages of housing activists but denies that this is spying, as tensions surrounding land occupations increase

‘Sauce’ for the gander a disgrace to their gender

Anybody who has actually read the book will certainly know there is no attempt by me, or the publishers, to sell it as a sexed-up Jane Bond spy drama.

M&G reduces former spy to a vagina on legs

The greatest irony is that focusing on Forsyth's sex life did not highlight the terrible things she did as an apartheid-era spy.

Smutty take obscures the true role sex played

The way the M&G handled a review of apartheid spy Olivia Forsyth's book has triggered angry questions about patriarchal attitudes in the newsroom.

Israeli surveillance unit members ‘won’t spy on Palestinians’

Reserve soldiers in Israel's surveillance unit said they won't spy on Palestinians under occupation, drawing attention to the ethics of the practice.

How to perfect the fine art of spotting a bloody agent

Casual references to foreign powers and spies are unlikely to let up after Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Maphatsoe's slap-down.

Why is no one watching the watchmen?

A long-awaited report reveals SA spooks’ endless battles with funds, efficacy and independence

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.

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.

Eskom apologises for spying on Greenpeace, Earthlife

Eskom has apologised for using a private security company at the Medupi power station in Limpopo to spy on environmental bodies.

Brazil spied on US, Iran, Iraq, Russia

Brazil, which hotly denounced US surveillance of its leaders, itself spied on US officials as well as on Russia, Iran and Iraq a decade ago.

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.

US: Secret court approves further phone tracking

The secret federal court overseeing US wiretapping programs has extended the government's authority to collect telephone records it has been revealed.

‘Stop spying’ says Fry

Group urged European leaders to take a stand against industrial-scale spying by US and British intelligence agencies.

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