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Rappler's latest stories on mass surveillance


Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden publishing memoir

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:03 PM

'Everything that we do now lasts forever, not because we want to remember but because we're no longer allowed to forget. Helping to create that system is my greatest regret,' says Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN. Edward Snowden speaks remotely at WIRED25 Festival on October 14, 2018 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25/AFP

Edward Snowden: World is rejecting mass surveillance

Jun 05, 2015 - 1:05 PM

Snowden: Though we have come a long way the right to privacy – the foundation of the freedoms enshrined in the United States Bill of Rights – remains under threat

SNOWDEN. A recent, undated handout picture received from Channel 4 on December 24, 2013 shows US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden preparing to make his television Christmas message. AFP PHOTO / CHANNEL 4

Australia PM says new terror laws will not invade privacy

Aug 06, 2014 - 3:19 PM

Abbott: They re not invading privacy The metadata that we re talking about is information which is already kept

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks to media after attending Mass at St Mary's in Sydney, Australia, 20 July 2014. Nikki Short/EPA

Snowden should 'man up', face justice in US: Kerry

May 28, 2014 - 10:16 PM

If Mr Snowden wants to come back to the United States today we ll have him on a flight today Kerry tells NBC

NSA tracking phones worldwide – report

Dec 05, 2013 - 7:33 AM

The US National Security Agency is collecting billions of records on the location of mobile phones around the world – a stunning revelation that suggests the eavesdropping agency has created a mass surveillance tool

TRACKED? A passenger speaks on his mobile phone at Congonhas Airport, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 8, 2013. AFP / Miguel Schincariol

Obama may ban surveillance of foreign allied leaders

Oct 29, 2013 - 10:24 PM

A US official says Obama is considering banning US spy agencies from eavesdropping on allied leaders

OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY HEADACHE. US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 8. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Surveillance main issue in IGF 2013

Oct 28, 2013 - 9:34 PM

Surveillance dominates this year’s IGF forum raising questions on the moral authority of China and the US following allegations of spying

US, China, Google on the spot over spying

Oct 24, 2013 - 7:08 AM

THE IGF s workshop on online oppression sparks a heated debate

TOUGH QUESTIONS. Panelists at the Internet Governance Forum's workshop on Oppression Online face tough questions from delegates about surveillance. US State Department official Scott Busby (second from left) and Google's Ross Young (4th from left) was asked the most questions. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Leaders at Bali internet forum concerned over US surveillance

Oct 23, 2013 - 3:03 AM

Leaders from different sectors at the Internet Governance Forum are concerned over mass surveillance done by the US

The NSA Black Hole

Jun 11, 2013 - 11:06 AM

5 Basic Things We Still Don t Know About the Agency s Snooping

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP