Tech firms and rights groups drop support for NSA reform bill
Major tech firms like Google and civil liberties groups withdraw their support after the Obama administration demanded key changes to the USA Freedom Act
China demands explanation from U.S. on Huawei spying report
China wants a clear explanation from Washington over reports that the US National Security Agency infiltrated servers at the headquarters of telecoms giant Huawei Technologies
British spy agency collected images of Yahoo webcam chats: Guardian
Britain’s spy agency GCHQ intercepted millions of people’s webcam chats and stored still images of them, including sexually explicit ones
Alleged cyber-spying on Colombian negotiators
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos denied that his administration was in any way involved in the reported spying by members of an elite army cyber-unit
Google warns of 'splinter net' fallout from U.S. spying
Search giant Google warned that U.S. spying operations risk fracturing the open Internet into a “splinter net” that could hurt American business.
Chinese hackers for hire behind world’s largest cyber-attacks
Researchers have discovered a group of highly sophisticated hackers operating for hire out of China, and it linked them to some of the best-known espionage attacks in recent years.
French agency spies on phone calls, e-mail, web use: report
France’s external intelligence agency spies on the French public’s phone calls, e-mails and social media activity, claims a French newspaper report
Web companies release US surveillance information
Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the US government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive