The generals who staged a coup last month use surveillance drones, iPhone cracking devices and hacking software, some of it from Western countries that bar sales of such technology to Myanmar.
Narc-narc, who’s there?
As the military seized power again, the generals moved quickly to take the country offline, criminalize online dissent and block social media.
China’s censors finally blocked Clubhouse, but not before users were able to bypass the caricatures painted by government-controlled media and freely discuss their hopes and fears.
A judge rebuffed a request by prosecutors to impose a prison sentence on Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted doctoring an email used to help authorize a wiretap on a former Trump campaign aide.
We can have democracy, or we can have a surveillance society, but we cannot have both.
The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.
The Justice Department is setting a dangerous precedent that threatens reporters — and the truth.
The website for the tech titan’s cloud business described facial recognition software that could detect members of a minority group whose persecution has drawn international condemnation.
A disclosure sheds new light on a high-profile national security law as lawmakers prepare to revive a debate over it in the Biden administration.
Demonstrators accused the government of drifting toward repressive policies.
Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities, raising questions about the tech industry’s responsibility.
We should be able to use a dating app without fear of winding up in a military database.
The former intelligence contractor, who became a fugitive after revealing mass U.S. surveillance, said he and his wife were taking the step to give the family more freedom crossing borders.
The former intelligence contractor still hopes to return to the United States. But the Russian authorities have given him the right to stay in Russia indefinitely.
It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.
The artist Trevor Paglen peers into the history of photography and its relationship to state surveillance.
Internal documents show how a source ended up in jail — and the fallout in the newsroom.
The release of a newly declassified ruling follows a separate decision by an appeals court that a defunct National Security Agency program was illegal.
Under a new national security law, the police are targeting the social media accounts of executives, politicians and activists. American internet giants are struggling to respond.
But the Air Force’s inspector general concluded that National Guard officials failed to obtain prior approval from Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to use the planes.
The Patriots’ owner refused to take a plea in the case involving visits to a Florida spa, instead arguing that police surveillance violated his Fourth Amendment rights.
Prosecutors are not expected to reveal any evidence of a broad anti-Trump conspiracy among law enforcement officials.
Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.
There is plenty the U.S. government could do to ensure that TikTok acts responsibly without getting rid of it altogether.
The Chinese police are systematically collecting genomic data from tens of millions of people.
Researchers found a potential vulnerability in an app that helps power the drones, highlighting U.S. officials’ concerns that Beijing could get access to information about Americans.
Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised that Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully pushed Google to make a change.
Newly declassified documents added more fodder for the continuing political fight over an aspect of the Trump-Russia investigation.
There’s good reason to remain skeptical about the Chinese-owned company, but for now it’s one of the best social media platforms.
The ruling is the latest twist in a campaign by privacy-rights activists in Europe to prevent personal information from being transferred to countries with looser protections.
The viral social media app has beefed up its lobbying operation to counter several potential actions in Washington that could threaten the company’s future.
As countries race to deploy coronavirus-tracking software, researchers are reporting privacy and security risks that could affect millions of people and undermine trust in public health efforts.
As the city grapples with new restrictions on online speech, American tech giants are on the front line of a clash between China and the United States over the internet’s future.
A new report revealed a broad campaign that targeted Muslims in China and their diaspora in other countries, beginning as early as 2013.
An appellate court will decide whether video evidence is admissible in the case against the New England Patriots owner. It was thrown out by a court in Palm Beach County, Fla., in May 2019.
From Minneapolis to Buffalo, Homeland Security officials dispatched drones, helicopters and airplanes to monitor Black Lives Matter protests.
The bill, which the mayor is likely to sign, compels the police to disclose the technology they use and data they collect.
Even children are pressed into giving blood samples to build a sweeping genetic database that will add to Beijing’s growing surveillance capabilities, raising questions about abuse and privacy.
Italy and Germany activated apps this week as tools to avoid a second wave of coronavirus infections, fueling a debate about privacy rights.
The Defense Department’s top intelligence official said that he had not been ordered to conduct surveillance on citizens, and that he supported their right to demonstrate peacefully.
What Americans can learn from the protests in Hong Kong.
In 1957, Franklin Kameny was fired from a government job for being gay. His bold fight against bias, Eric Cervini shows in “The Deviant’s War,” inspired a movement.
The George Floyd protests expose the fault lines in metropolitan America.
The facial recognition start-up violated the privacy of Illinois residents by collecting their images without their consent, the civil liberties group says in a new lawsuit.
A bipartisan compromise to reinstate expired F.B.I. powers to investigate terrorism and espionage collapsed amid bipartisan opposition.
Lawmakers compromised on an ambiguously worded amendment that narrows a failed but popular Senate proposal.
The pandemic seemed to pass over the city-state. Then the government was blindsided by an outbreak among poor migrant workers in packed dormitories.
Richard Grenell has given the list to the Justice Department as the president and his allies press to reshape perception of the Russian investigation.
In “Dark Mirror,” Barton Gellman writes about being one of the few journalists to whom Snowden leaked classified documents about government surveillance.