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post 17 October 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Whisper it quietly: who can you trust online?

The reason so many online services are free is because they are selling your data out the back door: to advertising agencies or, in the case of Whisper, to websites like Buzzfeed.

post 17 October 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology How your desk is a jackpot for spies...

The humble desk has a double life. On the one hand it is home to coffee rings and chewed biros. On the other, it is a window spies can use to access your private information. So how safe are you?

post 16 October 2014
Exclusive: Laura Poitras on Snowden - the movie

Laura Poitras' movie CITZENFOUR captures the man at the centre of today's Watergate moment - Edward Snowden - in a compelling story of whistleblowing and NSA snooping.

article 13 October 2014 World, Bahrain
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Fatima Manji by The activists 'hacked' by the government of Bahrain

They came to the UK to seek refuge - but now exiled Bahraini democracy activists have been alarmed to find their online activities may have been under surveillance by the government of Bahrain.

video 17 July 2014 UK

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Snowden: If I end up in chains, I can live with that - video

Former American spy Edward Snowden has revealed new details of what he claims are US intelligence abuses of personal data collected via people's communications. Economics Editor Paul Mason reports.

video 07 June 2014 UK

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Don't spy on us! Stephen Fry's plea to governments - video

Speaking to the Don't Spy on Us conference Stephen Fry urges democratic governments to step back from the "brink of totalitarianism" and stop spying on their citizens' emails and internet usage.

article 28 May 2014 World, United States
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Edward Snowden worked 'as a spy' overseas

US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden says in a US television interview that he was "trained as a spy" and worked undercover in other countries for various government agencies.

article 30 April 2014 World, United States
Maybe it is time to forget traditional recruitment centres if you want a career in the military. The US Navy is looking for code breakers who can crack a puzzle and is using Facebook to find them.
Code breakers, your country needs you

Maybe it is time to forget traditional recruitment centres if you want a career in the military. The US Navy is looking for code breakers who can crack a puzzle and is using Facebook to find them.

post 08 April 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Did UK spooks use NSA data to spy on Britons?

A new report on how GCHQ and the UKs other spy agencies used NSA data is published - but it leaves many questions still unanswered.