While Facebook denied it co-operated with the US authorities over data sharing, it was not offering users the option of informed consent, Austrian law student Max Schrems claims. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A student has told the High Court his privacy rights are being interfered with on a daily basis as a result of the mass transfer, via the Irish arm of(...)

Supporters gather at a rally in Manhattan's Union Square in support of whistleblower Edward Snowden. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

The revelations over the past week about the scale of NSA surveillance of global digital communications is likely to be seen as a pivotal moment in th(...)