Keira Knightley in Official Secrets

It’s the season of the whistleblower. In a few weeks domestic audiences will get to see Adam Driver as Daniel J Jones, the senate staffer who uncovere(...)

The Advocate General expressed a vigorous defence of personal privacy in the face of the “mission creep” of states and law enforcement agencies. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

People’s communications data cannot be gathered and held by governments without strong safeguards, firm time limits, transparent and vigorous oversigh(...)

Bruce Schneier: “We’re all open books to both governments and corporations; their ability to peer into our collective personal lives is greater than it has ever been before”

A decade ago, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties cautioned that the mobile phone was in essence, the equivalent of a personal tracking device, reco(...)

 Whistleblower Edward Snowden: disclosures of large scale, secretive state surveillance.   Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

When Edward Snowden’s disclosures of large scale, secretive state surveillance began to emerge via the Guardian newspaper nearly two years ago, hum(...)

Edward Snowden, whose latest document releases were published by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung

The Government has been accused of cowardice for “putting its head down” and declining to comment on the news that Irish telecommunications cables hav(...)

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham

New documents released this week via the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden outline how Irish subsea telecommunications cables have(...)

Guardian deputy editor Paul Johnson said Britain’s intelligence agencies visited it and said it would be closed if it  persisted in publishing Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance. Photograph: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

The Guardian deputy editor Paul Johnson has clarified his statement at a radio conference i(...)

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for homosexual activity.

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for homosexual activity.Dr Turing, who(...)

 Angela Merkel holds a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone featuring high security  software, used for governmental communication, at a computer fair in Hanover in in March this year. Photograph: Reuters

On Wednesday last week, German chancellor Angela Merkel telephoned Barack Obama and protested in reportedly robust terms against the hacking of her mo(...)

The main entrance of the Guardian Newspaper office in  north London. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Guardian editors yesterday revealed why and how the newspaper destroyed computer hard drives containing copies of some of the NSA and GCHQ secret file(...)

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