Glenn Greenwald became known internationally for his role in the publication of classified US national security documents leaked by  Edward Snowden in 2013. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty

Brazilian federal prosecutors charged US journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday with assisting a group of hackers who intercepted the cellular phone ca(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems speaking in Dublin last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Personal data transfers from tech companies in the EU into the US are “valid”, according to an opinion from a high-level adviser to the EU’s top court(...)

Max Schrems (32) began his legal fight as a student.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Facebook’s renewed clash with an Austrian privacy advocate may have extra consequences after Brexit, one of the European Union’s top data protection o(...)

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(...)

Official Secrets: Keira Knightley plays Katharine Gun in the new film. Photograph: Classified Films Ltd

Have you ever wondered who’d play you in a film? I had, occasionally, until the day I got the answer. In spring 2018, a message pinged on to my phone (...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: “We consider this as part of our rights under the nuclear deal.” Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Iran has breached internationally-agreed limits on its enriched uranium stocks in a further blow to a landmark nuclear deal US president Donald Trump (...)

Tourists from China take photos as they stand on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang

The two men have just set a trap: a digital wallet storing bitcoin has been moved to a seemingly unsecured device. The pair, perched in front of four (...)

Is this the NSA whose mass snooping was exposed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden? Photograph: Natalia Fedosenko\TASS via Getty Images

It is not every day that I hear from a huge American surveillance outfit like the National Security Agency, the one whose mass snooping was exposed by(...)

Pegasus spyware can be uploaded via WhatsApp  hack and can spy on calls and chats, and remotely control the device’s microphone and camera. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic/File

Users of Facebook’s communications app WhatsApp were advised this week to update their software, following the discovery that a previously unknown wea(...)

The executives from NSO Group made a bold claim: using just one simple missed call on WhatsApp, it had figured out a way to ‘drop its payload’, a piece of software called Pegasus that can penetrate the darkest secrets of any iPhone. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

As Apple rolled out an advertising campaign last month touting the impenetrability of the iPhone - “Privacy. That’s iPhone”, the commercials promised (...)

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