In a heated exchange, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly told President Obama that NSA tactics resemble those of the Stasi.

A number of technology companies have combined their efforts to expose and counter surveillance by governmental entities.

Although he promised to bring greater transparency to government, many key Obama administration programs are kept under deep cover.

The National Security Agency is keeping track of the locations of hundreds of millions of cellphones all over the world, according to the latest documents from Edward Snowden.

Members of the Guardian newspaper staff may be charged with crimes of terrorism over the British newspaper's handling of secret U.S. National Security Agency documents leaked by computer analyst Edward Snowden, the Reuters news agency reported.

 

With their nearly vertical rise in price, the digital currency Bitcoins are coming under increased scrutiny by skeptics and naysayers.

The Justice Department is leaning toward not charging WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange for publishing the classified documents he received from PFC Bradley Manning, according to a report published by The Washington Post.

A document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA is intent on maintaining its dominance in intelligence collection and has pledged to expand upon those powers.

In light of revelations of NSA surveillance of foreign leaders and people, the question of whether the Fourth Amendment applies to citizens of other countries is being debated.

Various government agencies are discussing the possibility of regulating Bitcoin, but some experts say that Bitcoin's decentralized nature makes it difficult if not impossible to regulate.

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