Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security

US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication. The cloud, it seems, is full of holes. The good news: New Snowden documents show that some forms of encryption still cause problems for the NSA. Der Spiegel

Secure it all

Web Encryption Gets Stronger and More Widespread: 2014 in Review EFF

The CIA Torture report

“There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.” Firstlook

Freedom on the Net 2014

Freedom on the Net 2014 – the fifth annual comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe, covering developments in 65 countries that occurred between May 2013 and May 2014 –finds internet freedom around the world in decline for the fourth consecutive year, with 36 out…

Regin & GCHQ

 A cyber-attack on Sony Pictures distracted attention from a more worrying story about a piece of malware used by GCHQ The Guardian

You can trust GCHQ

“So a secretive court thinks that secret safeguards shown to it in secret are an adequate protection of our privacy.” BBC

The NSA owns your phone.

For the NSA, the task was easy. The agency had already obtained technical information about the cellphone carriers’ internal systems by spying on documents sent among company employees, and these details would provide the perfect blueprint to help the military break into the networks. The//Intercept

Edward Snowden wins Swedish human rights award

Whistleblower Edward Snowden received several standing ovations in the Swedish parliament after being given the Right Livelihood award for his revelations of the scale of state surveillance. Guardian