Mexican officials turned spyware on international investigators

Adding to a snowballing scandal over government spying on journalists, activists and other public figures in Mexico, computer security experts confirmed that an independent investigation into the disappearance and alleged massacre of 43 students in 2014 was targeted with highly invasive spyware known as Pegasus.


How the Kouachi brothers fell through the cracks

Both French and American authorities are facing serious questions over the failure to prevent this week's Paris siege. The answers may be matters of intelligence and diplomacy — but they could also come down to simple matters of time and money.


The year of surveillance is finally over

Surveillance was all over the news in 2014, and we learned plenty of new ways governments and companies have found to track everyday users. Here's a list of eight ways we found out our privacy was under attack this year.