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.
Nearly half of the 68 civilians killed on Pearl Harbor day were Japanese American and the Hawaii Territorial Guard, which mobilized the morning of December 7 was largely made up of Nisei, the children of Japanese immigrants. That was before they were incarcerated for being Japanese.
The NSA's ability to collect mass amounts of phone data might be coming to end as a bill on the topic moves through Congress. A former CIA head says it's a necessary check against abuse, but one journalist thinks the agency has moved beyond the program altogether.
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.
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.
The NSA's massive Utah Data Center isn't really even open yet and it's already having problems. The building's computers are being zapped, to the tune of $100,000 per incident, by power surges. And crews are having trouble figuring out why.
Continuing revelations from Edward Snowden are feeding the political humor mill around the world, as they also feed anger among US allies. In today's Global Scan, we find at least one leader who doesn't have to worry about US electronic eavesdropping. And we find new uses for ktichenware, from spamming to political protest.
Earlier this year, a number of newspapers were found to have illegally hacked into the voicemails of celebrities and crime victims — and now some of the organizers behind those efforts are in court themselves.
In the 1970s after Watergate, the Senate held hearings that showed the NSA had been spying on citizens. And Congress enacted laws to control it. Journalist Tim Weiner says that's the type of openness the US needs now.
Snowden is a bit of a hero in Russia, though he's hardly been seen since receiving asylum there. Reports in the Russian press say Snowden will start work for one of the largest websites in Russia next month.
Ousted leader Mohammed Morsi proclaims his legitimacy in an Egyptian court, and we have the NSA's top ten list of why its widespread spying is legitimate. Also, a $1.3 billion treasure trove of artwork stolen by the Nazis is found in a hoarder's Munich apartment. That and more, in today's Global Scan.
Did he or didn't he? Members of Congress seem to think Edward Snowden, the man responsible for leaking thousands of pages of National Security Agency documents, wrote a letter asking for clemency. Some aren't so sure.
Rob Ford remains steadfast in his refusal to give up his job as mayor of Toronto — and perhaps that's providing motivation to some of Canada's other drug users. Edward Snowden's revelations have sparked hearings before the British Parliament and Twitter had finally gone public. Those stories and others in today's Global Scan.