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.
Edward Snowden's biggest legacy may not come from changed laws or powers — it may just be the way that the debate over privacy has forced big companies like Apple and Google to safeguard its customers' information in more ways.