The ruling that revolves around an Alberta sex assault case is troubling for civil liberties advocates, who say it will infringe on the privacy rights of Canadians.
By Tess Owen
After VICE News published more than 800 pages of NSA documents about Snowden's efforts to raise surveillance concerns, he alleged there's even more evidence that not yet been made public.
More than 800 pages of formerly classified NSA documents, including emails sent from the highest levels of government, give unprecedented insight into both Edward Snowden's final weeks at the agency and its response to his historic leaks.
By Justin Ling
It's taken the better part of a decade, but Washington has finally got Ottawa to agree to report whenever Americans enter Canada, and whenever Canadians enter America.
A court filing by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association and two others cited a jailhouse phone call in which an inmate called Apple's encryption a "gift from God."
The co-founder of Apple rival Microsoft took the FBI's side in the dispute over unlocking an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino shooting.
Anyone wishing to maintain anonymity when sending VICE Media tips and documents can now use SecureDrop, a proven tool that utilizes Tor and PGP Encryption.
By VICE News
How has the information age changed the way we think about, and value privacy and secrecy? Watch the discussion live, moderated by VICE News Editor-in-Chief Jason Mojica.
By VICE News
How has the information age changed the way we think about, and value privacy and secrecy? Watch the discussion at Davos Open Forum 2016, moderated by VICE News Editor-in-Chief Jason Mojica.
By Miriam Wells
A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights says a Romanian company was within its rights to monitor an employee's use of Yahoo Messenger and fire him for sending personal messages.
By Miriam Wells
It is the second time this year that a court in Brazil has ordered WhatsApp, which is used by 100 million people there, to be blocked for refusing to hand over personal data to criminal investigators.
Proposed new legislation will allow UK law enforcement agencies to see every website someone has visited over the course of a year, without a warrant, in what appears to be a world first.
Shortly after the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, the NSA asked all Americans for suggestions on how it could better protect civil liberties. The agency received 14 emails.
Colombia has spent millions of dollars to procure high-end surveillance technology that can intercept cellphone calls, capture text messages, and sort through personal information to create profiles of citizens.
By John Dyer
The approval is ratcheting up the long-running debate between privacy advocates, tech innovators, corporations, and government regulators over unmanned flying vehicles.
American law enforcement agencies are collecting phone information without warrants through use of the controversial StingRay devices that mimic cell phone towers.
The hack has unleashed a voyeuristic spectacle and sparked public shaming, even as the potentially devastating consequences of exposing private details come into focus.
A multibillion-dollar industry has developed to track your images online and in the real world, and it's completely unregulated by the United States government.
By Mansi Choksi
The unprecedented plan to collect DNA samples from everyone living in Kuwait has rankled privacy advocates and raised human rights concerns.