The nine judges of the US Supreme Court have unanimously ruled that law enforcement officers can't search the contents of an arrested individual's cell phone(s) without a search warrant.
Researchers from Russian AV company Kaspersky Labs and the Citizen Lab of the University of Toronto have released details about the mobile surveillance tools provided by Hacking Team to governments, intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world.
A successful legal challenge has forced the UK’s top counter-terrorism official to reveal the (until now) secret government policy that allows the GCHQ to intercept British residents' emails, text messages, and communications sent via Facebook and other social networking sites and webmail services, as well as web searches made via Google - all without needing a warrant.
Late last year, documents from Edward Snowden's NSA trove have revealed that Britain's GCHQ has mounted a successful attack against Belgacom (the largest telecom in Belgium) and its subsidiary BICS (Belgacom International Carrier Services), a Global Roaming Exchange (GRX) provider.
Telecommunications giant Vodafone has released its first-ever Law Enforcement Disclosure Report, and among the things revealed in it is the scary fact that some countries have direct and permanent access to the company's servers and to customer communications via their own direct link.