Justice Department excoriated for journalist snoop

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for the Associated Press in what amounts to the largest government press snooping exercise carried out in a western nation.

Republicans sink Facebook snooping legislation

House Republicans yesterday voted down an amendment that would have made it illegal for employers to ask job applicants for their Facebook passwords.

Seven out of ten parents snoop on kids' activity online

The vast majority of parents monitor their kids' social networking accounts regularly, according to a survey from privacy group Truste.

Outcry as UK watchdog clears Google of snooping

The UK's Information Commissioner has ruled that Google did no harm with its unauthorised collection of Wifi data, a move which has angered privacy campaigners.