Rappler's latest stories on state surveillance
Mandatory biometric registration has left many Malay Muslims distrustful of the state and concerned about how new technologies will impact their lives
The authorities in Azerbaijan don’t need to shut down the internet or social media. They can achieve control by disruption alone.
The files show a wealth of information linked to online accounts, including GPS locations, file transfers, and chat logs
The bill would give security agencies wide powers to force telecommunications and technology companies to give them access to encrypted devices and messaging apps
Proposed amendments to the Human Security Act include increasing surveillance to at least 90 days and detention to at least 30 days for 'suspected terrorists'
'We can use this for surveying areas devastated by typhoons, before and after, so that we can assess the damage,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Armed Forces chief General Carlito Galvez Jr also rejects a move to delete the provision in the current constitution assigning the military as the ‘protector of the people’
Data privacy lawyer Cecilia Soria says it's important to be more mindful and less careless in giving away personal information, especially on social media
Human rights activists say the conduct of both physical and communication surveillance is prone to abuse and is a violation of a citizen's right to privacy
According to privacy rights group Privacy International, there have been at least 7 recorded sales of surveillance equipment to the Philippines
Proponents of state surveillance argue that monitoring individuals is necessary in the interest of 'national security'. But who defines what 'national security' is? To what extent is state surveillance legal?
The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte purchased communications surveillance equipment from the UK. What should citizens know about state monitoring?
A US official says Obama is considering banning US spy agencies from eavesdropping on allied leaders
The US House of Representatives narrowly beat back an effort to defund National Security Agency programs that scoop up telephone data on millions of Americans