Canadians sue spy agency over mass data collection

A Canadian spy agency is collecting meta-data about its citizens’ phone records and internet activity, according to a new lawsuit, which is the first such case in the country since the PRISM scandal broke in the US this summer.

Social media judge says tweets are for cops

In a closely-watched case tied to last year’s Occupy Wall Street protests, a New York judge ruled that tweets are no different from words shouted in the street and ordered Twitter to turn over a user’s account to prosecutors.