Market inquiries ensure competition

2014-04-16 16:30

Market inquiries into a certain sector, such as the Competition Commission's probe into private health care, ensure competition, says former chief justice.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

2014-04-15 08:02

The Washington Post and The Guardian has won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the US government's sweeping surveillance programmes in a blockbuster series of stories.

Heartbleed bug a critical internet illness

2014-04-11 18:22

The "Heartbleed" flaw in internet security is as critical as the name implies, and wider spread than first believed.

Internet companies' growth spooks Americans

2014-04-07 15:05

The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies have sparked growing unease among Americans.

A difficult breakup between US, internet

2014-04-07 12:05

A plan that would see the US relinquish its key oversight role for the internet to the 'global multistakeholder community' may be more difficult to fulfill then previously realised.

Obama seeks quick end to NSA spy programme

2014-03-28 12:10

US President Barack Obama has asked Congress to end quickly the government's bulk collection of phone records, which could be a big ask for lawmakers who often drag their feet.

Obama to propose ending NSA phone sweeps

2014-03-26 10:43

The White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a massive telephone surveillance programme that has raised privacy concerns from Republicans and Democrats alike .

NSA: Snowden does disservice to whistle-blowers

2014-03-20 20:48

NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett has spoken out against former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, saying he does a disservice to whistle blowers.

NSA has industrial scale malware

2014-03-12 19:07

The National Security Agency has developed malware that allows it to collect data automatically from millions of computers worldwide, a report says.

Rebekah Brooks tells of intimate relations

2014-02-21 19:34

Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers, denied having a six-year affair with fellow editor Andy Coulson but said they did have periods of physical intimacy.

Snowden elected as Glasgow's new rector

2014-02-19 12:22

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has been elected as rector at a top Scotland University, a post previously held by Albert Luthuli and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Co-worker provided a digital key to Snowden

2014-02-14 16:04

NSA says a co-worker provided a digital key to Edward Snowden that allowed him access to files

US spied on Merkel's predecessor as well

2014-02-05 10:06

US intelligence spied on former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder from 2002, NDR television reports, adding fuel to the flames of a row over spying on incumbent Angela Merkel.

Internet firms release data on NSA requests

2014-02-04 21:13

Internet firms have released new data on NSA surveillance requests after a recent legal deal.

Terror suspect challenges NSA spying

2014-01-30 11:31

A terror suspect is challenging the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's spy programme, saying in a court document that spying by the US government has gone too far.

Angry Birds site hacked after surveillance claims

2014-01-29 16:30

Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment says the game's home pages have been hacked, after reports that the data of its customers have been accessed by spy agencies.

US - stop spying on our spies

2014-01-28 07:08

The US government is looking at ways to prevent anyone from spying on its own surveillance of Americans' phone records.

NSA spying illegal, violation: Watchdog

2014-01-24 13:27

A watchdog panel has concluded that bulk data collection by the United States is illegal and should be stopped, prompting praise from intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

Minister mum on 'spy' satellite

2014-01-23 14:34

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she will not be drawn into public discussion on Project Flute, the name of a secret contract reportedly involving a Defence Intelligence satellite.

Snowden denies being Russian spy

2014-01-22 08:46

Edward Snowden has rejected suggestions he was a Russian spy, saying in remarks published in The New Yorker that he acted alone in exposing US surveillance programmes.

Snowden may use a trial to showcase spy claims

2014-01-21 09:49

Legal academics have suggested that if Edward Snowden ever returned to the US he may use a trail to expose even more secrets, an embarrassment the Obama administration may not want.

Obama, Cameron discuss security, NSA

2014-01-17 07:05

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have discussed Mideast security issues and the US review of secretive spying programmes.

Google to appeal French fine

2014-01-15 19:30

Google will appeal against a fine issued by France's data-protection watchdog over how user information is tracked and stored.

Snowden worked at US embassy in India

2014-01-13 15:59

Edward Snowden worked briefly at the US embassy in India almost three years before revealing the scale of his country's surveillance programmes, a report has shown.


Google sets out email scanning practices

2014-04-15 10:06

Google has updated its terms of service, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads.

Space research centre under espionage attack

2014-04-13 20:33

Germany's aeronautics and space research centre has for months been the target of a suspected cyber attack by a foreign intelligence service, a German news weekly reports.

Snowden calls for global deal on surveillance

2014-04-09 09:43

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden says there should be an international agreement on data collection to protect against the mass surveillance of citizens.

Tech giants growing ambitions ‘spook’ Americans

2014-04-07 14:01

The data gathering abilities of Google and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that internet companies know too much.

Report: NSA had over 300 files on Merkel

2014-03-29 19:20

German magazine Der Spiegel has reported that the US National Security Agency kept more than 300 reports on Chancellor Angela Merkel in a special databank about scores of foreign heads of state.

Obama puts forward plan ending NSA collection

2014-03-27 21:16

President Barack Obama has put forward his plan to end US government bulk collection of Americans' telephone records.

Obama: US needs to win back trust after spying

2014-03-25 19:18

The White House has proposed to halt the National Security Agency's controversial bulk telephone data collection of Americans, a programme which sparked a vast public outcry.

Huawei denounces US spying activities

2014-03-23 14:00

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has condemned alleged US National Security Agency infiltration and spying on its corporate network revealed by a German magazine.

Reporter: Andy Coulson agreed to fund hacking

2014-03-18 18:21

Andy Coulson, David Cameron's ex-media chief, agreed to fund the hacking of phones belonging to aides to Britain's Prince William and Harry, a former reporter has told a London court.

Brooks denies knowledge of phone-hack of murdered girl

2014-02-25 18:17

Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World newspaper, has denied knowing anything about the 2002 hacking of the mobile phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

News Corp's Rebekah Brooks finally testifies

2014-02-20 15:26

The jury trying Rebekah Brooks over phone-hacking charges have been told not to hold her role as a former Rupert Murdoch editor with huge influence against her as she finally takes the stand.

Snowden leaks cause Pentagon change

2014-02-04 21:14

A top US military intelligence official says the Pentagon will have to make costly changes to programmes and personnel because of leaks by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden.

'Dislikes' fail to keep people off Facebook

2014-02-04 05:30

A survey has found that more than half of Americans who use Facebook are turned off by the notion that people are sharing too much however this has not changed Facebook's popularity.

Snowden should return documents: US spy chief

2014-01-30 09:31

A top US intelligence official has called for Edward Snowden and journalists who obtained documents the former contractor took to return the materials to authorities.

Snowden nominated for Nobel Prize

2014-01-29 14:07

Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Spies use apps to track people - report

2014-01-27 22:31

Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in the apps installed on smartphones across the globe.

Snowden sees 'no chance' for fair trial in US

2014-01-24 06:56

Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says he has no plans to return to the United States, because he would have "no chance" for a fair trial.

Tech leaders warn of snooping fallout

2014-01-22 21:06

Hi-tech bosses have demanded authorities change their murky ways in the wake of revelations of a vast snooping campaign by the US and other governments.

German e-mail logins stolen

2014-01-21 19:34

The login details of 16 million e-mail users in Germany have been stolen, the Federal Office for Information Security says.

Obama scales back NSA programme

2014-01-17 22:31

President Barack Obama has banned US eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies and began reining in the vast collection of Americans' phone data in a series of reforms.

Obama's NSA announcement just the starting point

2014-01-16 17:56

The plan that President Barack Obama is expected to announce for overhauling the government's sweeping surveillance programme is just the starting point.

Kerry seeks to bridge US-Russia gap with potatoes

2014-01-14 13:42

After months of tension between the US and Russia, US Secretary of State John Kerry has sought to bridge the diplomatic gap by giving his Russian counterpart an unusual gift of potatoes.

Taiwan ex-colonel gets life for spying for China

2014-01-10 12:36

A former Taiwanese air force officer has been sentenced to life in prison for spying for China, a court says, adding to a string of spying scandals in recent years.

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