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US data sweep harms press, rights - study

2014-07-28 20:40

Large-scale surveillance by the US government has begun to have an impact on press freedom and broader democratic rights, a study shows.

Britain moves to keep email, phone data

2014-07-10 19:02

Britain says it will rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms companies to retain customers' data for a year.

Google flooded with removal requests

2014-07-04 07:50

Some of the world's biggest news sites have hit back at Google for removing links following Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling, saying it's like burning books.

Rights groups: UK conducts mass cyber-snooping

2014-06-17 16:23

Civil liberties groups have said that UK spies are bending the rules to intercept Britons' online communications.

China police arrest woman over Tweets

2014-06-10 11:31

Chinese police have arrested a woman for comments made on Twitter, state media says, with the detainee apparently a student who posted about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

NSA scoops up images for facial recognition programs

2014-06-01 21:49

The US National Security Agency is scooping up large quantities of images of people for use in facial recognition programs, the New York Times has reported.

US tries to debunk Snowden claims with e-mail

2014-05-30 08:53

The US government has released an email written by Edward Snowden, in a bid to debunk his claim that he raised concerns about mass spying programmes before fleeing and engineering huge media leaks.

Snowden worked as a spy 'at all levels' - NBC

2014-05-28 07:14

US fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden "trained as a spy" and worked "undercover overseas" for intelligence agencies, he told NBC News in excerpts of an interview.

Hackers charged for targeting Australia, Indonesia

2014-05-22 11:14

Two alleged members of international hacker group Anonymous have been charged by Australian authorities with targeting local and Indonesian government websites.

SA spied on by US agency

2014-05-18 10:33

South Africa’s diplomatic mission to the UN and its New York consulate offices have been spied upon by the US National Security Agency, says a report.

China detains journo over 'state secrets' leak

2014-05-08 08:47

China has detained a prominent former journalist for leaking "state secrets", in the latest move to silence critics of the ruling Communist Party.

How to visit a sex shop

2014-05-07 15:24

If you haven’t managed to visit a sex shop yet, and you want to, here are a few tips on etiquette.

Philippines deports Taiwanese over internet scam

2014-04-24 18:05

The Philippines has deported 44 Taiwanese accused of online and phone scams targeting mainland Chinese, Taiwanese officials say.

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.

 

Deal reached over gynaecologist who taped patients

2014-07-22 10:59

The health care affiliate of a top US medical school is to pay $190m to patients of a gynaecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped them.

Germany asks US intelligence official to leave

2014-07-10 20:23

Germany has asked a US intelligence official at the embassy in Berlin to leave the country in connection with investigations into suspected American spying in Germany.

Merkel: Spying on allies a waste of energy

2014-07-10 16:48

Spying on allies is a waste of energy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said when asked about two suspected US spy cases that have come to light in the last few days.

NSA foreign data sweep legal and valuable - panel

2014-07-02 12:28

The National Security Agency's vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals has been said to be a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism.

Rights groups: UK conducts mass cyber-snooping

2014-06-17 16:09

Civil liberties groups have said that UK spies are bending the rules to intercept Britons' online communications.

Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

2014-06-02 07:13

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, says that he has applied for asylum in Brazil.

Google: How to uphold EU privacy ruling

2014-06-01 17:15

Google and other internet companies find themselves in a quandary over how to strike a balance between privacy and freedom of information.

Snowden says he wants to return to US

2014-05-29 09:43

Fugitive self-proclaimed spy Edward Snowden says he wants to return home, as he defended his massive leak of US intelligence secrets, saying abuses of constitutional rights left him no choice.

Mass DNA test of teens fails to find rapist

2014-05-22 16:32

French authorities say that mass DNA testing of the entire male population of a French high school failed to find the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

NSA's future 'safe' in Admiral's hands

2014-05-19 11:11

As NSA director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to the agency caused by leaks about its programmes, the abuses of the US government revealed in the Watergate scandal are on his mind.

Privacy ruling could hit Google hard

2014-05-14 10:22

Internet companies can be made to remove irrelevant or excessive personal information from search engine results, Europe's top court has ruled.

Signs that he's cheating

2014-05-07 15:25

If your partner's behaviour is suddenly changing and you're not sure why, it may be that he is having an affair.

Snowden expects to remain in Russia

2014-05-01 09:30

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who fled to Moscow last year after revealing details of massive US intelligence-gathering programs, expects his asylum status in Russia to be renewed.

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.

 
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