Secrets from smart devices find path to legal system

2017-03-20 06:24

An Ohio man claimed he was forced into a hasty window escape when his house caught fire last year. His pacemaker data obtained by police showed otherwise, and he was charged with arson and insurance fraud.

FBI paid over $1m for iPhone hack

2016-04-22 08:49

The Federal Bureau of Investigation paid hackers more than $1 million to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, director James Comey said Thursday.

Assange could leave Ecuador embassy this year: lawyer

2016-03-31 09:26

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, could leave his refuge before the end of this year, a high-profile former Spanish judge who leads his legal team told AFP on Wednesday.

Cruz and Trump: Boost surveillance of Muslims after Brussels

2016-03-23 10:38

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says that surveillance in Muslim neighbourhoods in the US must be intensified following the deadly bombings on Brussels' airport and subway.

Russia seeks to fly over US with high-powered digital camera

2016-02-22 13:17

Russia is seeking permission to start flying surveillance planes equipped with cameras amid warnings from US intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States.

Struggling with privacy tradeoffs in digital era

2016-01-17 08:10

Would you allow your insurance company to monitor your driving for a discount? Or let a 'smart thermostat' save energy by tracking your family's movements around your home?

New Facebook feature for your child's privacy

2015-11-18 15:09

An automatic warning feature for parents.

Embarrassment as CIA director John Brennan's emails get leaked

2015-10-22 07:19

Anti-secrecy campaign group WikiLeaks has published an initial tranche of documents it says were from the personal email account of CIA director John Brennan.

DA wants SABC spy allegations investigated

2015-08-30 12:21

The Democratic Alliance says it had requested the Inspector-General of Intelligence to investigate allegations that the state security agency was spying on SABC staff.

Watch: Aussie woman finds out her husband cheated live on radio

2015-08-21 08:04

Husbands and wives across the world are being confronted with their partners' extramarital affairs after a catastrophic leak at adultery website Ashley Madison spewed electronic evidence of infidelity across the Internet.


Microsoft wins appeal to protect overseas data

2016-07-15 09:44

Microsoft scored a big victory on a keenly watched privacy battlefront, with a US appeals court exonerating the company for refusing to give police user data stored overseas.

BlackBerry responds to police eavesdropping report

2016-04-19 08:28

BlackBerry has acknowledged it helped Canadian federal police crack a Montreal crime syndicate that had been using its messaging system.

The man who is about to disrupt identity protection

2016-03-29 13:45

With the vision of making the world a better place, Vinny Lingham is looking to disrupt the personal identity protection space with Civic, a free offering backed by Bitcoin technology.

Facebook like button may break law - German court

2016-03-10 07:08

Facebook 'like' buttons on commercial websites break German law if users are not warned that their personal data is being shared, a court ruled on Wednesday.

China accuses Canadian of carrying out spying missions

2016-01-29 13:24

China says it has evidence that a Canadian man charged with spying and stealing Chinese state secrets carried out assignments for Canadian intelligence agencies.

Wakey-wakey, parents!

2015-12-03 11:55

This is how easy it is for paedophiles.

North West says no to pictures

2015-11-02 13:55

Should kids of celebrities be off limits to paparazzi?

US man admits sending military technology to Russia

2015-09-10 11:41

A Texas man has admitted in federal court in New York that he acted as a secret agent for the Russian government and headed an operation over about 10 years to export military technology to that country.

Ashley Madison subscribers included White House, Congress workers

2015-08-21 10:55

Hundreds of US government employees, including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies used Internet connections in their federal offices to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.

US spied on Japan government, companies - WikiLeaks

2015-07-31 10:56

The US spied on senior Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major companies including conglomerate Mitsubishi, according to documents released by WikiLeaks, which published a list of at least 35 targets.

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