Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
It's not fair to use astronauts as guinea pigs. Instead scientist are sending miniature human organs on chips to the ISS.
US prosecutors say they expected to file espionage charges against a private contractor for the National Security Agency suspected of stealing classified information.
US whisleblower Edward Snowden has opened a Twitter account and quickly gathered thousands of followers.
The Obama administration has rejected a petition signed by almost 168 000 people calling on it to pardon former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden for leaking US government secrets.
French President Francois Hollande has branded as 'unacceptable' reported spying by the United States on French senior officials and warned Paris would not tolerate actions that threaten its security.
WikiLeaks has published documents it says shows the US’s National Security Agency eavesdropping on the last three French presidents.
The House of Representatives have voted by a wide margin to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records and replace it with a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has invited Chinese officials to quiz him about reports that Wellington worked with US intelligence on a plan to hack Chinese diplomatic communications.
A senior US Department of Defence official has said the two men who tried to ram their sport utility vehicle through a gate at the National Security Agency were dressed as women.
A shooting erupted when a vehicle tried to ram an entrance gate to the US National Security Agency outside Washington, media reports have said.
The world's biggest ransom ware attack has levelled off in Europe thanks to a push-back by cyber security officials after causing havoc in 150 countries, as Microsoft urged governments to heed the "wake-up call".
The US government has halted its controversial program to collect vast troves of information from Americans' phone calls, a move prompted by the revelations of former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.
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.
The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining, and will ultimately destroy millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial programme leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.
The White House insists it is not targeting French President Francois Hollande's communications and will not do so, after documents released by WikiLeaks showed the United States wiretapped three French leaders, including him.
When a retired 51-year-old military man disclosed in a US security clearance application that he had a 20-year affair with his former college roommate's wife, it was supposed to remain a secret between him and the government.
As Congress considers whether to extend the life of a programme that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates and civil liberties groups say they fear too much about government surveillance still remains hidden from view.
Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the NSA in a stolen car met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to a hotel to "party".
Guards have shot one man dead and seriously wounded a second when they tried to ram into the entrance gate at the Fort Meade headquarters of the National Security Agency.
US intelligence agencies will stop bulk collection of data on calls by US telephone subscribers, unless Congress extends a law authorising the spying.
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