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    1. April 27, 2016

      Germany replaces head of external intelligence agency

      The German government replaced the head of the country’s external intelligence service on Wednesday after a barrage of...

    2. April 13, 2016

      Chinese hacking of US companies declines

      Chinese cyber spying on American companies has decreased since a September agreement between presidents Barack Obama...

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    1. Lawrence Summers

      March 1, 2016

      Trump’s rise shows how democratic processes can lose their way

      While comparisons between Donald Trump and Mussolini or Hitler are overwrought, Mr Trump’s rise does illustrate how...

    2. February 26, 2016

      Apple is right. Our smartphones must be kept secure

      To watch the confrontation between the US’s most valuable company and its top law enforcement agency is to find oneself...

    3. February 21, 2016

      Apple is right to worry about the FBI’s demands

      It may come as a surprise to hear that the FBI are trying to force Apple to help them hack an iPhone: one used by one...

    4. January 20, 2016

      Silicon Valley and Washington in uneasy truce after Snowden

      Edward Snowden changed the international politics of cyberspace forever. In 2013, the former contractor for the...

    5. January 7, 2016

      Big tech groups warn UK against spy bill

      Silicon Valley’s biggest companies have urged the UK government to reconsider swaths of its proposed surveillance law,...

    6. December 17, 2015

      The hype over metadata is a dangerous myth

      Communications data — and the government’s powers to collect them — are at the heart of the draft Investigatory Powers...

    7. December 7, 2015

      US revisits tough questions on domestic counter-terrorism

      Warning the American public that the threat of terrorism has “evolved into a new phase”, President Barack Obama is...

    8. November 17, 2015

      US warns on terrorists’ use of encryption

      The Paris attacks are reviving the debate about whether terrorists are taking advantage of encryption technologies that...

    9. November 4, 2015

      Do not let the spies weaken encryption

      Just as Sherlock Holmes observed in The Adventure of Silver Blaze, the most significant thing can be an absence — in...

    10. October 20, 2015

      Hacks clear path for US cyber bill

      After a year of high-profile hacks on companies and the US government, the business lobby has its best chance of...

    11. October 13, 2015

      Snoop-proof Blackphone vies to be BlackBerry’s heir

      In Geneva, Steve Jobs’ former chess partner, a former US Navy Seal and a cryptographer run a company together. What...

    12. October 8, 2015

      Worldwide fight over personal data has barely begun

      The decision by the European Court of Justice to invalidate the “safe harbour” agreement guiding flows of personal data...

    13. October 8, 2015

      China launch of renminbi payments system reflects Swift spying concerns

      China launched a cross-border renminbi payments system on Thursday, a big step in its drive to boost international use...

    14. October 7, 2015

      Europe’s costly judgment on data protection

      In the two years since Edward Snowden revealed details of the mass surveillance operations conducted by US spying...

    15. October 6, 2015

      ‘Safe harbour’: why its future hangs in the balance

      For the past 15 years, a little-known agreement called “safe harbour” has quietly enabled the likes of Facebook, Amazon...

    16. September 24, 2015

      Europe must not create a Balkanised internet

      Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass internet surveillance by US spying agencies may make fewer headlines than they...

    17. The World

      September 8, 2015

      Hawks gain upper hand in US policy on China

      Barack Obama’s first trip to Beijing as president in 2009 took place at a moment of great weakness in the US during a...

    18. August 28, 2015

      US appeals court backs NSA phone data collection

      A US appeals court has thrown out a lower court’s ruling that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of...

    19. August 13, 2015

      NSA skills leak to cyber security start-ups

      Skilled engineers charged with tracking weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, US government-backed cyber...

    20. August 7, 2015

      Facebook calls for cyber security in emerging markets

      Facebook’s new security chief has called on the internet industry to go beyond securing the web “for the 1 per cent”...

    21. July 31, 2015

      WikiLeaks: NSA spied on Abe and Japanese companies

      Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, key figures of his former administration and several of Japan’s most powerful companies have...

    22. July 30, 2015

      Cyber insecurity: Going dark

      Growing impatient with the restrained debate among the Washington policy wonks, the bearded Silicon Valley engineer...

    23. July 29, 2015

      Cyber Insecurity: West eyes Dr Strangelove tactics in cyber wars

      James Clapper, the Obama administration’s director of national intelligence, is not given to slips of the tongue. On...

    24. June 24, 2015

      France slams US over claims it spied on presidents

      François Hollande has protested to Barack Obama over allegations that US National Security Agency listened to the...

    25. June 24, 2015

      US ‘tapped’ French leaders’ phones

      US intelligence services tapped the phones of French president François Hollande and his predecessors Nicolas Sarkozy...

    26. June 12, 2015

      Germany drops inquiry into Merkel phone tapping

      An investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone has been dropped by Germany’s...

    27. June 11, 2015

      Watchdog calls for overhaul of ‘intolerable’ antiterror law

      UK intelligence agencies should retain the power to access bulk internet data on the condition that warrants are signed...

    28. June 5, 2015

      Edward Snowden is a patriot and deserves freedom

      What is the responsibility of public servants who believe that the government is abusing its authority? In most cases,...

    29. June 3, 2015

      Surveillance bill fails to curtail bulk of NSA activities

      The passage of the first bill since 9/11 to curtail government surveillance represents a dramatic shift in the politics...

    30. June 2, 2015

      Obama approves National Security Agency spy reforms

      President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed legislation to reform the way the National Security Agency tracks phone...

    31. June 2, 2015

      Rand Paul’s stand against the US surveillance state

      Rand Paul would like to be seen as a David taking on the Goliath of the US surveillance state. The Kentucky senator’s...

    32. June 1, 2015

      NSA feud exposes rift over US spying

      Moments after Rand Paul, the libertarian Republican running for president, launched an attack on the NSA spying...

    33. June 1, 2015

      National Security Agency loses tools for phone spying 

      Sweeping surveillance powers including the mass collection of telephone data have been brought to an abrupt halt after...

    34. FT Alphaville

      June 1, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Shadow banks win share, manufacturing activity slows, American socialism’s...

    35. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Don’t expect that rate rise anytime soon. Minutes from the latest Federal...

    36. May 20, 2015

      Rand Paul launches bid to block NSA surveillance programme

      The simmering dispute among Republicans about the National Security Agency burst into the open on Wednesday afternoon...

    37. May 7, 2015

      US court rules NSA phone surveillance illegal

      The National Security Agency programme that collects information on the phone calls of tens of millions of Americans...

    38. May 7, 2015

      Germany halts internet surveillance operation carried out for US

      Germany has brought a halt to a long-term internet surveillance operation carried out for the US NSA intelligence...

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