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  1. August 25, 2014

    Cynicism is no match for the mortal threat posed by Isis

    The cold war carried the highest stakes in history – nuclear weapons saw to that – but it was essentially rational. There...

  2. August 24, 2014

    Corporate hack attack fears drive flash of cash

    Once a grudge purchase considered a drain on corporate resources, IT security has moved to the very top of the agenda...

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  1. Cyber Security

    Cyber attacks on the likes of eBay, Yahoo and US retailer Target have raised public co...
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  1. August 21, 2014

    Britain’s problem with jihadism

    The videotaped killing of James Foley, an American journalist, at the hands of a British Islamist militant offers a chilling...

  2. August 15, 2014

    Def Con: the ‘Olympics of hacking’

    When tens of thousands of computer hackers hit Las Vegas for a weekend, a drab convention centre is transformed for a very...

  3. August 3, 2014

    Experts to expose flaws in cyber security devices

    Internet-connected cameras, USB sticks and even a web browser promising anonymity have serious security flaws, according to...

  4. July 31, 2014

    Microsoft setback in cloud era test case

    Microsoft on Thursday suffered a setback in a case testing the cross-border reach of law enforcement in the cloud computing...

  5. July 11, 2014

    Germany’s sense of betrayal takes it away from US patron

    These are tough times for Atlanticists in Berlin. Opinion polls show public trust in the US is plunging while former...

  6. July 11, 2014

    US-German relations are too important to squander on spy scandals

    I returned on Thursday from a trip to the US with four other members of the foreign affairs committee of the Bundestag to...

  7. July 10, 2014

    Germany expels US intelligence chief over espionage row

    Berlin has expelled the head of US intelligence in Germany over allegations that the CIA has been recruiting spies in the...

  8. July 4, 2014

    Russia clampdown stokes fears of Balkanisation of the web

    Concerns about the potential Balkanisation of the internet were heightened when Russia’s parliament passed a bill requiring...

  9. July 4, 2014

    Germany arrests US double agent, reports claim

    German authorities have arrested a suspected double agent working for the US who is thought to have spied on the Bundestag’s...

  10. June 26, 2014

    Berlin drops Verizon over US spying fears

    Berlin has terminated a contract with Verizon over concerns about the security of its systems in the first sign of serious...

  11. June 24, 2014

    Theresa May attacks internet companies’ intrusion on privacy

    Theresa May accused internet companies of intruding on customers’ privacy for commercial gain as she tried to reignite her...

  12. The World

    June 12, 2014

    Germany cools towards US and UK

    There is a widening gap between Germany and its two principal English-speaking allies, the US and the UK, which ought to...

  13. June 5, 2014

    One year on, Snowden affair shows power of big data analytics

    A year ago today, June 5 2013, The Guardian, a UK newspaper, published the first of its exclusives based on documents leaked...

  14. June 4, 2014

    China denounces US tech ‘pawns’ as cyber espionage spat deepens

    Chinese state media have launched a publicity offensive against Google and other US technology companies as a spat with the...

  15. June 2, 2014

    NYT journalist faces jail over CIA leaks

    The US Supreme Court has refused to take up an appeal by a New York Times reporter against an order for him to testify in a...

  16. May 29, 2014

    Snowden says he is no spy for Moscow

    WASHINGTON, May 29 – Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told a US television interviewer on...

  17. Business Blog

    May 22, 2014

    The first skirmish in the cyber espionage trade war

    The Chinese backlash against the US decision to charge five Chinese military officers with cyber-espionage has started. Of...

  18. May 20, 2014

    China’s rampant commercial spying

    The US Department of Justice’s indictment of five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking this week is unlikely to...

  19. May 18, 2014

    Cisco boss calls on Obama to rein in surveillance

    Cisco’s chief executive has written to President Barack Obama warning of a collapse of trust in US technology after evidence...

  20. May 16, 2014

    ‘No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State’, by Glenn Greenwald

    No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State, by Glenn Greenwald, Hamish Hamilton,...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    May 8, 2014

    Activists press for Snowden appearance

    Adam Berry/AFP Activists wearing effigies of German chancellor Angela Merkel and vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel take part in...

  22. May 5, 2014

    Foreign spy agencies recruit corporate IT staff, warns MI5

    Foreign intelligence agencies are targeting IT workers at big businesses, hoping to recruit them and gain privileged access...

  23. May 2, 2014

    White House study backs data-gathering

    US internet companies that collect masses of data about their users dodged a bullet on Thursday as a White House study...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 25, 2014

    No net result in Brazil

    NETMundial, the global talking shop held this week in São Paulo on the future of the internet, finished its second and final...

  25. April 24, 2014

    Google VC invests in former NSA analysts’ start-up

    Google’s venture capital arm and Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins have invested in a start-up run by two former National...

  26. April 23, 2014

    Brazil moves to make up over US spy row

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff opened an international conference in São Paulo on the internet on Wednesday by attacking...

  27. April 14, 2014

    Pulitzer Prizes recognise NSA leak reporting

    The Pulitzer Prize Board delivered an indirect vindication of the disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor...

  28. April 10, 2014

    Report links Chinese military to cyber hacking

    The Chinese military is accused of continuing to hack western companies despite denying the accusations last year after a...

  29. April 8, 2014

    European Court of Justice rules EU data collection laws illegal

    Europe’s top court has ruled that EU law forcing telecommunications companies to store customer data for up to two years was...

  30. April 6, 2014

    Three candidates spy top job at UK electronic eavesdropping agency

    There was a time when the job of Britain’s electronic spy chief was as impenetrable as the cyphers his organisation worked...

  31. April 6, 2014

    GCHQ looks outside agency for new head

    Two civil service mandarins and a serving spy make up the shortlist of candidates to be the next head of GCHQ, as the...

  32. March 31, 2014

    Huawei buoyed by enterprise and consumer divisions

    Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecoms equipment company, posted record sales and its strongest net profit in three years...

  33. March 28, 2014

    Liability concerns hold back data sharing

    There has been an extra bright spotlight on the security industry over the past six months due to recent retailer breaches...

  34. March 27, 2014

    China rebukes US for ‘hypocrisy’ over Huawei spying

    China’s government on Thursday rebuked the US for spying on Huawei Technologies, the Shenzhen-based telecommunications...

  35. March 26, 2014

    New Zealand sees no risk in Huawei deal

    New Zealand has seen no evidence that Huawei, the Chinese telecoms company, poses a threat to its security, according to the...

  36. March 25, 2014

    Obama to curb NSA phone data collection

    The Obama administration is preparing legislation that would end the storage of telephone data on millions of Americans by...

  37. March 23, 2014

    NSA accused of breaching networks run by China’s Huawei

    Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has condemned reports that the US National Security Agency breached the company’s...

  38. March 21, 2014

    Microsoft caught up in fresh privacy storm

    Microsoft on Thursday scrambled to head off a privacy storm after it was revealed that the software company had searched...

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