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    1. December 12, 2014

      Women of 2014: Laura Poitras

      The first time Laura Poitras was stopped and questioned at an airport, she thought it was a mistake. Flying home to the US...

    2. December 10, 2014

      Shifts and shocks on the soft power scale

      I used to be asked how the US could deploy its soft power in the Middle East more effectively. That was in the days of the...

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    1. The Connected Business

      The Connected Business provides comment, news and analysis from across the FT about IT...
    2. Cyber Security

      Cyber attacks on the likes of eBay, Yahoo and US retailer Target have raised public co...
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    1. December 8, 2014

      Leaks boost privacy start-ups

      Companies that aim to provide better standards of privacy for internet users are hoping to seduce the mass market next year,...

    2. November 19, 2014

      US Republicans face NSA dilemma

      Republican senators have blocked a bill to overhaul the National Security Agency that was supported by the White House, but...

    3. November 12, 2014

      The high price of the Google guarantee

      Let’s call it the Google guarantee. It may well be the future of the internet. Send a message or email, swap a photograph,...

    4. November 7, 2014

      Encryption expert offers support to UK’s GCHQ chief

      Britain’s new digital surveillance chief has found an unexpected ally for his controversial criticism this week of Silicon...

    5. November 5, 2014

      Top chat apps race to lock down messaging services

      Leading chat apps are racing to lock down their messaging services to prevent interception by governments and criminals,...

    6. November 4, 2014

      Tech companies have no right to define due process on data

      One can imagine the outrage among telecommunications executives at the statement in these pages by Robert Hannigan, the head...

    7. November 4, 2014

      Tech companies step up encryption in wake of Snowden

      Companies including Google, Yahoo and Facebook have tried to improve encryption dramatically after the Snowden revelations...

    8. November 4, 2014

      It is time to forge a post-Snowden settlement

      More than a year has passed since Edward Snowden revealed extensive covert surveillance activities by the US National...

    9. Business Blog

      November 4, 2014

      Britain's spies break cover to campaign for their industry

      Traditionally, one thing upon which the British could rely was that they never heard anything about, or from, the security...

    10. The World

      October 24, 2014

      Attacks expose Canada's surveillance problem

      The shooting spree inside Canada’s parliament building on Wednesday poses an important political test of the Edward Snowden...

    11. October 20, 2014

      Hackers find suppliers are an easy way to target companies

      The windows may be bolted and the security gate locked, but security experts are warning that unless every other entrance...

    12. October 9, 2014

      Tech groups warn over US online snooping

      Leaders at two top tech security firms have warned that American businesses are being hurt by concerns about US online...

    13. September 16, 2014

      Tying up the internet

      In January some users of Bookmate, a Moscow internet start-up, had an unpleasant surprise. When they tried to access the...

    14. September 15, 2014

      WikiLeaks releases copies of FinFisher ‘malware’

      WikiLeaks has released copies of surveillance software, developed by German company FinFisher, that has been used by...

    15. September 15, 2014

      Companies need to work harder to keep the internet open

      Governments and companies are engaged in a battle to determine who can do what on the internet, and the outcome will...

    16. September 15, 2014

      New Zealanders under mass surveillance, Edward Snowden claims

      New Zealand’s prime minister was forced on to the defensive on Monday amid a bruising election campaign after Edward...

    17. September 12, 2014

      Yahoo faced fines over NSA compliance

      The US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 per day if the internet company refused to comply with its requests for...

    18. September 5, 2014

      Hal Finney, computer scientist, 1956-2014

      Decades before revelations of pervasive civilian surveillance by the US National Security Agency shook the online world, Hal...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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