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    1. May 19, 2016

      Google appeals Right to be Forgotten ruling by French data body

      Google is appealing against a demand by French regulators to apply the EU’s “right to be forgotten” ruling outside...

    2. May 10, 2016

      What is the price for your personal digital dataset?

      It felt like a defeat when I finally signed up for Facebook and Gmail in 2007, having suffered from a teenage tendency...

    Special Reports

    1. The Connected Business

      Cloud computing is still in its infancy. Most big companies are assessing how far to g...
    2. FT Health: Digital Innovation

      Digital healthcare has run into something of a crisis of expectations. Articles below ...
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    1. May 4, 2016

      No Safe Harbour? Confusion still reigns over EU-US privacy deal

      Since 2000, US cloud providers have relied on the Safe Harbour agreement with the EU. This assured the providers and...

    2. April 28, 2016

      Internet crooks pose as savvy headhunters

      Looking for a new job, or to recruit a candidate? Beware — you are a target for scam artists and their tricks are...

    3. 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...

    4. April 26, 2016

      FBI considers revealing how it hacked Apple

      The FBI will soon decide whether to tell White House officials how it broke into an iPhone used by one of the San...

    5. April 26, 2016

      Hillsborough verdict raises questions about police trust

      Have Britain’s police chiefs truly reformed the way they deal with wrongdoing within their ranks? After today’s verdict...

    6. April 26, 2016

      Where and when you open an email is no secret

      Bring up the issue of internet privacy in conversation and you may wonder if you’ve eaten too much garlic, such is the...

    7. April 21, 2016

      FBI paid more than $1.4m for iPhone hack

      The FBI paid more than $1.4m to hackers who developed a way to gain access to the iPhone used by one of the San...

    8. April 21, 2016

      Ministers secretly approved intelligence access to personal data

      Senior British politicians have secretly known for at least 15 years about wide-ranging security service access to...

    9. April 14, 2016

      MEPs back EU passenger name record scheme

      European lawmakers finally approved plans to give security services easier access to passenger data from airlines...

    10. April 13, 2016

      EU privacy watchdogs cast doubt on data-sharing deal with US

      European data protection authorities have expressed doubts about features of a crucial new data transfer agreement...

    11. April 5, 2016

      WhatsApp extends encryption to 1bn users

      WhatsApp has joined Apple in defying the US government’s efforts to gain access to mobile phone users’ private messages...

    12. April 2, 2016

      Apple’s privacy battle is only the opening skirmish

      Called off this week, almost on the courthouse steps, the clash between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation...

    13. April 1, 2016

      Data security threat scars digital healthcare

      John Kuhn needed to bare his midriff to hospital administrators to finally get out of a $20,000 bill for surgery that...

    14. March 30, 2016

      Race to discover how FBI cracked San Bernardino killer’s iPhone

      In the week since the FBI surprised Apple by saying it may have found its own way into the San Bernardino gunman’s...

    15. March 29, 2016

      Consensus is a must for encryption technology

      The success of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in cracking the San Bernardino killer’s iPhone, without Apple’s...

    16. March 29, 2016

      Long battle looms over encryption beyond US-Apple detente

      The sudden end of the US government’s legal battle with Apple virtually guarantees fresh courtroom fights over the...

    17. March 29, 2016

      US drops Apple case after cracking San Bernardino killer’s iPhone

      The FBI has abandoned its attempt to force Apple to help it break into the San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone, after it...

    18. March 28, 2016

      Apple is standing up for its rights, not thwarting the FBI

      People have long worried about technology invading their lives. The front cover of Newsweek magazine, illustrated by a...

    19. March 25, 2016

      Apple seeks delay to New York iPhone court case amid DoJ actions

      Apple is attempting to delay court proceedings over a demand that it unlock an iPhone in a New York drugs case after US...

    20. March 24, 2016

      Google handed €100,000 fine by French data regulator

      Google has been handed a €100,000 fine by France’s privacy watchdog over allegations that it has not properly applied...

    21. March 22, 2016

      US says outside party can help crack terrorists’ iPhone

      US authorities believe they may have found a way to unlock the San Bernardino shooters’ iPhone without Apple’s help,...

    22. March 8, 2016

      UK’s head of GCHQ seeks co-operation with tech groups

      The head of GCHQ, the UK’s electronic eavesdropping agency, has moved to defuse the row between security services and...

    23. March 4, 2016

      James Comey, the lawyer doing battle with Apple

      Of all the skills a famous lawyer needs, James Comey enjoys the most elusive one: an uncanny knack for being at the...

    24. March 3, 2016

      Silicon Valley should step out of the cloud

      The other day the Financial Times reported that Apple wants to disable its own access to the iCloud, thus making it...

    25. March 2, 2016

      Facebook hit by German competition probe

      Germany's antitrust agency has launched proceedings against Facebook to investigate if the world's largest social...

    26. March 2, 2016

      Apple and FBI in plea for encryption legislation

      The FBI and Apple on Tuesday both urged Congress to produce legislation on new encryption technologies, as they showed...

    27. March 1, 2016

      Internet data protection to be expanded in surveillance bill

      Safeguards on powers to force technology companies to weaken encryption of the private data of millions of citizens...

    28. February 29, 2016

      Record fine for company that made 46m cold calls

      A spam-calling company that made more than 46m nuisance calls has been hit with a record fine from the data-protection...

    29. February 29, 2016

      US, EU data deal raises new privacy fears

      A new transatlantic data agreement will put a senior American diplomat in charge of investigating alleged breaches by...

    30. 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...

    31. February 25, 2016

      FBI demand breaches constitutional rights, says Apple

      The demand by the FBI that Apple help it break into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone breaches its constitutional...

    32. February 25, 2016

      Apple to beef up customers’ iCloud encryption

      Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers’ iCloud backups in a way that would make it...

    33. February 23, 2016

      Telegram hits 100m users and commits to remaining ad-free

      Telegram, the messaging platform that has found favour with millennials, political activists and terrorist groups for...

    34. 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...

    35. February 19, 2016

      Google and WhatsApp back Apple in FBI encryption fight

      The chief executive of Google and the founder of WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, have voiced their...

    36. February 18, 2016

      Apple’s misjudgment over San Bernardino

      Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the extent of mass surveillance of private communications by the US and UK...

    37. February 18, 2016

      Apple: draft dodging

      It is one thing to compel companies to hand over information. It seems another to conscript Apple’s engineers into the...

    38. February 17, 2016

      Apple slams US court order to unblock San Bernardino iPhone

      The confrontation between the technology industry and the FBI over encryption has deepened after Apple pledged to fight...

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