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    1. July 19, 2016

      ‘Snoopers’ charter’ under threat from ECJ interim ruling

      The British government should be allowed to force telecoms groups to retain customer data but only if strict safeguards...

    2. July 14, 2016

      Microsoft wins battle with US over data privacy

      Microsoft has defeated a US order to hand over a customer’s email that was stored in Ireland, dealing the US government...

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    1. July 12, 2016

      Privacy trap awaits EU-US data-sharing pact

      The European Commission has signed off on a data-sharing arrangement between the US and the EU in spite of doubts about...

    2. July 11, 2016

      Russian telecoms groups mount fight against anti-terror law

      A sweeping new Russian antiterrorism bill has raised fears among the country’s telecoms and internet companies that...

    3. July 7, 2016

      Brussels set to sign off on transatlantic data transfer rules

      Brussels is set to sign off on a crucial new data transfer arrangement between the US and EU in spite of heavy...

    4. July 6, 2016

      Data regulation: Britain faces data privacy confusion after Brexit

      Strict EU rules on privacy mean that online data — whether pictures, emails, health records — can only be transferred...

    5. June 26, 2016

      Tech companies eye opportunity in UK exit

      The UK’s exit from the EU will create the need for a new national IT infrastructure as the country turns its back on...

    6. June 15, 2016

      LinkedIn swaps business cards with Microsoft

      Some 20th century artefacts have largely gone from the modern office, the typewriter and fax machine among them. They...

    7. June 15, 2016

      The riff: Taking away the internet does not make you safe

      Around the world, computers controlling critical infrastructure such as nuclear power stations are isolated from the...

    8. May 25, 2016

      Facebook data transfers threatened by EU ruling

      Irish authorities have warned that a crucial data transfer arrangement relied on by Facebook, Google and Amazon...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. April 27, 2016

      Russia’s chief internet censor enlists China’s know-how

      For an authoritarian government looking to tighten control of an unruly internet, who better to call than the architect...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. April 13, 2016

      Injunction furore reopens UK privacy debate

      The latest furore over celebrity injunctions has reopened the debate about the balance of open justice and privacy in...

    17. April 7, 2016

      Drive towards strong encryption will reach a natural limit

      What happens when the wave of encryption rippling through the personal technology world washes up against the realities...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. March 2, 2016

      What has the FBI ordered Apple to do and why is it refusing?

      What has Apple been ordered to do? The US court has told Apple to write a piece of software that lowers an iPhone’s...

    31. 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...

    32. March 1, 2016

      UK police to gain access to phone and internet data

      Police forces would be able to access internet browsing data and hack into computers and phones under proposed powers...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. February 23, 2016

      Gates breaks ranks over FBI Apple request

      Bill Gates has broken ranks with Silicon Valley in the stand-off between Apple and the US government, saying technology...

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