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  1. April 10, 2014

    Microsoft cloud system wins EU privacy regulators’ approval

    Microsoft’s privacy changes to its online enterprise cloud storage system won EU regulators’ approval for meeting the bloc’s...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Watchdog to probe police ‘overuse’ of personal data

    Police may be overusing their power to access communications data from personal computers and mobile phones and should be...

  1. 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...

  2. February 17, 2014

    Berlin must not erect a data wall

    Last October Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, discovered that the US security services regularly listened to her mobile...

  3. February 17, 2014

    Pipe dreams of bank payment methods become reality

    Imagine being able to send money to someone’s bank account when all you have is their mobile phone number. What if you could...

  4. February 12, 2014

    Turkey clampdown on internet adds to economic woes

    Why, in the first throes of a corruption scandal late last year, did Turkey’s government install a secret policeman as head...

  5. January 28, 2014

    Online privacy fears mount in the UK

    Six in 10 British internet users have become more worried about online privacy than they were a year ago, according to a...

  6. January 22, 2014

    Expert panel to investigate internet governance

    An independent commission of top-level international policy makers and politicians will open a two-year investigation into...

  7. January 16, 2014

    Google loses UK ruling on internet privacy case

    British internet users who are suing Google for allegedly breaching their privacy have won a legal challenge allowing them...

  8. December 17, 2013

    Edward Snowden offers Brazil help on spying in return for asylum

    Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor, has offered to help Brazil investigate digital...

  9. December 16, 2013

    UK users sue Google for alleged breach of privacy

    Google is embroiled in a legal fight with UK internet users who are suing the internet giant for allegedly breaching their...

  10. December 11, 2013

    Silicon Valley must keep the spies out of its honey trap

    The internet and social network companies of Silicon Valley enjoy one of the world’s most attractive business models. Offer...

  11. December 6, 2013

    EU data protection rules hit by surprise legal objection

    US tech companies such as Facebook and Google face the prospect of dealing with 28 different European data protection...

  12. November 25, 2013

    EU accuses US of improperly trawling citizens’ online data

    Brussels is to warn Washington that US tech companies risk losing their exemption from privacy rules unless the US changes...

  13. November 20, 2013

    Private investigators convicted for data breach

    A private investigations company whose clients included Allianz Insurance and Leeds Building Society has been found guilty...

  14. November 6, 2013

    Max Mosley wins case against Google over sex images

    Max Mosley, the former Formula One racing chief, has won a landmark case against Google in Paris, forcing the company to...

  15. October 31, 2013

    US admits surveillance on foreign governments ‘reached too far’

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, said on Thursday that US surveillance of foreign countries and governments had “reached...

  16. October 24, 2013

    Restoring trust in the secret state

    In the imaginary rule book of Joseph Heller’s dystopia, Catch-22 says the authorities have a right to do anything we cannot...

  17. September 19, 2013

    Google and Facebook face tougher EU tax and privacy rules

    US technology groups such as Google and Facebook face being regulated and taxed where customers use their websites under...

  18. September 16, 2013

    China intensifies internet crackdown

    The Chinese government has intensified its crackdown on the internet, describing online criticism of the ruling Communist...

  19. September 4, 2013

    FTC targets ‘internet of things’ amid privacy fears

    The US Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned a home video monitoring company for privacy violations, indicating the US...

  20. August 18, 2013

    Telecommunications industry lobbies to relax privacy rules

    The biggest US cable and telecommunications companies, including Comcast and Verizon, are pushing for a relaxation of...

  21. July 15, 2013

    Ireland jostles to position itself as EU data protection hub

    Ireland is seeking to position itself as the EU’s premier data protection hub for US multinationals, while rejecting claims...

  22. July 12, 2013

    Twitter hands over data to French prosecutors

    Twitter has handed over user data to French prosecutors to help them identify the authors of a spate of anti-Semitic and...

  23. June 18, 2013

    Web watchdog gets wider role in battle to curb child abuse images

    The culture secretary has asked the Internet Watch Foundation to seek out illegal images of child abuse on the internet,...

  24. June 18, 2013

    Rights groups warn against moves to block illegal online content

    Civil society groups warn the government’s attempt to block illegal or extreme content online could “easily” lead to wider...

  25. June 18, 2013

    Internet companies face pressure to block child abuse images

    Internet companies will be put under “unrelenting pressure” to do more to block online child abuse images, the culture...

  26. June 6, 2013

    Bilderberg event unites protesters against the unknown

    A former Labour minister, a Ukip MEP and a US arch conspiracy theorist gathered in a field just outside Watford on Thursday...

  27. May 15, 2013

    New Yorker reveals Aaron Swartz-inspired system to protect sources

    Four decades after Deep Throat met Bob Woodward in a Washington parking garage, news organisations are scrambling to find...

  28. April 30, 2013

    Airbnb plans ID verification system

    Airbnb plans to verify the real-world identity of all its 4m members by asking them to upload passports or driving licences,...

  29. April 25, 2013

    Engine of humanity: ‘The New Digital Age’

    The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, John Murray...

  30. April 10, 2013

    All you need to know – about yourself

    Acxiom is preparing to step out of the shadows. The consumer data broker, which tracks everything from a person’s estimated...

  31. March 23, 2013

    Apple shuts down password system

    Apple temporarily shut down its password reset system on Friday after discovering a security flaw that potentially allowed...

  32. March 15, 2013

    Screen grab: Pressure on big internet groups

    The internet, Nicolas Sarkozy declared during his tenure as French president, must not be allowed to become a “wild west”....

  33. March 4, 2013

    Qatar and Kuwait to back Gulf web project

    Qatar and Kuwait have thrown money behind an ambitious project to build a new Gulf internet cable network, to help combat...

  34. February 28, 2013

    ISPs ordered to block ‘pirate’ websites

    The High Court has ordered Britain’s six biggest internet service providers to block access to three websites that provide...

  35. February 28, 2013

    UK internet use doubles in six years

    More than two-thirds of British adults use the internet every day, twice the proportion who did so just six years ago, with...

  36. February 10, 2013

    Brussels fights US data privacy push

    Europe’s most senior justice official is adamant she will fight US attempts to water down a proposed EU data protection and...

  37. February 3, 2013

    US tech groups criticised for EU lobbying

    The head of the European coalition of data protection authorities has sharply criticised intensifying pressure from US...

  38. January 1, 2013

    A secret world of web surveillance

    For Winston Smith, “the black moustachio’d face that gazed down from every commanding corner” was a perpetual reminder: Big...

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