Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: GCHQ chief (Update)
Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", a senior British spy said Tuesday, warning that some US technology companies are "in denial" over the issue.
New privacy battle looms after moves by Apple, Google
A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement.
Should you be worried about paid editors on Wikipedia?
Whether you trust it or ignore it, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world and accessed by millions of people every day. So would you trust it any more (or even less) if you knew people ...
New generation is happy for employers to monitor them on social media
Will employers in the future watch what their staff get up to on social media? Allowing bosses or would-be employers a snoop around social media pages is a growing trend in the US, and now a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Said Business School suggest ...
Monkeys take 'selfies,' sparking copyright dispute
Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright?
Wikipedia says EU court ruling is Web 'censorship'
The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet.
Digital rights group: Some Android phones may tell location history
Open Internet threats loom, study says
The future of an open Internet faces threats from government crackdowns, and "balkanization" resulting from growing concerns over broad electronic surveillance, a survey of experts showed Thursday.
A year after Snowden, tech firms must get their houses in order to Reset the Net
When you go online today, you are likely to encounter the Reset the Net campaign. Exactly one year after the first revelations from Edward Snowden about NSA spying, the campaign is designed to mobilise organ ...
Students design artificial kidney with 3-D printing
(Phys.org) —Three-dimensional printing has garnered coverage in the popular press for its application in the custom manufacturing of tools and mechanical parts. But six School of Engineering seniors have ...
Lawsuit seeks access to more secret court opinions
A new lawsuit says the Obama administration has refused to hand over secret court documents about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.
US Supreme Court takes up police searches of cellphones
The US Supreme Court takes up two cases Tuesday about whether police need warrants to search detainees' mobile phones, which have become vast repositories of personal data.
Gates-funded student data group to shut down
The head of a student data processing organization says it will shut down in the coming months following criticism that led to the recent loss of its last active client—New York state.
Judge extends order blocking data destruction
A federal judge in San Francisco has extended his nationwide order blocking the National Security Agency from destroying telephone surveillance records.