WASHINGTON, USA: The National Security Agency is collecting about 5bn records a day on the location of mobile phones around the world, The Washington Post reported, citing documents from US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
6 Dec 2013 08:59
NEW YORK CITY, US: UN committee on Tuesday voted to create an international day to protect journalists as media activists condemned the mounting number of reporters killed on duty.
28 Nov 2013 09:24
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: - Twitter has announced it has toughened the encryption of traffic to thwart online snooping at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service.
25 Nov 2013 07:16
NEW YORK CITY, USA: Officials have confirmed that Google will pay US$17m to settle an investigation by US states into its use of unauthorised tracking software on Apple's Safari web browsers.
20 Nov 2013 08:06
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Yahoo! chief executive Marissa Mayer says the Internet firm will begin encrypting its data to protect users from online snooping.
20 Nov 2013 06:18
NEW YORK CITY, USA: - Five people were arrested on Monday (18 November) following a global "cyber heist" in which hackers stole US$45m by overriding the cash withdrawal limits of prepaid debit cards, US officials said.
19 Nov 2013 07:48
WASHINGTON, USA: Google said the number of requests for user data from governments and law enforcement has doubled since 2010, as it renewed a push to reveal more about countries seeking to monitor data.
15 Nov 2013 09:05
SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft has opened a new cybercrime centre, using its resources to combat malware, intellectual property theft, child exploitation and other ills in cyberspace.
15 Nov 2013 08:55
WASHINGTON, USA: The young Ohio man whose remorseful video claim of responsiblity for a fatal drunk-driving accident went viral on YouTube was sentenced to 6 years and six months behind bars and imposed a US$1,075 fine.
24 Oct 2013 10:12
NEW YORK CITY, USA: The Obama administration on Tuesday (8 October) upheld a decision to ban some Samsung mobile technology products because of the patent violations owned by Apple.
9 Oct 2013 12:04
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer on Wednesday said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.
13 Sep 2013 08:18
WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Jazeera has filed a suit against US communications company AT&T for dropping the broadcast of its new Al-Jazeera America news channel on the day it launched.
22 Aug 2013 07:16
BERLIN, GERMANY: A German human rights official on Wednesday, 21 August, sharply criticised a British crackdown on the Guardian newspaper over its publication of US security secrets leaked by Edward Snowden.
22 Aug 2013 07:43
WASHINGTON, USA: US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden says neither his father nor his father's attorney speak for him "in any way," according to a statement published last week by an online news site.
19 Aug 2013 07:03
NEW YORK CITY, US: A New York regulator on Monday announced a probe into virtual currencies like Bitcoin on Monday, saying they could be used by drug traffickers and gunrunners and threaten US national security.
15 Aug 2013 17:29
FORT MEADE, US: US Army officers overseeing Bradley Manning ignored his angry outbursts and signs of mental health problems before he gave secret files to WikiLeaks, his defence lawyer alleged on Monday.
14 Aug 2013 07:13
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