Beyond device details, data shared over the internet by iOS and Android apps can include personal information such as age, gender, and location, while some apps share even more sensitive user information, such as sexual preference.
Agency spies snooped on online gaming worlds, including World of Warcraft, Second Life and Xbox Live
The games were so overrun with spies as of 2008, the intelligence outfits mulled a "deconfliction" group so they wouldn't collide into each other.
Following revelations about the NSA's attacks on Tor, James Clapper explained that the intelligence community is interested in picking apart anonymising tools because that's where the enemies of the US and its allies hang out and plot their nefarious deeds.
When you read a message in your inbox, should you trust that the information hasn't been tampered with or that it even comes from who it claims?
GCHQ has done a poor job of locking down its code-breaking competition website, making it child's play for anyone to be told they were successful.
Forget the Aston Martin DB5 and Walther PPK; today's spy needs to handle C++, cryptography and armies of zombie botnets. Does this sound as appealing? If so, you are in luck because GCHQ (The UK's Government Communications Headquaters) is looking for new operatives.
Britain is prepared to use the internet to strike computer attackers and enemy nations who launch cyberwarfare attacks on the UK's infrastructure and businesses.
Foreign Secretary William Hague takes his gloves off, and talks cyberwarfare with the tabloid press.
Iain Lobban, director of the UK Government's Communications Headquarters (better known as GCHQ), is making the headlines today after he spoke about the threat posed by internet attacks from cybercriminals and hostile nations. British government departments receive more than 20,000 Read more…