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Mark Zuckerberg called Barack Obama to 'express frustration' over surveillance

Zuckerberg calls Obama to 'express frustration' over surveillance

Mark Zuckerberg has phoned the US president to vent his frustrations over alleged internet surveillance.

Spy agencies are slurping personal data from leaky mobile apps

Spy agencies are slurping personal data from leaky mobile apps

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.

NSA sweeps up hundreds of millions of text messages daily

NSA sweeps up 200 million text messages daily

The National Security Agency (NSA) collects around 200 million text messages from around the world every day, according to the latest revelations from Edward Snowden.

Agency spies snooped on online gaming worlds, including World of Warcraft, Second Life and Xbox Live

NSA and GCHQ spies snooped on online gaming worlds

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.

US head of intelligence: NSA wants to break Tor to get at the bad guys

US head of intelligence: NSA wants to break Tor to get at the bad guys

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.

Email: the forgotten security problem

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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?

Simple Google search unlocks GCHQ code-cracking competition

Simple Google search unlocks GCHQ code-cracking competition

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.

Online code-breaking test could get you a job at GCHQ

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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.

Will the UK Cyber Security Strategy make a difference?

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The British government has today published its Cyber Security Strategy detailing how it plans to protect national security and the public from internet threats, and (hopefully) support the British economy at the same time.

UK will make cyberwarfare strikes, says Foreign Secretary William Hague

UK will make cyberwarfare strikes, says Foreign Secretary William Hague

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.

GCHQ chief talks of cyber attacks

GCHQ chief talks of cyber attacks

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…