Charles Spence, head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University – “We’re also working with apps that match music to what you’re eating – your ice cream, your wine, your tea.”

An Oxford neuroscientist and cutting-edge gastronomists such as Heston Blumental are experimenting with ways for technology to en(...)

British prime minister David Cameron suggested that all digital encryption in Britain be maimed by supplying back doors for security organisations. Photograph: Bloomberg

Karlin Lillington: David Cameron’s and Barack Obama’s attempts to expand the power of security agencies isn’t anything new

The Hit Team will assist people who have suffered from an online infringement

A computer screenshot shows the US Central Command Twitter feed after it was apparently hacked by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathisers

People would expect a defence organisation to be an exemplar of meticulous cybersecurity, writes Karlin Lillington

Anthony Elonis repeatedly posted on Facebook about about killing his ex-wife and gunning down kindergarten children. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Anthony Elonis case widely seen as first formal test of online freedom of speech

Edward Snowden’s  leaks made citizens, businesses and governments aware of the scope of what was possible in large-scale surveillance and secret data access. Photograph: Reuters

NSA leaks started a chain of events which has made privacy a tangible issue for citizens

Microsoft is appealing a court order to hand over emails held on an Irish server. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

State granted extra time for rare filing by sovereign of Amicus brief

For about the outlay for a decent laptop, you can get a piece of kit that will automatically find planets, constellations, galaxies and other interstellar ports of call

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Amazon warehouse: Luxembourg’s 3 per cent VAT for ebooks has caused vendors such as Amazon and iTunes to base operations in the country, enabling them to undercut competitors selling goods from within other member states. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

New EU legislation governing tax on internet sales will come into effect on January 1st

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