Phone-hacking scandal: Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp, ultimate owner of the News of the World, in 2011. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Back in the early days of Nick Davies’s investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World newspaper, someone contacted students who had attend(...)

French President François Hollande meets with parliamentarians at the Elysée Palace in Paris after revelations of US spying on French presidents. Photograph: Charles Platiau/AFP/Getty Images

French politicians yesterday vied to see who could make the most morally outraged statements about past spying by the US National Security Agency on F(...)

The revelation by Wikileaks that the United States spied on French president François Hollande and his two immediate predecessors has been met with a (...)

The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks have said in a (...)

Bruce Schneier: “We’re all open books to both governments and corporations; their ability to peer into our collective personal lives is greater than it has ever been before”

A decade ago, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties cautioned that the mobile phone was in essence, the equivalent of a personal tracking device, reco(...)

Reports said Russia and China have broken into a cache of Edward Snowden files and British agents have had to be withdrawn from live operations as a consequence. Photograph: EPA/Guardian

The British government is being challenged to answer in public claims that Russia and China have broken into the secret cache of Edward Snowden files (...)

The Obama administration had acknowledged that up to 4.2 million current and former employees whose information resides in the Office of Personnel Management server are affected

Hackers linked to China have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by millions of intelligence and military personnel for se(...)

Former Florida governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks to German chancellor Angela Merkel  after he addressed the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party economic council in Berlin. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has praised Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) for its fiscal discipline and demanded a tougher intern(...)

Group of seven: Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe; Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper; US president Barack Obama; German chancellor Angela Merkel; French president François Hollande; British prime minister David Cameron; and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi on their way into Elmau Castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Everything went right on Sunday for Angela Merkel’s Amazing Alpine Spectacular. As the Magnificent Seven leaders arrived – first by helicopter, then g(...)

The US authorities have moved partially to undo the broad surveillance powers acquired in the wake of the 9/11 attack 14 years ago. The passage throug(...)