The vast majority of Irish people support strong privacy protection for their online data and want the Government to set a high bar in defending it, a(...)

Fighting talk: Stewart Baker, former general counsel of the US’s National Security Agency, pulls no punches when talking about whistleblower Edward Snowden and the journalists who worked with him. Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Guardian News and Media

Stewart Baker is a cheerfully unapologetic apologist for the US’s National Security Agency (NSA). It makes sense that he would be, as he was general c(...)

‘GCHQ director Robert Hannigan argued democratic governments and big tech companies needed to come to a “new deal” to help combat that kind of terrorism and protect everybody else in the world.’ Above, British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Photograph: EPA/GCHQ / Crown copyright

Britain’s new head of its electronic surveillance body GCHQ, Robert Hannigan stepped on a hornets’ nest when he asserted this week that the big tech c(...)

Tech industry insiders expressed alarm at the idea of creating “better arrangements” to share user information

The new chief of Britain’s electronic spying agency, GCHQ, has accused US technology groups of becoming “the command and control networks of choice” f(...)

Edward Snowden: never loud or showy

Edward Snowden worked deep inside America’s Dark State as a contract systems administrator for the NSA. His position allowed him to access millions(...)

If convicted in the US, Eric Eoin Marques could spending the remainder of his life in prison as the charges he faces could result in a sentence totalling 100 years.

The High Court has refused to put a stay of the extradition proceedings of an Irish man wanted in the US and described as “the largest facilitator of (...)

Amazon’s cloud computing arm plans to offer new service to European businesses. Photograph: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Amazon will offer its corporate customers the option of running internet services and holding data in Germany as it addresses concerns from European b(...)

Ben Wizner: detects a greater political sophistication and awareness in Silicon Valley. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Edward Snowden’s lawyer, Ben Wizner, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s speech, privacy and technology project, was in town this week.I (...)

Participants in Saturday's water protests in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Probably the first case of whistleblowing on record is in The Emperor’s New Clothes. You know it’s a fairy story because the child who unmasks the (...)

Edward Snowden is now ’more socially connected than he has ever been in his life’, his lawyer Ben Wizner said in Dublin today. Photograph: The Guardian/EPA

Even before the revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden of the NSA’s mass surveillance programmes, it was clear to those had been following closel(...)