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(...)

Ben Wizner, lawyer for Edward Snowden, speaking at the Secile project conference at the RIA in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Society needs to think about “worst case scenarios” for the use of data kept on citizens for the purposes of mass surveillance, the lawyer for NSA whi(...)

The new documenary about Edward Snowden will open in the US later this month. Photograph: The Guardian/EPA

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on the US government’s mass surveillance programs, has been (...)

A sign on the New York Stock Exchange before Twitter’s IPO last year: the company is  suing the US Department of Justice, claiming users’ First Amendment rights are being violated. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the US government, seeking to ease restrictions on public disclosures of how often the company receives requests f(...)

Revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden of large-scale surveillance by the NSA showed that we were living in a ‘golden age of surveillance,’Bruce Schneier said. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Courtesy of The Guardian/Handout via Reuters

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has turned the internet into a “giant surveillance platform,” a leading security specialist has said. Bruce Schn(...)

Billionaire Larry Ellison, chairman of Oracle, gestures as he speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference in San Francisco, California yesterday. Oracle said its cloud service will match rival Amazon.com’s pricing as it competes to help companies operate databases and software over the internet rather than at their own data centres. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

In San FranciscoOracle is to open two major new cloud data centres in Germany, in a move clearly designed to address German concerns about potential s(...)