A Commerce Department official said that the plan to move to international management needed more work

In a climate of international mistrust over how the US government handles Internet data, the Commerce Department has said that it would delay by at le(...)

Some 43% of the 1,000 consumers surveyed said they had also changed their online habits due to fear. Photograph: Thinkstock

Nine out of 10 consumers in Ireland fear identity theft but over half would give away their personal information in return for discount vouchers, a su(...)

Germany’s chief prosecutor Harald Range,  had accused his then boss, the federal justice minister, of unacceptable political interference. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s federal justice minister Heiko Maas has fired the country’s chief prosecutor after he accused the minister of unacceptable political inte(...)

Blogger Andre Meister and Markus Beckedahl, founder of  Netzpolitik.org. Meister labelled the charges of treason “absurd”. Photograph: EPA/Britta Pedersen

Federal prosecutors in Germany have come under attack for launching a treason investigation against a digital policy website – and then suspending it(...)

Jonathan Pollard is pictured im May 1991 file photo, six years after his 1985 arrest. File photograph: Reuters

Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on November 21st after 30 years in (...)

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The company is moving to improve its privacy and security policies. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau

Facebook users’ rising interest in security and privacy concerns in the past 18 months has prompted the company into a more public discussion of these(...)

A photo taken from an Islamic State website shows its militants fighting in Iraq. Photograph:  via AP

National governments and global companies need to be more vigilant about the ways in which terrorists and criminals are increasingly using the interne(...)

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 (...)