Police in London and San Francisco reported significant drops in iPhone robberies six months after the Find My iPhone feature was introduced in iOS 7. Photograph: Reuters

Easy to sell on, at home or abroad, smartphones are a lucrative target for thieves.Smartphone theft is believed to account for 30 to 40 per cent of al(...)

Jon Matonis: [Running the foundation is like] “going downhill in a go-cart trying to keep the wheels on.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Bitcoin Foundation’s executive director, Jon Matonis, travels the world to promote the virtual currency as a replacement for traditional money.(...)

It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former minister for justice Michael McDowell has warned

It is illegal under Irish law for Microsoft to hand over information stored in Ireland to the US government without an Irish judge’s approval, former (...)

Google has received more than 70,000 requests to remove search links to stories

Google has reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, underscoring the difficulty the search engine is (...)

A 2012 study by University of California, Berkeley researchers revealed 87 per cent of their survey group didn’t know about ‘DNT’ settings.

If, like a majority of web users in survey after survey, you have concerns about having your online activity tracked by advertisers, then you’ve turne(...)

Facebook and the Manhattan district attorney’s office are in a bitter fight over a US government demand for the contents of hundreds of Facebook accounts.   Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

Facebook and the Manhattan district attorney’s office are in a bitter fight over a US government demand for the contents of hundreds of Facebook acco(...)

Wireless world: using wireless networks – which exist all around us – is not only more efficient but also can be privacy-friendly

The Open Wireless Movement – led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and supported by Mozilla among others – is to launch software which will(...)

Turkey’s courts have blocked access to Twitter a little over a week before elections as prime minister Tayyip Erdogan battles a corruption scandal that has seen social media awash with alleged evidence of government wrongdoing. Photograph: Reuters

Turkey’s abrupt ban on Twitter stirred concerns last night that the country may pull the plug on other social media and Internet services as it(...)

A twenty-five bitcoin. Reports in the US media last week suggested that Dorian S. Nakamoto, a 64-year-old physicist, was the digital currency’s creator. 
Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Bitcoin enthusiasts donated about $28,000 to Dorian S. Nakamoto, a 64-year-old physicist who denied a report last week by Newsweek magazine tha(...)

A hand out still image made available yesterday by  Channel 4 and which  was taken from a two-minute video broadcast on Christmas Day showing   Edward Snowden on the channel’s alternative Christmas message. Photograph: EPA

A federal judge has ruled that a National Security Agency program that collects records of millions of Americans’ phone calls is lawful, calling it a (...)