The FBI has requested an expansion of their ability to hack into suspects’ computers. Stock photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The US Congress has seven months to block a potentially massive expansion of the government’s ability to hack into suspects’ computers. At the FBI’s(...)

Samaria Rice (c), the mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year old boy who was fatally shot by police in Cleveland, Ohio, the US. Photograph: Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters

The city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million (about €5.3 million) settlement in a lawsuit over the death a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white pol(...)

Aerial photo shows one of the locations being investigated in Pike County, Ohio, as part of an ongoing homicide investigation. Photograph: Lisa Marie Miller/The Columbus Dispatch via AP

Police in Ohio have interviewed more than 30 people in the investigation into the fatal shootings of eight family members at four different locations.(...)

Jack McCullough enters the King County Jail courtroom for his bail hearing in Seattle, Washington in 2011. Photograph: Anthony Bolante/Reuters

A Belfast native, who was sentenced to life in prison in the US in 2012 over the 1957 murder of a seven-year-old girl, has been released after new evi(...)

Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at a rally in Wisconsin, the US. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

US prosecutors have dropped a battery charge against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, saying there was insufficient ev(...)

Dutch justice minister Ard van der Steur answering questions about intelligence failures in the lead-up to the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22nd. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

At 10.14am on July 14th, 2015, Turkish officials sent two emails to two European embassies in Ankara: one to the Belgians and the other to the Dutch. (...)

The FBI succeeded in accessing the San Bernardino iPhone by using a hacker. Photograph: AFP

In early 2003, FBI agents hit a roadblock in a secret investigation, called Operation Trail Mix. For months, agents had been intercepting phone calls (...)

 Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation

The general public need to tell elected officials that their security and privacy online “cannot be treated as optional”, says Mozilla Foundation exec(...)

North Koreans attend a rally held to gather their willingness for a victory in a possible war against the United States and South Korea in Nampo, North Korea – the country is a state actor of some concern

Cyberterrorism features high in the public mind. In a recent Gallup poll, 79 per cent of Americans ranked a cyberterrorism attack on essential infrast(...)

 Kevin McGeever with a Hummer. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The swindles grew more audacious as he crossed continents, €70 million passing through Kevin McGeever’s nuanced hands as he seduced investors in Austr(...)