FBI crime scene investigators document evidence outside the Curtis Culwell Center. Two men opened fire with assault weapons on police Sunday night who were guarding a contest for Muslim Prophet Muhammed cartoons. A police officer returned fire killing both men. Photograph: Brandon Wade/AP

Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit (...)

The car used  by the two gunmen killed by police is investigated by local police and the FBI in Garland, Texas, today. Photograph: Rex Curry/Reuters

A man who had previously been identified by the FBI as a jihadi terrorist suspect was one of the two gunmen killed yesterday after opening fire at (...)

Bruce Schneier, chief security officer at Resilient Bruce Schneier, chief security officer at security company Resilient, says the Sony attack, believed to be carried out by North Korea, exposed many of the major risks related to hacking.

Last year’s massive cyberattack on Sony – presumed to have been a nation state attack orchestrated by North Korea – presents many of the most pressing(...)

Some of US president Barack Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters.

Some of US president Barack Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified comp(...)

The sun sets on the address where Nav Sarao Futures Limited is registered, in Hounslow, London April 21, 2015. Navinder Singh Sarao, a high-frequency trader, was arrested in the United Kingdom over charges he manipulated the futures market and played a role in sparking the May 2010 “flash crash”, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday. Through his company Nav Sarao Futures Limited Plc, Sarao profited to the tune of $40 million, the CFTC said, adding that his alleged manipulation stretched over the period from 2010 to 2014 and continued at least through early April of this year. (Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters)

From a modest stucco house in suburban west London, where jetliners roar overhead on their approach to Heathrow Airport, a small-time trader was abou(...)

Poland says James Comey’s article in the Washington Post wrongly implied it was complicit in the Nazi genocide of European Jews. The above photograph shows the main gates of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp. Photograph: Reuters.

Poland has summoned the United States’ ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top US intelligence official on Poland’s alleged responsib(...)

Judge said he was “astounded” a more rapid reaction to initiate legal proceedings by Tulisa Contostavios did not take place. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

X Factor judge and singer Tulisa Contostavios has been refused permission to bring defamation proceedings against the Irish Sun newspaper arising from(...)

 National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed government snooping. However, the information gathered by companies means citizen information can be made available to the government anyway, without secretly harvesting it.  Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The Patriot Act, the US legislation brought in as an emergency measure after the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, expires in June and many are(...)

Killing Ways is Alex Barclay’s fifth crime novel about bipolar FBI agent Ren Bryce. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

“I’m the bomb and I’m ‘bout to blow up.” That one line - from Pigeon John’s song, The Bomb - established the idea for my new novel Killing Ways. I (...)

French prosecutor Brice Robin, with Gendarmerie General David Galtier, attends a news conference at the Marignane Airport near Marseille on Thursday. He said the co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing  150 people  appears to have brought the flight down deliberately. Photograph: Reuters

One man who heard the cockpit voice recording from the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320 described noticing the personality of the copilot, Andreas Lubit(...)