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(...)

An armed US marshall stands outside federal court in Brooklyn before the court appearance of Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

A US air force veteran has appeared in court accused of trying to support the Islamic State.Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh (47) from New Jersey pleaded (...)

Hand-in-hand with increased customer traffic on the Darknet comes increased focus by law enforcement agencies

“Congratulations!” shout the large green letters printed across the computer screen. You can now browse the internet anonymously. Welcome to the Darkn(...)

William J. Maxwell: ‘Poring over novels, stories, essays, poems, and plays as well as political commentary and intercepted correspondence, the FBI acted as a kind of half-buried readers’ bureau with aboveground effects on the making of black art.’

The official and respectable inspiration behind my new book, F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature, involv(...)