Cache of leaked documents obtained by international media contains 11,000 leaked files with 4,600 individual records of Islamic State fighters. Photograph: Reuters

An Algerian-Irish citizen is among thousands of foreign fighters listed among Islamic State recruits in a cache of leaked documents obtained by inter(...)

An anti-government protester holds his iPhone with a sign ‘No Entry’ during a demonstration near the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Now that the US government has cracked open an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino mass shooting without Apple’s help, the tech co(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: Open to allowing Japan and South Korea to build their own nuclear arsenalsPhotograph/Evan Vucci

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, has said that if elected, he might halt purchases of oil from Saudi Arabia and other Arab allie(...)

  Austrian Max Schrems  before  the verdict of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in   October 2015,  which led to the dismantling of the Safe Harbour agreement  which let companies  self-certify that they provided European-level privacy safeguards to European data held in the US.  Photograph:   Julien Warnand/EPA

Will Privacy Shield – the proposed replacement for the disgraced Safe Harbour data exchange principles – be a runner? Businesses on both sides of the (...)

Silvio Berlusconi is still a prominent figure and leads Forza Italia. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/ETA

Italy’s foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador after media reports that American intelligence services tapped the telephones of former prime (...)

The FBI wants Apple to help it hack into  encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Photograph: EPA

The US department of justice filed a motion on Friday seeking to compel Apple to comply with a judge’s order to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging(...)

 Apple chief executive Tim Cook: Argues that  a move to create a backdoor to iOS would undermine encryption. Photograph: AP Photo/Richard Drew, File

The confrontation between the technology industry and the FBI over encryption has deepened after Apple pledged to fight a court order that it help unb(...)

The exchange of electronic data between European and US companies forms a critical part of the myriad services now delivered digitally over the intern(...)

Disclosure by Edward Snowden that the US NSA had intercepted German chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone calls increased awareness of the activities of foreign intelligence agencies

In the wake of the disclosure in 2013 that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had intercepted German chancellor Angela Merkel’s calls, Taoiseach En(...)

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Microsoft has pledged to inform users of its email and cloud storage services if their account has been targeted by state-sponsored hackers, The com(...)