The Microsoft case pits the company against the US government in a tussle over emails held in its Dublin data centre

US supreme court cases, by their very nature, are always significant. Each year the court agrees to hear only about 1 per cent of all the cases petiti(...)

‘Mainstream games are more moral than most other media, partly because of their interactivity.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Video games remain largely associated with youth and immaturity. When Frank Underwood – the evil, scheming central character of Netflix’s House of Car(...)

A review of the Privacy Shield agreement will commence on Monday week.

On Monday week, the European Commission and the US government’s department of commerce will commence their first annual review of the Privacy Shield a(...)

US President Donald Trump’s White House backs removing net neutrality, according to a spokeswoman. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The United States is considering two decisions that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of the internet. Regulatory agency the Federal Comm(...)

The refugee families in Hong Kong, China, on Monday. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

For two weeks they sheltered the world’s most wanted man, ferrying Edward Snowden between tiny apartments in Hong Kong’s poorest neighbourhood. Now t(...)

A sculpted relief shows Martin Luther on a wall in the Stadtkirche Sankt Marien church in Wittenberg, where he preached. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The eastern German town of Wittenberg, half an hour by train south of Berlin, looks as if it’s ready to storm the Tidy Towns World Cup. On a sunny sum(...)

Mike Pompeo, director of the CIA: “I can’t talk about the details of the intelligence, but we have, the intelligence community has said, that this election was meddled with by the Russians in a way that is frankly not particularly original.” File photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Russia “meddled” in last year’s US presidential election as part of a decades-long effort to “undermine American democracy”, CIA director Mike Pompeo (...)

Reality Leigh Winner (25):  a federal contractor charged by the US department of justice with sending classified material to a news organisation. Photograph: Reality Winner/social media via Reuters

The US department of justice has charged a federal contractor with sending classified material to a news organisation that sources identified to Reute(...)

A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack. Photo: AP

We were driving up the M6 in the UK on Friday last when news started trickling in of the WannaCry worm attack that was rapidly ossifying the operation(...)

 ‘WannaCry’ ransomware cyber attack hits thousands of computers in 99 countries encrypting files from affected computer units and demanding US$300  through bitcoin to decrypt the files. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/ EPA

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said the HSE and Irish organisations may have been “lucky” to avoid the wave of cyber attacks that hit arou(...)