The front page of a Sri Lankan newspaper, showing coverage of the Easter Sunday blasts. Photograph: by Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP

After the horrific Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, which left hundreds dead and hundreds more injured, the government there moved to shut down acc(...)

 Crimean Tatar community with the Ukrainian flag in Bakhchisarai, south of Simferopol, on March 14th, 2014, two days before a referendum in Crimea to join Russia. Photograph: Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images

Eleonora Bekirova has not seen or spoken to her father for 81 days, since he was arrested at a checkpoint between the Ukrainian mainland and Kremlin-c(...)

Revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden of large-scale surveillance by the NSA showed that we were living in a ‘golden age of surveillance,’Bruce Schneier said. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Courtesy of The Guardian/Handout via Reuters

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has turned the internet into a “giant surveillance platform,” a leading security specialist has said. Bruce Schn(...)