Tom Lehrer, mathematician, singer, songwriter and satirist, was born in New York 90 years ago. He was active in public performance for about 25 years (...)

Satellite dishes at GCHQ’s outpost at Bude, Cornwall: intercepts are legitimate in pursuit of terrorists or criminals. Photograph: Kieran Doherty

Safeguards for UK citizens whose communications are being intercepted by the intelligence and police services are inadequate, a European court has rul(...)

Former CIA director John Brennan has fired back at US president Donald Trump.  File photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

John Brennan has called Donald Trump’s repeated denials that his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election “hogwash”, and accused the US (...)

New York Times publisher AG Sulzberger, who raised concerns with US president Donald Trump over his attacks on the media. Photograph: Damon Winter/New York Times via AP

US president Donald Trump and the publisher of the New York Times, AG Sulzberger, have engaged in a fierce public clash over Mr Trump’s threats agains(...)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the president is “exploring the mechanism” for revoking the security clearance of ex-intelligence chiefs, including former CIA director John Brennan, former director of national intelligence James Clapper and former FBI chief James Comey.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump is considering stripping former intelligence officials of security clearances, accusing Obama-era officials of “politicising(...)

We are becoming ever more vulnerable, partly because daily life is becoming more dependent on computers, and partly because cyber-offence is far ahead of cyber-defence. Photograph: iStock/Getty

If you’re worried about terrorism, here’s a bigger threat to lose sleep over: an all-out cyberattack. Suddenly, the electricity goes out at the offic(...)

 Privacy activist Max Schrems at Trinity College with  Dr Nora Ní Loideain, director  in information law and policy at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland’s “insanely high” legal fees could threaten court actions against large online companies that can continue to appeal decisions, Austrian data (...)

Dutch spy agency: a JSCU interception station. Photograph: Wutsje/WC

The United States was first alerted to Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee offices in Washington in the summer of 2015, when the Dutch se(...)

 The bill reauthorises what is known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which gathers information from foreigners overseas but incidentally collects an unknown amount of communications belonging to Americans. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The US Senate on Thursday passed a Bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance programme for six years with minima(...)

Apple software is generally known for being less prone to hacking and malware infections.

Apple customers have discovered a significant security flaw in the latest version of the operating system for Mac computers that allows anybody to log(...)

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