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(...)

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies. File photograph: iStock

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon wants a ruling on the validity of the European Commission’s decisions approving standard contractual clauses before finalising her decision on Max Schrems’s complaint. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The High Court will rule next week on an action by the Data Protection Commissioner with potentially enormous implications for EU-US trade and the pri(...)

At present the main role of An Garda Síochána is in investigating crime. Yet it also has primary responsibility for national security

The possibility of a non-national being appointed Garda commissioner has already prompted debate among An Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces as to (...)

The disclosure adds to the evidence of the broad scope of the Russian influence campaign, which US intelligence agencies concluded was designed to damage Hillary Clinton and boost Donald Trump during the election. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than (...)

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(...)

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