In November Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation. File photograph: Samuel Corum/The New York Times

Us president Donald Trump has granted full pardons to 15 people and commuted all or part of the sentences of five others, in a wave of pre-Christmas p(...)

Back doors create an exploitable access point to data on the devices and networks most organisations and individuals use. And they increase opportunities for spying and hacking.

Loony notions about encryption are back on the discussion table in the EU (and Ireland). This does not bode well for any of us.  Encryption is t(...)

The social network giant said it sought a judicial review of the Data Protection Commission’s preliminary decision. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Facebook sought to derail proposals by the Irish data protection watchdog that the tech giant warns could curb transfers of vast amounts of commercial(...)

US president Donald Trump displays a signed proclamation honouring the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment that granted women the right to vote, at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he will posthumously pardon American social reformer and women’s rights activist Susan B Anthony, who w(...)

Photograph: iStock

A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, security re(...)

Side view of a young businessman texting on the cellphone.

In late March, as large swathes of Europe locked down, Belgian authorities wanted to know if movement restrictions were being obeyed enough to slow th(...)

Glenn Greenwald became known internationally for his role in the publication of classified US national security documents leaked by  Edward Snowden in 2013. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty

Brazilian federal prosecutors charged US journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday with assisting a group of hackers who intercepted the cellular phone ca(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems speaking in Dublin last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Personal data transfers from tech companies in the EU into the US are “valid”, according to an opinion from a high-level adviser to the EU’s top court(...)

Max Schrems (32) began his legal fight as a student.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Facebook’s renewed clash with an Austrian privacy advocate may have extra consequences after Brexit, one of the European Union’s top data protection o(...)

Keira Knightley in Official Secrets

It’s the season of the whistleblower. In a few weeks domestic audiences will get to see Adam Driver as Daniel J Jones, the senate staffer who uncovere(...)

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