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Haven is designed first and foremost to detect snooping, or as the developers put it: “for unexpected guests and unwanted intruders”

Thanks to Edward Snowden, The Guardian Project, and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Haven app transforms your old smartphone into a security (...)

Online surveillance: section 702’s possible renewal will present serious difficulties unless clear protections are  introduced for EU data.

Last week, the US House of Representatives followed in the footsteps of the Senate earlier this month, and voted to extend the deeply controversial 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(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems , whose new project, noyb, is gathering funding via a Kickstarter-like platform until January. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Max Schrems is at it again. Tomorrow Austria’s restless privacy activist will be in the High Court in Dublin for the latest round in his long-running (...)

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(...)

Max Schrems: the Austrian activist’s Facebook case has its origins in a 2011 complaint he filed to the Data Protection Commissioner in Dublin.

Viennese lawyer Max Schrems is entitled to sue Facebook’s Dublin-based subsidiary through the Austrian courts, a leading European Union court adviser (...)

Anthony Rapp (L) has accused  Kevin Spacey  of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

To say that Kevin Spacey’s response to allegations of sexual abuse is “problematic” would be to understate the case. He could hardly have made the sit(...)

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(...)

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