The weaponisation of information: Wars once fought on land, at sea and in the air are now being fought online.

Welcome to the age of weaponised information. As if you didn’t have enough to worry about, your smartphone and other connected devices could threaten (...)

US president Donald Trump points to his wife, first lady Melania Trump, during a campaign rally on Saturday in Melbourne, Florida. Photograph: Chris O’Meara/AP

US president Donald Trump returned to campaign mode on Saturday in front of a 9,000-strong crowd in Florida, accusing the media of working to undermi(...)

Against the backdrop of Edward Snowden’s revelations of the UK’s GCHQ mass data-harvesting from cables linking Ireland to Britain and North America, t(...)

The report  details how the NSA and its British equivalent, GCHQ, have been “developing capabilities to take advantage of ‘leaky’ smartphone apps, such as the wildly popular Angry Birds

It’s hard to imagine your average, West-hating jihadist interrupting his terrorist training regime to engage in a few minutes playing Angry Birds on h(...)

A protester holds a placard calling for Germany to give political asylum to the fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, outside the seat of the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin last month. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters
NSA officials consider Snowden amnesty
  • US
  • December 16, 2013, 16:04

National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the (...)

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt speaks during a talk titled Connecting with the World: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs for the New Digital Age at the Chinese University of Hong Kong today. Schmidt told students in Hong Kong that internet freedom was vital to innovation. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt said widespread US government spying on its data centres would be outrageous and potentially illegal if true.(...)

A protester against US spying is escorted by Capitol Police from a hearing yesterday in which US director of national intelligence James Clapper testified on potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US and British intelligence services reportedly operate a massive data interception and storage programme involving the email and online storage servi(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy told parliament he takes the media reports on spying “very seriously”. Photograph:  Juan Medina/Reuters

Reports that Spain’s own intelligence services were involved in spying on phone calls by the country’s citizens have led to the national spy chief bei(...)

Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington today over the activities of US spies in Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington today over the activities of US spies in Germany, inc(...)

General Keith Alexander (L), director of the National Security Agency (NSA) testifies at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington today.  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper watches on. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters.

The US National Security Agency director has defended the spy agency as acting within legal boundaries, amid a public uproar over the collection of Am(...)

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