A worker at the CIA sweeping the foyer clean at its headquarters in  Langley, Virginia. Photograph: Dennis Brack/EPA

Wikileaks’ publication of what it says are documents detailing the CIA’s cyber-espionage techniques has raised a host of questions about the security (...)

Kurt Pipal, FBI (left) and Hank Thomas, Strategic Cyber Ventures, speaking on cybersecurity – how to respond to growing threats at ZeroDayCon in the Convention Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Attacks on people’s healthcare data and on “big data” are going to among the greatest security threats in the coming years, a conference in Dublin has(...)

 North Korean   leader Kim Jong-un at a missile test centre in North Korea. Analysts say the pair of engines he is standing in front of could power an intercontinental ballistic missile. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/The New York Times

Three years ago, former US president Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missi(...)

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 (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: what would the world look like if, armed with all his internet data on us, he was president of the United States? Photograph: Esteban Felix/AP

You know the anecdotes politicians use to appear relatable? Enda Kenny meeting a man with two pints in his hands discussing the financial impact of wa(...)

US president Donald Trump speaking on the phone with Russian president Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office on January 28th. It is unclear whether the conversations between Mr Trump’s campaign team and Russia had anything to do with Mr Trump himself. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Pool via Bloomberg

Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts wi(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon brought the case aimed at having the Court of Justice of the EU decide whether transatlantic data transfer channels breach the privacy rights of EU citizens. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A clash between the Data Protection Commissioner and the government of the United States over the adequacy of US legal safeguards for the data-privac(...)

The case stems from a June 2013 complaint by Austrian lawyer Max Schrems to the Commisisoner alleging Facebook Ireland’s transfer of his personal data to the US was unlawful.

A major action by the Data Protection Commissioner aimed at having the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decide if transatlantic data tran(...)

The old man rings me up the other night and he storts banging on Meryl Streep’s movies to me – critiquing her acting.

So the old man rang me earlier this week and he said, like, the weirdest thing? He went: “I had a taco for the first time tonight, Ross, and I didn’t (...)

Evading complacency: Corporate data gathering may seem  benign, but it  is as serious a potential threat to privacy as government surveillance. Photograph: Getty

In 2006, the Council of Europe designated January 28th as Europe’s Data Protection Day, an annual opportunity for discussion and debate on an issue th(...)

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