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‘Mission of liberty’: Outgoing GCHQ boss defends mass surveillance
The outgoing director of GCHQ has used his farewell speech to praise the UK surveillance agency’s practices. In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations, Sir Iain Lobban called the agency’s work a “mission of liberty, not erosion of it.”

21.10.2014 16:18

Russia, China prepare to sign unique cybersecurity treaty - report
An unprecedented treaty on cybersecurity cooperation could be signed during Vladimir Putin’s state visit to China in November, a Russian business daily reports.

21.10.2014 10:14

Monica Lewinsky calls herself ‘patient zero’ of cyberbullying, joins Twitter
Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says she endured years of ridicule over a high-profile affair with the president of the United States, and now wants to protect others from harassment by launching a “cultural revolution” against cyber-bullying.

20.10.2014 17:06

You've been Facebooked! Govt to mine terror suspects’ social media data
Social media outlets Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be asked by the UK government to automatically hand over information about suspected extremists who use their online services.

20.10.2014 15:34

ISIS teaches how to avoid NSA snooping in a tweet – report
The Islamic State has released a manual instructing its members how to avoid revealing location and other data when using Twitter, according to reports. The militant group hopes to protect its fighters from the US National Security Agency’s surveillance.

20.10.2014 02:34

New app lets deaf people ‘hear’ group conversations
Researchers have developed the first mobile app to make group conversations possible between deaf people and their hearing peers. The Transcense app “listens” and interprets conversations, providing real-time captioning on mobile devices.

19.10.2014 19:32

3D-printed huts to revolutionize home building in poor countries
An Italian company believes they have come up with an idea that could improve the lives of hundreds of millions. They have developed an easily transportable printer that can build houses out of natural materials, such as mud or clay.

17.10.2014 11:22

Iceland court orders Vodafone to block Pirate Bay
Iceland has ordered two of its major internet providers, including Vodafone, to block access to the Pirate Bay torrent website. This is the first copyright-related ban in the country known for its strong opposition to censorship.

17.10.2014 03:09

Weed express: Marijuana app offers on-demand home delivery
A new San Francisco smartphone app promises to promptly deliver cannabis right to your door. It's the latest in a new crop of apps aimed at making access to pot easier.

17.10.2014 02:59

WikiLeaks: US pushes to extend drug monopolies in secret proposed trade deal
Excerpts from a proposed international trade agreement leaked to the web this week suggest that the United States is pushing for changes that would make it more difficult to get life-saving drugs overseas.

16.10.2014 18:37

Secretive Home Secretary quizzed over UK mass surveillance
Home Secretary Theresa May gave evidence, mostly in secret, at the Intelligence and Security Committee inquiry into UK privacy and security on Thursday. She said “there are times when it is entirely right that the government should be silent on things.”

16.10.2014 10:28

Apple accidentally leaks new iPad info ahead of debut
A mix-up involving Apple’s iTunes Store accidentally gave tech enthusiasts an early look at the company’s forthcoming iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets on Wednesday that weren’t supposed to be made public until later this week.

15.10.2014 20:07

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