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Bernie Sanders: 70’s ‘rape fantasy’ essay ‘dumb attempt’ at satire
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt) landed himself in hot water after an old essay of his, in which he described the sexual fantasies of men and the rape fantasies of women, emerged. His campaign spokesman says four decades old work was a satire.

29.05.2015 21:05

Adios, Hola! Popular privacy-minded browser plug-in has backdoor for hackers - report
An online service that claims to offer 46 million users a free and secure way to browse the web anonymously is plagued with issues that allow customers to be tracked and hacked, security researchers say.

29.05.2015 15:22

​UN says encryption vital to free speech, calls on US govt to end 'backdoor' push
Data encryption is essential to free speech, as it provides the privacy and security necessary in today's digital age, a new UN report states. It calls on the US Congress to prohibit Washington from requiring companies to provide “backdoor access.”

29.05.2015 15:42

'Marauders Map': App exposes ease of tracking Facebook Messenger users
If you value privacy, you may want to think twice before using Facebook Messenger. A new extension for Chrome has revealed just how much location data is shared through the app – and it's enough to track someone down with almost perfect accuracy.

29.05.2015 12:56

​FCC proposes subsidizing internet access for poor
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is looking into expanding a service that helps the poor pay their phone bills so that it also allows low-income Americans to have broadband internet access.

28.05.2015 22:37

​'Hallelujah!' Blair's resignation as Middle East peace envoy prompts internet celebration
When Tony Blair resigned as Middle East peace envoy for the Quartet group on Wednesday, the internet applauded. From sarcastic tweets to satirical videos, the web rejoiced in his departure and speculated on why he was stepping down.

28.05.2015 11:52

NSA director wants ‘maritime’ law for internet
International partners should embrace a sort of “Law of the Sea” for the internet, the head of the United States National Security Agency now says, in order to keep the web open and safe from bad actors, state-sponsored or otherwise.

27.05.2015 16:00

​‘Spying on everyone’: Tories to introduce wider-than-expected surveillance powers
The new Conservative majority government will bring into force far-reaching snooping powers that are potentially more invasive then previously feared, causing deep concern among privacy campaigners.

27.05.2015 13:32

‘Total hero:’ Apple co-founder says Snowden gave up his life to reveal NSA surveillance
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gushed over former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, calling him a “total hero” and saying he “gave up his life” to reveal the agency’s surveillance programs.

27.05.2015 02:27

Iran claims thwarting of US cyber attack on oil ministry
Iranian security experts have thwarted an industrial espionage attempt on Islamic Republic's oil ministry, cyber police chief announced, claiming the attack originated in the US.

26.05.2015 23:18

​IRS says records of more than 100,000 taxpayers hacked
Hackers have exploited an online service of the Internal Revenue Service to gain access to the information of more than 100,000 American taxpayers, the IRS admits.

26.05.2015 20:33

No TV, internet & only one paper ‘for me’ Pope admits in interview
Pope Francis hasn’t watched television since 1990. He made a vow to the Virgin Mary 25 years ago not to do so, the leader of the Catholic church said in an interview this week. The pontiff also revealed he doesn't use the internet, but misses pizza.

26.05.2015 15:24