An internet troll who sparked a security crackdown when he threatened on Facebook to kill 200 US schoolchildren is jailed for two years and four months. Read the full account here.
You would expect the Prism spying software scanning the world's email for terrorism to be cutting-edge, but experts say it is not much smarter than a search engine. But how does it work? Read the full article on Channel 4 News website
News that the US government's national security agency has been allegedly tapping into the phone records of Verizon customers quickly escalated into reports that it also had backdoor access to the major technology companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook.
The so-called Prism programme tapped into the servers of nine internet firms, according to leaked documents obtained by the Washington Post.
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Microsoft announced the next generation of its gaming console today, called the Xbox One. Among the new features are biometrics that promise to know you inside and out, which raise some serious privacy concerns. Read more.
If you think Google is just a search engine then think again and say goodbye to privacy. Read the article here
A woman in Seattle explained to the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog (CHS) that she heard a buzzing noise outside her home that she assumed was a weed-whacker. Instead, it turned out to be a flying drone with an attached camera, hovering near her third-story window. She spotted a man on the sidewalk outside of the house controlling the drone.