A United Nations panel declared that the past three-and-a-half years that Julian Assange spent in Ecuador's embassy in the UK were effectively an "arbitrary detention", as the WikiLeaks founder fights extradition to Sweden.
Russia fires a warning shot across the US bows in response to the 'US offensive cyber-threat,' saying that it does not lag behind the US when it comes to cyber-technology, noting that its hackers are among the best.
A new South American hacker and LulsZec member, Hanom1960, has breached Colombian government websites.
Lincolnshire county council is back up and running after having been infected with ransomware last week.
Hackers in India are being handsomely rewarded for taking on work for ISIS.
BlackBerry would like its users to know its phones are "as safe as they have always been" after reports that Dutch police are capable of reading encrypted BlackBerry messages.
The European Parliament has approved its report, Towards a Digital Single Market Act, with cyber-security a major concern. We speak to Estonian MEP Kaja Kallas.
Microsoft has rejected a request by the US government to hand over data the software giant holds in Ireland, claiming that the data in question doesn't belong to the company and raising questions of data jurisdiction.
The Home Secretary has announced her plans to grant police forces powers to recruit expert volunteers with policing powers to help fight crime online.
Europe's data protection bodies will meet on 2 February on the data-transfer void left when Safe Harbour was ruled invalid by EU's Court of Justice in October.
Jeb Bush criticised Hillary Clinton's lax cyber policies as secretary of state. "We can't trust someone as our next president who didn't take cyber-security seriously," he wrote.
Defending the proposed 'Snooper's charter', Home Secretary Theresa May insisted the UK doesn't conduct mass surveillance, supports encryption and is introducing 'world-leading' legislation.
Macate, a manufacturer of secure smartphones, is finding itself caught in the middle of the battle between the US government looking to require backdoors on encrypted devices and those opposing that idea.
As authorities in the US press for weakening encryption standards, the Netherlands government came out in support of encryption technologies.
Microsoft unveiled a revised policy to inform users when it believes an account has been targeted by state-sponsored hackers.
Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said the country will bolster its cyber-security efforts, after its DNS servers were hit with a 40Gbps DDoS attack that hacking group Anonymous took credit for last week.
Security researcher Chris Vickery discovered a public database containing the voter records and personal information of 191 million registered US voters.
Israel's Defence Ministry dismissed Yair Ramati, the nation's head of missile defence, for a "grave breach of information security."
China's legislature approved an anti-terrorism law that was opposed by business groups, President Obama, and human rights organisations.
Encryption and the openness of the internet took center stage at Tuesday's Republican debate, with presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina calling for Silicon Valley to help government solve its "tech problem" and circumvent encryption.
Appearing in front of a House of Commons Select Committee, Dido Harding defended TalkTalk's cyber-security plans and took responsibility for incident response, describing security as a board issue and business risk.
A Danish Parliament spokesperson confirmed that its website, folketinget.dk, was taken offline Friday morning due to a DDoS attack.
A suspension clause has been inserted into the proposed replacement of the Safe Harbour arrangement that would authorise the EU to suspend transfers should it suspect the US of not doing enough to guarantee the privacy of individuals' personal information.
The website of Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe was rendered inaccessible on Thursday owing to a DDoS attack.
New cyber-security arms race between Russia and US, as Russia responds to US and western plans for increased military cyber-capabilities.
After the Paris shootings, France hastily passed emergency terror legislation to extend a state of emergency for three months and expands the government's law enforcement's broad surveillance powers.
China has arrested the individuals it says are responsible for the mega-breach of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in June, according to The Washington Post, citing anonymous US officials.
The US Office of Personnel Management launched a website for federal employees to check whether their personal information was stolen as part of the massive OPM hack in June.
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