Opinion

We need to resist censorship of cyberspace

I'm among the liberal US journalists and professors whom Google warned were targeted by government-backed attackers.

Kara Alaimo

by Kara Alaimo

Kara Alaimo

Opinion

The IP Act: UK's most extreme surveillance law

Snowden's revelations didn't preclude the passing of the most invasive surveillance law in the UK.

Jim Killock

by Jim Killock

Jim Killock

Science & Technology

Snooping, data leaks and the threat to online privacy

Experts warn expansive new surveillance laws and lax attitudes threaten civil liberties and expose new vulnerabilities.

Snooping, data leaks and the threat to online privacy

Opinion

The vagaries of Pakistan's cybercrime law

Some regulation of the internet is in order, but Pakistan's cybercrime law goes too far.

Bina Shah

by Bina Shah

Bina Shah

Opinion

Under surveillance in Russia

How and why Russia has been intensifying surveillance of activists, journalists and opposition figures.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Fault Lines

Crypto Wars: Behind the Encryption Debate

Fault Lines investigates the debate over encryption and what's at stake when the US government goes after private data.

Cyber Security

Hackers cripple US internet in wide-scale cyber attack

WikiLeaks implied its supporters may be behind the attack and asked them to "stop taking down the US internet".

Hackers cripple US internet in wide-scale cyber attack

Middle East

First internet addiction rehab clinic opens in Algeria

Health experts at the new clinic agree that internet overuse has emerged as a national issue.

First internet addiction rehab clinic opens in Algeria

Business & Economy

News media industry: Going for broke

As publishers try to fix a broken business model, it isn't only journalists who are pining for the "good old days".

The news media industry is going for broke

Yahoo

Hackers steal personal data from 500m Yahoo accounts

Yahoo blames 2014 data theft on a "state-sponsored actor" - parlance used for hackers working for a foreign government.

Opinion

The hidden danger of big data

The price of anarchy is a price well worth paying if we want to preserve innovation through serendipity.

Carlo Ratti

by Carlo Ratti
- Dirk Helbing

Carlo Ratti

ISIS

ISIL foils governments with encryption, UN experts say

Fighters from ISIL and al-Qaeda use encrypted messages on darknets to plan potential attacks, according to a UN report.

ISIL foils governments with encryption, UN experts say

Opinion

Internet or splinternet?

The movement towards sovereign control of the internet is growing, and a degree of fragmentation already exists.

Joseph S Nye

by Joseph S Nye

Joseph S Nye

Inside Story

How safe is your personal information on the internet?

With several recent data breaches, are governments and companies doing enough to protect our information online?

Science & Technology

Pakistan cybercrime bill raises free-speech questions

Activists criticise law hurriedly passed in parliament's lower house and aimed at preventing and criminalising offences.

Pakistan cybercrime bill raises free-speech questions