UpFront

Will Saudi Arabia execute one of its top clerics?

We talk to the son of cleric Salman al-Awdah and debate the danger of social media with tech pioneer Jaron Lanier.

China

China steps up online crackdown, seeks detailed user data

Internet watchdog wants data as part of an effort to curb dissent and stop people using online space to organise.

China steps up online crackdown, seeks detailed user data

Aviation

Cathay Pacific data leak affects millions of passengers

Hong Kong-based airline claims "malicious, criminal attack" on its website hit over 9 million passengers.

Cathay Pacific data leak affects millions of passengers

Facebook

Facebook says nearly 50 million user accounts breached in attack

The hack is the latest setback for Facebook during a year of tumult for the global social media network.

Facebook says nearly 50 million user accounts breached in attack

Privacy & Surveillance

UK intelligence agencies illegally spied on privacy organisation

Spies collected and examined data of Privacy International as part of mass surveillance activities.

UK intelligence agencies illegally spied on privacy organisation

Privacy & Surveillance

British surveillance violated European law, court rules

Europe's human rights court rules UK intelligence programme that obtained data was 'not in accordance with the law'.

European court rules against Britain over mass surveillance

Cambodia

How Cambodians are sidestepping an online crackdown

As Cambodian critics are targeted online, an offline forum provides space to discuss issues such as a cybercrime law.

'I used to talk about politics on Facebook, but now it's scary'

Witness

The Stasi Project: Solving the World's Biggest Puzzle

In Germany, a small team virtually piece together the history of a surveillance state in the Stasi Puzzle Project.

Privacy & Surveillance

Medical data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including PM, stolen

Cyber attackers steal information from the database of SingHealth, the country's largest group of healthcare providers.

Medical data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including PM, stolen

Privacy & Surveillance

US, EU, China 'entrench' authoritarianism with spying tech export

Security aid provided by world powers is regularly provided to countries with poor human rights records.

US, EU, China 'entrench' authoritarianism with spying tech export

Privacy & Surveillance

Meet the activists fighting the Great Chinese Firewall

These are the people fighting online censorship in China.

Meet the activists fighting the Great Chinese Firewall

Opinion

Big Tech is an extractive industry, it must be regulated as such

The biggest scandal of the power of Big Tech is not privacy.

Alex Scrivener

by Alex Scrivener

Alex Scrivener

Facebook

Company at centre of Facebook data row 'to close'

The announcement raised eyebrows with politicians and organisations involved in the investigation into the company.

Cambridge Analytica of Facebook controversy to shut

Opinion

Thank you, Mr Zuckerberg!

Thanks to your data-collecting and data-selling Facebook machine, I'm a happy man.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

The Listening Post

India's Aadhaar database and the challenges of reporting it

Why covering the world's largest biometric database comes with huge risks for Indian journalists.