Rob Hastings is Deputy News Editor at The Independent. He has served on the news desk since 2010. While working as a freelance reporter and feature writer he was also published by The Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times.
MPs call for Government to consider ending use of Cloud amid concerns that US authorities can access information
30 January 2013 05:52 PM
Warning comes during a Whitehall drive for government departments to store their electronic information externally with private companies
British internet users' personal information on major 'cloud' storage services can be spied upon routinely by US authorities
30 January 2013 12:01 AM
All personal information stored by British internet users on major "cloud" computing services including Google Drive can be spied upon routinely without their knowledge by US authorities under newly-approved legislation, it can be disclosed.
29 January 2013 12:00 AM
To Rob Hastings, she was an inspiring and energetic English teacher. Now, Lindy Jones has motor neurone disease – and has devoted her talents to a moving and funny memoir
25 January 2013 07:00 PM
It was the morning after the UN voted to bomb Colonel Gaddafi out of Libya that I made my way to Gatwick Airport. Hosni Mubarak had fallen as Egypt's leader just a month before. Tunisia had been swept up in revolution, Yemen's Day of Rage was turning into weeks of bloodshed, and even little Bahrain was stirring with protest.
22 January 2013 01:00 AM
Although it is widely known that Prince Harry has been on active service in Afghanistan, for many it has nevertheless been hard to imagine the Prince actually killing people - until now
Brother of Scottish gas worker killed during Algerian hostage crisis found out about his sibling's death on Facebook
21 January 2013 07:22 PM
Families of British gas workers killed in the Algerian hostage crisis have criticised the UK authorities for not providing them with enough information about their loved ones - with one man revealing he found out about his brother’s death via a co-worker online.
13 January 2013 08:27 PM
Andrew Marr missed his eponymous breakfast show this morning as he continued his convalescence from a stroke he suffered last week, with Ed Miliband wishing him a speedy recovery during a programme hosted by stand-in presenter James Landale.
13 January 2013 04:39 PM
The celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world’s first Tube line appeared to bring out the train lover in everyone in the capital
11 January 2013 06:53 AM
Tory MP said move would please only 'a very small, if vocal, minority'
03 January 2013 05:45 PM
A Thai man accused of shooting dead a British holidaymaker during a New Year’s Eve party in Thailand appeared in court today.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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