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GCHQ has been at the heart of the Edward Snowden leaks and been widely criticised for spying on internet activity

Yahoo Japan suspects up to 22 million IDs could have been stolen in attack

Yahoo Japan Corp. released a statement last Friday warning that usernames of 22 million people may have been stolen in an attack on the 16th of May.

Elton John, Cliff Richard, Ringo Starr and Jenson Button all live in Elmbridge, a small, leafy enclave to the south-west of London

The ‘Beverly Hills’ of Surrey pays more income tax than big cities of the North

Tiny Elmbridge shows growing disparity between London and rest of the country

The Financial Times' tech blog and Twitter account were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

Financial Times becomes Syrian Electronic Army's latest victim

The Financial Times have become the latest targets of the Syrian Electronic Army after their tech blog and Twitter accounts were hacked on Friday afternoon.

The LulzSec logo and Ackroyd (top-left), Al-Bassam (top right), Davis (bottom left) and Cleary

LulzSec hackers sentenced for sophisticated global cyber-attacks

Two jailed, another sent to young offenders unit and fourth handed suspended sentence

The LulzSec logo and Ackroyd (top-left), Al-Bassam (top right), Davis (bottom left) and Cleary.

British LulzSec 'hactivists' caused websites to crash across the world for their own amusement

Working from their bedrooms, they stole personal data from hundreds of thousands of people

Savers shun ISAs as interest rates dive

Britons struggling to pay their household bills do not have spare cash to squirrel away in Isas – the level of savings in the tax-free accounts has fallen for the first time in the tax year to 2012.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 14 May 2013

High rollers knock 5% off Rank profits

Gang steals $45m in world's 'biggest ATM fraud'

Global scam used stolen debit card details and ‘cashing crews’ to withdraw millions from bank machines

Candice Bushnell's new novel has been leaked online

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell’s new novel leaked online by celebrity hacker Guccifer

The first 38,000 words of an unpublished novel by Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell has been leaked online by a hacker.

US accuses China of new cyber-attacks

Pentagon report directly links attacks to Beijing government for first time

Free press under siege in Sri Lanka

There has been a violent and deeply worrying crackdown on dissent, reports Amnesty's Deputy Asia-Pacific Director

The app, designed by the British firm Redact could become the latest asset in the world of espionage

James Bond-style Redact Secure Messenger: app that can wipe sent messages from receiver's phone could help British spies

British firm in bid to get the UK government's GCHQ to give its first-ever approval to an off-the-shelf smartphone app

The News Matrix: Monday 29 April 2013

EU to vote on ban for bee-killing pesticide

Those opposed to outlawing the nerve-agent pesticide claim any ban would result in a £650m rise in the annual costs of UK food production

Historic vote to ban neonicotinoid pesticides blamed for huge decline in bees

A landmark step in the campaign to ban a nerve-agent pesticide blamed for causing mass die-offs in bees could be reached on Monday following one of the most intensive environmental lobbying battles of recent years.

The hacking group LulzSec's logo

LulzSec leader named as Matthew Flannery faces 12 years in jail after arrest in Australia

Local media name man as Matthew Flannery, who allegedly uses online name 'Aush0k'

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