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Microsoft brands governments a 'persistent threat' alongside malware and cyber attacks

Maker of the world's most popular operating system joins Yahoo and Google in offering encryption as default for customers and their data

Google-perplexed: Why won't Android's next predictive dictionary help me sex-text?

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David Cameron in China: Britain expected to enter talks over cyber spying

David Cameron says the two countries 'need to properly discuss these issues'

Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that has gained popularity worldwide

96,000 Bitcoins stolen from the users of shady online bazaar, Sheep Marketplace

In the last week, the equivalent of more than £60m has been drained from accounts

Exclusive: Consultants pocket £8m in fees for new UK nuclear plant in Hinkley

Nearly £8m was spent on Government advisers to broker the deal for the UK’s first nuclear power station in 20 years, an amount critics claim “stinks like a rotting fish’s head”.

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Russian nuclear power plant infected by Stuxnet malware says cyber-security expert

Eugene Kasperksy warns goverments engaged in cyber warfare that "everything you do - it's a boomerang: it will get back to you."

Cyber war games dubbed 'Waking Shark II' begin for London's financial institutions

A number of scenarios will test banks' responsiveness to cyber attacks

Intelligence chiefs break cover, with all guns blazing

The heads of Britain’s security services left MPs in no doubt whom they blame for aiding terrorism

Russell Brand removes his Guy Fawkes mask while on a protest in London organised by Hacktivist group Anonymous

Russell Brand joins thousands to protest for Anonymous Million Mask March

But the comedian was not so keen to keep his presence anonymous

Protesters demonstrate as part of the Bonfire of Austerity protest outside the Houses of Parliament

Scuffles near Buckingham Palace as protesters join Million Mask March

Event mirrored by similar gatherings in more than 400 cities worldwide including Dublin, Washington and Melbourne

The hackers’ greatest asset is our complacency

A false tweet from Associated Press claimed Obama had been injured by a bomb

Hacked off: What happened when the Syrian Electronic Army attempted a cyber attack on The Independent?

Last week The Independent was victim of a cyber-attack by the Syrian Electronic Army. Luckily, our defence was strong. But what did they want from us anyway?

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the launch of Microsoft Windows 8 in October 2012

Microsoft pays out $100,000 to hacker who exposed Windows security flaws

Software giant Microsoft has revealed it is paying a hacker over $100,000 (£62,760) to find security holes in its products.

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