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

Katie Price received undisclosed damages on behalf of the NOTW

From Lauren Pope and Katie Price to a former South Yorkshire Police chief: Phone hacking victims accept damages

Publisher of the tabloid newspapers The Sun and The News of the World settle four cases

New National Crime Agency investigates UK suspects over illegal drugs website Silk Road

Four men arrested last week over alleged role in online marketplace just hours after suspected creator of site arrested in US

Unions raise fears over China’s UK nuclear role

The Government is risking Britain’s security by wooing the Chinese to invest in its nuclear programme, union leaders have warned.

Adobe hacked, reveals loss of 2.9 million users' information

Encrypted data including customers' names, passwords and credit card numbers was stolen

Nineteen blue-chip clients of corrupt private investigators are to be investigated for criminal offences

Exclusive: Blue-chip hacking scandal - at last, the investigations into those on Soca list begin

Nineteen companies probed over criminal offences after years of inaction

Rooney Mara in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Unpublished Stieg Larsson story to be included in new anthology of Scandinavian noir fiction

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo author, who died in 2004, penned A Darker Shade when he was just 17 years old

Britain's major banks warned of cyber attack threat amid concerns over 'vulnerabilities'

Banking sector is particularly at risk due to old and complex IT systems

BAE cashes in on state ‘cyber war’

BAE, one of the biggest defence  companies in the world, is expected to be a major beneficiary of the Government’s push into cyber attacks, having already made sales of nearly £1bn in its IT security business over the past five years.

Book review: Bleeding Edge, By Thomas Pynchon

“Help, too byzantine, make it stop!” So says Maxine Tarnow, the central protagonist. The cri de coeur may strike a chord with even Pynchon’s most rabid fans: a self-referential health warning about a body of work that recreates the tribulations of crazy golf in narrative fiction.

The shadow Home Secretary will call for tougher sentences for cyber crime

Labour Party conference: Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper reveals plan for new ‘identity theft’ criminal offence

A new criminal offence of identity theft would be created by Labour in an effort to combat the dramatic rise in online fraud, shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper will announce today.

Germany based Chaos Computer Club posted a video on YouTube purporting to show a hacker using it to unlock one of the new iPhones

iOS 7 security bug 'allows anyone to make calls from locked iPhone'

Hackers and thieves can call any number from a locked iPhone using Apple’s latest operating system, it has been claimed.

iOS 7: Apple promises to fix glitch allowing hackers to bypass lockscreen

Company insists it 'takes user security very seriously'

The new iPhone 5S with fingerprint technology

Apple fingerprint tool on iPhone 5S raises 'substantial privacy questions'

Senior US senator address open letter to Apple over privacy concerns for users

Video: the security flaws in the new iPhones with iOS 7 (that Apple are working on fixing right now)

New software update release by Apple has already been found to contain a pair of potential security flaws

$15,000, whisky and a sex book: Hackers crowdsource reward to crack Apple's fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s

Touch ID comes as standard on Apple's new iPhone 5s but hackers are already trying to find ways to bypass the technology

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International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

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Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable