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

‘Wake up Allyson, you little s**t’: Hacker uses wireless baby monitor to hurl expletive-laden abuse at two-year-old

Stranger called toddler by name in barrage of verbal abuse with Texas couple sitting unaware in another room

Scotland Yard has seized more than 100 computers and arrested 20 people during inquiry

Clues still elude Met in rogue private eye hacking inquiry

Scotland Yard has seized more than 100 computers and arrested 20 people during inquiry

Sites close after arrest of Irishman accused of being 'largest facilitator' of child abuse images in the world

Parts of the internet’s dark side suffer as man is jailed in Dublin, pending US extradition hearing

Ships, drones that rely on GPS navigation systems and now toilets can all be hacked

Now even toilets aren’t safe from hacking

In the latest messy development from the world of hacking, an information security firm has warned that a hi-tech Japanese toilet is vulnerable. What could possibly go wrong?

Trevor Pearce ‘gave misleading information to MPs’

Soca chief and senior Met police officer ‘misled’ MPs over blue-chip hacking saga

Met detectives investigating historic evidence of computer hacking buried for years by Soca only received key information last week

WSJ alleges that FBI can remotely activate Android microphones and cameras

New reports from a source speaking to the WSJ disclose the bureau's 'hacker tactics'

Supporters of Bradley Manning outside the gates at Fort Meade on Tuesday

Wikileaks trial: We’re not celebrating, says Bradley Manning's lawyer as sentencing of US army analyst begins

The US soldier could face up to 136 years in prison for passing on secrets to WikiLeaks

SOCA has refused to disclose the names of companies who commissioned corrupt private investigators who broke the law

Revealed: Major blue-chip companies escape censure over use of corrupt private investigators

List handed to MPs includes law firms, construction companies and two famous celebrities - but no media group or newspaper

Bradley Manning leaves the courtroom at Fort Meade, Maryland

Julian Assange says Bradley Manning verdict is 'dangerous precedent' as whistleblower faces sentencing

Charge carried possible life sentence, although he will now be sentenced after convictions on lesser charges of espionage and theft

Exclusive: Met dragged into blue-chip hacking saga as MPs demand Hogan-Howe releases details on rogue investigators

Scotland Yard was dragged into the blue-chip hacking scandal last night after Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was asked to release suppressed information from four little-known investigations into rogue private detective agencies.

The headquarters of MI6, the Secret Intelligence Service, in Vauxhall, London

MI6 and MI5 'refuse to use Lenovo computers' over claims Chinese company makes them vulnerable to hacking

Lenovo - the largest PC producer in the world - is indirectly backed by the Chinese state

Committee chairman Keith Vaz MP

Public 'impotent in their judgment' without names over blue-chip hacking, say MPs

Home Secretary expected to announce this week that private investigators will be regulated for first time

China's police, controlled by the Ministry of Public Security, are notorious for human rights abuses

China's secret police to take part in UK seminar - and no mention of human rights allowed

Seminar for officials to be held at Cambridge University features 24-member delegation from notorious Ministry of Public Security

Charlotte Harris, of law firm Mishcon de Reya which had hired private investigators

Blue-chip hacking: Ministers plan crackdown on rogue private investigators

PIs will need a licence and will be banned if found guilty of blagging personal information

Computer hacker Barnaby Jack found dead at San Francisco home

Jack became famous for making cash machines spit out bank notes

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