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

Jihadists from many countries – these are from Iraq – are travelling to Syria

British spy chiefs warn: Al-Qa'ida could gain access to Syrian stockpiles of chemical weapons

Extremist elements in Syria were assessed by the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee to represent 'the most worrying terrorist threat'

Google reportedly paying AdBlock Plus to greenlight their ads

Search giant among companies paying to have their ad content added to app's 'whitelist'

Not even the opening of the 2012 Olympics could persuade many viewers to watch the BBC’s 3D broadcast

Security experts reveal cyber attack threat to Olympics

'Credible attack' aimed at disrupting the lighting of the opening ceremony

Under fire: Trevor Pearce, director general of Soca, is accused of misleading Parliament

The aftermath of Leveson inquiry: Soca chief is accused of misleading MPs over hacking

Claims and counter-claims surround computer hacker's hard drives at centre of police investigation

A prototype unmanned combat aircraft, called Taranis is unveiled by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). It will test the possibility of developing an autonomous stealthy Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) that could strike targets at long range, and be under the control of military crews on the ground. REUTERS/BAE Systems/MoD/Crown Copyright/ Handout

New alliance between MoD, arms manufacturers and telecoms aims to bolster UK cyber security

The Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP) includes BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Hewlett Packard

Watch Dogs is currently being developed by Ubisoft, it features a hacker activist Aiden Pearce

Real 'Watch Dogs': Ubisoft hacked as millions of users exposed

Video game publishers warn gamers to change their passwords

The News Matrix: Saturday 29 June 2013

Ministers accused of policy cover-up

Retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright has been told he is a target of the probe

Ex-US general James Cartwright may have leaked details of cyber-attack on Iran nuclear programme

The investigation into who leaked secret information about attempts to disable Iran’s uranium enrichment programme with the Stuxnet computer virus appeared today to have zeroed in on retired Marine General James Cartwright, a former vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

According to the California-based security firm a single hacking group is responsible for attacks that coincided with the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War this week, as well as hacks in March 2013 that wiped computer hard drives at South Korean banks and broadcasters.

South Korean cyberattacks linked to known DarkSeoul gang by Symantec Security

North Korea has been blamed for previous cyberattacks on South Korean banks and government

A South Korean man walks past a gate at the Cyber Terror Response Center of the National Police Agency in Seoul on 25 June 25, 2013 - the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War

Virtual battle? Websites in both South and North Korea shut down on war anniversary

Seoul alerts people to take security measures against cyber-attacks

The Home Secretary was worried by The Independent's story about the extent of hacking

Home Secretary Theresa May alarmed at revelations that hacking went beyond media and was used by lawyers and private companies

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has expressed alarm over revelations that hacking went far beyond the media and was routinely used by lawyers and private companies to obtain sensitive information about rivals.

Lord Justice Leveson was sent a confidential report on the practice

Pressure grows on Lord Leveson to explain why he ignored hacking beyond the press

Lord Justice Leveson is facing mounting questions over why he decided to ignore a bombshell report detailing serious and widespread corruption among police and private investigators that was passed to his inquiry.

News of the US charges breaking in Hong Kong yesterday

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden 'requests asylum in Ecuador'

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Ecuadorian Ambassador to Russia among those involved in  US whistleblower's search for asylum

Aaron Swartz, founder of Reddit

Aaron's Law: new bill aimed at fixing 'flawed' US hacking legislation

Bipartisan bill named after Aaron Swartz - the internet activist who committed suicide earlier this year

Brazil World Cup protests: National security force deployed to ensure Confederations Cup is not disrupted

Security increased at cities hosting major football tournament as violent protests spread

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