The European Commission has called on the US to provide guarantees to restore trust in the wake of revelations of mass internet surveillance by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Until now, trust has relied on the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles designed to ensure US companies respect EU citizens’ right to protection of personal data.
The Federal Communications Commission will propose allowing passengers to use their cellphones on airplanes, setting up a debate that will pit the technically possible against the socially tolerable.
While phone use would still be restricted during takeoff and landing, the proposal would lift an FCC ban on airborne calls and cellular data use by passengers once a flight reached 10,000 feet.
Crime-fighting and intelligence agencies in the UK and the US have begun monitoring users of encrypted, anonymising online networks – the dark web – in a bid to track down paedophiles posting images of children being sexually abused.
British and US intelligence agencies managed to tap into the connections between data centers run by Yahoo! and Google, and in one month this year slurped 181,280,466 records, including metadata and the contents of communications, according to new documents from Edward Snowden.
A report dated January 9, 2013, from NSA’s acquisitions directorate, detailed the operation, dubbed MUSCULAR, in which operatives from the NSA and Britain's GCHQ tapped the fiber-optic transmission cables from the non-US data centers run by the two firms.
Parents of Gary McKinnon and Richard O'Dwyer back Lauri Love, who is accused of breaking into US military networks
The mothers of Gary McKinnon and Richard O'Dwyer, who faced down US attempts to extradite their sons over hacking and copyright charges, have accused US authorities of targeting "young British geeks" after a vicar's son was charged with breaching US military networks from his home in rural Suffolk.
Lauri Love, 28, is facing 10 years in a US jail after being described by prosecutors as a "sophisticated and prolific computer hacker" who allegedly broke into US army and Nasa networks in an attempt to steal confidential data.