Miss Teen USA exposes Apple Macbook camera security fail

The fruit themed toymaker Apple's legendary sloppy security has been brought into the spotlight again after it was revealed that you can turn on the laptops camera without the owner knowing.

FBI accused of planting backdoor in OpenBSD IPSEC stack

In an e-mail sent to BSD project leader Theo de Raadt, former NETSEC CTO Gregory Perry has claimed that NETSEC developers helped the FBI plant "a number of backdoors" in the OpenBSD cryptographic framework approximately a decade ago.Perry says that his nondisclosure agreement with the FBI has expired,

Drone surveillance - FBI style

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published the FBI’s drone licenses and supporting records for the last several years.

Obama promises net wiretap legislation

It appears that Barack Obama will become known for his internet wiretapping laws.

US government free to probe where it wants

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Washington DC based Friends of Privacy have hit out at the ease with which US authorities can access data in the cloud, and elsewhere.

Facebook fraud is easy

Frank Abagnale Jr, arguably one of the most famous American conmen of all time, believes Facebook has made life easier for fraudsters across the world.

Google reveals warrantless FBI data requests

The FBI attempted to get data on more than a thousand Google accounts last year without a warrant, Google has revealed.

Hackers release FBI, Pentagon, NASA passwords

The hacking group Team GhostShell, which is affiliated with Anonymous, has released information online relating to 1.6 million government, military and industry accounts.

Google works on malware scanner as FBI issues Android warning

Google's reported to be developing a malware scanner for Google Play - with excellent timing, as the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has just issued a warning about increasing levels of malware targeting Android phones.

FBI nabs 11 over secret tech exports to Russia

The FBI says it's busted a secret procurement network disguised as a Texan company and exporting high-tech electronics to the Russian military.

Anonymous spokesman arrested during online chat

Self-styled Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown has been arrested at his apartment and taken into FBI custody.

FBI denies hacking claims

The FBI has denied claims by hacking group AntiSec that it snaffled millions of device IDs from an agent's laptop.

FBI collected millions of Apple device IDs, says AntiSec

Hacking group AntiSec has released more than a million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs), claiming it swiped them from an FBI agent's laptop.

Thousands may lose internet access today

If you're reading this, then you're OK - but, today, many people around the world will have a nasty surprise.

Dotcom search warrants ruled illegal

A New Zealand judge has ruled that the search warrants against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were invalid, and that data shouldn't have been handed to the FBI.

Feds form secret 'Net surveillance unit



The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reportedly in the process of forming a "secretive" surveillance unit in Quantico, Virginia.

New Jersey mayor charged with hacking opponents' website

A New Jersey mayor has been arrested for allegedly hacking a website that was calling for him to be recalled.

FBI eyes back doors for cyber surveillance

The FBI has reportedly asked a number of Internet companies for their tacit support of a controversial proposal that would require firms like Facebook to code back doors for government surveillance.

Anonymous "spokesperson" raided by FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently raided the apartment of Barrett Brown, an unofficial, self-appointed Anonymous spokesperson.

DNSChanger victims could lose internet in July

Hundreds of thousands of computer users around the world are in danger of losing their internet connection this summer, thanks to a global malware infection.