US government user data requests continue to rise, says Google

The US once again heads Google's list of governments that request its user data - and nearly 70 percent of requests came without a warrant.

US government 'has pollution costs wrong'

The federal government is significantly underestimating the costs of carbon pollution because it's using a faulty analytical model, say scientists from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the University of Cambridge.

Anonymous targets UK government in 'Operation Free Assange'

The Anonymous hacking collective says it's brought down several UK government websites in protest at the country's treatment of Julian Assange.

UK government plans widespread web monitoring

The British government is planning to give itself the power to monitor phone calls, texts, emails and website visits, in a move that has outraged privacy campaigners.

FBI licenses Epic Unreal engine

The FBI and other US government agencies have reportedly licensed the game engine behind a number of popular FPS titles including Batman: Arkham City, Mass Effect 3 and Infinity Blade.

Does the Internet help keep governments honest?

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt believes the Internet is a tool that can help citizens keep their governments honest.

Government demands for Google data skyrocket

Google's getting more takedown requests than ever, particularly in the US.

Dems want to collect online sales tax

A bill recently proposed by Democrats in Congress would require online businesses to impose federal taxes on all online purchases.

Congress slams TSA over security breaches

It seems like us civilians aren't the only people who have a problem with the TSA and airport security as of late.

Wyo. gov’t using Google computing services

Wyoming is now the first state to rely on Google computing services for its entire executive branch of government.

Pron gets pwned by Lulz Security

Lulz Security has struck again, pwning Pron.com and making off with the email addresses, logins and passwords of over 25,000 users.

Suspected Sony hackers arrested in Turkey

Turkish police have arrested 32 Anonymous hackers after attacks on government websites, the state-run news agency Anadolu reports.

Americans dubious about free speech online

Americans are far more concerned about companies monitoring their internet activity than about government doing the same thing.

China accuses US of starting 'internet war'

A group of Chinese academics from a military academy has accused the US government of creating a global internet war.

Facebook hiring international lobbyists

Facebook is planning to ramp up its lobbying power with the appointment of a set of 'international directors of policy'.

Cisco fostered Chinese repression, says lawsuit

Chinese spiritual group Falun Gong has accused Cisco of designing a surveillance system for the Chinese government.

Assange says Facebook is government tool

Facebook is 'the most appalling spying machine that has ever been created', WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told a Russian newspaper.

Analysis: Kerry and McCain’s Web privacy bill won’t do much

Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) have drafted a bill that won’t do much to give us privacy on the Internet.

FBI in online poker crackdown

The FBI has seized the domains of four popular online poker websites - PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, UB.com and Absolute Poker - claiming bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling offenses.

Democratic Senator wants e-commerce Internet tax

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is currently prepping legislation that would implement a state sales tax for Internet e-commerce.