WikiLeaks founder to run for senate

Julian Assange may be forced to wear an intrusive ankle bracelet in the UK as he fights extradition to Sweden, but the WikiLeaks founder says he is still determined to run for a seat in Australia's senate next year.

FBI wants Google to unlock Android phones

A security researcher has positively identified an FBI affidavit for a search warrant ordering Google to crack open a screen-locked Android phone. 

BBC blames cyber-attack on Iran

The BBC has revealed that it was the target of a sophisticated cyber-attack believed to have originated in Iran.

Prosecutors demand Occupy tweets

New York City prosecutors have once again subpoenaed the Twitter records of an Occupy Wall Street protester who was arrested in October 2011 during a mass demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Anonymous gets documented at SXSW

A documentary chronicling the rise of the hacktivist collective Anonymous has premiered at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Report: US government abused WikiLeaks suspect

The UN special rapporteur on torture has formally accused the US military of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment towards Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Porn site hacked by new group

Well, we hope you've all been good boys and girls lately: porn site Digital Playground has been hacked by a new hacktivist group, which says it's stolen the financial and personal details of tens of thousands of customers.

UK cyber-security 'champion' announced

A teenage student has been crowned Britain's cyber-security champion, following a competition helpd by government intelligence organization GCHQ.

Fake Facebook account used to target NATO commander

Chinese spies created a fake Facebook profile of US Navy admiral James Stavridis and used it to cosy up to his colleagues around the world.

The secret life of LulzSec's Sabu

Hector Xavier Monsegur, the LulzSec chief hacker turned FBI informant, allegedly participated in a number of online attacks since 1999. 

From the Pentagon Papers to WikiLeaks

Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked top secret Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, says he strongly identifies with Pfc. Bradley Manning. 

FBI says it is concerned over cyber terror

A former senior intelligence official has warned that a full-scale cyber-attack against the United States by a terrorist organization is "a certitude."

Swift arrest made over family planning site hack

If proof were needed that members of Anonymous aren't all singing from the same hymn sheet, the news comes that a man claiming to belong to the group has hacked into the website of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

US Navy wants an autonomous firefighting robot

Scientists at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have formed an interdisciplinary team to develop a humanoid robot capable of fighting shipboard fires.

Chrome cracked in hacking contest

Just ten days after pledging $1 million to hackers able to exploit Chrome, Google's been forced to put its hand in its pocket.

Anonymous brings down Vatican website

Anonymous is claiming to have brought down several Vatican websites, which were offline for most of Wednesday.

Anonymous looks towards a post-Sabu future

Cyber activists associated with Anonymous have responded to the takedown of AntiSec, while issuing a statement about Sabu's role as an FBI informant. 

McCain pushes Orwellian cyber-security bill

Republican Senator John McCain recently introduced a controversial cyber-security bill that has been harshly criticized by civil liberties groups for its Orwellian stipulations.

Bin Laden sea burial cast into doubt

Osama Bin Laden's body wasn't buried at sea, but was instead flown back to the US, leaked emails suggest.

Anonymous under fire in Canadian parliament

The Canadian House of Commons speaker has criticized Anonymous for posting videos that allegedly constitute a "direct threat" to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and other MPs.