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Red Flag Windows: Microsoft modifies Windows OS for Chinese government

China has long been both a huge lure and a thorn in the side for Microsoft. Massive piracy of Windows XP, a decade-long effort...

Cebit showcases security after Snowden

It's almost four years since Edward Snowden leaked U.S. National Security Agency documents revealing the extent of the organization's surveillance of global internet traffic,...

It’s time to turn on HTTPS: the benefits are well worth...

After Edward Snowden revealed that online communications were being collected en masse by some of the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies, security experts called...

US spies still won’t tell Congress the number of Americans caught...

Enlarge / A page from a classified PowerPoint presentation highlighting two US surveillance programs disclosed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. (credit: The Guardian) ...

Wikileaks publishes docs from what it says is trove of CIA...

Enlarge / The old headquarters building of the CIA in McLean, Virginia. A cache of files from CIA's Langley, Virginia, cyber-intelligence center has apparently...

American Spies: how we got to age of mass surveillance without...

(credit: Jennifer Granick) While American Spies was written prior to Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election, it has become vital and relevant...

New charges for ex-NSA contractor for allegedly taking elite hacking tools

Enlarge (credit: Ulrich Baumgarten / Getty Images News) A federal grand jury has indicted a former National Security Agency contractor on 20 counts...

Secure Email Service Lavabit, a Snowden Favorite, Returns

For now it's only available to those who had accounts in 2013.Everyone else can pre-register for the next release. Encrypted email service Lavabit returned to...

Donald Trump takes oath of office—what to expect from an unexpected...

Enlarge / Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, becoming the 45th president of the United States.reader comments 330 Share this story ...

ProtonMail launches Tor hidden service to dodge totalitarian censorship

Known oppressive regimes including Egypt, and er... the UK? Oh, the IP Act is law... ProtonMail, the privacy-focused email business, has launched a Tor hidden...

Assange weasels out of pledge to surrender if Manning received clemency

EnlargeCarl Court, Getty Images reader comments 61 Share this story Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, backed out of his pledge Wednesday that he...

Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence commuted by Obama

Enlargereader comments 187 Share this story Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year term for leaking a cache of classified military documents to WikiLeaks,...