Jan 29, 2015

Jordan arrests website pair over hostage swap rumors

Two managers of a Jordanian website have been arrested for spreading rumors that an Iraqi jihadi had been freed in exchange for a Japanese hostage, a judicial source said Thursday. The owner of the Saraya News site, Hashim al-Khalidi, and editor-in-chief Seif Obeidat could ...

Jan 29, 2015

Canada spying on global downloads: report

Canada’s electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday. Critics said the revelations, made in 2012 documents obtained by former U.S. ...

Jan 28, 2015

Leak reveals key-logging software likely used by U.S. and allies

A program used by U.S. and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations in more than a dozen countries, security experts said on Tuesday, after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reportedly leaked the source code for the program. On ...

Jan 23, 2015

China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship

Tech specialists and companies are reporting that China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook. The virtual private network provider Golden Frog wrote on its blog that the controls have hit a wide ...

Jan 23, 2015

Security concerns prompt Belgian museum to cancel Charlie Hebdo tribute

A Belgian museum dedicated to the creator of comic book hero Tintin said Thursday that security concerns prompted it to cancel an exhibition honoring the murdered Charlie Hebdo magazine cartoonists. The museum in Louvain-la-Neuve near Brussels said it took the decision after consulting Wednesday ...

Jan 22, 2015

Tokyo firm to publish book with Muhammad cartoons

Tokyo publisher Daisan Shokan will publish a book containing Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, the firm’s president said. The 64-page book about the massacre at the French satirical weekly earlier this month is slated to hit the Japanese market Feb. 10, Daisan ...