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Posted on: Oct 16, 2014, Source: The Guardian

It's not the species-ending disaster some fear it could be.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Think hard before clicking on images of atrocities.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Despite the terrifying headlines, almost none of us will get sick from the Ebola virus.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2014, Source: The Guardian

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: seven keys, held by individuals from all over the world, that together control security at the core of the web.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: The Guardian

US and British spy agencies collected personal information, such as gender, location, and sexual orientation, from 'leaky' smartphone apps.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Vast amounts of data kept in repository codenamed Marina.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: The Guardian

The NSA has secretly and successfully worked to break the widely used technology that is supposed to make it impossible to read intercepted communications.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2011, Source: The Guardian

The files depict a system often focused less on containing dangerous terrorists or enemy fighters, than on extracting intelligence.