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The Saudi student who killed three Americans at a US naval base had longstanding ties to Al-Qaeda and planned an attack before he arrived in the US, justice officials said.

Israeli man charged with spying for Iran, plotting attacks

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Israeli man charged with spying for Iran, plotting attacks

The unidentified man was charged with 'infringement of the security of Israel'.

The rise of Iran's cyber warfare against its enemies

Narjas Zatat

The rise of Iran's cyber warfare against its enemies

The last decade has seen a rise in cyber warfare tactics, especially with countries like Iran, which is no lightweight when it comes to malware ...

Apple clashes with US government over Pensacola shooter’s phones

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Apple clashes with US government over Pensacola shooter’s phones

Apple is engaged in a conflict with the US government over its refusal to unlock the Pensacola gunman's phones, citing security concerns of its ...

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More than 20 Saudi cadets deported from US

The US has ordered out of the country over 20 Saudi students.

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US to expel Saudi military trainees over 'extremist links'

At least 12 Saudi military students in the US will be expelled from their programme after being accused of extremist links and possession of ...

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Facebook sues Israeli company after planting illegal WhatsApp spyware

Facebook is suing Israeli company NSO for planting spyware into WhatsApp.

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UK wants to spy on your WhatsApp messages

Ministers from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US urged the creation of a 'back door' to end-to-end encrypted messaging apps such ...

Building a virtual political party for Egypt

Amr Khalifa

Building a virtual political party for Egypt

Comment: In a police state where freedom of speech is severely restricted, encryption technology provides a platform for organising ...

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Iran's Rouhani criticises his government's ban of Telegram app

Iran's reformist president made remarks suggesting those "at the highest level" in Iran imposed the ban on the hugely popular messaging app.

Iran's President Rouhani hits out at morality police

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Iran's President Rouhani hits out at morality police

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the country's morality police in a rare attack on the country's conservative establishment.

Iran bans use of encrypted Telegram messaging app

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Iran bans use of encrypted Telegram messaging app

Government workers can no longer use Telegram and experts say all foreign messaging services could soon be banned as Iran clamps down on ...

Iran to shut down encrypted Telegram messaging app: lawmaker

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Iran to shut down encrypted Telegram messaging app: lawmaker

The Telegram messaging app is a favourite among Iranian activists looking to get away from the Islamic Republic's watchful eyes.

Iran lifts Telegram messaging ban as protests subside

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Iran lifts Telegram messaging ban as protests subside

As Iranian authorities crush unrest in the country, authorities lift the two-week-long ban on the popular messaging app.

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Iran: Telegram ban lifted only if 'terrorist' content removed

As anti-government protests continue to engulf Iran, the government has blocked social media apps in the hopes of curbing the unrest.

Austin Bodetti

On the front lines with Sudan's e-Rebels

In-depth: A new style of warfare is emerging, as activists using technology to organise are targeted by state-sponsored hackers, passing ...

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Defeating the Islamic State's 'virtual caliphate'

The Islamic State group is on the verge of defeat in both Syria and Iraq, but experts warn that a "virtual caliphate" could be much harder to ...

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Saudi Arabia to censor Skype,WhatsApp calls after lifting ban

The Saudi government will monitor and censor calls made through online apps such as Skype and WhatsApp after lifting a ban on the services, a ...

Indonesia blocks Telegram messaging app over 'terrorism' content

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Indonesia blocks Telegram messaging app over 'terrorism' content

Indonesia, the largest Muslim-majority nation, has blocked Telegram app over fears it was being used to spread "terrorist" propaganda as the ...

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Israeli intelligence launches start-up fund to invest in spying

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says that Israel's national intelligence agency will begin a start-up fund to help invent new spying ...

Cyber-attacks sweep Europe and US with 'WannaCry links'

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Cyber-attacks sweep Europe and US with 'WannaCry links'

US and European IT systems have come under attack as a global virus sweeps the world, with tell tale links to an earlier 'WannaCry' bug.

Israeli spies discover IS plans for laptop bomb: report

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Israeli spies discover IS plans for laptop bomb: report

Israeli spies hacked into the operations of IS bomb makers to discover plans for a laptop computer bomb targeting a commercial aircraft, US ...

WhatsApp <em>encryption</em> under scrutiny after London attack

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WhatsApp encryption under scrutiny after London attack

The British home secretary will meet tech industry experts on Thursday amid increasing concerns over message encryption and extremist ...

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