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Since so much of life has moved online, a clash has emerged between the opposing values of Internet freedom, and Internet control. Should the Internet be a public arena free of all interference and influence from the authorities? Or does too much freedom result

Intel has used the fifth anniversary of its purchase of security company McAfee to release a review of how the cybersecurity landscape has changed in that time. There are a number of surprising observations from the report and a few that were expected. Of little surprise has

The “dark Web” is a part of the World Wide Web that requires special software to access. Once inside, websites and other services can be accessed through a browser in much the same way as the normal Web. However, some sites are effectively

Ross Ulbricht, also known as “Dread Pirate Roberts”, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole by a Manhattan federal court for masterminding the Silk Road anonymous online illegal marketplace. Ulbricht was labelled a drug dealer and criminal

The Silk Road trial has concluded, with Ross Ulbricht found guilty of running the anonymous online marketplace for illegal goods. But questions remain over how the FBI found its way through Tor, the software that allows anonymous, untraceable use of the Web, to gather

Nobody likes to feel like they’re being watched. Societies will tolerate a lot from their governments but few things cause more outrage than the kind of mass surveillance practiced by America’s National Security Agency (NSA) and its cronies. But true to form, the Internet has spontaneously generated

Have the UK police successfully broken anonymity on the Internet? They certainly seemed to imply as much when the National Crime Agency proudly announced last week that it had made 660 arrests after an operation to identify people viewing indecent images of children online. The announcement raises questions about just how anonymous it is possible

Last week, Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile operator, made startling revelations about secret wiretaps that allow government agencies to listen into and record live telephone conversations. These revelations come a year after American whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the extent of US and UK

Newswires, forums and social media have been abuzz since Wednesday, when news broke that notorious online marketplace, the Silk Road, has been shut down and its alleged mastermind, Ross William Ulbricht, or “Dread Pirate Roberts”, arrested. The Road, as patrons