Harvest of Facebook user data prompts calls for tighter privacy settings

Facebook has been urged to tighten its privacy settings after a software engineer was able to harvest data about thousands of users – simply by guessing their mobile numbers.

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Bowe Bergdahl's parents receive death threats

FBI investigates threats sent to father of American soldier as further details emerge about harsh conditions of his captivity

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NASA criticizes Beyoncé over using audio sample from Challenger shuttle disaster

NASA says dangers of space exploration should not be trivialised, after Beyoncé uses clip from shuttle disaster in XO

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NASA hacking suspects' mothers accuse U.S. of targeting 'British geeks'

Parents of Gary McKinnon and Richard O'Dwyer back Lauri Love, who is accused of breaking into US military networks

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Twitter's top free-speech advocate steps down

Counsel, who described Twitter as 'the free speech wing of the free speech party', fiercely defended users' privacy

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Skype confirms it is developing 3D video calls

Internet phone company said it is developing the technology in the lab but it could be several years before it reaches the market

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'Guardian' editor: Destroying hard drives allowed us to continue NSA coverage

Guardian editor-in-chief says he agreed to 'slightly pointless' task because newspaper has digital copies outside Britain.

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Photographer sues BuzzFeed for copyright violations and 'subsequent infringements'

Website removed picture after initial complaint, but lawsuit alleges 'direct and contributory infringement'. 

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Juror faces contempt charge over Facebook post

A juror will be prosecuted for contempt of court after allegedly writing on Facebook that he wanted to "fuck up a paedophile" during the trial of a convicted child sex offender.

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Former death row inmate sues publisher over ditching book deal

Nick Yarris, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for murder, sues publisher over abandoned life story

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YouTube study shows children 'three clicks away from explicit material'

Children who view clips of Sesame Street and Peppa Pig on YouTube are on average just three clicks away from explicit adult material on the site, including nudity and violence, according to research.

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Google faces legal action over alleged secret iPhone tracking

Google is facing a fresh privacy battle in the UK over its alleged secret tracking of the internet habits of millions of iPhone users.

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Judge Dredd may be gay, writers hint

Latest edition of 2000 AD comic is called Closet and appears to show legendary lawman in passionate clinch

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Only iPads stolen in raid on Microsoft office in Silicon Valley

Apple products were the only items taken when thieves targeted Microsoft's research and development centre in California. 

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Google concedes defeat in China censorship battle

US company quietly drops warning message that Chinese users saw when searching for politically sensitive phrases

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