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Is Isis planning murderous cyber attacks? 17 November 2015

I've been covering cyber security for several years, but very, very rarely come across incidents that directly resulted in physical harm, let alone death.

UK TalkTalk hack - new details emerge 05 November 2015 Geoff White

It was one of the biggest hacks in recent history - more than a million people's sensitive data stolen and tonight - we've got inside information about how it could have been carried out.

What is Safe Harbor? 06 October 2015

Safe Harbor - as the spelling suggests, it's a US-focused invention. But what on earth is it, and why does today's European Court of Justice decision on it matter?

Terrorist hunters face awkward realities 05 October 2015

Most tech companies have a laser-like focus one goal: growing customer numbers. Complying with requests from foreign law enforcement agencies is not a priority

Facebook: what's not to like? 16 September 2015

For a platform like Facebook, that is built largely on advertising money, a "dislike" button would be a brave move indeed.

UK / United States Ashley Madison fallout: blackmail risk 21 August 2015 Channel 4 News

Doctors, secondary school teachers and charity workers are among the paying customers of infidelity dating website Ashley Madison now at serious risk of blackmail after the site was hacked.

Technology The hackers using government websites to sell dodgy pills 29 July 2015 Geoff White

A Channel 4 News investigation exposes the scam artists using web pages to sell unlicensed drugs and counterfeit Rolex watches.

Apple Pay: who profits? 14 July 2015

Hand over your fingerprint and credit card details to your iPhone 6, and you can swipe your handset to make purchases up to 20.

Cyber attack: did a panda maul the US government? 05 June 2015

The hacking of the details of 4 million US government employees suggests cyber criminals are hell-bent on hovering up as much information about Americans as they can.

UK When did Adult FriendFinder know it had been hacked? 27 May 2015 Geoff White

The owners of online dating site Adult FriendFinder were warned that it had been hacked more than two months before Channel 4 News exposed the leak of almost four million people's sensitive data.