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Gamers spook world of spycraft

US and UK intelligence agents have been posing as Orcs and Elves to snare terror suspects online.

WTF, NSA? Tech giants vent spy fury

Google and Yahoo! are fuming over revelations that the agency intercepted their users' records.

Marks & Spencer accused of Amazonian tax-dodging acrobatics

British retailer hopes to grow its business in a difficult economic climate.

Is WikiLeaks still relevant?

As their website put up archival material, mainstream media published a story based on a huge leak, James Ball wonders if Wikileaks is still relevant.

How much about you is online?

A whole lot -- but what the internet giants do know hardly gives a true picture of who you are.

WikiLeaks releases first batch of hacked Stratfor emails

WikiLeaks has released the first 200 of a cache of 5m emails obtained by Anonymous hackers from the servers of Stratfor, a US-based intelligence firm.

UK blocked arms sale to Swaziland

Britain blocked a $60-million sale of helicopters, armoured cars and machine guns to Swaziland.

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