Hacker collective swears revenge on drugs gang
Notorious 'hacktivists' Anonymous have declared war on Los Zetas, Mexico's most murderous drugs cartel. Some experts say the heavily armed gangsters have reason to be afraid.
Internet to become ‘global brain’, says billionaire
When Yuri Milner invested $200m dollars in Facebook people said he was crazy. Since then he has got it right again and again. Now he has made his boldest prediction of all.
Facebook’s plan to map entire lives
With the announcement of some radical new changes, Facebook hails a revolution in how we share our lives with those around us. Is the new format the future – or a step too far?
Political Pirates take German capital by storm
German politics got a radical update this week, as the Pirate Party sailed to victory with liberal policies of internet freedom. Will their radical ideas have an impact on mainstream politics?
Internet guru attacks Google’s ‘toxic wasteland’
Google is king of the internet. It's so powerful, says a new theory, that not only can it answer almost any question, it can make you boring and stupid in the process.
Teenage mastermind hacker is charged
The arrest of Ryan Cleary, who has just been charged with a string of cyber-offences, has brought online hacker groups into the spotlight. They are anarchic, rebellious and frighteningly...
Q&A: Stars exposed as privacy protection fades
Everyone's talking about privacy. It's a human right. But as super-injunctions are made meaningless by Twitter could the protection of privacy be a thing of the past?
Bionic eye gives glimpse of cyborg future
Technology that sends digital signals straight to our brains has given new hope to blind and deaf people. But how far should we go in connecting minds to machines?
A very public freak show grips the world
The Hollywood star Charlie Sheen has been sacked after publicly insulting his employers in a series of bizarre rants. It's gripping to watch. But should we be laughing?
World’s worst autocracies named and explained
Authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are under threat, as a people's revolt in Tunisia spreads. But who are the world's worst autocrats?
Old Masters go high-tech for virtual viewing
A new project means the world's art treasures are now online and users can see more detail than ever before. It's top technology but is it the real deal?
Blood, pain and tweets in Tunisian revolt
After weeks of unrest in Tunisia, the President of twenty-three years has fled abroad. But can violence and chaos ever bring democratic change?