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TECH 08 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM

Chinese hackers turned focus to US experts on Iraq: security firm

A sophisticated group of hackers believed to be associated with the Chinese government, who for years targeted US experts on Asian geopolitical matters, suddenly began breaching computers belonging to experts on Iraq as the rebellion there escalated, a security firm said.

TECH 04 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM

Mobile wallet rebrands as Softcard

US mobile payments firm Isis has officially changed its name to Softcard, completing the process of distancing itself from a militant Islamic group sometime known by the same acronym.

TECH 05 Sep 2014 | 4:15 PM

From suburban Maryland, US firm tracks gruesome jihadi videos

From an office in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, a small team scans the Web 24 hours a day for jihadi videos often featuring gruesome executions by groups such as Islamic State.

TECH 29 Sep 2014 | 4:47 PM

China urges global crackdown on extremists' use of Internet

China called on Saturday for a worldwide crackdown on the use of the Internet by religious extremists and terrorists to stamp out their ability to communicate their ideas and raise funds.

TECH 10 Oct 2014 | 2:03 PM

Europe enlists Internet giants in fight against online extremism

The European Union and US Internet giants including Facebook and Twitter will work together to combat online extremism and have discussed steps to block gruesome beheading videos, officials said Thursday.

TECH 14 Oct 2014 | 5:04 PM

Iceland shuts down 'Islamic State' website

Iceland has closed down a website believed to be used by the jihadist organisation Islamic State and which showed the murder of hostages, the authority responsible for the country's Internet domain name ".is" said Monday.

TECH 24 Oct 2014 | 5:06 PM

Blogs, videos and verse: an Iraqi poet's quest to heal her homeland

Iraqi-born poet Amal al-Jubouri may not have the Hollywood recognition of Angelina Jolie, but both women are artists who have decided to use their talents and profile to help the victims of war.

Technology 31 Oct 2014 | 2:15 PM

Vice Media teams up with Canada's Rogers to build Toronto studio

Vice Media, a maker of edgy videos popular with younger viewers, has teamed up with Rogers Communications Inc to build a studio in Toronto to produce news, documentaries and other content with Canadian filmmakers.

TECH 05 Nov 2014 | 12:25 PM

British spy chief demands more access to Twitter, Facebook to thwart attacks

Twitter and Facebook are so important to militant groups that the technology giants should give security services greater access to their networks to allow governments to foil attacks, the head of Britain's eavesdropping agency said.

TECH 27 Nov 2014 | 1:35 PM

Baghdad red tape puts Iraq Internet under Kurdish control

Iraq's reliance on Kurdistan for Internet connectivity due to Baghdad bureaucracy has put the northern autonomous region in control of three-quarters of Iraqi networks.