A Saudi Arabia court has imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi for 10 years for "insulting Islam" and setting up a liberal web forum, local media report. He was also sentenced to 1,000 lashes and ordered to pay a fine of 1 million riyals ($266,000 ).
The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles around the world due to five separate issues affectin 27 different models made by the Japanese manufacturer.
Microsoft has stopped all Windows XP support from today, April 8, meaning no additional support or updates will ever be provided again.
Turkey's government says it has lifted its ban on the social media network Twitter, a day after the country's top court said the ban violated free speech.
The US National Security Agency's vast eavesdropping programmes amassed more than 300 reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Der Spiegel reported yesterday, citing information leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
The Turkish government blocked access to YouTube on Thursday, after an audio recording was uploaded to the platform in which the foreign minister and senior military and intelligence officials could be heard discussing the security situation in Syria.
U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency (NSA) but allow the government to access the "metadata" when needed, a senior administration official has said.
Turkey blocks access to Twitter. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to block Twitter because the site refuses to adhere to the government's request to block links.
A U.S. appeals court has ordered Google to remove an anti-Muslim film from its video-sharing website YouTube.
Facebook Inc. (FB), the world's largest social network, agreed to acquire mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. for as much as $19 billion in cash and stock, seeking to expand its reach among users on mobile devices.
Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam has formed a national unity government, more than 10 months after he became prime minister.
The two biggest U.S. cable communications operators are merging.
President Barack Obama has ordered curbs on the use of bulk data collected by US intelligence agencies, saying civil liberties must be respected.
French regulators have said they will sanction Google for failing to comply with the country's privacy laws, in a challenge to the sweeping overhaul the search company made to its data-handling practices last year.