Email exchanges show senior employees and Flint officials knew the tap water was poisoned with lead months before the city alerted residents. PHOTOGRAPH: GEOFF ROBINS/GETTY IMAGES This story originally appeared on The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Executives at one of the world’s largest utilities companies knew that families in […]

Not all blueberries are the same. A variety called Ridley 1111 is at the centre of an important lawsuit for intellectual property and plants. Shutterstock A few weeks ago, the Federal Court of Australia ordered a farmer in New South Wales to pay A$290,000 to a blueberry-producing company because he had grown […]

While leaks and whistleblowers continue to be valuable tools in the fight for data privacy, we can’t rely on them solely to keep big tech companies in check. SHUTTERSTOCK As survey results pile, it’s becoming clear Australians are sceptical about how their online data is tracked and used. But one […]

The Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must consider dangers posed by […]

Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly complex, as hackers find creative ways to beat ordinary systems of defence. christiaancolen/flickr, CC BY In recent weeks, Johannesburg’s computer network was held for ransom by a hacker group called Shadow Kill Hackers. This was the second time in three months a ransomware attack has hit South Africa’s largest city. […]