From black hat hackers attempting to break into government computer systems, to white hat security experts working to crack and improve protections on popular internet browsers, cybersecurity affects us all. Every day hackers steal millions of pieces of personal data and, as former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed, sometimes it may be our own governments doing the snooping.

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the annual 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila last week. Photo: AFP

Cyberhacking casts shadow over China, US trade talks

The United States pushed China for greater market access at annual trade talks in China on Sunday, though few breakthroughs are expected amid tensions over cyberhacking and rules that could hamper foreign tech firms.