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  • EU considers 60-minute deadline for social networks to remove terrorist content

    August 20, 2018

    No longer the carrot, now the stick: the European Commission is considering imposing an hour-long deadline for social networks to remove terrorist and extremist content after voluntary measures appear to have failed. As reported by the Financial Times on Sunday, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as smaller businesses, are all within the EU’s sights. This is the first ...

  • Spanish police shoot man dead as he tries to attack officers with knife near Barcelona

    August 20, 2018

    A man armed with a knife was shot dead by police when he tried to attack officers near Barcelona. Spanish police said the man entered the police station in Cornella, in the north-eastern region of Catalonia, at just before 5am BST on Monday “with the aim of attacking the agents”. A spokesman refused to comment on local media reports ...

  • Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties

    August 20, 2018

    Amid a period of tense relations between Ankara and Washington, several gunshots were fired on Monday from a vehicle at the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, causing no casualties. The early morning attack coincided with a deepening row between the two countries over the trial of a U.S. pastor in Turkey. An unidentified assailant or assailants ...

  • Terror fears as grenade numbers in UK soar

    August 19, 2018

    The number of grenades seized from criminals trying to smuggle weapons into the UK has soared, fuelling fears they could fall into the hands of terrorists. Police found 17 grenades on criminals between January and April this year, compared with 40 discovered over a four-year period between 2013 and 2017. The most recent seizures were in Sussex ...

  • Pakistan’s nuclear safety and security

    August 18, 2018

    In their research titled “Nuclear Security Briefing Book”, Wyn Bowen and Matthew Cottee state that nuclear terrorism involves the acquisition and detonation of an intact nuclear weapon from any state arsenal. The world has not experienced any act of nuclear terrorism yet, but it is not for a lack of trying. The International Atomic Energy Agency ...

  • Can Wi-Fi signals reveal hidden explosives?

    August 17, 2018

    It’s an unfortunate truth that weapons and explosives in public places are an increasing problem, with some schools in the US beginning to implement security checkpoints. But many of these technologies are bulky and expensive to set up, and require staff to operate. Now a new study has found a way to tap into a ...

  • Cyber security threat to Britain’s oil and gas sites as attack could cause ‘unprecedented damage’

    August 17, 2018

    Brian Lord OBE says a successful attack on its infrastructure could cause “unprecedented damage” and “unrest across the world”. With a complex ecosystem of computation, networking, and physical operational processes spread around the world the industry has a large attack surface with many attack vectors. A typical large oil and gas company uses half a million processors ...

  • Man caught with bomb-making equipment jailed for 12 years

    August 16, 2018

    Peter Morgan, 35, had already started to assemble an explosive device with the potential to cause “horrific” injuries when he was caught with bomb-making equipment and manuals at his Edinburgh home. A court heard how he had been amassing a collection of neo-Nazi, anti-Muslim, anti-semitic and racist material over a five-year period. He was earlier convicted by ...

  • FBI Warns Of ATM Hacking Campaign

    August 16, 2018

    The FBI has warned banks that cybercriminals are preparing to carry out a “highly choreographed, global fraud scheme known as an ‘ATM cash-out’.” The threat, reported by Krebs On Security cybersecurity blog, will apparently see criminals hacking a bank or payment card processor, and using cloned cards at ATMs around the world to fraudulently withdraw “millions of ...

  • Mystery Russian satellite’s behaviour raises alarm in US

    August 15, 2018

    A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it,” said assistant secretary Yleem Poblete at a conference in Switzerland on 14 August. She voiced fears that it was impossible to say if ...

  • Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

    August 15, 2018

    Forty-eight people have been killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. Police say a suicide bomber walked into the centre while teaching was under way and detonated his bomb belt. Many of those killed were teenagers who were getting extra tuition as they prepared for university ...

  • How to prevent another rogue flight in a stolen plane

    August 15, 2018

    On Friday night, Seattle residents were greeted by a bizarre sight in the skies over Puget Sound. A 76-seat Bombardier plane performed stunts, flew erratically and, at one point, attempted a barrel roll, leading some observers to believe they were being treated to an impromptu air show. The real story was far more tragic: The plane was piloted by Richard ...



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