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  • Novichok: Murder inquiry after Dawn Sturgess dies

    July 9, 2018

    Police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in Wiltshire died. Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital on Sunday evening after falling ill on 30 June. Charlie Rowley, 45, who was also exposed to the nerve agent in Amesbury, remains critically ill in hospital. Read more… Source: BBC News  

  • US, Israel establish joint center for energy cooperation

    July 9, 2018

    The United States and Israel have established a center for energy cooperation to develop innovative technologies that tackle issues such as energy cybersecurity and using water for energy production, among others. The center, titled the US-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology, is launching with $16 million in funds appointed collectively by the ...

  • Fitness app Polar exposed locations of spies and military personnel

    July 8, 2018

    A popular fitness app that tracks the activity data on millions of users has inadvertently revealed the locations of personnel working at military bases and intelligence services. The app, Polar Flow, built by its eponymous company Polar, a Finnish-based fitness tracking giant with offices in New York, allowed anyone to access a user’s fitness activities over ...

  • French call for nuclear safety improvements

    July 6, 2018

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  • How to Protect Tomorrow’s Critical Infrastructure?

    July 6, 2018

    Imagine a city the size of London thrown into chaos, as public transport grinds to a halt and traffic lights stop functioning! This is no longer the stuff of nightmares or the scenario of a disaster movie but a prospect that is getting more likely every day. Critical infrastructure facilities, whether power or nuclear plants, national ...

  • Mastercard: Biometrics use set to skyrocket

    July 6, 2018

    Biometric technology is set to become an integral part of all online shopping as the need for greater security increases, a new report has claimed. Research from Mastercard claims that one in four online transactions will need a greater level of authentication and security within the next 12 months. New EU regulations governing online fraud are set to come ...

  • Russian Telcos ‘Using Foreign Tech’ To Comply With Surveillance Laws

    July 6, 2018

    Russian telecoms companies are relying on equipment from foreign companies to implement far-reaching data-storage laws introduced two years ago, in spite of the law’s original intent to, in part, boost local high-tech industries. The state-approved integrators designing the systems for the implementation of Russia’s so-called Yarovaya laws are in most cases using foreign equipment to handle ...

  • UK.gov: New London courthouse will focus on crimes of a cyber nature

    July 5, 2018

    London is to get a new court building, billed as a legal centre for tackling cyber and online economic crimes. The courthouse, to be built on the site of Fleetbank House, just off the capital’s Fleet Street, will have 18 courtrooms and house the Business and Property Court list of the High Court’s Chancery Division. In addition, ...

  • Wiltshire novichok poisoning investigated by UK counter-terror police

    July 5, 2018

    An urgent investigation is under way to discover how a British couple have been left critically ill by the nerve agent novichok, the same military grade poison that nearly killed a former Russian spy and his daughter four months ago. Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu, announced that expert scientists in chemical warfare at the world ...

  • ​Qantas passengers to trial facial recognition tech at Sydney Airport

    July 5, 2018

    Some passengers travelling internationally via Qantas will be trialling biometric technology at Sydney Airport, with the first stage using facial recognition for them to complete automated flight check-in and bag drop, gain access to the lounge, and board the plane itself. Additional steps proposed for future trials include mobile check-in and automated border processing, allowing passengers ...

  • The US won’t let China Mobile operate in the country, citing risk to national security

    July 3, 2018

    The US government has declared another major Chinese telecom company a possible “risk to national security”: China Mobile. Yesterday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a statement advising the Federal Communications Commission not to allow China Mobile, which is the world’s third biggest carrier after AT&T and Verizon, to operate in the United States. China Mobile first applied ...

  • This challenge seeks to leverage machine learning to predict regional unrest

    July 2, 2018

    Above and beyond better-targeted Netflix feeds, machine learning offers the promise of helping us understand geopolitics more deeply, perhaps even before certain events happen. The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Agency (IARPA) recently announced a new competition that will call on participants to “leverage novel statistical and machine learning techniques” to forecast civil unrest, military activity and outbreaks of disease. Read more… Source: ...


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