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  • 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: ...

  • China introduces millimeter wave tech into airports security checks

    July 1, 2018

    China has officially introduced a human imaging device with millimeter wave technology into its airports security checks, according to civil aviation authorities. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued its latest official technical standards and testing program for the millimeter wave human-imaging technology used for airport security checks. Following the United States and the European Union, ...

  • Plane with 230 passengers on board came within 10ft of hitting a drone after take-off at Luton Airport

    July 1, 2018

    A plane with 230 passengers on board came within just 10ft of hitting a drone in another terrifying near-miss. The drama took place as the Airbus 320, which had just taken off from Luton Airport, was flying at 7,000ft around seven miles south-west of the city. Air safety investigators rated it as a ‘Category A’ incident – ...

  • A massive cache of law enforcement personnel data has leaked

    June 29, 2018

    A data breach at a federally funded active shooter training center has exposed the personal data of thousands of US law enforcement officials, ZDNet has learned. The cache of data contained identifiable information on local and state police officers, and federal agents, who sought out or underwent active shooter response training in the past few years. The backend ...

  • New Competition: ‘Airport Vehicle Checkpoint Screening’

    June 29, 2018

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition on behalf of the Future Aviation Security Solutions programme (FASS) focusing on vehicle checkpoint (VCP) screening at airports. This competition is focusing on new solutions to the challenge of vehicle checkpoint (VCP) screening at airports, in order to prevent explosives, weapons and other threats from ...

  • Hotels, airlines and travel sites battle bot attacks

    June 27, 2018

    Hotels, airlines, cruises and travel sites are under siege from crooks using fake or stolen account details to try to access accounts. Hackers have been using stolen or leaked account details to attempt to log into accounts, using botnets to deliver attacks at industrial scale, according to research by Akamai. Read more… Source: ZDNet  

  • There’s a new £13.5m government-backed London office for cyber security innovation opening today at Plexal

    June 26, 2018

    The London Office for Rapid Cyber security Advancement (LORCA) has officially opened its doors today in East London. Launched by digital secretary Matt Hancock, LORCA will be run by tech innovation centre Plexal, located on the Here East digital campus inside Plexal City. The government-backed £13.5m centre will help the UK’s newest cyber security startups on their ...

  • Bye bye, boarding pass: US airport launches first-ever security checkpoints that scan your face

    June 24, 2018

    No wallet. No boarding pass. No phone. No problem. Americans are just a few years away from being able to show up at the airport with nothing but a suitcase in hand. By as early as 2020, Americans will be able to travel by plane without any paper or digital documents thanks to major technological innovations ...

  • Zimbabwe blast rocks stadium in apparent assassination attempt on President

    June 24, 2018

    Zimbabwe’s government is calling an explosion Saturday an assassination attempt on President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was holding a campaign rally at a stadium. The President escaped injuries, but others were injured and hospitalized. A security officer had to have a leg amputated, presidential spokesman George Charamba said. The blast occurred at White City Stadium in Bulawayo. Forty-nine ...

  • UK Tax Agency Collects 5.1M Biometric Voice IDs, May Violate GDPR

    June 24, 2018

    Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK is under investigation by that country’s regulator over the collection of more than 5 million biometric voice IDs. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating the tax agency’s practice, which may violate the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation, following an official complaint from watchdog group Big ...

  • Two dead, over 150 hurt in Ethiopia after grenade attack at massive rally for new reformist leader

    June 24, 2018

    Two people have died after a deadly grenade attack in Ethiopia’s capital on Saturday which injured more than 150 people at rally attended by new prime minister Abiy Ahmed. On Sunday, police were at the scene of the attack gathering evidence, officials told Reuters. Nine police officials, including the deputy head of the capital Addis Ababa’s police commission, have ...

  • Terrorist threat in the EU remains high despite the decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

    June 20, 2018

    New EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report describes terrorist incidents and activities on European soil. In 2017, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the European Union (EU) – reason enough for Europol not to reduce its efforts in combatting terrorism in all its forms. Even though the number of ...


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