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Top News

  • Beirut explosion: What is ammonium nitrate and why is it so dangerous?

    August 5, 2020

    If, as seems to be the case, the Beirut explosion was caused by thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse, the blast demonstrates the deadly potential of this common agricultural chemical. What is ammonium nitrate? With the chemical formula NH4NO3, ammonium nitrate is a naturally occurring, highly soluble white crystalline solid, more commonly known ...

  • Massive blast sends seismic shock across Beirut, causing thousands of casualties

    August 4, 2020

    A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 25 people, injured over 2,500 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, shattering windows and causing apartment balconies to collapse. Officials expected the death toll to rise sharply as emergency workers dug through rubble across a swathe ...

  • Coronavirus: Tests at sewage plants aim to get ‘head start’ on detecting new COVID-19 outbreaks

    August 3, 2020

    Tests are being carried out at sewage plants across England as the government tries to get a “head start” on where new coronavirus outbreaks may happen. During the trials, experts at 44 treatment works will be analysing samples of wastewater for fragments of the disease. Tests can detect the genetic residues of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes ...

  • UK: Russian hackers stole trade papers from Liam Fox email

    August 3, 2020

    Documents on UK-US trade talks, leaked ahead of the 2019 general election, were stolen from an email account belonging to Conservative MP Liam Fox, it has emerged. The papers were published online and used by Labour in the 2019 campaign to claim the NHS would be put at risk. The UK government has said Russians almost certainly ...

  • Entry into Singapore gets you mandatory quarantine, monitoring device

    August 3, 2020

    Anyone entering Singapore who has to serve a 14-day stay-home quarantine will soon need to wear an electronic monitoring device, which must be activated once they arrive at their place of residence. The device taps GPS as well as cellular and Bluetooth signals to determine if the wearer is within the range of their permitted ...

  • How the FBI tracked down the Twitter hackers

    August 1, 2020

    After earlier today US law enforcement charged three individuals for the recent Twitter hack, with the help of court documents released by the DOJ, ZDNet was able to piece together a timeline of the hack, and how US investigators tracked down the three suspected hackers. The article below uses data from three indictments published today by the ...

  • Regulators and airport operators join forces to promote Open Architecture in Airport Security Systems

    July 31, 2020

    Regulators and airport operators from across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East have joined forces to promote the introduction of open architecture in airport security systems. In a paper published yesterday, prepared by Heathrow Airport Limited and Avinor AS and endorsed by a wide range of regulators and airport stakeholders, the authors and ...

  • Study shows devastating cost of failure to coordinate economic reopenings

    July 31, 2020

    New, peer-reviewed research published today by the Social Analytics Lab at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows the devastating cost of the current chaotic and uncoordinated reopening of states and cities across the US. The study, which used data from mobile phones, network connections ...

  • CWT Travel Agency Faces $4.5M Ransom in Cyberattack, Report

    July 31, 2020

    CWT, a giant in the corporate travel agency world with a global clientele, may have faced payment of $4.5 million to unknown hackers in the wake of a ransomware attack. Independent malware hunter @JAMESWT tweeted on Thursday that a malware sample used against CWT (formerly known as Carlson Wagonlit Travel) had been uploaded to VirusTotal on ...

  • China celebrates completion of Beidou rival satellite system to GPS

    July 31, 2020

    China is celebrating the completion of its Beidou Navigation Satellite System that could rival the U.S. Global Positioning System and significantly boost China’s security and geopolitical clout. President Xi Jinping, the leader of the ruling Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army, officially commissioned the system Friday at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the ...

  • Milipol Qatar 2020 – Seminar Topics revealed

    July 31, 2020

      Security by Design: Cybersecurity & New tech; Mega Events Security; Crisis Management & Health Security – Post Covid-19 feedbacks; Firefighting: Emergency & Security System 31 July, 2020 – Milipol Qatar 2020, the Middle East’s leading international event for Homeland Security and Civil Defence which returns to Doha this October, will feature a powerful three-day seminar program in which decision ...

  • China’s coronavirus vaccines are leaping ahead – but face challenges as virus wanes

    July 31, 2020

    Chinese companies are at the forefront of global efforts to create a vaccine for the coronavirus, with more than half a dozen candidates in clinical development. Last week, Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics published results1 from an early-stage clinical trial showing that its vaccine is safe and can trigger an immune response. Yet the companies could face difficulty ...


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