Tag Archives: National security

13Nov/17

In China, facial recognition advances lets big brother watch ever more closely

BEIJING, CHINA (REUTERS) – If you cross the street in urban China these days, chances are you’re being watched. The country has built the world’s largest video surveillance network with tens of millions of cameras, and they are now increasingly capable of automatically identifying people’s basic information thanks to technological advances and big data. Continue reading

08Oct/17

World’s first smart police station opens in Dubai

China Central Television (CCTV) – The world’s first smart police station, which will provide around-the-clock services to the public without police officers on site, opened in Dubai recently. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry

Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to ban semi-biometric passports by October 16th has sparked criticism with many saying they were not given sufficient time to prepare for new passports. The new passports are among the most expensive in the world and a Reuters investigation showed that one-third of the sticker price goes to a company believed to be controlled by a close relative of President Joseph Kabila.
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19Sep/17

Germany on high alert over cyber attacks at election nears

SHOWS: BERLIN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – Germany is on high alert ahead of the Sept. 24 election, but government officials say they have not seen signs of any new cyber attacks or suspicious news leaks despite months of warnings about possible foreign meddling. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Equifax breach impact will be felt ‘for months and months’ – cyber expert

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – The impact of a security breach at Equifax Inc that may have compromised personal information for 143 million American consumers could be felt for a long time to come, cybersecurity expert Ryan Kalember told Reuters on Friday (September 8). Continue reading

26May/17

UK police say they have some key players behind Manchester bombing

LONDON, BRITAIN (MAY 26, 2017) (UK POOL) – British police have arrested a “large part of the network” behind this week’s Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Friday (May 26).
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16May/17

Researchers see possible North Korea link to global cyber attack

CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 15, 2017) (REUTERS – Cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday (May 11).
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08Mar/17

Frankfurt U.S. consulate houses CIA cyber hacking centre, says WikiLeaks

According to documents released by WikiLeaks, the U.S. consulate in Frankfurt is a CIA “hacking centre” for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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