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Air of menace as Britain's election gets nasty

Braintree - Candidates hoping to be elected to parliament in Britain have faced all manner of threats and abuse in a particularly hostile campaign, with some worried for their safety when out canvassing.

Australia launches anti-espionage task force amid China spy concerns

Sydney - Australia on Monday launched a high-level intelligence task force to combat what officials say is rampant foreign interference in the country and after claims of bold Chinese spying operations Down Under.

New report outlines key business cybersecurity trends for 2020

The rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape proves that threat actors remain undeterred from compromising systems for their own gain. A new report from Trend Micro presents the key cybersecurity concerns for businesses for 2020.

Watch this: China surveillance tech seeks to go global

Villepinte - Chinese firms are omnipresent at a Paris homeland security trade show, capitalising on their vast experience in developing surveillance systems for Beijing to conquer the global market despite concerns the technology has been used to violate human righ...

China wants to 'take over' Australian politics: ex-spy chief

Sydney - China wants to "take over" Australia's political system with an "insidious" and systematic campaign of espionage and influence-peddling, Canberra's ex-spymaster warned in an interview published Friday.

Bougainville independence vote could trigger race for influence

The resource-rich Pacific archipelago of Bougainville will hold a landmark referendum Saturday on independence from Papua New Guinea, a vote that could create the world's newest nation and prompt a dash for influence among regional powers.

Eye on new threats, US sends personnel abroad to camp

Blackstone - Suffocating white smoke engulfed the corridor as the sound of gunfire rang out, with the blinded US officials inside crawling to safety by latching onto one another's clothes and groping the wall.

Canada spy agencies split over proposed Huawei 5G ban: media

Ottawa - Canada's spy agencies are divided over whether or not to ban Chinese technology giant Huawei from fifth generation (5G) networks over security concerns, the Globe and Mail reported Wednesday.

Report finds cloud adoption exceeds necessary security measures

Bitglass has released its fifth annual, V for Vendetta-themed Cloud Adoption report. Key findings include that even as the use of cloud apps has grown extensively over the past 12 months, few companies have implemented single-sign on.

US-led coalition launches operation to protect Gulf waters

Manama - A US-led naval coalition officially launched operations in Bahrain Thursday to protect shipping in the troubled waters of the Gulf, after a string of attacks that Washington and its allies blamed on Iran.

US opens national security probe of Chinese-owned app TikTok: report

Washington - The US government has opened a national security investigation into the Chinese-owned video app TikTok, the New York Times reported Friday.

Beijing eyes facial recognition tech for metro security

Bejing - Beijing will use facial recognition tools to speed up security checks in the city's overcrowded metro, using a 'credit system' to sort passengers into different channels, state-run media reported on Wednesday.

Six key security predictions for businesses for 2020 Special

Cybersecurity issues have been on the increase during 2019 and 2020 shows no sign of these slowing down. Indeed, the number of issues facing businesses is actually set to increase, according to Anurag Kahol of Bitglass.

Q&A: Are biometrics essential for cybersecurity? Special

Passwords continue to instill the most confidence in its ability to protect against identity theft and online fraud, based on a new survey. However, biometrics is on the rise. How should businesses adapt?

The big cybersecurity stories you need to know about

Each year, cybersecurity companies publish a number of research reports focusing on different aspects of cybersecurity and breach trends. We review some of the most alarming statistics from 2019.

Singapore hands down first conviction for terror financing

Fpo - A Singaporean man became the first of the country's citizens to be jailed for financing terrorism after he was convicted of sending money to a radical Islamist preacher.

Malaysia looks to strengthen navy as sea tensions grow

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia must strengthen its navy to better defend the country’s waters, a minister said Thursday, as tensions mount over Beijing's growing assertiveness in the contested South China Sea.

Majority of IT security pros say their infrastructure has gaps

New research from Ponemon Institute and AttackIQ has discovered that 56 percent of IT security professionals understand their organization’s security infrastructure has gaps in coverage. This could allow attackers to penetrate system defences.

Repression risks fuelling Egypt instability, analysts warn

Apo - Egypt is reeling after a tense weekend of sparse anti-government protests for the second week in a row, which analysts say could bring more repression under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Kabul blocks all truck traffic ahead of elections

Kabul - Afghan authorities imposed a partial lockdown on the capital Thursday, banning trucks from the city's streets in a bid to prevent suicide bombings ahead of presidential elections on Saturday.

Suspected drones disrupt Dubai flights

Dubai - Flights at Dubai's international airport, one of the world's busiest, were briefly disrupted Sunday due to "suspected drone activity," officials said.

Anti-Sisi protesters clash with security forces in Suez

Apo - Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the seaport city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.

Two members of Cuba's UN mission ordered to leave US

Washington - Two members of Cuba's UN mission have been ordered to leave the United States after allegedly engaging in activities harmful to US national security, triggering a sharp denial from Havana.

New EU chief faces MEP showdown over 'way of life' tag

Strasbourg - Incoming European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen faced a showdown in the European Parliament on Thursday over her decision to give her top migration official the job title of "Protecting our European Way of Life".

Taliban car bomb flattens hospital as Afghan violence surges ahead of vote

Kabul - War-weary Afghanistan was hit with its third straight day of bloody carnage Thursday, as a Taliban car bomb flattened a hospital and killed 20 people in the south, while nine others died in a drone strike in the east.

Trump names hostage negotiator O'Brien national security advisor

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named his pointman for hostage situations, Robert O'Brien, to replace his hawkish national security advisor sacked just as relations with Iran are entering a new crisis point.

Trump names hostage negotiator O'Brien national security advisor

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named his pointman for hostage situations, Robert O'Brien, to replace his hawkish national security advisor sacked just as relations with Iran are entering a new crisis point.

Suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan government building

Jalalabad - At least four people were killed and a dozen injured when gunmen stormed a crowded government building in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday following a suicide bombing, with desperate survivors leaping from windows to escape the fighting, witnesses and off...

Trudeau reassures allies over spy security breach

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday sought to reassure Canada's allies over security after a senior police intelligence officer was accused of stealing highly classified materials that, if released, could be "potentially devastating.

Arrested Canadian police official had access to foreign intelligence

Ottawa - A senior police intelligence officer arrested last week for allegedly stealing sensitive documents had access to information from Canada's foreign allies, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Monday.
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