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Outrage after troops protecting US Capitol forced to sleep in garage

Washington - A decision to turn a chilly underground parking garage into an overnight billet for National Guard troops in Washington to protect President Joe Biden's inauguration has stirred an uproar.

Biden to sign executive orders on Day 1, amid high alert for inauguration

Washington - Joe Biden's top aide said Saturday the incoming president would sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, as police fearing violence from Trump supporters staged a nationwide security operation ahead of the inauguration.

US rioters sought to 'capture and assassinate' lawmakers at Capitol: prosecutors

Washington - US prosecutors now believe supporters of President Donald Trump planned to "capture and assassinate elected officials" in their siege of the Capitol building last week, according to a new court filing.

US capital locks down as security threats mount

Washington - The center of Washington was in lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were mobilized following the deadly assault on the Capitol and the threat of more violence at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

Washington on lockdown as security threats mount

Washington - The center of Washington was on lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were being mobilized due to security concerns ahead of the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden.

Biden inauguration: worries as Homeland Security chief quits

Washington - US Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced his resignation unexpectedly Monday as worries rose over more violence during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week.

After mob siege, Capitol police take heat for security response

Washington - How a ragtag mob egged on by Donald Trump managed to overpower security and invade the US Congress triggered anger and disbelief in Washington on Thursday.

Main cybersecurity challenges for 2021 identified Special

As New Year approaches there is far more uncertainty compared with years past, both in terms of health and the economy. But will 2021 be the end to such woes, pandemic and otherwise? Looking at security issues for 2021 is Kowsik Guruswamy.

French law on filming police triggers third weekend of protests

Paris - Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in France Saturday for a third consecutive weekend of demonstrations over a controversial security bill that would limit filming of the police.

US envoy airs concerns as France targets radical Islam

Washington - The US envoy on international religious freedom on Tuesday voiced concern about ally France, warning against "heavy-handed" measures as President Emmanuel Macron targets radical Islam.

France targets mosques in crackdown on radical Islam

Paris - French authorities will inspect dozens of mosques and prayer halls suspected of radical teachings starting Thursday as part of a crackdown on Islamist extremists following a spate of attacks, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said.

Cleaning up sloppy security will be among 2021's key actions Special

The challenges brought about by this year’s uncertainty are expected to shape some expectations for how Information Technology will organize through the course of 2021 and in terms of the strategies that IT leaders need to take.

Top tips ahead of National Computer Security Day

Ahead of National Security Day in the U.S., a new poll finds that most citizens would agree that the growing amount of data, apps and devices makes it high time to create a new, more secure and controlled Internet.

New fall in terror deaths in 2019: think tank

Paris - The number of people killed in terror attacks worldwide fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2019, with conflict still the main driver of terror but an increase of "far-right terrorism" seen in the West, a leading think tank said Wednesday.

Australian PM rebuffs Chinese grievance list

Canberra - Australia will not bow to pressure from China, Prime Minister Scott Morrison insisted on Thursday after Beijing released a laundry list of complaints about the country.

Firings, recount calls: Trump's desperate push to invalidate vote

Washington - Firing the US election security chief and pressuring local officials to throw out valid votes, President Donald Trump and his Republicans are making desperate -- though likely futile -- attempts to invalidate Democrat Joe Biden's election win.

Trump fires US election security official who rejected fraud claims

Washington - Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the government's top election security official, who had rejected the president's unsubstantiated claims of "massive" fraud in the vote he lost to Joe Biden.

Prediction: What does 2021 hold for cybersecurity in the U.S.? Special

What does 2021 hold for cybersecurity? We spoke with IronNet cybersecurity’s top experts on topics such as disinformation, remote work, healthcare industry regulations, ransomware attacks and more.

'No evidence' of lost or changed votes: US election officials

Washington - Senior US federal and state election officials said Thursday that there was "no evidence" that votes were lost or changed, or voting systems corrupted, in the presidential election.

Biden reassures Asian allies on defence commitments

Sydney - US President-elect Joe Biden rang round allies in Seoul, Sydney and Tokyo Thursday, vowing to repair frayed partnerships and reaffirming mutual-defence pacts thrown in doubt by the current White House.

France on edge five years after Paris attacks

Paris - Five years after a squad of jihadist killers carried out France's deadliest peacetime atrocity, the country is again on its highest security alert following a spate of attacks blamed on Islamist radicals.

French PM says 'radical Islamism' the 'enemy' after Nice attack

Nice - French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Saturday lamented the killings of three people killed by a knife attacker in Mediterranean city Nice and named "radical Islamism" as an "enemy" for the country.

US authorities warn of 'imminent' cyber threat to hospitals

Washington - US security authorities warned Wednesday of an "imminent cybercrime threat" to hospitals and healthcare providers, urging them to increase their protection.

Iran, Russia deny US election interference claims

Tehran - Iran and Russia on Thursday strongly denied US allegations of having taken actions to influence public opinion ahead of the November 3 US presidential election.

How security researchers should view the Voting Systems Act Special

News has come in that the U.S. legislature has unanimously approved ‘The Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act', which would make hacking federal voting systems a crime.

China beefs up laws to handle epidemics, protect whistleblowers

Bejing - China has passed a new law to improve its handling of disease outbreaks -- including protecting whistleblowers -- following a cascade of criticism over its coronavirus response and accusations of an early cover-up.

Stuck in your 'smart' chastity device? Use a screwdriver, manufacturer says

Fpo - The maker of a 'smart' male chastity device has recommended using a screwdriver to break them open after warnings they can be locked remotely by hackers.

Arrest over ricin envelope addressed to White House

Washington - US authorities confirmed an arrest Sunday over an envelope addressed to President Donald Trump that contained a substance identified as the poison ricin.

China launches sanctions regime after US moves on TikTok, WeChat

Shanghai - China on Saturday launched a mechanism that would allow it to sanction foreign companies, upping the ante in a tech war with the United States a day after Washington moved to curb popular Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat.

US to ban TikTok downloads, WeChat use from Sunday

Washington - The United States on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok and use of the messaging and payment platform WeChat, saying they threaten national security.
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