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Drone disrupts flights from Dubai

Dubai - Suspected drone activity briefly disrupted flight departures Friday from Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international traffic, the airport said.

Israel warns Iran that its missiles can travel 'very far'

Haifa - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday that Israeli missiles can travel "very far", on the eve of a conference in Poland about peace and security in the Middle East.

Billionaire's ban seen as pushback against Chinese foreign influence ops

Sydney - Australia's decision to ban a well-connected Chinese businessman for his political activity is being seen as a potential watershed moment, the start of pushback against Beijing's long-running operations to buy influence overseas.

Safer Internet Day prompts smart online choices

This year’s Safer Internet Day forces us to recognize that, for all the wonderful things the internet has brought to humanity, our safety online is not as secure as it could be.

Erik Prince's FSG inks preliminary Xinjiang training deal

Fpo - A Hong Kong-listed security firm founded by a former US Navy SEAL has signed a preliminary deal with authorities in China to build a training centre in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have experienced a huge security crackdown.

Ukraine stages cybercrime raids in international probe

Apo - Ukrainian authorities aided by Belgian, US and other investigators have staged raids aimed at smashing the illegal trade of access to hacked computer systems, officials said Monday.

EU team gets rare access to China's restive Xinjiang

Apo - An EU delegation has visited China's far western region of Xinjiang, a rare chance to gather evidence on controversial re-education camps that have drawn harsh criticism from rights groups and Western powers, officials told AFP Monday.

Data of 14,200 HIV positive people leaked in Singapore

Fpo - Confidential data of 14,200 people diagnosed with HIV, mostly foreigners, has been stolen and leaked online in Singapore, authorities said Monday, the second massive data breach in the city-state within months.

France sees Huawei 'risks' for 5G networks: foreign minister

Paris - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Wednesday of "risks" in deploying next-generation 5G wireless networks using equipment from the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei."We are well aware of the risks...

China 'compressing' technology gains: US intel official

Washington - China is making technological advances in a far shorter timeframe than it took the United States, rapidly narrowing the gap between the two countries, a senior US intelligence official said Tuesday.

Rio to test facial-recognition cameras during Carnival

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro plans to test a facial-recognition system during its famed Carnival as part of the city's campaign to fight crime, the head of the regional police force said.

Oxford says no to additional Huawei funding

Bejing - Oxford University has decided to forgo further funding from Chinese tech giant Huawei as scrutiny grows in Europe over the telecom company's relationship with the Beijing government.

Brazilians divided over loosening of gun laws

S - Silvana Tavares, a long-time sports shooter who is a vendor in a firearms store in Sao Paulo, says she has never brandished a weapon at anyone, and she does not want to kill anyone.But she is determined to keep a gun at home.

Australia PM makes drug concession to woo Pacific islands

Sydney - Australia's conservative prime minister took the uncharacteristic step of advocating looser drug laws on Wednesday, backing greater imports of narcotic kava root in a symbolic gesture to court Pacific Island neighbours.

Papua New Guinea rules out paying cops per arrest

Sydney - Papua New Guinea's police force has scrapped plans to pay officers bonuses for each new arrest, with the nation's top law enforcement official on Tuesday calling the scheme "counter-productive".

IT security-focused predictions for 2019

Consultants Trend Micro predict the biggest upcoming technology trends expected to have an impact on security. A special summary of these predictions have been provided to Digital Journal readers.

13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei executive: official

Ottawa - Thirteen Canadians have been detained in China following the arrest on December 1 of a senior executive from Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei, Ottawa said Thursday, with eight subsequently released.

Brazil 'needs its own Guantanamo,' says Bolsonaro ally

Bras - Brazil "needs its own Guantanamo" to lock up criminals, Rio de Janeiro's state governor Wilson Witzel, an ally of new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, said Thursday, referring to the US military base in Cuba used as an extraterritorial prison.

Brazil military's central role in Rio security nearing end

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian military's central role in Rio de Janeiro state security is nearing its end, with a drop in some indicators of violence but a significant increase in people killed during police operations.

Barcelona on alert after US warns of possible Christmas attack

Barcelona - Barcelona was on alert on Monday after the US State Department warned of the risk of a terrorist attack in Spain's second-largest city during the Christmas holidays.

Security reinforced at airports in western Germany: police

Berlin - Security was reinforced Thursday at several airports in western Germany, police said, amid some unconfirmed media reports of a terrorist threat.

With eye on China, Germany shields strategic firms against takeovers

Berlin - Germany toughened rules Wednesday for non-EU share purchases or acquisitions of companies that are part of its critical infrastructure, amid growing disquiet about takeovers by Chinese firms.

Central Asians cry out over China's secret detention camps

Bichkek - Asyla Alymkulova fights back tears in her home in Kyrgyzstan as she recalls the first time she heard her husband was whisked away to one of the notorious internment camps in neighbouring China's troubled Xinjiang region.

U.S. sees quantum computing and AI as 'emerging threats'

Several of the bodies that make up the U.S. security network, when polled, indicated they see quantum computing an artificial intelligence as potential security threats, especially in the near-term.

With tech exec arrest, Canada squeezed between China, US

Montr - The arrest of a top Chinese tech executive at the request of the US has snared Canada in the middle of a major international dispute involving Beijing and Washington.

Cameras, drones: Rio de Janeiro to put electronic eyes on crime

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro state is moving ahead with plans to deploy security cameras and drones to help fight crime, according to its next governor, a far-right politician loyal to president-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

UK security firm G4S says five employees among 10 killed in Kabul attack

Kabul - British security firm G4S said Thursday that five of its employees were among at least 10 people killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on one of its compounds in Kabul.

Wounded toll rises after blast at UK security firm in Kabul

Kabul - A massive crater marked the spot where a vehicle bomb detonated outside a British security firm's compound in Kabul, killing at least 10 people, as the number of wounded rose Thursday to 29.

Italy adopts tough anti-migrant law

Rome - Italy on Wednesday adopted far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's tough anti-migrant and security decree, despite fierce criticism from the left.

Interpol picks South Korean as president as Russia loses out

Dubai - Interpol named South Korea's Kim Jong-yang as its new president on Wednesday, in a blow to Russia which denounced "unprecedented pressure" against its own candidate to lead the global policing body.
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