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Burkina's anti-jihad volunteers stir praise and controversy

Ouagadougou - To some, they are doughty fighters who with meagre resources put their lives on the line.To others, they are an undisciplined band -- a "death squad," according to one -- that has carried out summary justice and inflamed ethnic tensions.

Why enterprises should not over rely on AI for cybersecurity Special

AI is a strong tool for cybersecurity, but it is not the silver bullet. Many enterprises must not overly rely on it for their security, or they could be setting themselves up for problems. This is particularly so for the finance sector.

Why privacy (CCPA) measures require more than just encryption Special

Despite a long-build up to the new privacy law kicking in, many businesses remain unprepared for ramifications of California's privacy laws, which became effective from the start of July. A security expert provides some business advice.

Australian intelligence raids target lawmaker over China links

Sydney - Australian intelligence officers and police raided the home and office of an opposition politician Friday as part of an investigation into alleged Chinese influence operations, officials said.

Australians' trust in China plummets amid rifts

Sydney - Australians' trust in China has collapsed, according to a public opinion poll Wednesday that showed the impact of rising confrontations between the two trading partners.

China to set up 'security agency' in Hong Kong

Bejing - China will set up a "national security agency" in Hong Kong to oversee a forthcoming new law aimed at cracking down on dissent in the city, state media said on Saturday.

Australia under 'malicious' cyberattacks from state actor

Sydney - Australia's prime minister said Friday his country was under a broad cyberattack from a "state-based actor" targeting government, public services and businesses, with suspicions falling on China.

Palestinian security shred files in fear of Israeli incursion

Ramallah - Palestinian security services have been destroying secret files, fearing Israeli raids on their offices as the Jewish state weighs annexing parts of the occupied West Bank, sources in such organs say.

Turkey passes controversial 'nightwatchmen' bill

Istanbul - Turkey's parliament passed a controversial bill on Wednesday giving neighbourhood patrols greater powers, with critics accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of wanting to build a loyal "militia".

Australian police drop probe of reporter, whistleblower

Sydney - Australian police on Wednesday dropped the investigation of a prominent journalist and government whistleblower over leaked government secrets, ending a case which sparked wide-ranging debate over press freedom in the country.

Senate approves Trump political ally as US intelligence czar

Washington - The US Senate confirmed John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence Thursday, placing a close political ally of President Donald Trump in charge of a massive US spy community that Trump brands a troublesome "deep state".

Changing workplaces: User-focused attacks increasing Special

The fourth part of Digital Journal's conversations with experts about how COVID-19 is changing workplaces together with the security implications considers user-specific attacks.

Saudi intercepts missiles over curfew-locked Riyadh, border city

Apo - Saudi air defences intercepted ballistic missiles over Riyadh and a city on the Yemen border late Saturday, leaving at least two civilians wounded in the capital that is under curfew in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Saudi forces intercept missile over curfew-locked Riyadh

Apo - Saudi forces intercepted a missile over Riyadh late Saturday, state media said, after at least three explosions were heard in the curfew-locked capital amid efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada intelligence committee warns of 'brazen' interference by China, Russia

Ottawa - A parliamentary committee on Thursday warned that China and Russia are threatening Canada's national security and democracy by stepping up "clandestine and coercive" efforts to influence politicians, students and the media.

Jill is 'my Secret Service' Biden jokes after wife tackles protestors

Los Angeles - Joe Biden joked that wife Jill was his Secret Service protection after she fought off vegan protestors who stormed the stage as the former vice president was giving a victory speech to supporters.

Canada to no longer pay for Harry and Meghan security

Ottawa - Canada will no longer pick up the security tab for protecting Prince Harry and his wife Meghan starting in March, the office of Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Thursday.

Quantum computer built to prove conventional encryption is dead Special

Active Cypher, a Californian cybersecurity startup, has constructed a password-hacking quantum computer. This to demonstrate the risks of quantum hacking and how they can impact on businesses today.

Trump names his Germany ambassador to top intelligence post

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday named the current ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, as his top intelligence advisor, immediately drawing criticism that the politically outspoken figure is unsuited to such a sensitive position.

New IoT Security Rating to demonstrate cybersecurity status Special

UL, a global safety science company, has devised a IoT Security Rating to help manufacturers demonstrate cybersecurity posture in preparation for upcoming regulations.

China hunts for travellers from virus epicentre

Bejing - Communities in China are offering cash rewards, knocking on doors and questioning people trying to enter their neighbourhoods -- but they're not looking for criminals.

Data Privacy Day: Families need to talk about online safety

Key news for Data Privacy day: research from cyber security company ESET reveals that this is especially important for families, with nearly 70 percent of parents worried about the data on their child’s phone being vulnerable.

Putin calls for summit of key UN Security Council members

Jerusalem - Russian President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for a summit of leaders of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, to "defend peace" in the face of global instability.

Security expert on TikTok's security flaws Special

TikTok’s multiple vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to manipulate user accounts and expose personal data including names, email addresses and dates of birth. A security expert details the consequences.

Accelerating the communications highway with structured light

Structured light, relating to a light-based quantum network, promises the means to achieve faster and more secure communications, according to a new study.

Iran vows to avenge Soleimani death in 'right place and time'

Tehran - Iran's top security body vowed to retaliate in the "right place and time" after the United States killed Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on Friday.

Pope's bodyguards criticised over slapping incident

Vatican City - Pope Francis's attempt to wrest himself from the grasp of an ardent follower this week have left some asking -- where was the pontiff's security detail?

Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced

Apo - How could one of the most high-profile and instantly recognisable tycoons on Earth escape Japan just months before his trial, when his bail conditions strictly forbade him from leaving the country?

The key cybersecurity risks set to rise in 2020 Special

As 2019 comes to a close, Dr. Teow-Hin Ngair, CEO/Founder of global cybersecurity biz SecureAge, tells Digital Journal about what to expect in the space heading into 2020.

Russia identifies gunman in Moscow shootoout

Moscow - Russian authorities on Friday named the man who opened fire near the headquarters of the FSB security agency in central Moscow, killing two and wounding five, but gave no information as to his possible motive.
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