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Turkey visitors down over 30% in April as tourism slumps

Istanbul - The number of foreigners visiting Turkey crashed by almost 30 percent in April as tourists stayed away due to security fears following a wave of attacks and tensions with Russia, statistics showed Friday.

U.S. Secret Service agents disciplined over congressman

Washington - The US authorities have disciplined 41 Secret Service personnel for improperly accessing and leaking the personal information of a congressman who had scrutinized the agency, the Department of Homeland Security said.

Tight security as Jewish pilgrimage starts in Tunisia

Djerba - An annual Jewish pilgrimage to Africa's oldest synagogue got under way in Tunisia where security forces were deployed heavily to ward off potential jihadist attacks.

Obama implores Vietnam to embrace human rights

President Barack Obama urged communist Vietnam on Tuesday to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader.

TSA security chief replaced after criticism: Officials

Washington - The head of security for the US Transportation Security Administration has been replaced amid questions about why he was paid $90,000 in bonuses when airport security lines were growing, a congressional committee said on Monday.

Obama banishes Vietnam war era with lifting of arms ban

Hanoi - US President Barack Obama on Monday scrapped a Cold War-era ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, as ties between the former foes grow closer thanks to trade and mutual fears of Chinese expansion in disputed seas.

Obama lands in Vietnam to boost security, trade ties

Hanoi - US President Barack Obama landed in Vietnam late Sunday for a landmark visit capping two decades of rapprochement between the former wartime foes, as both countries look to push trade and check Beijing's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea.

At secret Vietnam gig, dissidents hope Obama remembers them

Hanoi - At a secret gig in a Hanoi house, a clutch of democracy activists listen intently to the words of a bluesy ballad, a small act of defiance by critics of Vietnam's communist regime who hope a visit by Barack Obama will open rather than cramp their space...

Obama departs on trip to Vietnam, Japan

Andrews Afb - Barack Obama departed Saturday on a trip to Vietnam and Japan that will include the first visit to Hiroshima, site of the world's first nuclear attack, by a sitting US president.Obama left at 1:20 p.m.

France to test air passenger data sharing

Paris - France will test an EU-wide passenger data sharing system aimed at helping to detect jihadists at two of its busiest airports later this month, a senior interior ministry official said Saturday.

White House lockdown lifted, armed suspect in custody

Washington - The White House was briefly placed on lockdown Friday after a man reportedly brandished a weapon at Secret Service agents on the edge of the complex, prompting the officers to shoot him.

Paris airport renews security crackdown after EgyptAir crash

- French investigators are checking again for security flaws at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport after Thursday's EgyptAir crash, despite already stripping hundreds of employees of their security clearance since last year's jihadist attacks.

Obama wrestles history on symbolic Vietnam, Japan trip

Washington - US President Barack Obama will try to turn the page on a war-strewn history with Vietnam and Japan when he begins a two-nation Asia visit Monday, including a somber pilgrimage to Hiroshima, site of the world's first nuclear attack.

117 million LinkedIn accounts stolen in 2012 now for sale online

Nearly four years after LinkedIn was hacked, the site has now confirmed that over 117 million accounts were affected. The number is vastly more than was previously indicated. The findings came to light after the data was found for sale on the dark web.

'Uncrackable' ransomware no more as creator hands over key

The creators of TeslaCrypt, one of the most successful ransomware campaigns to date, have released the encryption key used to lock victims' files, effectively shutting the malware down. There is now a free program available to decrypt affected data.

Tunisia president says its war on 'terror' has cost $4 bn

Doha - Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi said in Doha on Thursday that his country's battle to fight "terrorism" has cost it around $4 billion diverted away from the country's economy.

France 'clearly targeted' by IS, risks bomb attacks: Intelligence chief

Paris - The head of France's internal intelligence agency has warned that the country is "clearly targeted" by the Islamic State group which could launch a "terrorist campaign" of bombings in places where big crowds gather.

Teen arrested over alleged Sydney terror plot

Sydney - An 18-year-old man was arrested in Sydney on Tuesday over an alleged "imminent" terror plot, as police raided properties in Melbourne in a separate counter-terrorism operation, officials said.

Five face terror charges over Australia-Syria boat plan

Sydney - Five young men face life behind bars after they were charged with terrorism offences over a plan to sail to Indonesia to join jihadist groups in Syria, Australian police said.

More help needed to defeat Boko Haram, rebuild, summit told

Abuja - Regional and Western powers were on Saturday urged to do more to stop the threat from Boko Haram, as the UN voiced concern about the militants' ties to the Islamic State group and threat to African security.

Obama denounces Russia's 'aggressive' military stance in Europe

Washington - US President Barack Obama warned Russia about its military build-up in northern Europe Friday as he hosted leaders from five Nordic countries at the White House.

Hosting Nordic leaders, Obama takes swipe at Russia

Washington - US President Barack Obama welcomed leaders from five Nordic countries to the White House Friday, using the occasion to take a thinly veiled swipe at Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Obama weighs lifting Vietnam arms embargo

Washington - The White House is considering lifting a decades-old arms embargo against Vietnam in time for President Barack Obama's visit to the booming Southeast Asian nation this month.

Microsoft axes Windows 10's controversial Wi-Fi password sharing

Microsoft has removed a controversial Windows 10 feature that automatically shared your Wi-Fi password with your Facebook friends and Outlook contacts. The company confirmed it has been axed going forward, citing a lack of use as the reason.

Millions of Android phones exposed to attack by critical bug

Millions of Android phones are putting their users at risk of call and text message snooping due to a critical security bug in the Qualcomm software that powers them. Phones built within the past five years are susceptible to the major issue.

Samsung's crazy touchscreen smart fridge launches for $5,600

Three months after announcing it at CES 2016, Samsung has officially launched its new Family Hub fridge. The smart appliance features a huge 21.5-inch touchscreen that dominates the front fascia. It pairs with a mobile app for control from the Internet.

1 billion email accounts offered for sale on the dark web for $1

A lone hacker is selling over a billion email usernames and passwords for only a dollar on the Russian dark web, according to a report. The majority of the accounts are for Mail.ru, Russia's most popular provider, but some cover Google and Microsoft.

French interior minister warns of Euro 2016 terror risk

Paris - The French interior minister on Tuesday warned of the Islamist terror threat to the Euro 2016 football tournament, to be played in France in June and July.

Serious security vulnerabilities discovered in Samsung Smart Home

Serious security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Samsung's Smart Home system for connecting household items to the Internet. The system allows you to automate things such as locks and thermostats but several critical areas are exposed to hackers.

LG unveils a fingerprint sensor that hides beneath a glass screen

LG subsidiary LG Innotek has developed a new fingerprint sensor that doesn’t need its own button to be operated. The sensor can be placed directly under a sheet of glass, opening the door to smartphones that unlock when you touch the display.
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With the security budget slashed, security at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may be threatened.
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An Apple patent filing appears to suggest that future iPhones could be unlocked with facial recognition
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
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Google will now show red warnings for sites infected with malware and other "unwanted software"
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