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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.

Islamic State expanding globally amid setbacks: US official

Washington - The Islamic State group continues to expand globally with some 20 affiliates, despite being forced out of Syria and the killing of its leaders, a top US counter-terror official said Thursday.

US government receives Oracle bid for TikTok

Washington - US officials were to consider a bid by tech giant Oracle to become an American partner to the Chinese-owned TikTok video app after it was designated a national security risk.

Australia rejects Chinese claim reporters evaded the law

Sydney - Australia on Friday denied obstructing a probe into two journalists who fled China under consular protection this week, saying its diplomats behaved appropriately.

Australian spy agency targeted Chinese journalists: Beijing

Bejing - Beijing claimed Wednesday that Australia's intelligence agency questioned foreign correspondents working for Chinese state-run media, seizing computers and mobile phones in raids apparently linked to a billowing spy scandal.

Mutating terror threat still looms over Europe

Paris - The terrorist threat against Europe has mutated in the last half-decade as jihadist groups have seen their Middle East sanctuaries eroded, but analysts say the West must remain braced for more attacks.

US blacklists Chinese individuals, firms for South China Sea work

Washington - The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions and restrictions on two dozen Chinese companies and associated officials for taking part in building artificial islands in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

What's behind Apple's iOS security research device program? Special

Apple has begun loaning special research iPhones with unprecedented access to skilled and vetted researchers, enabling them to find and report security vulnerabilities in which Apple can address through its iOS Security Research Device program.

Saudi Arabia reaffirms no Israel deal without Palestinian peace

Berlin - Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will not follow the United Arab Emirates in establishing diplomatic ties with Israel until the Jewish state has signed an internationally recognised peace accord with the Palestinians.

Saudi Arabia says no Israel deal without Palestinian peace

Berlin - Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it would not follow the United Arab Emirates and establish diplomatic ties with Israel until the Jewish state had sealed a peace accord with the Palestinians.

Israel's Mossad spy chief visits UAE for security talks

Dubai - Israel's Mossad spy agency chief Yossi Cohen visited the United Arab Emirates for security talks, Emirati state media reported Tuesday, only days after the countries agreed to establish diplomatic ties.

Lebanon lawmakers back emergency powers assumed after deadly blast

Beirut - Lebanon's parliament on Thursday approved a two-week state of emergency imposed by the government after last week's deadly port explosion that gives it legal authority to suppress resurgent protests.

Lebanon lawmakers debate emergency imposed after blast

Beirut - Lebanon's parliament convened Thursday to approve a two-week state of emergency in Beirut declared by the government following a deadly explosion that has reignited angry street protests.

Billions of passwords available on underground forums Special

Billions of passwords, which can be potentially matches to some of the owners when connected with email addresses, are located on the dark web, according to a new cybersecurity inquiry.

Man shot outside White House, Trump evacuated from press conference

Washington - US Secret Service agents shot and wounded a man who was apparently armed outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said, after being briefly whisked away in the middle of a press conference.

Trump ushered from briefing after shots fired near White House

Washington - Secret Service guards shot a person, who was apparently armed, outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference.

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.
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