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UN security handover point of pride and fear in Liberia

Monrovia - As Liberia's security forces take over Thursday from UN peacekeepers for the first time since civil war ended 13 years ago, national pride is mixed with fears the underfunded police are not up to the task.

Brazil has 'total confidence' in Rio Olympics security

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has "total confidence" that it can ensure security for more than half a million tourists and athletes attending the Rio Olympics this August, a senior official said Wednesday.

Brazil educates public on terror dangers

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's security forces unveiled a terrorism awareness campaign Tuesday one month ahead of the Rio Olympics in a bid to educate ordinary Brazilians over a novel threat to the Latin American country.

Chrome bug lets you download full Netflix movies for free

A recently discovered bug in Google's Chrome web browser makes it possible for anyone to download full movies from DRM-protected sources including Netflix and Amazon. Pirates could easily bypass Chrome's copy protection systems to access content.

Rio police protest lack of salaries, toilet paper

Rio De Janeiro - Police in Rio de Janeiro protested Monday against late payment of salaries and a lack of equipment ranging from car fuel to toilet paper as the Brazilian city prepares to host the Olympic Games.

Tunisia flaunts seaside security year after beach massacre

Hammamet - Policemen on horseback amble among the sunbathers and new metal detectors dot hotel entrances in Tunisia as the North African country seeks to bring back tourists a year after a seaside massacre.

Apple sets a mystery, releases iOS 10 without an encrypted core

Last week, Apple released a developer's preview of iOS 10, the latest update to its ubiquitous mobile operating system. Researchers have since discovered the kernel has been left unencrypted, allowing developers to investigate what lies in the core.

Two-factor authentication gets quicker with Google's new app

Google has launched a new way to approve sign-in requests using two-factor authentication that makes the process easier to use. You'll be able to tap a push notification to approve yourself, potentially making the feature more attractive to new users.

Terror fears to mute French summer solstice music bash

Paris - France's annual summer solstice music extravaganza -- a party it has exported across the globe -- will be slightly muted this year amid terror fears and the Euro 2016 football tournament.

Mounting pressure unlikely to sway Obama on Syria

Washington - Exasperated US diplomats are in open revolt over Barack Obama's Syria policy, but radical change is unlikely in the twilight of his presidency. More than 280,000 people have been killed. Millions more have fled their homes.

Olympic Brazil detects IS radical messages in Portuguese

Bras - Authorities in this year's Olympic host Brazil detected users exchanging messages in Portuguese linked to the Islamic State extremist group in an online web forum, intelligence services said Friday.

Obama hosts powerful Saudi prince

Washington - US President Barack Obama hosted youthful Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House Friday, underscoring his guest's meteoric rise and increasingly pivotal role in managing strained US-Saudi ties.

Murdered British MP Jo Cox complained of threats: Police

London - Jo Cox, the British lawmaker murdered on the streets of northern England, had complained to police earlier this year about "malicious communications" she received, police said Friday.

Obama hosts powerful Saudi prince

Washington - US President Barack Obama hosts youthful Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House on Friday, underscoring his guest's meteoric rise and increasingly pivotal role in strained US-Saudi ties.

33 million Twitter accounts appear online but site wasn't hacked

A hacker has released a database containing around 33 million Twitter user credentials on the dark web. The nature of the data suggests Twitter itself has not been hacked. Instead, it has been assembled using malware to steal passwords.

Popular Android keyboard 'abuses' permissions, sends data home

A popular third-party keyboard for Android devices has been caught tracking user behaviour, displaying infected ads and communicating with unknown servers in China for surreptitious purposes. Security experts warned the app is essentially "malware."

France launches 'terror alert' app

Paris - A new smartphone app to alert users to possible terror attacks was launched by the French government on Wednesday in time for the start of Euro 2016, amid growing security concerns over the tournament.

Experts warn of hackers adopting ransomware at 'alarming' rates

The number of ransomware attacks faced by PC users is rising at an "alarming" rate, according to security experts who study the increasingly popular class of malware.

Facebook Messenger flaw lets hackers hijack your conversations

A serious flaw in Facebook Messenger, a service used by over 900 million people worldwide, could have allowed hackers to hijack your conversations and pose as your contacts. The vulnerability could have been used to host other malware.

France fearful of 'soft target' Euro 2016 attack

Paris - Despite putting unprecedented security measures in place for Euro 2016, France remains deeply concerned over the jihadists' ability to strike a soft target.

Mark Zuckerberg used 'dadada' as a password, gets accounts hacked

A number of online accounts owned by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have been compromised by hackers. The attackers are believed to have gained access by finding Zuckerberg's password in a data breach, unbelievably "dadada," a very weak phrase.

South China Sea casts shadow over opening of key US-China talks

Bejing - President Xi Jinping said China and the US needed to trust each other more as both sides sought to minimise tensions over the South China Sea at the opening Monday of key annual talks in Beijing.

Maritime disputes loom large as US, China hold talks

Bejing - Mounting tensions over South China Sea territorial rows could overshadow US-China talks in Beijing Monday, after the two global powers exchanged barbs over the disputed waterway.

Russian hi-tech spy devices under attack over privacy fears

Moscow - New Russian technologies, including phonecall interception and a facial recognition app, have stirred a fierce debate about privacy and data monitoring.

China says it doesn't fear 'trouble' in S. China Sea

Singapore - An Asian security summit ended in discord Sunday after China denounced US "provocations" in the South China Sea and declared it does not fear trouble in the contested waters.

US vows 'actions' if China builds new S. China Sea structures

Singapore - Chinese construction on a South China Sea islet claimed by the Philippines would prompt "actions being taken" by the United States and other nations, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Saturday.

Thailand asks China, rivals to look beyond border rows

Singapore - Thailand on Friday urged China and rival claimants to the South China Sea to look beyond border disputes and find ways of cooperating in order to ease tensions in the region.

Chinese military moves key issue at Singapore forum

Singapore - Asia's largest annual security forum opens Friday in Singapore with territorial disputes in the South China Sea, North Korea's military provocations and Islamist extremism expected to dominate discussions.

Clinton says Trump dangerous, unfit to be commander in chief

San Diego - US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton tore into her likely election rival Donald Trump as never before Thursday, saying his foreign policy is dangerously incoherent and labeling him unfit for office.

Paris police want to close Euro fan zone over security fears

Paris - The Paris police chief has proposed that a fan zone in the capital be shut when Euro 2016 matches are played in the city's two stadiums because of overstretched officers and the threat of terrorism.
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