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US warns terrorists continue to plot Sri Lanka attacks

Washington - The US State Department has warned of possible terrorist attacks in a revised travel advisory for Sri Lanka, after a series of deadly blasts killed nearly 300 people -- including Americans -- in the island nation on Easter Sunday.

New analysis of passwords reveals too many that are easy to crack

How much have people learned from the high-profile hacking stories that seem to appear with increasing regulatory? Not so much if a new review of the simplicity of passwords is anything to go by.

Block China Mobile from US, FCC chairman says

San Francisco - The chairman of the top US telecoms regulator on Wednesday announced his opposition to allowing China Mobile to operate in the United States, citing risks to American national security.

New Zealand disarms police as terror threat level lowered

Wellington - New Zealand police on Wednesday ended the routine arming of frontline officers as the terrorism threat level was lowered a month after the Christchurch mosques massacre.

US committment to Taiwan security 'rock-solid': ex-official

Taipei - The United States commitment to Taiwan's security remains "rock-solid," a former top-ranking US official said Monday, as the two sides commemorated the 40th anniversary of legislation guaranteeing US support for the island.

Amnesty calls for probe against Sudan's former top spy

Beirut - Sudan's new authorities must investigate the role of the country's former spy chief in killings of demonstrators during months-long protests that preceded the fall of president Omar-al-Bashir, Amnesty International said.

Mexico names army general to lead new National Guard

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador named an army general Thursday to command Mexico's new National Guard, brushing aside critics who warn the move risks permanently militarizing the country.

Head of US Secret Service to quit job: White House

Washington - The head of the US Secret Service, which guards President Donald Trump and visiting heads of state, is stepping down, the White House said Monday in the administration's latest sign of turbulence.

Prince William delves into UK's secretive spy world

London - The name's Windsor. William Windsor.As one of the most recognisable public figures in the world, Britain's Prince William would not make as effective a 007 as legendary fictional spy James Bond.

Mexico to name military commander for new National Guard

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday he would name a military officer to command the country's new National Guard, the central part of his plan to curb a spiral of violent crime.

Running in the Indian election? Get an armoured car

Jalandhar - The mechanics retrofitting cars with blast-resistant doors and bulletproof windshields in a Punjab garage have been flat out of late -- elections are looming, and politics can be a dangerous game in India.

UK identifies fresh Huawei risks to telecom networks

London - Britain has identified "significant" issues in Huawei's engineering processes that pose "new risks" for the nation's telecommunications, a government report found Thursday amid lingering global suspicion over the Chinese technology giant.

UK identifies fresh Huawei risks to telecom networks

London - Britain has identified "significant" issues in Chinese giant Huawei's engineering processes that pose "new risks" for the nation's telecommunications, a government report found Thursday.

US officials order Chinese company to sell Grindr: report

Washington - A Chinese firm has been ordered by American national security officials to sell popular gay dating app Grindr, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

China expels ex-Interpol chief Meng from Communist Party

Bejing - China has expelled former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei from the Communist Party and dismissed him from his official positions, the country's graft watchdog announced Wednesday.

Former Blackwater contractor in Myanmar security venture

A security firm with former US military contractor Erik Prince on its board has moved into Myanmar to provide protection services for international investors, the company told AFP, as it weathers backlash to revelations over planned work in China's res...

Christchurch attack 'shows blind spot on white nationalism'

Fpo - The carnage unleashed in Christchurch by a white supremacist has highlighted what analysts say is the global problem of a far-right threat that frequently flies beneath the intelligence radar.

Erdogan says New Zealand attack shows growing hostility to Islam

Istanbul - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday condemned the deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand, saying it illustrated the growing hostility towards Islam "idly" watched by the world.

Aide says Trump would be 'disappointed' by a N.Korea test

Washington - Donald Trump's national security advisor said Sunday that the US president would be "pretty disappointed" if North Korea conducted a new missile test, but he refused to confirm reports that such a test may be near.

N. Korea may be preparing a missile or space launch: NPR

Seoul - North Korea may be preparing for a missile or space launch, US news outlet NPR has reported, based on satellite image analysis of a key facility near Pyongyang.

Australia admits failings in Pacific, as China looms

Sydney - Australia has admitted it had not focused enough attention on its Pacific backyard but vowed to make "long overdue" amends, amid growing Chinese influence in the region.

Mexico approves president's National Guard proposal

Mexico - Mexico approved a constitutional amendment Wednesday to create a new National Guard, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's controversial proposal to fight the violent crime racking the country.

State of enterprise cloud and container adoption and security

DivvyCloud have released a report on the state of enterprise cloud and container adoption and security. It finds that the increased rate of adoption is putting significant pressure on the ability of security and risk professionals to keep up.

Russia jails security official, anti-hacking expert for treason

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday handed long jail terms to a high-ranking security official and a cybersecurity expert after finding them guilty of treason, local news agencies reported.

'Tinnie terrorists' jailed in Australia for Philippines boat plot

Sydney - Four Australians with almost no seafaring experience were jailed on Friday for hatching a "foredoomed" plot to sail a boat to the southern Philippines and overthrow the local government.

Canada helping Australia determine 'full extent' of hack

Ottawa - Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency said Wednesday it is working with Canberra to try to determine the scale of computer hacking on Australia's parliament and political parties just months from an election.

Security forces free Mali official from jihadists

Bamako - A senior government official and a journalist abducted by suspected jihadists in Mali have been freed, a security source told AFP on Tuesday.

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

Sydney - Australia on Monday said a "sophisticated state actor" had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election.

Trump-era US Europe rift wide open at Munich security talks

Munich - The United States and European powers voiced sharply differing views on issues from Mideast security to trade Saturday, laying bare a deep trans-Atlantic rift in the era of President Donald Trump.

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.
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