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Intelligence

UK freedoms at risk as govt security report gives PM support for tougher measures
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to whip up support for new security proposals has been ramped up by the UK parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) report into 'intelligence' related to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.

28.11.2014 16:14

Biometric smartphones vulnerable to cyber fraud & targeted ads
An ex-GCHQ chief says he has serious security concerns regarding the use of biometric data in smartphone devices like Apple’s iPhone 6, warning users they could be vulnerable to cyber criminality and targeted advertising.

28.11.2014 09:20

Danish govt 'paid' welfare benefits to ISIS jihadists
Over two dozen jihadists were receiving unemployment benefits from the Danish government while fighting for Islamic State in Syria, local media report, citing the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET).

28.11.2014 12:05

PM’s anti-terror plans ‘not thought through’ – govt legal expert
The QC tasked with reviewing the UK’s anti-terror laws claims Prime Minister David Cameron’s policies were announced without any thought given to their actual implementation.

27.11.2014 09:37

Fugitive terror suspect taunts ‘shoddy’ UK security services on Twitter
A fugitive terror suspect from Britain who skipped bail and fled to Syria amid a string of police blunders has ridiculed the UK's security services online, stating he was able to “breeze through Europe” to join the Islamic State while under investigation.

26.11.2014 17:06

Immigration fraudster tries eating fake passport during citizenship test
A man, reportedly paid £300 to sit a UK citizenship test on behalf of someone else, has been jailed after it was discovered the passport he used to sit the test was a fake. Apparently, the man attempted to eat the passport when it was examined by police.

26.11.2014 13:09

‘Morally indefensible’: UK govt accused of 'cozy’ links with tax avoiding tech giants
The British government has been accused of being too close to international tech giants such as Google and Facebook, and has allowed them to avoid millions in corporation tax.

26.11.2014 14:35

Wireless: French phone-tapping services go on strike
Four French companies executing the bulk of court-sanctioned electronic surveillance have refused all new requests. They are accusing the country’s justice ministry of depriving them of lucrative future spying contracts.

26.11.2014 13:31

Facebook & other social media blasted for ‘relaxed’ attitude to terror plots
The British government has accused social media companies including Facebook for doing too little to monitor potential terror plots, following plans put forward by the Home Secretary to force internet companies to comply with police investigations.

26.11.2014 10:23

Homeland Security to destroy government network surveillance records
Records gathered by the Department of Homeland Security under a surveillance monitoring system called Einstein will be destroyed – not for security reasons, but because the agency claims they have no value.

25.11.2014 01:10

‘Whispering lies’: Campaigners slam MI6 for UK citizen’s illegal 13 yr Guantánamo detention
A campaign targeted at MI6 was launched on Monday to demand a British citizen imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay be released. He has been detained in the US prison in Cuba without charge for almost 13 years.

24.11.2014 12:31

Ransom payments banned under UK anti-terror laws
The UK government will announce an amendment to prevent insurance firms from paying ransom to terrorists to free captive British citizens in order to cut funding to “barbaric” terror groups such as the Islamic State.

24.11.2014 09:24