16 Nov 2018

Spies Without Borders – How the FSB Infiltrated the International Visa System

“One of the unanswered questions lingering after Bellingcat’s unmasking of the identities of suspects in the botched-up poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal, is how two (or, likely, more) undercover GRU officers were able to obtain visas to travel to the UK. Securing a visa to the UK – as

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09 Nov 2018

Russia says it thwarted drone attacks at World Cup

Russian authorities have announced hat they “took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the preparation and hosting of various major political and sports events, most of all during the soccer World Cup.” The officials have not provided details regarding the identify of the alleged

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04 Nov 2018

Transportation Wants to Use Data to Predict Accidents and Make Roads Safer

“On average, roughly 37,000 people die every year on U.S. roads, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration knows virtually all there is to know about those accidents. Using the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, the organization compiles some 200 data points—including speed, direction, passengers’ seating arrangements, vehicle make, model and

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02 Nov 2018

AI lie detector tests to get trial run at EU airports

“Passengers at some European airports will soon be questioned by artificial intelligence-powered lie detectors at border checkpoints, as a European Union trial of the technology is set to begin. Fliers will be asked a series of travel-related questions by a virtual border guard avatar, and artificial intelligence will monitor their

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23 Oct 2018

The most interesting Internet-connected vehicle hacks on record

“Several years ago, a team of IOActive researchers demonstrated how they could compromise a connected car system in order to run a Jeep off the road. Since then, automakers and connected vehicle service vendors have begun to take the concept of car cybersecurity seriously. The company in question has been

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19 Oct 2018

TSA Expands Facial Recognition to Automate Bag Drop, ID Verification, and Flight Boarding

“The TSA released its proposal to expand facial recognition on Monday. Its ‘Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience’ is an effort to increase security, travel efficiency, and convenience. According to the TSA, the plan is rooted in working with the CBP agency using biometrics on international travelers;

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19 Oct 2018

ISIS vows Eiffel Tower drone attack

Only months after Paris installed a massive glass bullet proof wall and anti-terrorism defense system around its iconic landmark, ISIS propaganda has threatened a suicide drone attack on the Eiffel Tower. In a striking image released by an ISIS-affiliated group, the Tower sits within a set of crosshairs while a

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19 Oct 2018

Most Big Cities Are Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

“More than half of the largest U.S. cities are preparing for autonomous vehicles in their long-range transportation plans—up from less than 10 percent three years ago, according to a new National League of Cities report. Between 2011 and 2017, 22 states passed 46 bills, and five governors signed executive orders

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17 Oct 2018

Is airport public Wi-Fi cyber-secure?

“A 2018 report published by security experts Coronet ranked the 45 busiest airports in the US in which passengers were most likely to be subject to a cyberattack, with San Diego International Airport coming in at the top of the list. And these risks weren’t minor. At San Diego alone,

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17 Oct 2018

WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak

“WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has convened ‘an emergency committee’ on the current outbreak in DRC’s violence-torn North Kivu region, which has killed 135 people since August, the UN health agency said in a statement. ‘The committee will meet on October 17 in Geneva to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes

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