25 Sep 2018

Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss vessel in Nigerian waters

“Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters, the ship’s operator said in a statement,” highlighting the ongoing threat of piracy in the area. While piracy off of the horn of Africa has largely been eradicated through successful policing and responses, piracy and

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25 Sep 2018

Over 1,000 people arrested at Crete airports with forged papers

“More than 1,000 foreign nationals have been arrested over the last eight months at airports on the island of Crete as they tried to board flights using forged travel documents. Their preferred destinations were other European Union countries, while most of them were from the Middle East and northeast Africa.”

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25 Sep 2018

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

While most autonomous vehicles (AV) research is currently conducted by the automotive industry, a philanthropic foundation is now supporting AV pilot projects across five U.S. cities with the focus on answering community-level questions that will help shape AV policy at the city, state, and national level. There are currently over

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19 Sep 2018

Sierra Leone ‘cartel’ of government employees ran passport scam for US visas

Sierra Leone’s anti-corruption commission has announced several arrests in connection to a network providing fraudulent diplomatic passports for entry into the United States and elsewhere. In this group was the country’s former ambassador to the UN and several other foreign ministry and immigration department employees. The U.S. had restricted visas

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12 Sep 2018

How Hackers Slipped by British Airways’ Data Defenses

Researchers have published details on the recent British Airways hack, connecting it to a criminal network active since 2015. The group is otherwise known for taking advantage of websites that have failed to secure payment data entry forms and skimming data submissions. The British Airways attack, however, seemed to be

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11 Sep 2018

Hackers Can Steal a Tesla Model S in Seconds by Cloning Its Key Fob

“A team of researchers at the KU Leuven university in Belgium on Monday plan to present a paper at the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems conference in Amsterdam, revealing a technique for defeating the encryption used in the wireless key fobs of Tesla’s Model S luxury sedans. With about $600

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10 Sep 2018

Paris knife attack: Seven injured, four seriously

“French police have detained a man who stabbed seven people, injuring four seriously, in an attack on tourists and passers-by in Paris. The man, wielding a knife and iron bar, struck just before 23:00 (21:00 GMT) by a canal in Paris’s 19th district. People playing pétanque – a French bowling

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10 Sep 2018

Dulles Airport Surprises Passengers with Facial-Recognition Boarding

In yet another application of facial technology in airports, technology currently in testing phases across over a dozen airports across the U.S., Dulles Airport outside of Washington DC is testing facial recognition on boarding processes. The technology eliminates the need for paper ticket copies and reduces boarding time by up

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07 Sep 2018

The Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Spreads to Another City

“An outbreak of the Ebola virus that has killed more than 80 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a major city, the Hill reports. The epidemic has intensified mainly in villages, but health officials on Wednesday confirmed one death from the virus in Butembo, a trading

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07 Sep 2018

Business Travelers Highlight Public Wifi Security Risk

“The latest research by global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel indicates that the majority of business travelers have grave reservations about the safety of their data when using public Wifi networks. According to the research 72% of travelers in the Asia Pacific region were not confident about the safety

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