23 Feb 2017

Two Germans kidnapped near Nigerian capital’s temporary airport: police

“Two German archaeologists were kidnapped in central Nigeria on Wednesday, a police official said, near the road that will run between the capital Abuja and its temporary airport from next month.” Source: Two Germans kidnapped near Nigerian capital’s temporary airport: police | Top News | Reuters

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17 Feb 2017

Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta

“Several hundred migrants have stormed a six-metre (20 ft) security fence that separates Morocco from Ceuta, a Spanish territory in North Africa.” Source: Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta – BBC News

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16 Feb 2017

Dubai Is Set to Fill its Skies With These Self-Flying Taxi Drones Later This Year

“Dubai is planning to offer self-flying taxis by July, the city’s Road and Transportation Agency announced this week at the World Government Summit conference.” Source: Dubai Is Set to Fill its Skies With These Self-Flying Taxi Drones Later This Year – Nextgov.com

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16 Feb 2017

New ‘Camouflage’ Promises to Make You Unrecognizable to Facial-Recognition Tech

“Privacy advocates worry scenarios like this and advancing face-recognition technology could soon allow a modern surveillance state to identify and track anyone. But Adam Harvey, a Berlin-based artist, has developed a camouflage-like pattern he believes will help keep its wearer unrecognizable—or less recognizable, at least—to computer vision.” Source: New ‘Camouflage’ Promises

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16 Feb 2017

Soon, You Will Never Lose Your Boarding Pass Because it Will Be Your Face

“Airports around the world are rolling out facial-recognition technology in an attempt to improve security and reduce the painful boarding process. Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport is testing facial recognition technology made by Portuguese firm Vision-Box, Bloomberg reported this week. Wait times to enter the country jumped in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris

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13 Feb 2017

Hamburg airport evacuated and 50 treated over ‘substance in air’ – BBC News

“Hamburg airport in Germany was briefly evacuated and at least 50 people were hurt by an irritant gas that was released in the air.” Source: Hamburg airport evacuated and 50 treated over ‘substance in air’ – BBC News

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12 Feb 2017

Hamburg airport halts flights, evacuates in bad air scare

“German firefighters on Sunday evacuated hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport after about 50 people were injured by an unknown hazardous material that likely spread through the airport’s air conditioning system. All flights were halted for several hours due to the evacuation, but air traffic started running again around 2

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09 Feb 2017

China to take fingerprints of foreign visitors as security step

“China is to begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors as it steps up security on its borders, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday (Feb 9).” Source: China to take fingerprints of foreign visitors as security step, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

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09 Feb 2017

China to take fingerprints of foreign visitors as security step

“China is to begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors as it steps up security on its borders, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday. The fingerprinting of foreigners will be introduced at Shenzhen airport in the south from Friday, and it will then be gradually rolled out at

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08 Feb 2017

CDC Issues Level 2 Travel Alert for Brazil Due to Yellow Fever Outbreak

“As if the Zika virus did not result in enough damage in Brazil this past year, residents are now being plagued with an additional mosquito-borne virus ‘of mass destruction:’ yellow fever.” Source: CDC Issues Level 2 Travel Alert for Brazil Due to Yellow Fever Outbreak

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