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Janet Gaines 2017-10-24
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FBI director Christopher Wray looks set to reignite the security vs privacy debate after revealing that his agency failed to access “more than half” the devices it recently tried to unlock.

In the first 11 months of the fiscal year, agents couldn’t extract data from almost 7000 mobile devices.

“To put it mildly, this is a huge, huge problem,” Wray told the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia.

“It impacts investigations across the board—narcotics, human trafficking, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, gangs, organized crime, child exploitation.”

The encryption argument is one that often appears in the wake of terrorist attacks, and it reached new levels during the San Bernardino iPhone case last year.

A judge had ordered Apple to help the FBI access the locked iPhone 5c that belonged to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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Eric Calvillo 2016-06-28
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Lindsey Leger discovered this photographing last year s event for her series Little Wars.

She knew that going in, of course, and thought she was standing in a safe spot.

Leger, a freelance photographer from Louisiana, heard about the Warrior Competition a few years ago wanted to see it.

It s held at the US-built King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center, a 6,000-acre base about 15 miles north of Amman.

The Columbians hung with the Americans and Canadians, some of whom spoke Spanish, while the fiercely competitive Russians kept to themselves, meticulously tracking opponents times.

Leger flitted among the soldiers with her digital camera, using a neutral density filter to tame the brightness of the desert sun.

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Adolfo Lorenzo 2018-03-20
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Police want members of the public to act as “counter-terrorism citizens” to help them stop deadly attack plots.

Launching a fresh drive to encourage reporting of suspicious behaviour or activity, Britain’s new counter-terror police chief urged people to trust their instincts.

In one of his first interviews since his appointment, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told the Press Association: “There’s no such thing as good training for this.

If you feel nervous about it, you should report it.

“It’s long been a mantra in counter-terrorism policing that we want every good police officer to be a counter-terrorism officer.

“This is an opportunity for every good citizen to be a counter-terrorism citizen.”

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Cornelius Jones 2017-07-31
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British Home Secretary Amber Rudd will pile pressure on US tech companies to remove more online terrorist content during a meeting in Silicon Valley on Tuesday.

Rudd is travelling to the US to take part in the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which was set up by tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google.

The UK has weathered multiple terrorist attacks this year, and Rudd has been vocal about tech companies taking firmer action to chase terrorists off social networks and other online platforms.

WhatsApp in particular came under fire after it came to light that Khalid Masood, the perpetrator of the Westminster attack who killed four people outside parliament, had used the service in the moments before his death.

"Terrorists and extremists have sought to misuse your platforms to spread their hateful messages," Rudd will tell tech companies attending the Forum, according to the Home Office.

The Forum will focus on providing technical solutions for removing terrorist content and will see larger and more experienced companies provide for smaller, younger companies dealing with extremist content.

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Wayne Strickland 2017-06-12

On Sunday, a Pakistani counter-terrorism court sentenced a man to death for posting blasphemous content on Facebook.

It is the first time someone has ever been sentenced to death for their social media content.

Insulting the Prophet Muhammad is a capital offence in Pakistan and has been the focus of a government crackdown, led by prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who has described blasphemy as an "unpardonable offence".

Shafiq Qureshi, public prosecutor in Bahawalpur, told Reuters that Raza was arrested at a bus stop after playing blasphemous material on his phone.

Raza's rap sheet already included counter-terrorism offences linked to hate speech, warranting his trial to be heard before a counter-terrorism court.

When Pakistan came into existence after the Partition of India in 1947, it inherited these rules.

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Robert Tuohy 2017-07-17
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The Government launches a competition to find new technology that can identify possible terrorists, and protect crowds from attacks.

A competition has been launched by the Government that aims to find new technology that can identify possible terrorists and protect people from bomb or gun terrorism attacks.

The Government hopes the scheme will improve the surveillance and detection of potential threats and attacks on popular crowded spaces and deter such events now, and in the future.

Up to £2million is available to be put forward for in-depth research into science and technology that can protect the population.

Security Minister Ben Wallace will announce the funding at a summit in London today.

He is expected to say: “The threat from terror does not stand still so neither will we, which is why we are calling on the best and the brightest from the science and technology sector to come forward with their ideas and proposals to support our on-going work to keep people safe.”

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Calvin Muchow 2017-10-09
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Defending against cyber-attacks is as big a challenge for the UK as protecting against terrorism, according to the director of GCHQ.

"If GCHQ is to continue to help keep the country safe, then protecting the digital homeland - keeping our citizens safe and free online - must become and remain as much part of our mission as our global intelligence reach and our round-the-clock efforts against terrorism," Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ wrote in an article for The Telegraph.

While the UK government surveillance service is best known for gathering intelligence on criminals, terrorists and foreign states, it also has a cyber security arm - the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Recently the NCSC said 1,131 cyber incidents had been reported to it in the past year.

Fleming said that the agency is investing in security "to make GCHQ a cyber organisation, as well as an intelligence and counter-terrorism one."

But he said balancing the security role with GCHQ's more traditional spy role was difficult: "All of this can feel deeply challenging for a GCHQ that by necessity has worked in the shadows," he admitted.

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Nicolas Yeager 2021-07-26
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Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube also contribute to the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.
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Thomas Crain 2018-03-16
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A murder inquiry has been launched by counter-terrorism police investigating the death of a Russian exile who was friends with a critic of Vladimir Putin.

Police announced the news after a post mortem confirmed businessman Nikolay Glushkov died from “compression to the neck”, on Friday.

Glushkov’s death was initially treated as unexplained after he was found dead by family and friends at his New Malden home, in London, on Monday.

Counter-terrorism police were called in as a precaution, given the death occurred in the wake of the poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, in Sailsbury, earlier this month.

“At this stage there is nothing to suggest any link to the attempted murders in Salisbury, nor any evidence that he was poisoned,” the Met said.

Glushkov’s family had been informed of the development, police said, adding that counter-terrorism police would continue to run the investigation.

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Jose Wenger 2017-12-04
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The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism recently welcomed new members Ask.fm, Cloudinary, Instagram, Justpaste.it, LinkedIn, Oath and Snap Inc.

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced the formation of the GIFCT in June.

Facebook also revealed in a Newsroom post Monday that the shared industry hash database it began creating last December with the other founding partners of the GIFCT is now up to more than 40,000 hashes, enabling member companies to more easily identify and remove terrorist content, or even to block it before it goes live.

The social network added: “In order to disrupt the distribution of terrorist content across the internet, companies have invested in collaborating and sharing expertise with one another.

GIFCT’s knowledge-sharing work has grown quickly in large measure because companies recognize that in countering terrorism online, we face many of the same challenges … We recognize that our work is far from done, but we are confident that we are heading in the right direction.

We will continue to provide updates as we forge new partnerships and develop new technology in the face of this global challenge.”

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Marc Anderson 2021-04-02
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The horrific event took place during counter-terrorism operations in the Kasserine area of Tunisia, according to the country's interior ministry.
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Thomas Crain 2017-06-26
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Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft have created a joint forum to counter terrorism following years of criticisms that the technology corporations have failed to block violent extremists and propaganda on their platforms.

The Silicon Valley companies announced the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism on Monday, saying the collaboration would focus on technological solutions, research and partnerships with governments and civic groups.

The companies have faced intense scrutiny over the way terrorist groups have used the site for recruitment and for spreading hateful and violent messages.

As part of the new forum, the companies said they would share best practices around “content detection and classification techniques using machine learning” and “define standard transparency reporting methods for terrorist content removals”.

Through a partnership with a United Nations counter-terrorism committee and a range of organizations, the tech firms said they would also “identify how best to counter extremism and online hate, while respecting freedom of expression and privacy”.

Internal Facebook documents recently obtained by the Guardian provided a window into the complex rules and methods behind the social media corporation’s moderation of terrorist content.

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Leigh Barrett 2018-10-08
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Looking for Anti Money Laundering compliance services? At LBA, we are offering the best AML compliance training programs for your business. Visit us today >> http://bit.ly/2E62VVi

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Carlo Prine 2017-09-05
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Best known for its role in the household cleaning compound borax, boron is also touted by engineers as a potential energy source capable of generating more heat than gasoline or jet fuel.

The challenge to date, however, has been to harness its latent power.

It has the potential to be used as an additive in missile propellants, explosives and in compounds that release chemicals to destroy biological weapons.

But it combusts slowly and takes a long time to ignite," notes Kerri-Lee Chintersingh-Dinnall, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering who is exploring methods to make boron burn faster and more easily.

At a meeting held by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency to review ongoing research on materials capable of defeating or disabling weapons such as anthrax, Chintersingh-Dinnall won the poster competition for her work in the lab adding iron to boron by a method called ball-milling to accelerate its combustion.

Later this year, she will try different techniques to incorporate other metals with boron and add pressure to the combustion chamber to see if that, too, speeds up the process.

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Sentrient Pty Ltd 2021-05-28
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Money laundering and counter terrorism financing is linked to modern slavery, and these are all serious issues.

Watch this video for more about how money is laundered.

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Sentrient Pty Ltd 2021-05-10
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The anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing course provide education about anti-money laundering and terrorism financing and the reporting obligations of reporting entities in accordance with the AML/CTF Act.
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Janet Gaines 2017-10-24
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FBI director Christopher Wray looks set to reignite the security vs privacy debate after revealing that his agency failed to access “more than half” the devices it recently tried to unlock.

In the first 11 months of the fiscal year, agents couldn’t extract data from almost 7000 mobile devices.

“To put it mildly, this is a huge, huge problem,” Wray told the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia.

“It impacts investigations across the board—narcotics, human trafficking, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, gangs, organized crime, child exploitation.”

The encryption argument is one that often appears in the wake of terrorist attacks, and it reached new levels during the San Bernardino iPhone case last year.

A judge had ordered Apple to help the FBI access the locked iPhone 5c that belonged to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Adolfo Lorenzo 2018-03-20
img

Police want members of the public to act as “counter-terrorism citizens” to help them stop deadly attack plots.

Launching a fresh drive to encourage reporting of suspicious behaviour or activity, Britain’s new counter-terror police chief urged people to trust their instincts.

In one of his first interviews since his appointment, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told the Press Association: “There’s no such thing as good training for this.

If you feel nervous about it, you should report it.

“It’s long been a mantra in counter-terrorism policing that we want every good police officer to be a counter-terrorism officer.

“This is an opportunity for every good citizen to be a counter-terrorism citizen.”

Wayne Strickland 2017-06-12

On Sunday, a Pakistani counter-terrorism court sentenced a man to death for posting blasphemous content on Facebook.

It is the first time someone has ever been sentenced to death for their social media content.

Insulting the Prophet Muhammad is a capital offence in Pakistan and has been the focus of a government crackdown, led by prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who has described blasphemy as an "unpardonable offence".

Shafiq Qureshi, public prosecutor in Bahawalpur, told Reuters that Raza was arrested at a bus stop after playing blasphemous material on his phone.

Raza's rap sheet already included counter-terrorism offences linked to hate speech, warranting his trial to be heard before a counter-terrorism court.

When Pakistan came into existence after the Partition of India in 1947, it inherited these rules.

Calvin Muchow 2017-10-09
img

Defending against cyber-attacks is as big a challenge for the UK as protecting against terrorism, according to the director of GCHQ.

"If GCHQ is to continue to help keep the country safe, then protecting the digital homeland - keeping our citizens safe and free online - must become and remain as much part of our mission as our global intelligence reach and our round-the-clock efforts against terrorism," Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ wrote in an article for The Telegraph.

While the UK government surveillance service is best known for gathering intelligence on criminals, terrorists and foreign states, it also has a cyber security arm - the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Recently the NCSC said 1,131 cyber incidents had been reported to it in the past year.

Fleming said that the agency is investing in security "to make GCHQ a cyber organisation, as well as an intelligence and counter-terrorism one."

But he said balancing the security role with GCHQ's more traditional spy role was difficult: "All of this can feel deeply challenging for a GCHQ that by necessity has worked in the shadows," he admitted.

Thomas Crain 2018-03-16
img

A murder inquiry has been launched by counter-terrorism police investigating the death of a Russian exile who was friends with a critic of Vladimir Putin.

Police announced the news after a post mortem confirmed businessman Nikolay Glushkov died from “compression to the neck”, on Friday.

Glushkov’s death was initially treated as unexplained after he was found dead by family and friends at his New Malden home, in London, on Monday.

Counter-terrorism police were called in as a precaution, given the death occurred in the wake of the poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, in Sailsbury, earlier this month.

“At this stage there is nothing to suggest any link to the attempted murders in Salisbury, nor any evidence that he was poisoned,” the Met said.

Glushkov’s family had been informed of the development, police said, adding that counter-terrorism police would continue to run the investigation.

Marc Anderson 2021-04-02
img
The horrific event took place during counter-terrorism operations in the Kasserine area of Tunisia, according to the country's interior ministry.
Leigh Barrett 2018-10-08
img

Looking for Anti Money Laundering compliance services? At LBA, we are offering the best AML compliance training programs for your business. Visit us today >> http://bit.ly/2E62VVi

Sentrient Pty Ltd 2021-05-28
img

Money laundering and counter terrorism financing is linked to modern slavery, and these are all serious issues.

Watch this video for more about how money is laundered.

Eric Calvillo 2016-06-28
img

Lindsey Leger discovered this photographing last year s event for her series Little Wars.

She knew that going in, of course, and thought she was standing in a safe spot.

Leger, a freelance photographer from Louisiana, heard about the Warrior Competition a few years ago wanted to see it.

It s held at the US-built King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center, a 6,000-acre base about 15 miles north of Amman.

The Columbians hung with the Americans and Canadians, some of whom spoke Spanish, while the fiercely competitive Russians kept to themselves, meticulously tracking opponents times.

Leger flitted among the soldiers with her digital camera, using a neutral density filter to tame the brightness of the desert sun.

Cornelius Jones 2017-07-31
img

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd will pile pressure on US tech companies to remove more online terrorist content during a meeting in Silicon Valley on Tuesday.

Rudd is travelling to the US to take part in the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which was set up by tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google.

The UK has weathered multiple terrorist attacks this year, and Rudd has been vocal about tech companies taking firmer action to chase terrorists off social networks and other online platforms.

WhatsApp in particular came under fire after it came to light that Khalid Masood, the perpetrator of the Westminster attack who killed four people outside parliament, had used the service in the moments before his death.

"Terrorists and extremists have sought to misuse your platforms to spread their hateful messages," Rudd will tell tech companies attending the Forum, according to the Home Office.

The Forum will focus on providing technical solutions for removing terrorist content and will see larger and more experienced companies provide for smaller, younger companies dealing with extremist content.

Robert Tuohy 2017-07-17
img

The Government launches a competition to find new technology that can identify possible terrorists, and protect crowds from attacks.

A competition has been launched by the Government that aims to find new technology that can identify possible terrorists and protect people from bomb or gun terrorism attacks.

The Government hopes the scheme will improve the surveillance and detection of potential threats and attacks on popular crowded spaces and deter such events now, and in the future.

Up to £2million is available to be put forward for in-depth research into science and technology that can protect the population.

Security Minister Ben Wallace will announce the funding at a summit in London today.

He is expected to say: “The threat from terror does not stand still so neither will we, which is why we are calling on the best and the brightest from the science and technology sector to come forward with their ideas and proposals to support our on-going work to keep people safe.”

Nicolas Yeager 2021-07-26
img
Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube also contribute to the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.
Jose Wenger 2017-12-04
img

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism recently welcomed new members Ask.fm, Cloudinary, Instagram, Justpaste.it, LinkedIn, Oath and Snap Inc.

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced the formation of the GIFCT in June.

Facebook also revealed in a Newsroom post Monday that the shared industry hash database it began creating last December with the other founding partners of the GIFCT is now up to more than 40,000 hashes, enabling member companies to more easily identify and remove terrorist content, or even to block it before it goes live.

The social network added: “In order to disrupt the distribution of terrorist content across the internet, companies have invested in collaborating and sharing expertise with one another.

GIFCT’s knowledge-sharing work has grown quickly in large measure because companies recognize that in countering terrorism online, we face many of the same challenges … We recognize that our work is far from done, but we are confident that we are heading in the right direction.

We will continue to provide updates as we forge new partnerships and develop new technology in the face of this global challenge.”

Thomas Crain 2017-06-26
img

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft have created a joint forum to counter terrorism following years of criticisms that the technology corporations have failed to block violent extremists and propaganda on their platforms.

The Silicon Valley companies announced the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism on Monday, saying the collaboration would focus on technological solutions, research and partnerships with governments and civic groups.

The companies have faced intense scrutiny over the way terrorist groups have used the site for recruitment and for spreading hateful and violent messages.

As part of the new forum, the companies said they would share best practices around “content detection and classification techniques using machine learning” and “define standard transparency reporting methods for terrorist content removals”.

Through a partnership with a United Nations counter-terrorism committee and a range of organizations, the tech firms said they would also “identify how best to counter extremism and online hate, while respecting freedom of expression and privacy”.

Internal Facebook documents recently obtained by the Guardian provided a window into the complex rules and methods behind the social media corporation’s moderation of terrorist content.

Carlo Prine 2017-09-05
img

Best known for its role in the household cleaning compound borax, boron is also touted by engineers as a potential energy source capable of generating more heat than gasoline or jet fuel.

The challenge to date, however, has been to harness its latent power.

It has the potential to be used as an additive in missile propellants, explosives and in compounds that release chemicals to destroy biological weapons.

But it combusts slowly and takes a long time to ignite," notes Kerri-Lee Chintersingh-Dinnall, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering who is exploring methods to make boron burn faster and more easily.

At a meeting held by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency to review ongoing research on materials capable of defeating or disabling weapons such as anthrax, Chintersingh-Dinnall won the poster competition for her work in the lab adding iron to boron by a method called ball-milling to accelerate its combustion.

Later this year, she will try different techniques to incorporate other metals with boron and add pressure to the combustion chamber to see if that, too, speeds up the process.

Sentrient Pty Ltd 2021-05-10
img
The anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing course provide education about anti-money laundering and terrorism financing and the reporting obligations of reporting entities in accordance with the AML/CTF Act.