Jason Wiseman

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Theresa May wants new security treaty with EU next year

Theresa May wants to leave the EU’s common foreign and security policy as early as next year, but would show flexibility around the UK’s red lines to secure a new security treaty.<p>“There is no reason why we should not agree distinct agreements for our foreign and defence policy cooperation in the …

Great Britain

Man held in terror plot to kill British prime minister

LONDON (AP) — A man has been ordered held Wednesday after being accused in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May.<p>Naa'imur Zakariyah …

Former head of MI6 suggests Brexit may not happen as he warns leaving EU could reduce UK's diplomatic power

The former head of MI6 has suggested Brexit might not happen as he warned ministers that leaving the EU could diminish the UK's diplomatic firepower.<p>Sir John Sawers told a House of Lords committee that leaving the bloc could make it more difficult for Britain to deal with "difficult" countries like …

Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, said he knew it was time to exit the stock market after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tips. If everyone thinks it’s time to buy, it’s time to sell, reasoned Kennedy. Then came the great crash of 1929 to prove him right. Perhaps some of that thinking …

Cryptocurrency

London-based cyber security firm Digital Shadows raises $26 million | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Digital Shadows, a London and San Francisco-based cyber security firm, has raised $26 million in a funding round led by Octopus Ventures to support its expansion into markets such as Asia.<p>The company, which received seed investment in 2011, combines data analytics and human …

Major tech firms, internet providers clash over U.S. net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tech companies clashed with internet service providers on Monday over whether a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content should be scrapped by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.<p>A group representing major technology firms …

US to create independent military cyber command

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and …

Donald Trump attacks Iran in front of Arab world – as he praises Saudis for 'empowering women'

'For decades, Iran has fuelled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror,' US president declares.<p>US President Donald Trump singled out Iran as the …

No Bullsh*t—VS Models Tell Us What They Really, Truly Eat in a Day

Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimised by a celebrity's diet. I have on two separate occasions: once by Bella Hadid, the second …

Fitness

Europol chief Rob Wainwright praises banks' cyber strategy after "unprecedented" global ransomware attack hits 200,000 victims in 150 countries including NHS, Telefonica, Nissan and Renault

There have been more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries from an "unprecedented" global cyber attack over the weekend that brought down NHS …

YouTube will fight fake news by offering workshops to teens

Google is already flagging fake news, but it knows that isn't always enough. People need to recognize what fake news <i>is</i>, too. To that end, its YouTube wing just launched an Internet Citizens program that will teach UK teens to spot fake news through workshops. The day-long gatherings will encourage …

Forget Google, Uber, Amazon and Spotify. In Russia, Yandex rules

In Russia, Google isn't king. Neither is Uber, Spotify or Amazon. In Russia, Yandex rules. The company commands 54 per cent of all online search in …

A new documentary goes inside the bleak world of content moderation

In this new documentary from the film group Field of Vision, the leader of a session on content moderation asks a simple question: when you open Facebook, you don’t, as a rule, see pornography. Why?<p>“The Moderators” explores the answer, going inside on office in India where the process happens. …

Watch How to Make a Compass

Let's say the mega-earthquake comes and you're stranded with just some MacGyver-style bits and bobs. If you've got a magnet and a little knowledge, …

Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election

PARIS (AP) — Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide …

French village to make omelette with 15,000 eggs on Easter Monday

To make an omelette you’ve got to break a few eggs, or so the saying goes. However, if it is Easter Monday and you happen to live in the tiny village of Bessières in southwest France, that omelette will be cooked in a frying pan with a diameter of four metres and will require 15,000 eggs to …

Hackers cause panic in Dallas by triggering 156 emergency sirens

156 emergency sirens went off repeatedly in Dallas just before midnight on Saturday, causing alarm across the Texan city. Government officials told The Dallas Morning News that hackers were to blame for the disruption.<p>That’s scary not just because of the unnecessary panic it could cause among …

​Payday lender Wonga confirms data breach

Wonga is urging customers to contact their bank as card information is believed to be among the leaked data.<p>UK Payday lender Wonga has issued a …

Google is rolling out a fact-check feature in its search and news results

The search giant is trying to battle the spread of fake news.<p>Google rolled out a new tool on Friday in order to highlight articles in its search and news resultsthat have been fact-checked.<p>Now, when a search query returns a result that has been reviewed, Google will display who made the claim and …

Why Canada is the world's most beautiful country

<b>With Theresa May visiting Canada today, our expert explains why it's the most beautiful country in the world – and offers tips on what to see and do (let's hope the PM has some downtime).</b><p>Turquoise waters, towering crags, the deep green of forest and the icy glint of snowcapped peaks: wind the only …

Keep your data safe from the apocalypse in an Arctic mineshaft

The World Data Archive promises clients their data will be safe from nuclear blasts in a converted mine<p>Norway’s famous doomsday seed vault is getting a new neighbor. It’s called the Arctic World Archive, and it aims to do for data what the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has done for crop samples — …

LastPass warns users to exercise caution while it fixes 'major' vulnerability

Password manager LastPass is advising users to avoid using its browser plugins while it battles to fix a “major architectural problem”, which could allow an attacker to steal passwords or execute code.<p>The vulnerability was discovered by Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher at Google, who tweeted …

Information Security

Critical security flaws found in LastPass on Chrome, Firefox (updated)

Last year Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy quickly found some "obvious" security problems in the popular password manager LastPass, and now he's done it again. Last week Ormandy mentioned finding an exploit in one version of its extension for Firefox, before following that up with a new …

IT security

An internet security expert says a cyber arms race has just begun

Mikko Hypponen, a cyber security expert told Business Insider: "I believe we are right now seeing the beginning of the next arms race. This time it’s going to be a cyber arms race.<p>"Cyber attacks are, well they are, effective, they are affordable, and they are deniable. That’s a great combination in …

WhatsApp security problem leaves millions of users exposed to hackers

A "severe" security problem with WhatsApp could have left "hundreds of millions" of accounts vulnerable to hackers, according to researchers that discovered a flaw in the app.<p>The bug, which affected the web version of the messaging app, would have allowed people with technical knowledge to take …

Security

Sex toy maker ordered to pay £3 MILLION for spying on customers through their smart vibrators

A sex toy company has been ordered to pay a fine of over £3 million after shipping a "smart vibrator" that tracked customers' usage without their …

Boris Johnson: Russia has ability to disrupt UK politics with hacking

The foreign secretary has said there is “plenty of evidence” that Russia has the ability to disrupt British politics with cyber-attacks following reports that intelligence officials are to brief political parties on how to defend against hacking from Moscow.<p>Boris Johnson, due to meet his Russian …

Cybersecurity

U.N. expert urges states to work toward cyber surveillance treaty

GENEVA (Reuters) - The world needs an international treaty to protect people's privacy from unfettered cybersurveillance, which is being pushed by populist politicians preying on fear of terrorism, according to a U.N. report debated on Wednesday.<p>The report, submitted to the U.N. Human Rights …

Sweden Brings Back Military Draft Amid Concerns Over Russian Aggression

STOCKHOLM — Sweden is to reintroduce military conscription next year due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis at a time of increased security concerns, the defense minister said on Thursday.<p>Non-aligned Sweden ended compulsory military service in 2010 but military activity in the …

Tunisia attack: Time for the travel industry to remind us of the risks as well as the wonders of the world

To declare my hand, I like and respect Nick Longman. He is the UK managing director for TUI, Europe’s biggest holiday company, responsible for brands …

Travel Industry