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Germany demands public promise from US to end spying

Germany is determined to extract a public commitment from the US over future spying activity during talks with John Kerry this weekend, despite a White House preference to try to mend their battered diplomatic relationship behind closed doors.<p>Secretary of state Kerry is due to meet his counterpart …

Met police ban recruits who live outside London

The Metropolitan police are to announce a ban on new recruits who do not live in London, to reverse the trend of officers commuting in from the home counties to police the capital's diverse communities.<p>Police chiefs hope the plan will help double the proportion of minority ethnic officers in …

GCHQ has tools to manipulate online information, leaked documents show

The UK intelligence agency GCHQ has developed sophisticated tools to manipulate online polls, spam targets with SMS messages, track people by impersonating spammers and monitor social media postings, according to newly-published documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The documents – …

Riot police, fans clash after World Cup celebration in Argentina turns violent

Police in Argentina arrested at least 120 people Sunday after a World Cup celebration in downtown Buenos Aires got out of hand, state news agency Telam reported.<p>Fans had gathered to celebrate Argentina's best performance in the World Cup in almost a quarter century.<p>The celebrations went on …

China begins criminal probe into three former top officials

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have begun criminal investigations into three former high-ranking officials over corruption allegations, state media said on Monday, two of whom were allies of powerful, retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang.<p>A combination of file photographs show then …

Risk Management – Fighting Corruption in Brazil

Fighting Corruption in Brazil<p>by and | December 16, 2013 at 10:00 am<p>As Brazil prepares to capture the world’s attention when it hosts the World Cup in …

Counterintelligence Now Riskier Than Terrorism, Intelligence Officials Report

During a Senate hearing yesterday, top U.S. intelligence officials released a new threat assessment report that outlines the top risks to national …

Who’s Committing Economic Crime?

According to a recent survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers, economic crime is on the rise, particularly in the United States. Of organizations in the …

Staying Safe at the World Cup

Brazil is steadily moving into the international spotlight as it prepares to host the World Cup, which begins next week on June 12, and the Olympics …

Cybercrime Costs Global Economy Up to $575 Billion

Cybercrime costs the global economy about $445 billion every year, though the damage may be up to $575 billion, according to a new report from the …

Predicting the World Cup Winner with Monte Carlo Simulation

Soccer fans around the world are gearing up for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which starts tomorrow when the home team kicks off against Croatia in …

Financial Services Firms Report Losing 27% of Revenue Due to Poor Reputation

Improving reputation remains a chief objective in the financial services industry — and rightfully so, according to a new study that reports firms …

With World Cup, Brazil shows its successes and shortcomings

When Brazil won the right to host soccer's World Cup, the idea was to show the world a new country, a welcoming and capable place that had made great strides in growing its economy and reducing inequality.<p>Despite a few close calls, Brazil did manage to stage one of the world's premier sporting …

Dutch suspect in webcam abuse may have targeted British girl

A British teenager may have been among the victims of a man who has been arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of inciting 15-year-old girls to perform sex acts on the internet.<p>Britain's National Crime Agency said Dutch prosecutors had started proceedings against the unnamed 35-year-old Dutch …

Former Belfast leader of Continuity IRA Tommy Crossan shot dead

The former Belfast commander of the hardline anti-peace process paramilitary group, the Continuity IRA, has been shot dead in the city.<p>Tommy Crossan, 44, was killed near the Peter Pan light industrial complex on Springfield Road in Belfast at around 4.45pm on Friday.<p>The murdered man, who comes from …

Almost 100 hate-crime murders linked to single website, report finds

People charged with the murders of almost 100 people can be linked to a single far-right website, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).<p>The White Nationalist web forum Stormfront.org says it promotes values of “the embattled white minority,” and its users include …

U.S. Fraud Up, Prevention Down

Although fraud has increased for U.S. organizations in the past two years—45% of U.S. organizations experienced fraud, compared to a global average …

Risk Management – The Risk Manager’s Role in Mitigating Cyberrisk

The Risk Manager’s Role in Mitigating Cyberrisk<p>by | March 13, 2014 at 10:22 am<p>With cyberrisks becoming more prevalent, organizations in every …

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Netherlands and Germany have Europe’s best transport

The European Commission has published for the first time a scoreboard on transport infrastructure ranking the EU’s 28 member states. It finds a wide …

Brazil police clash with squatters in Rio de Janeiro

Police and squatters have clashed in Rio de Janeiro as officials moved in to evict up to 5,000 people from a building belonging to a local telecommunications company.<p>The squatters had been occupying the area for 10 days and Brazil's courts ordered the repossession of the plot a week ago.<p>Julia …

'Heartbleed' Bug Coder: 'It was a simple programming error'

Security<p>The coder responsible for the "Heartbleed" bug has expressed regret over the damage caused, but points out that the error itself was "quite trivial."<p>The German developer who introduced the bug in 2012, identified by the Sydney Morning Herald as Robin Seggelmann, explained that in coding …

Information Security

UK construction industry warned of 'timebomb' from health and safety cuts

The construction industry is sitting on a "ticking timebomb", with inexperienced workers being recruited to work on London's major building sites at a time when safety standards are being run down, according to a former government adviser on the sector.<p>Baroness Donaghy, who wrote a landmark report,</i> …

UK urged to admit that CIA used island as secret 'black site' prison

The government is under mounting pressure to "come clean" about the role of an overseas UK territory leased to the US and allegedly used as a secret "black site" detention centre.<p>An opponent of Colonel Gaddafi who was rendered in a joint MI6-CIA operation, and a leading human rights group …

Europol Director Rob Wainwright speaks at The Vatican conference against human trafficking

The Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, joined senior clergymen and police officers from 20 countries, as well as victims of modern-day slavery, at …

11 common sense tips to avoid becoming a fraud victim

4. Keep your debit/credit cards safe, don’t write or store your PIN code. Protect your cards as you protect your cash<p>5. Check your credit card …