ARTICLES RELATING TO SECURITY

Dramatic satellite images show Graaff-Reinet’s supply dam drying up – and three other SA dams on the verge of running empty

2019-10-20 08:53

South Africa’s overall dam capacity is sitting at 64% full, down from this time last year.

EXCLUSIVE | Intelligence Minister Ayanda Dlodlo told spy boss to 'unlawfully' hack calls

2019-10-09 12:36

State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has allegedly ordered the spy agency's head of domestic intelligence Sam Muofhe to bug someone unlawfully and without a judge's authority.

Mali strife: UN peacekeeper killed, five others wounded

2019-10-07 13:31

One peacekeeper has been killed and five others were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in strife-torn northeastern Mali, the UN mission MINUSMA has said.

German probe opens into suspected internal spying at Airbus

2019-09-19 12:51

German prosecutors have opened an investigation into suspected internal spying by employees of European aviation giant Airbus over two arms projects, sources have said.

Websites hosting Christchurch attack videos blocked in Australia

2019-09-09 20:20

Australia has ordered internet providers to block eight websites that published content linked to the Christchurch mosque massacre - a first under new censorship rules.

ISIS 'resurging' in Syria as US pulls troops: watchdog

2019-08-08 05:40

The Islamic State jihadist group is 'resurging' in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighbouring Iraq, a Defence Department watchdog says.

Double shootings heighten fears of 'white terrorism' in US

2019-08-05 21:19

Armed with assault rifles and clad in combat gear, two white men methodically gunned down nearly 30 people over the weekend, underscoring fears that 'white terrorism' is now the main threat in the United States.

Security challenges sapping resources, Prasa admits

2019-07-26 18:59

The United National Transport Union went on strike nationally on Friday, demanding that the South African National Defence Force be deployed to watch over stations and drivers.

Six dead and Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office

2019-07-25 05:51

Six people have been killed and the mayor of Mogadishu wounded in a bombing at the mayoral offices in the Somali capital, the government says, in an attack claimed by Al-Shabaab jihadists.

Hit with at least one armed robbery a day, Shoprite basically set up its own police force

2019-07-22 15:14

Shoprite has appointed expert investigators, crime data analysts and even a criminal lawyer to pursue criminals.

 

Pakistan's Khan arrives in Iran as tensions rise in Gulf

2019-10-13 13:38

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Iran following a request from the United States and Saudi Arabia for him to try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.

Twitter admits phone numbers meant for security used for ads

2019-10-09 08:55

Twitter has apologised after 'inadvertently' using phone numbers and email addresses for advertising even though the personal data was provided for account security.

A cybersecurity expert describes the underground hacker network where stolen usernames and passwords are 'traded like Pokémon cards'

2019-10-07 12:47

Hackers use secret networks to aggregate and trade millions of stolen login credentials and passwords, according to a cybersecurity expert.

The South African Police Service has quietly launched a crime-fighting app – which asks for your name and address before you submit tipoffs

2019-09-18 09:31

The My SAPS app, which lists police stations and allows for anonymous tipoffs, quietly appeared in app stores, and it may not be entirely ready for use yet.

Australia plans to censor extremist online content

2019-08-27 05:44

Australia plans to block websites to stop the spread of extreme content during 'crisis events', the country's prime minister has said.

Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency

2019-08-06 11:43

Global privacy regulators have joined forces to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users' financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra.

Two injured in small 'explosions' as Bangkok hosts summit - police

2019-08-02 11:57

Two people have been reported injured as at least two small explosions hit Bangkok, police have said, as the Thai capital hosts a regional summit attended by top diplomats.

Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

2019-07-26 13:59

Australia's competition watchdog has recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants.

Ethiopia says army to take over security in troubled south

2019-07-23 11:47

Ethiopia has announced that soldiers and federal police will take over security in a restive southern region following days of violence that has left at least 18 people dead.

At least five dead in Somalia car bomb attack

2019-07-22 14:11

At least five people have been killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security officer and witnesses have said.

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