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2019-11-20

UN strengthens ties with Eurasia regional body to tackle terrorism and crime Improving understanding of the nexus between terrorism, transnational organized crime and drug trafficking is essential, UN Secretary-General António...
23:16, 2019-11-19

UN ‘regrets’ new US position on legality of Israeli settlements The longstanding position of the UN regarding Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory – that they are in breach of international law – ...
21:16, 2019-11-19

UN updates guidelines to ensure successful return to civilian life for former combatants Increasing hurdles which prevent former combatants from returning to a peaceful civilian life have prompted the UN to update its standard practices, ...
21:16, 2019-11-19

Reconciliation helps ‘repair fractures’, enable lasting peace, Security Council hears The UN Security Council this Tuesday has been debating what one activist labeled “the toughest and arguably most important part of the peace-building...
20:12, 2019-11-19

Opinion: Websites Ask for Permissions And Attack Forgiveness Web pages are increasingly powerful—asking for notifications, webcam access, or location—but this great power comes with great vulnerabilities....
15:24, 2019-11-19

Libya ‘in race against time’, but dissolving conflict ‘a realistic prospect’, Security Council hears A recent resurgence of violence in Tripoli, means Libya is “ever more in a race against time” to reach peace, however, agreeing the way forward to en...
00:36, 2019-11-19

Libya ‘ever more in race against time’, but dissolving conflict ‘a realistic prospect’, Security Council hears A recent resurgence of violence in Tripoli, means Libya is “ever more in a race against time” to reach peace, however, agreeing the way forward to en...
23:04, 2019-11-18

At UN, Middle East countries discuss steps towards regional nuclear-free zone Representatives from across the Middle East are meeting at UN Headquarters this week in efforts to negotiate a legally binding treaty establishing a ...
20:40, 2019-11-18

How Facebook’s Anti-Revenge Porn Tools Failed Katie Hill Despite automated systems and zero tolerance policies, it's easy to find photos of the former representative weeks after they were published without ...
17:48, 2019-11-18

Burglars Really Do Use Bluetooth Scanners to Find Laptops and Phones Bluetooth scanners are readily available and easy to use—which means that smash-and-grab car break-in might not have been pure chance....
13:04, 2019-11-18

How Iran's Government Shut Off the Internet After years of centralizing internet control, Iran pulled the plug on connectivity for nearly all of its citizens....
22:28, 2019-11-17

How to Lock Down Your Health and Fitness Data Apps like FitBit and Apple Health collect some of the most sensitive data you have. Here's how to control what they can see, and what they can do wit...
13:04, 2019-11-17

Repression, use of force risk worsening Bolivia crisis: UN human rights chief The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging authorities in Bolivia to ensure security forces comply with international standards on the use o...
19:16, 2019-11-16

Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council resolutions on CAR and Somalia, ICC to probe crimes against Rohingya, Tolerance Day, Americas migrant deaths, Ebola A recap of Friday’s main stories: The Security Council adopts resolutions on Central African Republic and Somalia: ICC to investigate crimes against ...
22:24, 2019-11-15

The Evidence That Links Russia’s Most Brazen Hacking Efforts From the 2017 French election to the Olympics to NotPetya, the same group's fingerprints have appeared again and again....
14:08, 2019-11-15

146 New Vulnerabilities All Come Preinstalled on Android Phones The dozens of flaws across 29 Android smartphone makers show just how insecure the devices can be, even brand-new....
13:48, 2019-11-15

Renewal of cross-border aid operation critical to northern Syria: UN relief chief The top UN humanitarian official was in the Security Council on Wednesday to appeal for the renewal of an operation that delivers life-saving food an...
00:04, 2019-11-15

Are College Students Putting Themselves at Risk by Partying on Decks and Balconies? Inside Edition Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero saw kids partying on decks and balconies, even dancing on the roof tops during a game ...
22:00, 2019-11-14

Bolivia crisis: UN chief sends envoy to support peace, amidst renewed clashes UN chief António Guterres announced on Thursday that he had appointed a Personal Envoy who would be travelling to Bolivia later in the day, to offer ...
21:40, 2019-11-14

Russia Fails to Stop Alleged Hacker From Facing US Charges The repercussions over custody and extradition of Aleksei Burkov have set off a geopolitical maelstrom....
23:56, 2019-11-13

‘No justification’ for attacks against civilians, UN envoy says on mounting cross-border violence in Gaza Following the targeted killing of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader inside Gaza on Tuesday, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Pro...
17:16, 2019-11-13

The Brave Browser Extends Its Payouts to iOS Nearly four years after Brave proposed paying users to surf the web, that vision is finally coming to the iPhone....
17:12, 2019-11-13

Intel Failed to Fix a Hackable Chip Flaw Despite a Year of Warnings Speculative execution attacks still haunt Intel, long after researchers told the company what to fix....
19:24, 2019-11-12

As 5G Rolls Out, Troubling New Security Flaws Emerge Researchers have identified 11 new vulnerabilities in 5G—with time running out to fix them....
18:12, 2019-11-12

UN chief welcomes decision to delay formation of South Sudan unity government The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the decision to push back the deadline for the formation of a unity Government in South Sudan....
18:08, 2019-11-12

UN chief calls for Bolivians to ensure credible elections as Morales resigns; protection for diplomatic missions United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all concerned parties in Bolivia to “refrain from violence, reduce tension and exercise m...
16:28, 2019-11-11

UN chief appeals to Bolivian parties to ensure credible elections as President Evo Morales resigns United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all concerned parties in Bolivia to “refrain from violence, reduce tension and exercise m...
06:00, 2019-11-11

How Do We Bring Equality to Data Ownership and Usage? Computational biologist Laura Boykin says scientists are “asleep at the wheel”; activist Malkia Devich-Cyril says citizens also need to pressure tech...
04:20, 2019-11-09

Friday’s Daily Brief: Syria war update as talks continue, ‘credible evidence’ Morsi death due to prison conditions, force condemned in Chile protests A recap of Friday’s stories in brief: Ongoing upheaval threatens civilians in Syria; ‘Brutal’ prison conditions may have prompted Morsi’s death; Righ...
23:52, 2019-11-08

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince on the Struggles of Policing the Web At WIRED25 the internet infrastructure chief talks about doing the hard calculus of pulling support from controversial sites—and why that’ll happen a...
23:44, 2019-11-08

Top UN court will consider Ukraine allegations against Russia of treaty violations The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has agreed to hear claims by Ukraine related to the conflict in the east of the country, where Government fo...
22:20, 2019-11-08

What Keeps NSA Cybersecurity Boss Anne Neuberger Up at Night At WIRED25, the NSA's Anne Neuberger talked election security, low orbit satellites, and weaponized autonomous drones....
22:16, 2019-11-08

WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton on Why Privacy Matters The cofounder of the messaging service and the current chair of the Signal Foundation talks about the proliferation of end-to-end encryption in perso...
21:28, 2019-11-08

Guterres says justice must be done following deadly Burkina Faso convoy attack Authorities in Burkina Faso must “do everything in their power” to bring to justice the perpetrators of an attack on a mining company convoy in the W...
23:24, 2019-11-07

Why Many People Got Mysterious Valentine’s Day Texts Today The issue was reportedly caused by a maintenance update made to “messaging platforms of multiple carriers in the US."...
22:48, 2019-11-07

UN peacekeepers warn of increasing global challenges Organized crime, breakdowns in law and order, and attacks by extremists, are examples of the challenges faced by UN peacekeepers, the Security Counci...
20:48, 2019-11-07

How to Opt Out of the Sites That Sell Your Personal Data It's much harder than it should be to get your name off of data broker and people-search sites, but it's possible....
17:12, 2019-11-07

Twitter Insiders Allegedly Spied for Saudi Arabia Hackers are one thing. But too few companies take the threat of an inside job seriously enough....
06:04, 2019-11-07

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Call for end to Haiti violence, Palestine refugee agency chief resigns, ICC on Libya, Mahira Khan new UNHCR ambassador A recap of stories this Wednesday: Statement by UN advisory group on Haiti’s crisis; Palestine refugee agency head steps down; Libya remains ensnared...
00:16, 2019-11-07

‘Violence, atrocities and impunity’ reign throughout Libya, ICC prosecutor tells UN Security Council Libya remains entangled in a “cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity”, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN S...
20:20, 2019-11-06

Google Enlists Outside Help to Clean Up Android's Malware Mess The newly formed App Defense Alliance will try to solve a malware problem that has bedeviled the Play Store since inception....
18:40, 2019-11-06

Step up action to protect the planet during wartime: UN environment chief Greater action is needed to protect the environment during wartime if the world is to realize the goal of a more sustainable future for all people an...
18:16, 2019-11-06

Scammers Are Exploiting a Firefox Bug to Freeze Your Browser Fraudulent tech-support sites are causing the browser to lock up and display a disturbing message. Force quitting is the only way out....
15:12, 2019-11-06

Report: The Government and Tech Need to Cooperate on AI It also warns that AI-enhanced national security apparatus like autonomous weapons and surveillance systems will raise ethical questions....
01:00, 2019-11-06

Yemen agreement to end southern power struggle 'important step' towards peace: UN Special Envoy The top UN official in Yemen has welcomed an agreement to end infighting between the Government and separatist allies in the south of the country, kn...
23:08, 2019-11-05

International community urged to deliver on promise for better future for Bosnia and Herzegovina Current trends and public pronouncements by some political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate an effort to roll back reforms implemented sinc...
21:12, 2019-11-05

UN policewoman recognized for ‘speaking up and speaking out’ on behalf of the vulnerable At the core of peacekeeping lies the notion of shared responsibility, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, presenting this year’s award for Fem...
19:32, 2019-11-05

Nearly two million Cameroonians face humanitarian emergency: UNICEF Ongoing violence in Cameroon’s northwest and southwest has created a fast-growing humanitarian emergency now affecting some 1.9 million people, a “15...
17:00, 2019-11-05

Google Is Helping Design an Open Source, Ultra-Secure Chip Open Titan is a so-called secure enclave based on open source that could shake up hardware security....
16:04, 2019-11-05

Anti-Deepfake Law in California Is Far Too Feeble Opinion: While well intentioned, the law has too many loopholes for malicious actors and puts too little responsibility on platforms....
16:04, 2019-11-05

Monday’s Daily Brief: Young foreigners stranded in Syria, India toxic smog crisis, Ebola worker death shows frontline risks, microplastics, Horn of Africa updates A recap of stories this Monday: UNICEF urges repatriation of children stranded in Syria; Public health emergency in India’s New Delhi; Ebola health w...
22:56, 2019-11-04

Hackers Can Use Lasers to ‘Speak’ to Your Amazon Echo or Google Home By pointing lasers tuned to a precise frequency at a smart assistant, researchers could force it to unlock cars, open garage doors, and more....
19:28, 2019-11-04

UNICEF urges governments to repatriate thousands of foreign children stranded in northeast Syria The head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for countries to repatriate scores of foreign children who are stranded in northeast Syria i...
18:24, 2019-11-04

Free Tools Boost 2020 Election Security, But Not Enough More companies than ever are offering low-cost security services for election bureaus and campaigns. It’s still not clear how much they’ll actually h...
13:24, 2019-11-03

The First BlueKeep Mass Hacking Is Finally Here—but Don't Panic After months of warnings, the first successful attack using Microsoft's BlueKeep vulnerability has arrived—but isn't nearly as bad as it could have b...
01:40, 2019-11-03

WhatsApp Hack Targeted Officials in More Than 20 Countries NSO Group exploits, *Counter-Strike* money laundering, and a Pentagon scam are among the week’s top security news....
14:36, 2019-11-02

Top UN Syria envoy hails ‘impressive’ start to historic talks in Geneva UN-brokered face-to-face talks between the Syrian Government and opposition – the first to take place in nearly nine years of fighting – to draft a n...
22:44, 2019-11-01

UN Migration Agency appeals to South Sudan group to free volunteer worker and child The UN Migration Agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who’ve been missing since a gun battle in South Suda...
17:48, 2019-11-01

‘All actors’ must lend support as humanitarian crisis continues in Haiti, UN rights chief urges Expressing deep concern for the impact on human rights of ongoing political unrest in Haiti, the UN rights chief on Friday called on all actors to ac...
17:04, 2019-11-01

Kosovo elections: ‘Most significant change’ in 12 years, Security Council hears Elections held earlier this month in Kosovo represent “the most significant change in the political landscape” there in a dozen years, the UN mission...
23:44, 2019-10-31

Syria’s groundbreaking constitutional talks: ‘a clear success of mediation’ says Guterres in Turkey Mediation is “one of our most important tools to reduce and end conflict”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the sixth Istanbul ...
18:24, 2019-10-31

From ‘strength to strength’ UN-African Union security partnership growing, Security Council hears The Security Council highlighted the growing partnership on matters of peace and security between the United Nations and African Union (AU) on Wednes...
23:04, 2019-10-30

Reparations for sexual violence in conflict – ‘what survivors want most, yet receive least’ Ten years ago, the UN Security Council established a mandate to prevent and address the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence. At a commemorati...
21:24, 2019-10-30

‘Historic’ new Syria talks should focus on relief for war-weary civilians, says UN negotiator Work on drafting a new foundational text for war-torn Syria officially began at the UN in Geneva on Wednesday with representatives from the Syrian Go...
17:24, 2019-10-30

WhatsApp's Case Against NSO Group Hinges on a Tricky Legal Argument The Facebook-owned messaging company is taking on a notorious malware vendor in what could be an uphill battle....
05:16, 2019-10-30

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Slow progress on women and peace, rights in Kashmir, Venezuela refugees, Guterres on key Syria talks A recap of Tuesday’s top stories: ‘Real change’ too slow for women’s peace and security role; UN rights chief urges India to ‘unlock’ Kashmir restric...
21:32, 2019-10-29

How to Keep Your Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant Voice Recordings Private Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant now all give you ways to opt out of human transcription of your voice snippets. Do it....
18:04, 2019-10-29

India should ‘unlock’ freedom curbs in disputed Kashmir, urges UN human rights chief The people of Indian-administered Kashmir continue to be deprived of numerous basic freedoms, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesd...
15:48, 2019-10-29

Russian Hackers Are Still Targeting the Olympics Fancy Bear has targeted 16 anti-doping agencies around the world, indicating that its Olympics grudge is far from over....
23:12, 2019-10-28

‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands political will for two-State solution Pervasive deteriorating facts on the ground in Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “are pushing us every further” from achieving a viable two-State soltuio...
17:28, 2019-10-28

TikTok, Under Scrutiny, Distances Itself From China Three senators have called for an investigation into the social media app, which is owned by the Chinese tech giant ByteDance....
01:36, 2019-10-26

Friday’s Daily Brief: Listen to protesters urges Guterres, unplanned pregnancies, CAR in the Security Council, Nigeria, Libya updates A recap of Friday’s main stories: ‘Real people with real problems’ must be heard, Guterres tells world leaders; one-in-four pregnancies unplanned; Se...
23:00, 2019-10-25

Protests around the world: Politicians must address ‘growing deficit of trust’, urges Guterres Protests in cities across the world in recent days show that “people are hurting and want to be heard” by political leaders who must now address a “g...
18:56, 2019-10-25

Central African Republic: ‘Transform dreams of peace into reality’: mission chief tells Security Council Updating the Security Council on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA, c...
18:56, 2019-10-25

How 18 Malware Apps Snuck Into Apple's App Store Sing it loud: The App Store's not perfect. Especially when it's up against click fraud code this clever....
18:12, 2019-10-25

‘Unique opportunity’ to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan “have never been closer” to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition ...
20:32, 2019-10-24

Can License Plate Readers Really Reduce Crime? Flock Safety boasts that its cameras caused a dramatic drop in crime in one Georgia county, but experts say it's not so simple....
19:56, 2019-10-24

Pompeo Was Riding High—Until the Ukraine Mess Exploded The US secretary of state may be a Trump favorite, but the Ukraine scandal appears to threaten Mike Pompeo’s ambitions for higher office....
12:08, 2019-10-24

Why Republicans Storming a SCIF Puts National Security at Risk House Republicans barged into a secure facility uninvited Wednesday, creating a host of problems in the process....
22:52, 2019-10-23

Somalia advancing towards ‘inclusive and peaceful future’ for women, deputy UN chief Somalia has made “enormous strides on its path to peace and stability”, and Somali women’s participation in peace and security efforts has “helped ad...
19:12, 2019-10-23

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Nearly 180,000 displaced in Syria's northeast, millions of young lives hinge on funding, WHO urges lead paint ban A recap of Tuesday’s main stories: Syria's northeast sees 180,000 displaced two weeks into fighting; funding shortfalls puts millions of young lives ...
23:04, 2019-10-22

It's Time to Outsource Your Passwords to an App Your brain has better things to do than store secure passwords. Get a dedicated password manager to keep your login data synced and secure across all...
19:52, 2019-10-22

Nearly 180,000 displaced by northeast Syria fighting as needs multiply: UN refugee agency After nearly two weeks of fighting in northeast Syria, the UN’s humanitarian wing has estimated that around 180,000 have been forced to leave their h...
18:08, 2019-10-22

It's Time to Get a Password Manager: Bitwarden, 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass Your brain has better things to do than store secure passwords. Get a dedicated password manager to keep your login data synced and secure across all...
14:52, 2019-10-22

A Brief History of Russian Hackers' Evolving False Flags Most hackers know how to cover their tracks. But Russia’s elite groups are working at a whole other level....
00:28, 2019-10-22

Monday’s Daily Brief: Online hate, gender equality in Africa, Chile protests, African migrants in Europe, Security Council in South Sudan A recap of Monday’s main stories: companies ‘failing’ to address offline harm incited by online hate; gender equality ‘precursor’ to sustaining peace...
23:24, 2019-10-21

UN Security Council calls for South Sudan leaders to speed up action on peace deal In a visit to South Sudan this past weekend, members of the UN Security Council urged leaders to expedite implementation of a 2018 peace agreement ai...
22:28, 2019-10-21

How to Control the Privacy of Your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat Posts Whether it's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat, lock down who can see what you're up to....
13:24, 2019-10-20

Global economy: ‘we must do everything possible’ to avoid global ‘fracture’ caused by US-China tensions, urges Guterres Tensions around global trade and technology continue to rise and the international community needs to “do everything possible” to prevent the world b...
01:52, 2019-10-20

Congress Still Doesn't Have an Answer for Ransomware As data hijackers continue to target local governments and hospitals, legislators remain stymied over how best to address the problem....
14:08, 2019-10-19

The Air Force Ditches Its Nuclear Command Floppy Disks A Samsung Galaxy 10 fingerprint goof, a Tor impostor, and more of the week's top security news....
14:08, 2019-10-19

Friday's Daily Brief: Afghan mosque killings, Syrians flee violence, South Sudan floods, Ukraine human trafficking, anti-Semitism on the rise A recap of Friday's main stories: Afghanistan mosque killings condemned by UN chief, Syrian civilians flee violence, thousands affected by flooding i...
23:20, 2019-10-18

UN human rights office urges Egypt to immediately release detained protestors Authorities in Egypt are being urged by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, to immediately release scores of citizens who have been arrested in connec...
19:24, 2019-10-18

Concerned over Haiti’s political crisis, Guterres promises ‘continuous commitment’ In the light of on-going instability across Haiti and this week’s transition away from fully-fledged peacekeeping operations, the UN chief on Thursda...
00:48, 2019-10-18

Apple's Good Intentions on Privacy Stop at China's Borders As pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong, the tech giant’s troubling relationship with an authoritarian regime has come into focus....
00:20, 2019-10-18

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Fragile hope for Yemen, TB and Afghanistan updates, Paris's fresco for sustainable development A recap of Thursday’s stories: Hope rises as violence abates in Yemen; TB infections slowdown but not fast enough; civilian casualties in Afghanistan...
23:16, 2019-10-17

Ongoing insecurity in Darfur, despite ‘remarkable developments’ in Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief Despite major political developments at a national level, which have led to the establishment of a civilian-led government, the security situation in...
23:16, 2019-10-17

Yemen conflict: 'Fragile’ hopes rise, as violence decreases and life-saving humanitarian funding surges There are “small signs” of hope for Yemeni civilians caught up in fighting, following a reduction in violence, coupled with a 20 per cent increase in...
22:48, 2019-10-17

Record-high number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan: UN Report Afghanistan has seen record-high levels of civilian casualties in the third quarter of 2019, stemming mainly from the violence between rival politica...
21:56, 2019-10-17

Inside Olympic Destroyer, the Most Deceptive Hack in History The untold story of how digital detectives unraveled the mystery of Olympic Destroyer—and why the next big cyberattack will be even harder to crack....
12:20, 2019-10-17

Russia’s Cozy Bear Hackers Resurface With Clever New Tricks Largely out of the spotlight since 2016, Cozy Bear hackers have been caught perpetrating a years-long campaign....
11:36, 2019-10-17

How a Bitcoin Trail Led to a Massive Dark Web Child-Porn Site Takedown Federal investigators focused not on offensive hacking efforts or surveilling communications, but on the transactions using cryptocurrency....
20:48, 2019-10-16

Election-related violence claims 85 lives in Afghanistan: UN report Eighty-five people were killed and another 373 injured during attacks related to the recent presidential election in Afghanistan, a report by the UN ...
23:36, 2019-10-15

Facebook Sweetens Deal for Hackers to Catch Security Bugs The company is turbocharging its bug bounty to try to stop the next data leak before it happens....
21:00, 2019-10-15

Security Council marks end of 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti Although 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti has drawn to a close, the Organization’s commitment to strengthening and stabilizing the country, will ...
20:48, 2019-10-15

Monday’s Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace deal for Ecuador, deadly airstrikes in Libya's Tripoli A recap of Monday’s stories: UNICEF estimates some 70,000 children have been newly displaced in northeast Syria; UN chief sounds alarm on threat of I...
00:12, 2019-10-15

Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief The ongoing Turkish military incursion in northeast Syria could unintentionally lead to the release of scores of people associated with the terrorist...
18:44, 2019-10-14

UN chief condemns deadly Burkina Faso mosque attack UN chief António Guterres has strongly condemned Friday’s attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso, in a statement released on Saturday....
17:48, 2019-10-13

Ecuador: UN ‘stands ready’ to support talks, in bid to end political turmoil Amid violent street protests that have rocked Ecuador’s Government, fomenting a political crisis, the UN Secretary-General has voiced his concern, sa...
23:36, 2019-10-11

Ethiopian Prime Minister awarded Nobel Peace Prize: Guterres hails his ‘people first’ agenda The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been praised by the UN Secretary-General for creating a pathway to stability in the Horn of Africa re...
18:32, 2019-10-11

De-escalation of Turkish military operation in northern Syria ‘absolutely essential’ A de-escalation of renewed conflict in northern Syria is “absolutely essential,” the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. His comm...
23:32, 2019-10-10

Thursday's Daily Brief: Updates on Syria, refugee data centre, billions raised to fight global diseases, Colombia's peace process A recap of Thursday's stories: Guterress calls for military de-escalation in Syria's north-east; the role of cities in the climate crisis; new UN dat...
23:32, 2019-10-10

Colombia’s peace process developments a ‘precious opportunity’ to end violence for good, says UN Mission head Thousands of former fighters from Colombia’s largest rebel group remain committed to the historic 2016 peace deal which ended more than five decades ...
21:48, 2019-10-10

Civilians ‘must not be a target’, urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said ...
19:28, 2019-10-10

Planting Tiny Spy Chips in Hardware Can Cost as Little as $200 A new proof-of-concept hardware implant shows how easy it may be to hide malicious chips inside IT equipment....
17:40, 2019-10-10

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, ‘now we have to kill the virus’: UN health agency Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but “now we have to kill the ...
16:52, 2019-10-10

Twitter Puts Profit Ahead of User Privacy—Just Like Facebook Did Before Twitter funneled two-factor authentication phone numbers into their ad targeting platform—but they weren't the only ones....
01:40, 2019-10-10

German synagogue shooting ‘another tragic demonstration of anti-Semitism’: UN chief The killing of two people outside a synagogue in Germany on Wednesday has been characterized by the UN Secretary-General as “another tragic demonstra...
23:04, 2019-10-09

Support 'winds of change' in DR Congo to consolidate positive developments, urges UN mission chief Recent positive trends could help transform the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into a stable country, the head of the UN operation there told...
21:44, 2019-10-09

Never Trust a Platform to Put Privacy Ahead of Profit Twitter used phone numbers provided for two-factor authentication to target ads—just like Facebook did before....
21:36, 2019-10-09

Afghanistan probe: ‘at least 60 civilians’ killed after US military airstrikes on alleged drug labs “Multiple” airstrikes by the US military on alleged methamphetamine drug labs in a remote area of western Afghanistan earlier this year, killed or in...
16:40, 2019-10-09

The Perils of Distracted Fighting Opinion: Without proper guidelines, smartphones on the battlefield may kill more soldiers than they save....
15:20, 2019-10-09

Russia's Disinformation War Is Just Getting Started The Internet Research Agency specifically targeted African Americans, and has not stopped trying to influence elections, a Senate intelligence report...
14:40, 2019-10-09

A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet The road to routing all Domain Name System lookups through HTTPS is pocked with disagreements over just how much it will help....
13:36, 2019-10-09

UN chief urges ‘maximum restraint’ following policy shift over northeastern Syria The UN chief on Tuesday expressed “great concern” over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from th...
23:36, 2019-10-08

Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace development...
19:32, 2019-10-08

Trump Takes Aim at the 'Open Skies' Cold War Treaty with Russia The Open Skies treaty has provided invaluable intelligence for its 34 signatory countries. Now, Donald Trump reportedly wants out....
17:32, 2019-10-08

Historic first, as Tolstoy’s War and Peace lands in Geneva, to mark international centenary For the first time, part of the original manuscript of Tolstoy’s epic novel, War and Peace, has been unveiled amid tight security in Geneva, where it...
22:08, 2019-10-07

Guterres: Security Council’s African alliances ‘needed and appreciated more than ever’ The Security Council’s strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African...
20:40, 2019-10-07

Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization M...
06:44, 2019-10-07

7 Cybersecurity Threats That Can Sneak Up on You From rogue USB sticks to Chrome extensions gone wild, here is a quick guide to some basic risks you should look out for....
13:40, 2019-10-06

UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon. Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine m...
04:32, 2019-10-06

A Bug in Popular Android Phones Gives Hackers Full Control FCC comment bots, a "bulletproof" hosting takedown, and more of the week's top security news....
15:56, 2019-10-05

Iranian Hackers Targeted a US Presidential Candidate A revelation from Microsoft offers a chilling reminder that Russia is not the only country interested in swaying the 2020 election....
22:04, 2019-10-04

The Same Old Encryption Debate Has a New Target: Facebook Attorney general William Barr seems eager to reignite the encryption wars, starting with the social media giant....
00:48, 2019-10-04

Security Council must seize 'golden opportunity' for stability in Great Lakes region: UN envoy The international community must step up efforts to end instability around Africa’s Great Lakes so that millions there can benefit from its riches, t...
20:40, 2019-10-03

The Ukraine Whistle-Blower Did Everything Right The Trump administration's attacks on the whistle-blower aren't just baseless—they could have a corrosive long-term effect....
20:40, 2019-10-03

New electoral law for Somalia, ‘a crucial next step’ says top UN envoy, addressing Partnership Forum The Somalia Partnership Forum concluded on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, with attendees - including the UN Special Representative for the count...
17:44, 2019-10-03

UN condemns deadly simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in Mali The United Nations condemned on Wednesday, with “the utmost energy”, simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in central Mali, close to the b...
00:04, 2019-10-03

Wednesday's Daily Brief: African youth pivotal to silencing the guns, UNHCR prize winner announced, street clashes in Iraq, Haiti humanitarian update A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Kyrgyz lawyer honoured by UN Refugee Agency; Positive but realistic outlook in runup to Syria talks; Security Cou...
00:04, 2019-10-03

Africa must ‘value youth’ in the drive towards lasting peace, young envoy tells Security Council Recognizing the potential of African youth caught up in conflict to forge peace, is crucial for nurturing their developing identities, and could help...
20:48, 2019-10-02

How Incognito Google Maps Protects You—and How It Doesn't Turning on the new Incognito Mode in Google Maps won't make you as invisible as it might sound....
18:44, 2019-10-02

Blind Spots in AI Just Might Help Protect Your Privacy Researchers have found a potential silver lining in so-called adversarial examples, using it to shield sensitive data from snoops....
13:52, 2019-10-02

Peace icon Mahatma Gandhi’s message of ‘mutual understanding, equality’ reverberates on Day of Non-Violence On Wednesday, the global community marks the International Day of Non-Violence, which this year coincided with the 150th anniversary of the birth of ...
05:12, 2019-10-02

Guterres welcomes conduct of Afghan elections, commends ‘all who braved security concerns’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the conduct of presidential elections in Afghanistan on 28 September and commended all Afghans “wh...
18:44, 2019-10-01

Decades-Old Code Is Putting Millions of Critical Devices at Risk Nearly two decades ago, a company called Interpeak created a network protocol that became an industry standard. It also had severe bugs that are only...
18:08, 2019-10-01

Monday's Daily Brief: Hopes rise for peace in Syria and Yemen, UNGA speeches end, Guterres saddened by India flood deaths 'Sign of hope' for long-suffering Syrians as new committee forms; Yemen prisoner release signals hope for Yemen; Assembly President closes formal Deb...
23:32, 2019-09-30

Central African Republic: Three UN peacekeepers killed following helicopter crash Three peacekeepers were killed and a fourth was severely injured after a helicopter crashed on Friday morning local time, in the west of the Central ...
23:12, 2019-09-30

Monday's Daily Brief: Hopes rise for peace in Syria and Yemen, main UNGA speeches wind down, Guterres saddened by India flood deaths 'Sign of hope' for long-suffering Syrians as new committee forms; Yemen prisoner release signals hope for Yemen; Assembly President closes formal Deb...
23:12, 2019-09-30

Monday's Daily Brief: Hopes rise for peace in Syria and Yemen, main UNGA speeches wind down, World Translation Day 'Sign of hope' for long-suffering Syrians as new committee forms; Yemen prisoner release signals hope for Yemen; Assembly President closes formal Deb...
22:40, 2019-09-30

UN Mission in Haiti calls on protestors, authorities, to refrain from violence Following days of intensifying protests in Haiti, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Monday the UN was “concerned by reports of violence and arso...
21:56, 2019-09-30

Constitutional Committee breakthrough offers ‘sign of hope’ for long-suffering Syrians There is a “sign of hope for the long-suffering Syrian people” as a Syrian-led, Syrian-owned, credible and inclusive Constitutional Committee is set ...
19:00, 2019-09-30

Central African Republic: Four UN peacekeepers killed following helicopter crash Three peacekeepers were killed and a fourth was severely injured after a helicopter crashed on Friday morning local time, in the west of the Central ...
17:16, 2019-09-30

Yemen prisoner release boosts hopes of peace at last for war-weary civilians Hopes for a possible end to the war in Yemen grew slightly on Monday, following the news that nearly 300 detainees have been released as a gesture of...
17:16, 2019-09-30

Guterres welcomes conduct of Afghan elections, commends ‘all who braved security concerns to uphold their right to vote’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the conduct of presidential elections in Afghanistan on 28 September and commended all Afghans “wh...
01:16, 2019-09-30

At UN, Yemen Foreign Minister demands end to ‘Iranian-Houthi coup d’etat’ The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Yemen on Saturday called on the United Nations and the wider international community to stand by his crisis-torn ...
04:32, 2019-09-29

Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly Organized criminal networks continue to pose a threat to Guinea-Bissau and undermine stability in the West African nation, Foreign Minister Suzi Barb...
00:56, 2019-09-29

What Past Whistle-Blowers Think of the Trump-Ukraine Complaint Two former intelligence community whistle-blowers say the life of whoever wrote the Trump-Ukraine complaint has been permanently altered....
14:04, 2019-09-28

Venezuela Vice-President speaks out against ‘coup d’etat’, $130 bn lost to ‘economic terrorism’ The Vice-President of Venezuela on Friday criticized administrations which have recognized National Assembly president Juan Guaidó as leader of the S...
03:32, 2019-09-28

Unable to accept its decline, West subverts international law to suit its needs, Russia’s Lavrov tells UN While crediting the United Nations for preventing ‘World War III’, the Foreign Minister of Russia lamented to the General Assembly on Friday that the...
00:40, 2019-09-28

Central African Republic: Three UN peacekeepers killed, fourth injured following helicopter crash Three peacekeepers were killed and a fourth was severely injured after a helicopter crashed on Friday morning local time, in the west of the Central ...
23:04, 2019-09-27

Unfixable iOS Device Exploit Is the Latest Apple Security Upheaval Any iPhone device from 2011 to 2017 could soon be jailbroken, thanks to an underlying flaw that there's no way to patch....
21:52, 2019-09-27

Sudan at the start of ‘long road to recovery’, UN chief tells high-level meeting Sudan is now on the long road to socio-economic recovery, following the establishment of a civilian-led government, UN Secretary-General António Gute...
21:48, 2019-09-27

Treat climate crisis with ‘greatest urgency’, Bahamas leader tells UN Assembly Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive Atlantic storms ever recorded, “is a generational tragedy” for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minni...
21:48, 2019-09-27

Unfixable iOS Exploit Is the Latest Apple Security Upheaval Any iPhone device from 2011 to 2017 can now be jailbroken, and there's no way to patch the underlying flaw....
21:24, 2019-09-27

Trump Still Doesn't Believe Russia Hacked the 2016 Election Trump has publicly played down Russia's role in the 2016 election. But even privately, Trump trusts conspiracy theories more than US intelligence age...
19:04, 2019-09-27

‘No place for violence, intimidation or fraud’ in Afghan elections: UN chief All key actors in Afghanistan must “uphold their responsibility to support a peaceful, credible, transparent and inclusive electoral process”, UN Sec...
17:52, 2019-09-27

Iran cannot be allowed to develop nuclear weapons: Israeli Foreign Minister The international community must join together to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, the Foreign Minister of Israel told the UN General As...
02:44, 2019-09-27

Nauru President warns of possible climate change ‘economic Armageddon’ Climate change is putting Pacific tuna fish stocks at risk, potentially creating an “economic Armageddon” for Nauru, President Lionel Aingimea warned...
00:24, 2019-09-27

#UNGA NEWS ROUNDUP: Funding plea for UNRWA, peace efforts ‘bear fruit’ in Central Africa, Guterres praises climate change ‘pioneer’ Chirac A short roundup of events and statements making the news at UN Headquarters on this Thursday, of General Assembly high level week....
23:12, 2019-09-26

African cooperation on peace ‘increasingly strong’, Security Council told African countries are building increasingly strong partnerships for advancing peace and security, as well as inclusive sustainable development across...
23:12, 2019-09-26

DR Congo President outlines vision for a ‘more representative’ UN Security Council With Africa at the centre of many global challenges, it is time for the continent to have a seat in the UN Security Council, the President of the Dem...
22:20, 2019-09-26

Elimination of nuclear weapons ‘only real way’ to allay fear of a constant threat, Guterres insists Progress made in reducing the danger posed by nuclear arsenals has not only come to a halt, “it is going in reverse”, and any use of a nuclear weapon...
21:12, 2019-09-26

Some Voting Machines Still Have Decade-Old Vulnerabilities The results of the 2019 Defcon Voting Village are in—and they paint an ugly picture for voting machine security....
20:56, 2019-09-26

Congress Grills Joseph Maguire Over Trump's Whistle-Blower Scandal Acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire answered Congress's questions about the Ukraine whistle-blower complaint—but not always to sa...
20:24, 2019-09-26

As ‘the last European divided country’, Cyprus President tells Assembly UN is ‘the only way forward’ The past 45 years of “unacceptable status quo” has prevented lasting peace and stability in Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades told the United Nati...
18:36, 2019-09-26

Read the Trump Whistleblower Complaint Right Here A conversation between Donald Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky sparked a detailed complaint from an intelligence community whistleblo...
16:36, 2019-09-26

Ring Camera Surveillance Is Transforming Suburban Life Consumer surveillance cameras are everywhere now, and they’re capturing moments we otherwise would never know have happened....
13:20, 2019-09-26

Libya is facing ‘serious crisis’ fueled by outsiders bent on dividing the county, UN Assembly told Libya is experiencing “a serious crisis because of negative foreign interference,” Faiez Mustafa Sarraj Gtold the United Nations General Assembly on ...
02:44, 2019-09-26

Signs DR Congo Ebola outbreak finally ‘on the retreat’ but risk of international spread, ‘still high’ The second worst Ebola outbreak in history is “on the retreat” said the UN’s health agency chief on Wednesday, warning however that there is no room ...
01:32, 2019-09-26

UN chief urges scaled up response for peace, across troubled Sahel’s region Humanitarian and development responses for Mali and Africa’s wider Sahel region “are falling short”, and support must be scaled up to ensure a hopefu...
00:00, 2019-09-26

Central African Republic President says country ‘remains fragile’, despite progress on peace deal President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic (CAR), addressing the UN General Assembly’s annual general debate, spotlighted “m...
23:16, 2019-09-25

At UN, Iran proposes ‘coalition for hope’ to pull Gulf region from ‘edge of collapse’ The Gulf region is “on the edge of collapse”, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told world leaders on Wednesday at the annual high-level segment of th...
22:00, 2019-09-25

Liberian President credits UN for ‘16 years of unbroken peace’, outlines plan to reduce poverty, boost growth “Liberia is a UN success story”, President George Manneh Weah told the annual United Nations high-level generalral debate in New York on Wednesday....
22:00, 2019-09-25

How Trump’s Ukraine Mess Entangled CrowdStrike A US cybersecurity company became a topic of interest for President Donald Trump in his call with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky....
20:32, 2019-09-25

Security Council debates closer links between multilateral organizations in Europe and Asia Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the move to increase cooperation between the UN and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), t...
20:00, 2019-09-25

Strong leaders care about all people, not just their own citizens, Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says at UN Advances in weaponry have made the world smaller, which means leaders are not only responsible for the fate of their citizens but of everyone else on...
17:44, 2019-09-25

Cloudflare Launches Its Security-Focused Mobile VPN, Again When the company first launched the Warp VPN, “all hell broke loose,” its CEO says. After a few months of tinkering, Cloudflare wants a do-over....
15:40, 2019-09-25

Kazakhstan continues to push for a nuclear-free world Kazakhstan, the Central Asian country which has renounced nuclear weapons, continued on Tuesday to urge the international community to make a nuclear...
02:28, 2019-09-25

Trump’s Ukraine Mess Feels a Little Too Familiar The unfolding drama brings together two key threads of the Trump era: foreign interference in US elections and the president's distrust of his own in...
17:32, 2019-09-24

All the Code Connections Between Russia’s Hackers, Visualized A sort of constellation chart for Kremlin malware, made by two cybersecurity firms, demonstrates the scale of Russia's distinct hacking operations....
15:28, 2019-09-24

UN chief announces progress on committee to shape Syria's political future UN-led discussions to secure a peaceful future for the people of Syria have resulted in agreement by the country’s Government and opposition represen...
23:24, 2019-09-23

Are Some Driver's Ed Instructors Sexually Assaulting Their Young Students? Inside Edition's investigation found driving instructors all over the country who had been arrested for allegedly indecently or sexually assaulting t...
23:20, 2019-09-23

Google Tightens Its Voice Assistant Rules Amid Privacy Backlash Following Apple, Amazon, and others, Google will put in new safeguards against accidental voice assistant collection and transcription....
09:14, 2019-09-23

Edward Snowden in His Own Words: Why I Became a Whistle-Blower Book excerpt: As a systems administrator, the young man who would expose vast, secret US surveillance saw freedom being encroached and decided he had...
13:08, 2019-09-22

UN chief urges restraint following reported Saudi-led assault in Yemen Amid reports of a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concerns for the att...
20:48, 2019-09-21

Extreme-Risk Laws Reduce Gun Violence Opinion: Red Flag laws help prevent suicides and mass shootings, and buy time for people in crisis to get help....
15:40, 2019-09-21

WeWork's Wi-Fi Is Woefully Insecure The Saudi oil strike, a license plate privacy disaster, and more of the week's top security news....
15:40, 2019-09-21

Hackers Hit Click2Gov Bill-Paying Portals in 8 Cities The new wave of attacks comes after a previous Click2Gov hack compromised 300,000 payment cards....
14:24, 2019-09-21

A Simple Way to Make It Harder for Mobile Ads to Track You Beating back the scourge of online ad tracking entirely is almost impossible. But you can futz with your smartphone's "ad ID" to slow it down....
14:24, 2019-09-21

Friday's Daily Brief: World youth call for climate action and peace, record food needs met in Yemen, exclusive sit down with UN chief A recap of Friday’s top stories: Climate emergency threatening peace progress; Guterres urges States bring concrete answers to GA; Migrant shooting i...
00:28, 2019-09-21

‘Collective’ erosion of two-State solution, continues unabated: Mladenov The “steady deterioration” of chances that a lasting peace can be negotiated between Israel and Palestine as two States live side by side, reflects a...
21:56, 2019-09-20

UN staff support youth-driven global action on climate crisis Staff at UN Headquarters in New York joined untold numbers of students, scientists, organized labour, and everyday people worldwide, who took to the ...
21:04, 2019-09-20

Climate emergency ‘a new danger’ to peace, youth activists hear ahead of World Day Among the efforts to build a sustainably peaceful world, “urgent climate action is needed” to curb environmental threats to all our well-being and se...
19:52, 2019-09-20

We All Could Pay a Price for the Latest Slap at Huawei An international cybersecurity group has evicted the Chinese telecom company to comply with US sanctions. That could allow malware to spread more eas...
02:24, 2019-09-20

Technician Checks Out Picture of Scantily Clad Woman While He Was Supposed to Be Cleaning Air Ducts Inside Edition rented a house in Montclair, New Jersey, for an entire month, tricking it out with more than a dozen hidden cameras and then calling i...
23:24, 2019-09-19

On Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Channels Are Watching You New research shows that over 2,000 streaming apps track information about your devices—even when you tell them not to....
23:56, 2019-09-18

Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Ambition and action', key to UNGA, South Sudan, Cameroon peace process updates A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Guterres previews next week's summit agenda; UN and Red Cross appeal to eliminate urban warfare; South Sudan's on...
22:52, 2019-09-18

Did This Electrician Pretend to Replace Perfectly Fine Breakers to Make Extra Money? Inside Edition rented a house in Montclair, New Jersey, for an entire month, tricking it out with cameras and then calling the fix-it guys to see wha...
21:20, 2019-09-18

South Sudan’s peace process ‘precarious, but progress in being made’, Security Council hears One year on from the signing of a Revitalized Agreement to ease conflict in South Sudan, the country’s political leaders “have met some, but certainl...
20:00, 2019-09-18

UN and Red Cross chiefs appeal for end to use of explosive weapons in cities With some 50 million people in urban areas suffering from the impact of armed conflict, war in cities “cannot be back-page news”, the UN Secretary-Ge...
17:20, 2019-09-18

Clever New DDoS Attack Gets a Lot of Bang for a Hacker's Buck By exploiting the WS-Discovery protocol, a new breed of DDoS attack can get a huge rate of return....
15:04, 2019-09-18

Will These Plumbers Fix an Easy Leak or Try to Sell an Expensive Water Heater? Watch What Happens Inside Edition rented a house in Montclair, New Jersey, for an entire month, tricking it out with cameras and then calling the fix-it guys to see wha...
22:08, 2019-09-17

Afghans entitled to live ‘free from fear, intimidation’, says UN chief, condemning suicide attacks All Afghans have the right to live “free from fear, intimidation and violence”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement...
21:48, 2019-09-17

A Brutal Murder, a Wearable Witness, and an Unlikely Suspect Karen Navarra was a quiet woman in her sixties who lived alone. She was found beaten to death. The neighbors didn't see anything. But her Fitbit did....
13:12, 2019-09-17

The Air Force Will Let Hackers Try to Hijack an Orbiting Satellite At the Defcon hacking conference next year, the Air Force will bring a satellite for fun and glory....
13:12, 2019-09-17

After 6 Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself In a new memoir and interview, the world’s most famous whistle-blower elucidates as never before why he stood up to mass surveillance—and his love fo...
22:08, 2019-09-16

Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase th...
18:36, 2019-09-16

After Six Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself In a new memoir and interview, the world’s most famous whistle-blower elucidates as never before why he stood up to mass surveillance—and his love fo...
13:32, 2019-09-16

Guterres calls for ‘maximum restraint’ following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for “maximum restraint" following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against a hu...
22:36, 2019-09-15

What Are Zero-Knowledge Proofs? How do you make blockchain and other transactions truly private? With mathematical models known as zero-knowledge proofs....
13:44, 2019-09-14

UN General Assembly celebrates 20 years of promoting a culture of peace Just as the greatest global challenges cannot be solved by a single country, peace cannot be pursued in isolation, outgoing UN General Assembly Presi...
23:00, 2019-09-13

National Security Is in Trump's Hands With the departure of John Bolton from the White House this week, even the former national security advisor’s biggest critics are worried....
20:32, 2019-09-13

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, ‘UNComplicated’ airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update A recap of Thursday’s top stories: UN Chief’s global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation ‘accelerates’ towards SDGs; Guterres ...
22:32, 2019-09-12

Annexing Jordan Valley would end ‘illusion’ of a meaningful two-State solution: UN rights expert Israel’s intention to annex the Jordan Valley is illegal and threatens chances for a meaningful two-State solution with the Palestinians, a UN indepe...
20:56, 2019-09-12

‘Reaffirm the sanctity’ of religious sites, says Guterres, launching new plan to ‘counter hate and violence’ Amidst a global call by Secretary-General António Guterres to “reaffirm the sanctity” of religious sites and keep worshippers safe, the UN Alliance o...
19:28, 2019-09-12

New Clues Show How Russia’s Grid Hackers Aimed for Physical Destruction A fresh look at the 2016 blackout in Ukraine suggests that the cyberattack behind it was intended to cause far more damage....
18:28, 2019-09-12

281 Alleged Email Scammers Arrested in Massive Global Sweep The most sweeping takedown yet of so-called BEC scammers involved arrests in nearly a dozen countries....
01:16, 2019-09-11

‘All efforts must be made’ to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, t...
00:16, 2019-09-11

‘Whole spectrum of Afghan society’ must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council The long Afghan conflict can only be resolved by “direct talks” between its own people, the chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)...
21:41, 2019-09-10

More funds needed to counter ‘persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems’ in Ethiopia Ethiopia is beset by “persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems”, the United Nations relief chief said on Tuesday, calling for more internat...
21:41, 2019-09-10

Don't Get Screwed Out of Your Equifax Settlement Money If you signed up for $125 payout in the Equifax settlement, you just hit another hurdle. But this isn't over....
23:40, 2019-09-09

Nuclear testing has ‘disastrous consequences’ for people and planet, General Assembly told Events commemorating the recent International Day against Nuclear Tests serve as an “important and stark reminder…of the disastrous consequences of n...
23:32, 2019-09-09

How Safari and iMessage Have Made iPhones Less Secure Security researchers say iOS's security woes stem in part from Apple putting too much trust in its own software's code....
21:48, 2019-09-09

Political solutions ‘prerequisite to sustainable peace’, Lacroix tells Security Council While peacekeeping is an “essential tool” for preventing conflict and reducing the risk of relapse, “political solutions are a prerequisite to sustai...
19:40, 2019-09-09

UN chief welcomes prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Sunday, yesterday’s exchange of prisoners and detainees between Russia and Ukraine....
18:52, 2019-09-09

Red Flag Laws Are Red Herrings of Gun Control Opinion: There’s little data on the effectiveness of mental health reporting laws, and we’re being distracted from measures we know will save lives....
15:16, 2019-09-09

UN chief welcomes prisoner exchange between the Russia and Ukraine United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Sunday, yesterday’s exchange of prisoners and detainees between Russia and Ukraine....
22:32, 2019-09-08

UNICEF backpacks used as a haunting symbol to call for greater protection of children living conflict As children in many parts of the world return to school, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a haunting installation on Sunday that ...
21:12, 2019-09-08

The Windows 10 Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now Whether you're new to Windows 10 or have been using it for years, take a minute to lock down your privacy....
13:56, 2019-09-07

Supermicro Bug Could Let 'Virtual USBs' Take Over Corporate Servers A newly disclosed vulnerability in Supermicro hardware brings the threat of malicious USBs to corporate servers....
01:12, 2019-09-07

Apple Finally Breaks Its Silence on iOS Hacking Campaign In its first public statement since Google revealed a sophisticated attack against iOS devices, Apple defended its security measures....
22:00, 2019-09-06

Growing a future free of terrorism: UN News special report from Cameroon When terrorists attacked and ransacked 30-year old Mamma Hamidou’s village in the Far North region of Cameroon four years ago, she faced an impossibl...
20:16, 2019-09-06

Sexual exploitation and abuse: latest UN quarterly update In the second quarter of 2019, the United Nations received 38 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) involving UN personnel, including ci...
23:48, 2019-09-05

Cold War Analogies are Warping Tech Policy Opinion: Politicians and pundits' fixation with flawed Cold War metaphors have produced overly combative policies on emerging tech....
16:28, 2019-09-05

Google Wants to Help Tech Companies Know Less About You By releasing its homegrown differential privacy tool, Google will make it easier for any company to boost its privacy bona fides....
12:12, 2019-09-05

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Fear rampant in Burundi, WHO on nutrition, Hurricane Dorian latest, Cyberbullying poll, Bachelet, one year on A recap of Wednesday’s main stories: UN rights experts warn ‘climate of fear’ rampant in Burundi; New health report on proper nutrition; One in three...
23:24, 2019-09-04

New technologies, artificial intelligence aid fight against global terrorism Although terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other new technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in...
21:48, 2019-09-04

Libyans continue ‘spilling their blood on the battlefield’ as fight for Tripoli rages on It is five months to the day since the forces of the self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive to seize control of Tripoli, halting “an ...
21:48, 2019-09-04

New technologies, artificial intelligence aids fight against global terrorism Although terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other new technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in...
18:52, 2019-09-04

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’ says UN mission chief, as Guterres calls for inclusive negotiations In the wake of a surge in violence across Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a...
16:28, 2019-09-04

Why 'Zero Day' Android Hacking Now Costs More Than iOS Attacks Brokers of so-called zero day exploits are paying out more for Android than iOS—which would have been unthinkable until recently....
23:44, 2019-09-03

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’: UN mission chief In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end ...
23:04, 2019-09-03

Supermicro Bug Could Let "Virtual USBs" Take Over Corporate Servers A newly disclosed vulnerability in Supermicro hardware brings the threat of malicious USBs to corporate servers....
12:56, 2019-09-03

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens facing Ebola and insecurity, and the sacrifice of blue helmets On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saluted the courage of th...
21:40, 2019-09-02

DR Congo President and UN chief meet at a ‘historic moment’ for democracy in the country On the third and final day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres declared that the country is experiencin...
21:40, 2019-09-02

Hospitals among seven health centres attacked in Syria’s north-east  Seven health centres in Syria’s north-west have been reportedly attacked in recent days and two of them have been destroyed, the World Health Organiz...
21:40, 2019-09-02

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens, and the sacrifice of blue helmets On the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saluted the courage of th...
19:44, 2019-09-01

Millions in Idlib ‘counting on your support to make the violence stop’, UN relief chief tells Security Council Despite an agreement signed nearly a year ago on a halt to further escalation in Syria’s war-battered Idlib, “the bombing and fighting go on in plain...
23:12, 2019-08-29

Everything We Know About the Capital One Hacking Case So Far A new indictment against alleged Capital One hacker Paige Thompson includes a few fresh details about the case....
22:08, 2019-08-29

‘Ground Zero’: Report from the former Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan Every year on August 29, at the initiative of Kazakhstan, the UN and its Member States mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests. This year, t...
20:56, 2019-08-29

What the Jetflicks and iStreamItAll Takedowns Mean for Piracy In a sweeping indictment, the feds came down hard on two unauthorized streaming services that allegedly crossed a very important line....
14:04, 2019-08-29

Bringing nuclear test ban treaty into force a ‘central pillar’ of global disarmament push, says UN chief The legacy of nuclear testing is “nothing but destruction,” and in a world of rising tensions, “our collective security depends” on bringing a global...
07:44, 2019-08-29

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Guterres talks technology for Africa’s development, ‘extinction crisis’ prompts stronger wildlife protection, Greta Thunberg reaches New York, funding shortfalls in Iraq, a positive step for Indigenous women A recap of Wednesday’s stories: Secretary-General António Guterres says ‘winds of hope are blowing ever stronger’ for Africa’s development; Swedish c...
23:40, 2019-08-28

With ISIL down but not out, continued vigilance is key, UN Security Council told Despite ISIL’s territorial defeat in Syria, the terrorist group, also known as Da’esh “continues to aspire to global relevance”, the United Nations t...
01:28, 2019-08-28

ISIL down but not out, vigilance remains important, UN Security Council told Despite ISIL’s territorial defeat in Syria, the terrorist group, also known as Da’esh “continues to aspire to global relevance”, the United Nations t...
00:56, 2019-08-28

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: UN envoy on Middle East peace process, child labour in Nepal, latest deadly Mediterranean shipwreck, DRC's Goma 21-days free of Ebola transmission, UN chief urges ban on nuclear testing A recap of Tuesday's stories: UN envoy says tangible steps 'can, and must be taken' to reverse the 'negative trajectory' of the Palestinian-Israeli c...
00:16, 2019-08-28

Hackers Could Steal a Tesla Model S by Cloning Its Key Fob—Again The same researchers who figured out how to clone a Tesla Model S key fob have done it again, cracking the replacement that was meant to fix the prob...
23:12, 2019-08-27

‘Complete political deadlock’ over Middle East peace risks more violence, regional escalation, warns UN envoy Tangible steps “can, and must, be taken” to urgently reverse the “negative trajectory” of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and revive the peace proce...
19:52, 2019-08-27

OpenAI Said Its Code Was Risky. Two Grads Re-Created It Anyway The artificial intelligence lab cofounded by Elon Musk said its software could too easily be adapted to crank out fake news....
01:48, 2019-08-27

Sudan: New political transition, bolstered by peacebuilding, could bring long-term stability to Darfur, Security Council told “Important developments” under way in Sudan since midsummer, including a pledge to end the country’s outstanding conflicts, and the establishment of ...
22:44, 2019-08-26

A History of Plans to Nuke Hurricanes (and Other Stuff Too) If you think dropping a nuclear bomb into the eye of a hurricane is a bad idea, wait'll you see what they had in mind for the polar ice caps....
18:04, 2019-08-26

OpenAI Said Its Code Was Risky. Two Grads Recreated It Anyway The artificial intelligence lab cofounded by Elon Musk said its software could too easily be adapted to crank out fake news....
16:12, 2019-08-26

Alleged 'Snake Oil' Crypto Firm Sues Over Boos at Black Hat The paper being presented suggested that the two researchers had a method to quickly find large semiprime numbers and essentially break RSA-2048 and ...
17:00, 2019-08-24

Friday’s Daily Brief: Education in Africa, Sudan flash-floods, WHO on Ebola, spike in South Sudan violence, Rwanda, Uganda move to normalize relations A recap of Friday’s stories: Education under fire in Central and Western Africa; Sudan flash-floods wreak havoc; Ebola outbreak spreads, albeit with ...
21:44, 2019-08-23

The Consumer Bureau's Reckless Plan for Debt Collection Opinion: A CFPB proposal would create a quandary for consumers. Click and risk a computer virus, or don't click and miss a debt payment....
16:16, 2019-08-23

What Is Cyberwar? The Complete WIRED Guide The threat of cyberwar looms over the future: a new dimension of conflict capable of leapfrogging borders and teleporting the chaos of war to civilia...
13:04, 2019-08-23

The Fight Against Robocalls Gets Powerful New Allies All the state attorneys general, along with 12 major companies, promise to finally make serious moves against robocalls....
01:12, 2019-08-23

Myanmar military committed ‘routine, systematic’ sexual violence against ethnic minorities, UN experts find Myanmar’s military must stop using sexual and gender-based violence to terrorize and punish ethnic minorities, according to a new report released on ...
00:16, 2019-08-23

A recap of Thursday’s top stories: International Day honours victims of religious-based violence, UN experts on Kashmir, environmental disasters in Asia-Pacific, animal protections, and UN chief on Burkina Faso Thursday’s Daily Brief: New international day honouring victims of religious-based violence; Kashmir shutdown must be reversed; Relentless sequence o...
22:56, 2019-08-22

Shh! No Hacking the Census in the Library Opinion: Millions of folks filling out the 2020 Census on public library computers also are putting themselves at risk....
17:12, 2019-08-22

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Yemen aid programmes closing, Guterres Idlib concern, Somalia insecurity, honouring terror victims Today’s stories: aid money promised for Yemen fails to materialize, prospects of new Idlib conflict put millions at risk, new Sudanese transitional g...
00:52, 2019-08-22

Lack of funds forces UN to close down life-saving aid programmes in Yemen The United Nations announced on Wednesday that it is being forced to close down several humanitarian programmes in Yemen because money pledged by Mem...
21:40, 2019-08-21

Somalia security remains a concern, head of UN Mission warns Security Council Despite “encouraging” developments, insecurity across Somalia remains a serious concern, James Swan, head of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), warne...
20:12, 2019-08-21

Firefox and Chrome Fight Back Against Kazakhstan's Spying The Central Asian country’s government has repeatedly threatened to monitor its citizens’ internet activities. Google and Mozilla aren’t having it....
14:28, 2019-08-21

Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole "Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format i...
01:16, 2019-08-21

Urgent need for ‘restraint and genuine dialogue’ in Middle East to avoid major confrontation Briefing the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, the Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General, Maria Luiza Viotti, said on Tuesday ...
23:40, 2019-08-20

A Huge Ransomware Attack Messes With Texas A coordinated strike against 23 local governments is called the largest such hack from a single source....
18:32, 2019-08-20

Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displ...
18:08, 2019-08-20

Finally, a Lightning YubiKey to Kill Password Clutter on Your iPhone First promised back in January, the first YubiKey for iOS will help cut down on painful password clutter starting... now....
16:48, 2019-08-20

The Lightning YubiKey Is Here to Kill Passwords on Your iPhone First promised back in January, the first YubiKey for iOS will help cut down on painful password clutter starting... now....
14:48, 2019-08-20

China Attacks Hong Kong Protesters With Fake Social Posts Twitter and Facebook say they’ve taken down misinformation campaigns from China that cast pro-democracy activists as ISIS members and cockroaches....
03:00, 2019-08-20

Terrorism survivor in Cameroon takes road to recovery: UN News special report “If I ever come face-to-face with a Boko Haram fighter and if I have strength and a knife in my hand, I will cut his throat and spill his blood! Beca...
03:00, 2019-08-20

Guterres pledges UN support to Sudan after military and civilian opposition reach deal on transitional government UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday congratulated the people of Sudan after the military council and civilian opposition alliance agree...
22:52, 2019-08-19

You Can Jailbreak Your iPhone Again (But Maybe You Shouldn’t) Apple reintroduced a previously fixed bug in iOS 12.4, which has led to a jailbreak revival....
22:04, 2019-08-19

Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human rights chief The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michel...
21:48, 2019-08-19

Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence Afghanistan is at a “crucial moment” in its history as it marks 100 years of independence, the head of the UN Mission there said on Monday, following...
18:36, 2019-08-19

Support Mali reconciliation efforts ‘in whatever way possible’, urges UN expert Reconciliation initiatives in central Mali, to bring together local leaders and end ongoing violence, have been welcomed by the UN Independent Expert...
18:36, 2019-08-19

A Brief History of Vanity License Plates Gone Wrong The stories might sound unbelievable, but they’re all real—and a cautionary tale for anyone who wants to get clever at the DMV....
13:08, 2019-08-18

Facebook's Voice Transcripts Were More Invasive Than Amazon's The Capital One hacker, a Bluetooth vulnerability, and more of the week's top security news....
15:12, 2019-08-17

UN Security Council discusses Kashmir, China urges India and Pakistan to ease tensions The Security Council met to consider the volatile situation surrounding Indian and Pakistani-administered Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue dir...
00:20, 2019-08-17

Displaced by DR Congo violence, survivors’ testimonies highlight brutality of armed militia Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned on Fr...
18:36, 2019-08-16

How Facebook Catches Bugs in Its 100 Million Lines of Code For the last four years, Facebook has quietly used a homegrown tool called Zoncolan to find bugs in its massive codebase....
23:20, 2019-08-15

Kostya and Me: How Sam Patten Got Ensnared in Mueller’s Probe A political consultant crosses paths with Konstantin Kilimnik, Paul Manafort, and Cambridge Analytica, then becomes part of the Russia investigation....
00:32, 2019-08-15

‘Palpable reduction’ in violence following Eid truce says Libya Mission, as UN investigates deadly bombing which left 3 staff dead A UN call for a humanitarian truce over this week’s Eid al-Adha religious holiday led to a “palpable reduction” of violence around the embattled capi...
18:32, 2019-08-14

How a 'NULL' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell Security researcher Joseph Tartaro thought NULL would make a fun license plate. He's never been more wrong....
03:20, 2019-08-14

UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’ Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children’s...
22:24, 2019-08-13

Amidst new challenges, Geneva Conventions mark 70 years of ‘limiting brutality’ during war In commemorating the 70th anniversary of the landmark Geneva Conventions, the president of the United Nations Security Council hailed the “significan...
22:24, 2019-08-13

Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons A security researcher has demonstrated how to force everyday commercial speakers to emit harmful sounds....
00:48, 2019-08-12

Three UN workers killed following Benghazi car bomb attack, as Security Council meets in emergency session, honours their ‘ultimate sacrifice’ Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left thr...
01:32, 2019-08-11

Three UN workers among the dead following Libya car bomb attack, as Security Council meets in emergency session Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left thr...
00:56, 2019-08-11

A Remote-Start App Exposed Thousands of Cars to Hackers The bugs could have let an industrious hacker locate cars, unlock them, and start them up from anywhere with an internet connection....
22:52, 2019-08-10

Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls Researchers have discovered a flaw in the GSM standard used by AT&T and T-Mobile that would allow hackers to listen in....
22:52, 2019-08-10

MyCar Remote-Start App Left Thousands of Cars Open to Hackers When hacker Jmaxxz gave his girlfriend a MyCar remote starter, he got a lot more than he'd bargained for....
21:04, 2019-08-10

Election Systems Are Even More Vulnerable Than We Thought Black Hat and Defcon are underway in Vegas, WhatsApp flaws allow hackers to alter messages, and more of this week’s top security news....
15:44, 2019-08-10

Big Tech Needs to Use Hazardous Materials Warnings Opinion: Tech users don’t have time to read novel-length terms of service. Give them a danger icon that tells them their personal risk....
15:44, 2019-08-10

Hackers Take on Darpa's $10 Million Voting Machine At this year's Defcon hacking conference, Darpa brought the beginnings of what it hopes will be impervious hardware....
03:48, 2019-08-10

Teen Hacker Finds Bugs in School Software That Exposed Millions of Records Some kids play in a band after school. Bill Demirkapi hacked two education software giants....
02:16, 2019-08-10

This Tesla Mod Turns a Model S Into a Mobile 'Surveillance Station' The Surveillance Detection Scout can track license plates and faces near your Tesla—with all the privacy concerns that implies....
02:16, 2019-08-10

A Teen Hacker Found Bugs in School Software That Affects Millions Some kids play in a band after school. Bill Demirkapi hacked two education software giants....
00:40, 2019-08-10

Inside the Hidden World of Elevator Phone Phreaking Eavesdropping, reprogramming, talking to strangers: Welcome to the harmless and not-so-harmless fun of hacking elevator call boxes....
21:44, 2019-08-09

Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders ready for talks with UN chief on improved relations Leaders of the Greek and Turkish parts of the divided island of Cyprus have agreed to meet with the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in order ...
19:44, 2019-08-09

Trump’s Intel Vacancies Put Americans in Danger Sue Gordon's departure is the latest sign that US national security might be stretching its leaders too thin—and risks putting the wrong people into ...
19:36, 2019-08-09

UN food aid to Yemen will fully resume after two-month break, as Houthis ‘guarantee’ delivery Life-saving food aid distribution is set to resume to 850,000 people in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, following guarantees by Houthi opposition forces ...
17:40, 2019-08-09

How Safecrackers Can Unlock an ATM in Minutes—Without Leaving a Trace At Defcon this week, security researcher Mike Davis will show how he can pick the lock of an ATM safe in no time, thanks to its electric leaks....
13:40, 2019-08-09

Apple Gives Hackers a Special iPhone—And a Bigger Bug Bounty The company’s sometimes rocky relationship with security researchers just got a whole lot smoother....
02:08, 2019-08-09

How a 10-Year-Old Desk Phone Bug Came Back From the Dead Avaya patched a problem hackers could exploit in phones. But the bad code never went away....
23:52, 2019-08-08

Guterres appeals for ‘maximum restraint’ over Jammu and Kashmir, as tensions rise The UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for ‘maximum restraint’ over the territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, which has been disput...
23:28, 2019-08-08

UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing ‘far-reaching implications’ A new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela this week prompted the concern of the United Nations’ top rights official...
23:28, 2019-08-08

Thursday's Daily Brief: Climate crisis and food risks, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, calls for calm in Kashmir Thursday’s top stories: food security risk from climate crisis, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, UN chief urges “maximum restraint” in ...
23:28, 2019-08-08

Hidden Algorithm Flaws Expose Websites to DoS Attacks Why throw a bunch of junk traffic at a service, when all it takes to stall it out is just a few bytes?...
21:36, 2019-08-08

Bigotry makes politicians ‘complicit in the violence that follows’ : UN independent experts Responding to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio on Saturday, a group of independent UN experts has called out the “increased use of divisive langu...
00:32, 2019-08-08

13-Year-Old Encryption Bugs Still Haunt Apps and IoT RSA encryption has been around for decades. Unfortunately, so have bad implementations that leave it less secure....
23:12, 2019-08-07

How AT&T Insiders Were Bribed to 'Unlock' Millions of Phones One cybersecurity threat that’s proven difficult for wireless carriers to combat? Their own employees....
23:12, 2019-08-07

UN Afghan Mission ‘outraged’ by deadly Taliban attack in Kabul, as hardline group threatens election violence The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed outrage at a Taliban attack in Kabul, that killed “scores” of civilians on Wednesday. In a Tweet,...
17:52, 2019-08-07

The Weird, Dark History of 8chan and Its Founder Fredrick Brennan Fredrick Brennan is appalled by the notorious chat site’s links to right-wing extremism and mass shootings. Inside his tortured journey through the w...
02:20, 2019-08-07

Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office Armed groups affiliated with the Al Qaeda and ISIL terror groups, appear to have intensified their activities in Yemen, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokespe...
23:32, 2019-08-06

A Model Hospital Where the Devices Get Hacked—on Purpose At this year's Defcon Medical Device Village, hackers will attack real medical devices at a pretend hospital....
19:32, 2019-08-06

‘Cataclysmic events’ in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, began ‘global push’ against nuclear weapons says Guterres, honouring victims Paying homage to those who perished as the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, as well as the many others whose lives were devastated in the years ...
19:16, 2019-08-06

Monday’s Daily Brief: Independent experts on Myanmar, Guterres denounces US mass shootings, Libyan airport violence, UN Spokesperson on Kashmir Our main stories today: Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military; UN chief renounces shootings in the United States; ‘Repeated indi...
15:00, 2019-08-06

Monday’s Daily Brief: Independent UN experts on Myanmar, UN chief renounces attacks in US, Libyan airport violence, UN spokesperson on Kashmir, and FAO and Italy on development Our main stories today: Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military; UN chief renounces shootings in the United States; ‘Repeated indi...
23:36, 2019-08-05

Cloudflare Ditches 8chan. What Happens Now? In an interview with WIRED, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince explains his decision to stop protecting 8chan—and where the notorious forum goes from here...
06:32, 2019-08-05

The Wrong Way to Talk About the El Paso Shooter's Manifesto The more oxygen these manifestos get, the wider their messages spread. And no one understands that better than the people posting them....
01:24, 2019-08-05

FROM THE FIELD: What do you want to be when you grow up? One day I will... One person in every 70 is caught up in a humanitarian crisis right now, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian A...
16:52, 2019-08-04

5G Is Here—and Still Vulnerable to Stingray Surveillance 5G was supposed to offer new protections against so-called stingray surveillance devices. New research shows it's anything but....
15:08, 2019-08-03

Apple Contractors Will Stop Listening to Your Siri Recordings—For Now Facial recognition hits minors, Facebook takes down Saudi accounts, and more security news this week....
15:08, 2019-08-03

Cops Are Offering Ring Doorbell Cameras in Exchange for Info Amazon-owned Ring has cozied up to law enforcement, and critics say it's using police departments to help market its surveillance cameras....
02:40, 2019-08-03

UN chief laments ending of Cold War-era disarmament treaty Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his “deep regret” on Friday that the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty betweein th...
01:32, 2019-08-03

'Opt Out' Is Useless. Let People Opt In It's not so crazy to want Big Tech to ask for your data—and conversations with AI assistants—before they take it....
00:04, 2019-08-03

Security Council must ‘come together’ to address the plight of children trapped in armed conflict, says UN envoy It is “vitally important” that the Security Council “come together” on the current plight of children affected by armed conflict across the globe”, V...
23:32, 2019-08-02

Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for children in Middle East and North Africa, climate and migration links Our main stories today: Security Council concern over DRC Ebola outbreak, head of UNICEF deplores ‘devastating week’ for children in MENA region, cli...
20:36, 2019-08-02

Security Council gravely concerned by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, demands immediate end to violence hampering response The UN Security Council on Friday expressed grave concern about the current Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and s...
20:12, 2019-08-02

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Climate emergency, call to support breastfeeding, rising political heat and new investigation board for Syria Today, our main stories include: UN chief’s warning on climate and global politics; UNICEF’s call to bolster breastfeeding and new Board of Inquiry i...
22:16, 2019-08-01

You'll Get Your Equifax Money. It Just Might Take a While Despite the FTC pushing people away from an Equifax cash payout, there's a good chance you'll get all $125. Eventually....
03:16, 2019-08-01

Russia Is Going to Up Its Game for the 2020 Elections "You don't need to change votes to cause chaos," Senator Mark Warner tells WIRED in an exclusive interview....
19:28, 2019-07-31

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Children in armed conflict, Ebola in DR Congo, human rights in Bahrain, and two International Days Our main stories today cover: A new report on children and armed conflict, a day to combat human trafficking; funds needed to fight Ebola in DR Congo...
17:36, 2019-07-31

John Ratcliffe Is a Dangerous Pick for Director of National Intelligence The director of national intelligence's main job is to speak truth to power. Trump's nominee, John Ratcliffe, seems destined to do the opposite....
00:20, 2019-07-31

‘Answer the call of Afghans’ to reduce impact of conflict, UN urges all parties amid increase in civilian airstrike deaths The conflict in Afghanistan continues to be devastating for civilians, with the latest United Nations update released on Tuesday showing that the num...
20:36, 2019-07-30

A Hacker Stole Data From 100 Million Capital One Customers In a criminal complaint, the FBI detailed how a hacker allegedly stole data from 100 million people—and how she got caught....
05:04, 2019-07-30

Murder of Brazilian indigenous leader a ‘worrying symptom’ of land invasion In the wake of the murder of indigenous leader Emrya Wajãpi in Brazil, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called on th...
23:32, 2019-07-29

With Libyans now ‘fighting the wars of others’ inside their own country, UN envoy urges Security Council action to end violence Fighting in Libya “shows no signs of abating”, the head of the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL), told the Security Council on Monday, painting...
22:44, 2019-07-29

Monday’s Daily Brief: Nigeria massacre, Libya shelling condemned; recycled plastic used to build classrooms in Côte d’Ivoire Our main stories today: senior UN officials condemn the ‘terrible massacre’ in Nigeria that left some 65 dead, and the shelling of a hospital in Liby...
21:56, 2019-07-29

How the West Got China's Social Credit System Wrong It occupies a spot next to 'Black Mirror' and Big Brother in popular imagination, but China’s social credit project is far more complicated than a si...
21:48, 2019-07-29

A VxWorks Operating System Bug Exposes 200 Million Critical Devices VxWorks is designed as a secure, "real-time" operating system for continuously functioning devices, like medical equipment, elevator controllers, or ...
17:36, 2019-07-29

Trump's Cyber Czar Is Back—and He Wants to Make Hackers Suffer Former White House top cybersecurity official Tom Bossert reveals his new startup, Trinity. Its focus: "active threat inference."...
13:12, 2019-07-29

Voices of Afghan women ‘must be heard at the table in the peace process and beyond’ UN deputy chief tells Security Council Afghan women have “paid a high price” during their country’s nearly four of conflict, the United Nations deputy chief told the Security Council on Fr...
22:48, 2019-07-26

How to Get Your Equifax Settlement Money A settlement with the FTC means Equifax will pay victims of its breach $125 or more. Make sure they pay up....
20:56, 2019-07-26

UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, d...
17:36, 2019-07-26

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Somalia bombing condemned, as UN expert calls for more international help; Africa faces locust swarms; new leaders for UN atomic watchdog and top economic body Our main stories today: senior UN officials condemn attacks on Somalia capital, and call for continued international support; the International Atomi...
21:12, 2019-07-25

UN chief condemns deadly Somalia attacks on offices visited earlier by UN envoy UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Wednesday’s deadly terror attacks in Somalia, that targeted the offices of the mayor of Mogadishu...
19:44, 2019-07-25

Facebook's Ex-Security Chief Details His 'Observatory' for Internet Abuse Alex Stamos' Stanford-based project will try to persuade tech firms to offer academics access to massive troves of user data....
11:20, 2019-07-25

Robert Mueller's Work Is Done. Now It's Congress's Turn In nearly six hours of testimony Wednesday, former special counsel Robert Mueller stuck to the facts....
05:40, 2019-07-25

New York's Revenge Porn Law Is a Flawed Step Forward All but four states in the US now have a revenge porn law on the books. But advocates say precious few get it right....
23:40, 2019-07-24

Watch Robert Mueller's Testimony Live Right Here Robert Mueller will testify before Congress Wednesday in two separate hearings. You can watch it right here, but first make sure to manage your expec...
16:44, 2019-07-24

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Situation critical for Libya migrants, ‘dangerous paralysis’ in Israel-Palestine conflict, ‘shocking escalation’ in Syria, record heatwaves Our main stories today: UN officials warn of desperate situation for migrants and refugees in Libya; the UN peacebuilding chief calls for ‘tangible s...
16:28, 2019-07-24

Before Mueller’s Testimony, Dems Demand More Election Security Senate Democrats want to remind everyone that US elections are still at risk, and Congress could do more to protect them....
03:40, 2019-07-24

Monday’s Daily Brief: Situation ‘critical’ for Libya migrants, ‘dangerous paralysis’ in Israel-Palestine conflict, ‘shocking escalation’ in Syria, record heatwaves Our main stories today: UN officials warn of desperate situation for migrants and refugees in Libya; the UN peacebuilding chief calls for ‘tangible s...
23:00, 2019-07-23

How to Watch Robert Mueller's Testimony—and What to Expect Robert Mueller will testify before Congress Wednesday in two separate hearings. You can watch it right here, but first make sure to manage your expec...
22:44, 2019-07-23

‘Tangible steps’ needed to alleviate crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, keep two-State solution alive: DiCarlo The “dangerous paralysis” that prevails in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is fuelling extremism and exacerbating tensions, leading to a “loss of ho...
20:52, 2019-07-23

The Marines’ New Drone-Killer Aces Its First Test in Iran Last week’s US strike of an Iranian drone is the first reported successful use of the Marines’ new energy weapon....
02:32, 2019-07-23

The Marines’ New Drone-Killer Aces Its First Test Last week’s US strike of an Iranian drone is the first reported successful use of the Marines’ new energy weapon....
01:28, 2019-07-23

$700 Million Equifax Fine Is Still Too Little, Too Late For failing to safeguard Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and more, Equifax will pay up—but not enough, experts say....
23:04, 2019-07-22

UN peacekeeping in Mali boosted with addition of 250 UK troops The United Kingdom is to send a contingent of 250 troops to Mali next year, to support the UN’s peacekeeping operation in the country, MINUSMA....
19:28, 2019-07-22

‘Deep sadness’ at passing of UN nuclear watchdog agency chief, Yukiya Amano The head of the UN body that oversees nuclear activities across the world has died aged 72, it was announced on Monday. In a statement, the Internati...
18:00, 2019-07-22

Robert Mueller's Testimony: What Congress Needs to Know Here’s what members of Congress should know before they question the former special counsel....
15:08, 2019-07-22

On TikTok, Teens Meme Life360, the Safety App Ruining Their Summer Parents can use Life360 to track their teen’s location in real time. The company can use that data to sell car insurance....
11:40, 2019-07-22

Hackers Made an App That Kills to Prove a Point Medtronic and the FDA left an insulin pump with a potentially deadly vulnerability on the market—until researchers who found the flaw showed how bad ...
11:40, 2019-07-22

Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means ‘women at the centre’ urges UN deputy chief in Kabul The UN deputy chief issued an impassioned plea on Sunday for Afghans to reconcile with the past and put “women at the centre” of all efforts to forge...
19:28, 2019-07-21

Adware Is the Malware You Should Actually Be Worried About For all the attention on sophisticated nation-state attacks, the malware that’s most likely to hit your phone is much more mundane....
13:08, 2019-07-21

‘Firmly united’ Security Council can bolster Colombia’s efforts to secure lasting peace, says UN envoy The Colombian peace process is an outstanding example of how much support the United Nations can provide when the Security Council is ‘firmly united’...
00:24, 2019-07-20

Stronger partnerships with post-conflict countries needed to ensure ‘path towards durable peace’: UN chief As UN missions are drawn down and eventually closed, stronger partnerships are needed to ensure that countries recovering from conflict can transitio...
23:08, 2019-07-18

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Mandela Day, war waning in Yemen? Deadly monsoon rains, zero hunger hopes fade, fifth anniversary of MH17 crash In today’s Daily Brief: World celebrates Nelson Mandela; Security Council hears end of Yemen war may be in sight; South Asia children turned ‘upside ...
23:08, 2019-07-18

Carnage must stop in northwest Syria demands Lowcock, as attacks intensify After 80 days of intensifying attacks, many on health facilities, “the carnage must stop” in northwest Syria, said the UN relief chief on Thursday, n...
23:08, 2019-07-18

Europe’s Galileo Satellite Outage Serves as a Warning The dramatic EU Galileo outage underscores the threat of satellite timing and navigation system failures....
20:44, 2019-07-18

Yemen: UN Envoy ‘guilty’ of optimistic hope that war is ‘nearing the end’ With Yemen once again at a “crucial moment” the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that desp...
19:16, 2019-07-18

Has Legacybox Mishandled Families' Precious Mementos? Some Legacybox customers told Inside Edition their precious memories that they wanted to preserve were lost or came back destroyed....
12:04, 2019-07-18

How Many Germs Can a Sick Person Spread by Blowing Out Birthday Candles? Blowing out candles on your birthday cake is a great American tradition, but is it really a good idea?...
12:04, 2019-07-18

Could Your Showerhead Be Making You Sick? What Inside Edition Found To find out what might be lurking in your showerhead, Inside Edition decided to do some testing, taking 22 swabs from 11 different showerheads....
12:04, 2019-07-18

Are Wag! Walkers Always Trustworthy? Family Says Dog Was Kicked by Walker Some Wag! customers say their home surveillance cameras have caught bad behavior from some walkers....
12:04, 2019-07-18

Investigation Shows Televangelists Living Lavish Lifestyles Televangelists like Jesse Duplantis and Kenneth Copeland get around in fancy cars and live inside lavish mansions....
12:04, 2019-07-18