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2020-01-20
 

An Open Source Effort to Encrypt the Internet of Things IoT is a security hellscape. One cryptography company has a plan to make it a little bit less so....
15:28, 2020-01-20

‘This terrible situation cannot be allowed to continue’, UN chief tells world leaders at major Libya summit Speaking at a major, high-level summit on Libya, held in the German capital Berlin on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres evoked the disast...
17:28, 2020-01-19

FBI Takes Down Site With 12 Billion Stolen Records Turkey gets Wikipedia back, Mayor Pete loses his cyberguy, and more of the week's top security news....
15:16, 2020-01-18

Haiti earthquake victims honoured at UN, with pledge to safeguard the nation’s future More than 200,000 Haitians who perished in the devastating earthquake which struck the island nation ten years ago, were honoured in a solemn ceremon...
19:16, 2020-01-17

A Windows 10 Vulnerability Was Used to Rickroll the NSA and Github A researcher demonstrated the attack less than a day after Microsoft disclosed one of the most critical Windows vulnerabilities ever....
01:52, 2020-01-17

Yemen resilient and ‘unscathed’ in face of latest Gulf crisis Despite the threat posed by recent tensions in the Gulf, Yemen was able to weather the crisis thanks in part to restraint exercised by its political ...
22:48, 2020-01-16

Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams: new UN report Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria has robbed boys and girls of their childhood and subjected them to “unabated violations of their rights”, incl...
17:40, 2020-01-16

This Apple-FBI Fight Is Different From the Last One In 2016, the iPhone encryption debate ended in a draw. Don't count on 2020's scuffle over the Pensacola shooter's devices to play out the same way....
13:24, 2020-01-16

Twitch Has Become a Haven for Live Sports Piracy As the platform gains more mainstream popularity, illicit livestreams of soccer, boxing, and MMA matches have become trivial to find....
21:20, 2020-01-15

Implementing peace deal only path for stabilization in Mali: UN peacekeeping chief Implementation of the 2015 peace agreement in Mali provides the only pathway for stabilization there, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security C...
20:16, 2020-01-15

Now Stores Must Tell You How They're Tracking Your Every Move California's new privacy law has spurred a torrent of online notices. But the law is also forcing changes offline, in traditional stores....
13:24, 2020-01-15

Windows 10 Has a Security Flaw So Severe the NSA Disclosed It In a shift toward transparency, the National Security Agency announced a bug that could have left over 900 million PCs vulnerable to attack....
00:20, 2020-01-15

If Russia Hacked Burisma, Brace For the Leaks to Follow It's likely that Russia hacked the oil giant. If so, the Kremlin's next move would be to selectively release documents. Did the US learn enough from ...
21:48, 2020-01-14

Now It's Really, Truly Time to Give Up Windows 7 After Tuesday, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for the operating system, leaving users who don't upgrade vulnerable to malware....
13:16, 2020-01-14

Cut Undersea Cable Plunges Yemen Into Days-Long Internet Outage The fragility of global internet structure has left the entire Red Sea region struggling to connect....
00:48, 2020-01-14

Global Goals top General Assembly President’s priority list The President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on Monday set out his 2020 priorities, which aim to make the 17 Sustainable Development ...
23:40, 2020-01-13

Colombia: ‘Significant strides’ towards integrated peace, UN envoy tells Security Council Colombia has continued to make “significant strides in its peace process”, the top UN envoy in the country told the Security Council on Monday....
19:24, 2020-01-13

All the Ways Facebook Tracks You—and How to Limit It If you have a Facebook account—and even if you don't—the company is going to collect data about you. But you can at least control how it gets used....
13:32, 2020-01-12

This Government-Subsidized Phone Comes With Malware The Android devices are a part of the FCC's Lifeline Assistance Program, which makes free or subsidized phones available to millions of low-income us...
14:20, 2020-01-11

A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages A bad code update allowed anyone to easily reveal which accounts posted to Facebook Pages—including celebrities and politicians—for several hours....
02:04, 2020-01-11

Security Council: Syria cross-border aid under threat, as deadline nears A six-year-long UN operation that delivers aid across the Syrian border will expire at midnight unless the divided UN Security Council can agree late...
23:04, 2020-01-10

Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years Mark Zuckerberg promised default end-to-end encryption throughout Facebook's platforms. Nearly a year later, Messenger's not even close....
23:00, 2020-01-10

Amazon Takes a Swipe at Paypal's $4 Billion Acquisition The retail giant warned holiday shoppers that Honey, a popular browser extension, was a “security risk.” Honey denies the claim....
21:12, 2020-01-09

Iranian Hackers Have Been ‘Password-Spraying’ the US Grid A state-sponsored group called Magnallium has been probing American electric utilities for the past year....
20:12, 2020-01-09

How the US Knew Iranian Missiles Were Coming Before They Hit The US has operated an extensive network of missile warning systems for over half a century, but next-generation missiles will put it to the test....
00:24, 2020-01-09

Ukraine jet crashes in Iran, killing 176: UN chief offers deepest condolences A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing all 176 passengers and crew members on board. In a state...
23:28, 2020-01-08

Did Donald Trump and Iran Use Twitter to Prevent a War? Tweets from US president Donald Trump and Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif Tuesday offered a fascinating glimpse at how world leaders can communi...
18:04, 2020-01-08

Iran-US attack in Iraq: Guterres pledges ‘active engagement’ in further de-escalation efforts In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile attack on air bases which house US forces in Iraq, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday that he wou...
17:20, 2020-01-08

Alleged Spy App ToTok Puts Apple in a Bind Apple and Google both banned ToTok after reports that it was a UAE government surveillance tool. After Google reinstated it, Apple has a hard choice ...
14:20, 2020-01-08

TikTok Bugs Could Have Allowed Account Takeovers As the social media app continues to gain popularity, security researchers are taking a closer look under the hood....
11:12, 2020-01-08

Tips for Cooking Your Ground Beef Safely Over the past few years, there have been an alarming number of recalls of contaminated meat, so Inside Edition looked into what may be lurking in the...
21:56, 2020-01-07

Sudan: Intercommunal clashes displace tens of thousands in volatile Darfur region Around 40,000 have been displaced in Sudan’s West Darfur State in recent days, following intercommunal clashes, the UN Office for the Coordination of...
20:52, 2020-01-07

UN chief monitoring Venezuela developments ‘with concern’ The latest twist in Venezuela’s ongoing political crisis “make urgently needed dialogue even more difficult to achieve”, the UN Secretary-General has...
17:28, 2020-01-07

How Close Is Iran to a Nuclear Weapon? Here's What We Know Iran is no longer abiding by many of the restrictions in the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, but that doesn’t mean it’s about to build a bomb, either....
02:20, 2020-01-07

Russia Takes a Big Step Toward Internet Isolation Russia can't cut its internet off from the rest of the world yet. But a recent test foreshadowed more censorship and repression to come....
21:32, 2020-01-06

UN cultural agency chief meets with Iran ambassador amid current tensions The current tensions across the Middle East and Gulf region and their potential implications for cultural heritage sites were the focus of a meeting ...
20:52, 2020-01-06

Stop escalation, urges UN chief, as geopolitical tensions reach ‘highest level this century’ The UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on world leaders to de-escalate geopolitical tensions on Monday, which he described as being “at the...
19:16, 2020-01-06

The Army Bans TikTok A million-dollar email scam, a Chinese hacking campaign, and more of the week's top security news....
15:48, 2020-01-04

How to Secure Your Wi-Fi Router and Protect Your Home Network Router security has improved a bunch in recent years, but there are still steps you can take to lock yours down even better....
13:36, 2020-01-04

How the US Prepares Its Embassies for Potential Attacks In addition to securing physical structures, the Diplomatic Security Service runs simulations of protests in a model city in Virginia....
01:24, 2020-01-04

Kai the Hitchhiker Insists He's Innocent of Murder and Vows to File Appeal in Exclusive Interview Kai McGillivary told Inside Edition in an exclusive jailhouse interview that he is not guilty of murdering a man he said he killed in self-defense....
21:56, 2020-01-03

Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan freed and reunited with father The abducted four-year-old son of a UN migration agency worker who was killed in South Sudan in October has been released and reunited with his fathe...
21:16, 2020-01-03

Sudan urged to step up protection, restore peace, following West Darfur violence Authorities in Sudan are being urged to restore peace and order in the wake of intercommunal clashes in West Darfur state which erupted on Sunday and...
21:16, 2020-01-03

How Iran's Hackers Might Strike Back After Soleimani's Assassination From data-destroying wipers to industrial control system hacking, Iran has a potent arsenal of cyberattacks at its disposal....
20:44, 2020-01-03

Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan, freed and reunited with father The abducted four-year-old son of a UN migration agency worker who was killed in South Sudan in October has been released and reunited with his fathe...
19:16, 2020-01-03

Libya: UN refugee agency deeply concerned by shelling near Tripoli facility Shelling near a major facility run by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, has sparked the deep concern for the s...
18:24, 2020-01-03

UN chief calls for de-escalation across Gulf region after killing of top Iranian General in US airstrike The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed deep concern over the latest escalation in tension across the Gulf region, following the kill...
18:24, 2020-01-03

TikTok's First Transparency Report Doesn't Tell the Full Story The app says it didn’t receive any requests for user information from China during the first half of 2019. That might not reassure skeptics....
14:52, 2020-01-03

UNICEF chief hopes 2020 will be 'a year of peace' for Syria’s children Only an end to the war in Syria can bring safety to children there, the head of the UN children’s agency said on Thursday....
19:32, 2020-01-02

UN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election The head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) has underlined the Organization’s support for Guinea-Bissau following the conclusion...
17:40, 2020-01-02

Finding common ground in East Africa: a UN Resident Coordinator blog Together, Kenya and Uganda kick-start a Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by partnering with the UN to address challenges...
21:08, 2020-01-01

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ following end of DPRK nuclear test moratorium The UN Secretary-General is "deeply concerned" that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has ended a moratorium on nuclear and missile te...
21:08, 2020-01-01

Finding common ground in East Africa, a UN Resident Coordinator blog Together, Kenya and Uganda kick-start a Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by partnering with the UN to address challenges...
07:32, 2020-01-01

2019: The UN News year in photos From sustainable development to economic development, and human rights to humanitarian aid, UN News provides daily coverage across all of the Organiz...
14:44, 2019-12-31

The Most Dangerous People on the Internet This Decade In the early aughts the internet was less dangerous than it was disruptive. That's changed....
13:28, 2019-12-31

Sudan: UN mission envoy commends signing of Darfur framework agreement The joint chief mediator for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, UNAMID, welcomed on Monday a framework agreement between th...
22:08, 2019-12-30

Deadly decade: UNICEF reports three-fold rise in verified attacks on children since 2010 Conflicts around the world are lasting longer and claiming more young lives, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said on Monday, as the agency r...
13:32, 2019-12-30

Continued airstrikes in western Libya ‘utterly unacceptable’, says UN mission chief The top United Nations official in Libya has condemned recent airstrikes targeting civilian installations that left three people dead and several oth...
22:40, 2019-12-29

Secretary-General condemns ‘horrendous’ Somalia car bomb attack Perpetrators behind the deadly terrorist attack in Somalia on Saturday must be brought to justice, the UN Secretary-General has said....
21:08, 2019-12-28

Haiti: Food insecurity expected to rise next year, UN humanitarian agency reports The number of Haitians who do not have sufficient food to eat is expected to surpass four million next year, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA...
22:56, 2019-12-27

Ending war only ‘real hope’ for prosperous Afghanistan: UN mission chief Only by ending the war in Afghanistan can there be “real hope” for a prosperous future for the country, the top UN official there said on Thursday....
17:48, 2019-12-26

Violent attack in Burkina Faso leaves dozens of women dead, draws censure of UN chief United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has “strongly" condemned an attack carried out yesterday by unidentified gunmen in northern Burkina...
04:44, 2019-12-26

UN chief sends wishes for ‘peace and a blessed New Year’ to all While visiting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres extended wishes for a peaceful Christmas and a bless...
08:08, 2019-12-25

UN chief urges action following execution, abduction of civilians in Nigeria Those responsible for the recent execution and abduction of civilians in northeastern Nigeria must be held accountable, the UN Secretary-General has ...
21:56, 2019-12-24

UN chief calls for ‘immediate cessation of hostilities’ in Syria amidst uptick in violence, displacement “Deeply concerned” over a recent military escalation in northwest Syria, Secretary-General António Guterres called for an “immediate cessation of hos...
17:04, 2019-12-24

UN relief chief condemns attacks against humanitarian premises in Yemen The top UN humanitarian official has called for a thorough investigation into weekend attacks against the premises of three international aid organiz...
22:40, 2019-12-23

Uninstall ToTok, an Alleged Emirati Spy App, From Your Phone Now A messaging app called ToTok had scores of positive reviews, particularly from users in the UAE. US intelligent officials say it may be spying for th...
01:56, 2019-12-23

Syria: Lack of consensus following face-to-face talks, underscores need for broader process The second session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, aiming to create a new post-war political road map for the country, failed to get off the ...
21:48, 2019-12-20

Top Criminal Court to conduct official probe into alleged war crimes in Palestine Following a “thorough, independent and objective assessment”, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on Friday that she p...
21:48, 2019-12-20

Stand for peace and harmony says Guterres, following meeting with Pope Francis In the midst of “turbulent and trying times”, all the world’s people must stand together in peace and harmony, the UN Secretary-General said on Frida...
17:52, 2019-12-20

Stand for peace and harmony, Guterres says following meeting with Pope Francis In the midst of “turbulent and trying times”, all the world’s people must stand together in peace and harmony, the UN Secretary-General said on Frida...
17:04, 2019-12-20

Iran and US both undermining nuclear deal says UN political affairs chief Both Iran and the United States have been putting strain on the groundbreaking 2015 deal to monitor Iran’s nuclear programme, which remains a “corner...
00:56, 2019-12-20

Tolerance key to tackling violent extremism: UN counter-terrorism chief The head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office (UNOCT) has highlighted the importance of tolerance in combating the “corrosive spread” of violent extrem...
23:12, 2019-12-19

Life for civilians in Syria ‘worse than when the year began’ The humanitarian situation facing civilians in many parts of Syria is “worse than when the year began”, the UN deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator to...
20:12, 2019-12-19

Creditors Seek to Exhume the Body of a Dead Crypto Executive Gerry Cotten took at least $137 million to the grave when he died without giving anyone the password to his encrypted laptop....
00:32, 2019-12-19

The Pentagon's AI Chief Prepares for Battle Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan doesn't want killer robots—but he does want artificial intelligence to occupy a central role in warfighting....
22:00, 2019-12-18

Only ‘concrete action’ will stop fraying of Israel-Palestine peace prospects Obstacles to any lasting deal between Israel and Palestine continue to mount, the UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told Sec...
21:52, 2019-12-18

‘New and dangerous’ global risks require multilateral solutions, Guterres tells Italian Senate Shifting balances of power are triggering “new and dangerous risks”, the UN chief told the Italian Senate in Rome on Wednesday, pointing to the need ...
19:16, 2019-12-18

Meet Cliff Stoll, the Mad Scientist Who Invented the Art of Hunting Hackers Thirty years ago, Cliff Stoll published The Cuckoo's Egg, a book about his cat-and-mouse game with a KGB-sponsored hacker. Today, the internet is a f...
13:20, 2019-12-18

South Sudan: political will needed to form a unified government, on the road to peace Extending the deadline for the establishment of a unity government in South Sudan has helped maintain a ceasefire but also disillusioned many citizen...
00:16, 2019-12-18

WhatsApp Fixes Yet Another Group Chat Security Gap The flaw would have given attackers an avenue for crashing the app—every time a user opened an infected group thread....
12:32, 2019-12-17

Hackers Could Use Smart Displays to Spy on Meetings By exploiting flaws in popular video conferencing hardware from DTEN, attackers can monitor audio, capture slides—and take full control of devices....
12:32, 2019-12-17

Peace will be ‘paramount’ issue for incoming Afghan Government: UN mission chief The search for peace will remain of “paramount importance” to Afghanistan as the country awaits the outcome of the recent presidential election, the ...
00:24, 2019-12-17

West Africa ‘shaken by unprecedented violence’, UN envoy tells Security Council The UN envoy for West Africa and the vast Sahel region, told the Security Council on Monday that in recent months, the region has been “shaken by unp...
22:04, 2019-12-16

The War Vet, the Dating Site, and the Phone Call From Hell Jared Johns found out too late that swapping messages with the pretty girl from a dating site would mean serious trouble. If only he had known who sh...
12:12, 2019-12-16

Chrome Will Automatically Scan Your Passwords Against Data Breaches Google's Password Checkup feature will be fully integrated into the desktop and mobile versions of Chrome 79....
16:40, 2019-12-15

5G Is More Secure Than 4G and 3G—Except When It’s Not The next-generation wireless networks make it harder to track and spoof users, but security holes remain because devices still connect to older netwo...
14:44, 2019-12-15

15 Million Iranian Bank Accounts Were Breached Telegram hacks in Russia, Senate encryption hearings, and more in the week’s top security news....
15:28, 2019-12-14

‘Air bridge’ vaccination operation begins for Ebola-hit communities in DR Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongo...
17:36, 2019-12-13

Unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Mali revealed in new report Escalating violence and insecurity in Mali have sparked an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, rendering 3.9 million people in need of assistance and ...
23:56, 2019-12-12

Why Ring Doorbells Perfectly Exemplify the IoT Security Crisis A new wave of reports about the home surveillance cameras getting hijacked by creeps is painfully familiar....
22:36, 2019-12-12

Toys “R” Us Is Back—Now With More Surveillance\! Reports about the toy store using cameras to track shoppers caused an uproar, but the companies behind the tech insist their systems are trained to i...
13:24, 2019-12-11

This Alleged Bitcoin Scam Looked a Lot Like a Pyramid Scheme Five men face federal charges of bilking investors of $722 million by inviting them to buy shares in bitcoin mining pools....
02:32, 2019-12-11

How Scammers Looking for Money Prey on Innocent People Through GoFundMe There are hundreds of worthy causes on the site, but sometimes GoFundMe is used by criminals, turn it into "Go Fraud Me.”...
23:36, 2019-12-10

Hackers Can Mess With Voltages to Steal Intel Chips' Secrets A new attack called Plundervolt gives attackers access to the sensitive data stored in a processor's secure enclave....
20:20, 2019-12-10

UN rights expert urges greater protection for Myanmar activists Making the appeal is the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, who reports that online hostility against activists has increased since the a...
17:36, 2019-12-10

So Much For the Deep State Plot Against Donald Trump Inspector general Michael Horowitz's report shows that the FBI's investigation of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign was both justified and w...
23:52, 2019-12-09

IG Report Exonerates the FBI's Trump Campaign Investigation Inspector general Michael Horowitz's report shows that the FBI's investigation of ties between Russia and the Trump campaign was both justified and w...
22:20, 2019-12-09

Denouncing attacks against Baghdad protesters, UN warns ‘violence risks placing Iraq on dangerous trajectory’ The top UN official in Iraq has strongly condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters in Baghdad on Friday night, which left a high number of deaths ...
03:04, 2019-12-08

Why the iPhone 11 Tracks Your Location Even When You Tell It Not To Russian disinformation, a VC hack, vulnerable VPNs, and more are in the week’s top security news....
15:24, 2019-12-07

Meet the Activists Risking Prison to Film VR in Factory Farms This animal liberation group actually wants to be put on trial. Their goal: force jurors to wear VR headsets and immerse them in the suffering of ani...
23:28, 2019-12-06

UN evaluates progress in improving peacekeeping performance The international community on Friday took stock of action to improve UN peacekeeping in line with a Security Council resolution aimed at enhancing p...
20:12, 2019-12-06

Alleged Russian Hacker Behind $100 Million Evil Corp Indicted The US is charging Maksim Yakubets over two of the biggest cybertheft campaigns of the last decade, and offers a record reward for information on the...
22:00, 2019-12-05

The RCS Texting Protocol Is Way Too Easy to Hack Rich Communication Services promises to be the new standard for texting. Thanks to sloppy implementation, it's also a security mess....
02:00, 2019-12-05

Ewoks Are the Most Tactically Advanced Fighting Force in Star Wars Hate them or love them, the Ewoks have more strategic chops than any military in the Star Wars galaxy....
15:40, 2019-12-04

Hackers Find Ways Around a Years-Old Microsoft Outlook Fix Microsoft patched a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook in 2017. It hasn't slowed hackers down....
11:32, 2019-12-04

Blockchain Developer Gets Busted After Talk in North Korea Hacker and Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith was recently arrested by US authorities for speaking at a conference on blockchain technologies....
00:32, 2019-12-04

South Sudan: UN calls for end to inter-communal clashes, attacks against aid workers Peacekeepers have been sent to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities there, the UN Mission ...
23:44, 2019-12-03

Protests and civil unrest show ‘renewed sense of patriotism’ in Iraq, UN envoy tells Security Council After decades of sectarian strife and conflict, “a renewed sense of patriotism has taken hold”, the head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI...
19:04, 2019-12-03

Political solution ‘long overdue’ to protect the children of eastern Ukraine Nearly half a million children in eastern Ukraine continue to face “grave risks” to their physical health and psychological well-being, the UN Childr...
17:52, 2019-12-02

I Ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's Why You Should Too Once you realize most things you search for online are boring and obvious, you realize you don't really need Google in your life....
16:12, 2019-12-01

Friday’s Daily Brief: violence in DR Congo, protester deaths in Iraq, human rights in Colombia, climate change conference, ‘high human cost’ of Ecuador unrest A recap of Friday’s stories in brief: attacks on communities in an Ebola outbreak hotspot in eastern DRC sparks a humanitarian crisis; Guterres expre...
21:44, 2019-11-29

Iraq: UN ‘deeply concerned’ at continued protester deaths UN chief António Guterres has expressed deep concern over reports of the continued use of live ammunition against demonstrators in Iraq....
18:48, 2019-11-29

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Afghan child abuse, DR Congo measles deaths, Palestinian solidarity A recap of Wednesday’s stories in brief: Afghan Mission calls for probe into school paedophile ring, thousands of children dying from measles in DRC,...
20:28, 2019-11-27

Think Twice Before Giving Gifts With a Microphone or Camera Black Friday is going to be overrun with cheap, internet-connected gifts. Just make sure you know exactly what you’re buying....
14:16, 2019-11-27

UN working to prevent attacks on civilians in eastern DR Congo Peacekeepers from the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were conducting extensive patrols in the east of the country on Tuesda...
23:44, 2019-11-26

Trump's Ukraine Server Delusion Is Spreading Even secretary of state Mike Pompeo has given credence to Trump's demonstrably wrong theory that Ukraine hacked the DNC....
22:52, 2019-11-26

Courage of terrorism survivors underlines ‘urgency’ of UN Investigative Team’s work The leader of the special UN Investigation Team probing crimes committed by ISL terrorists in Iraq, said on Tuesday that the courage being demonstrat...
21:44, 2019-11-26

UN chief hails ‘positive developments’ towards ending political crisis in Bolivia UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed recent steps towards a peaceful resolution to the political turmoil in Bolivia....
17:52, 2019-11-26

Are CBD Customers Really Getting What They Pay For? CBD, or cannabidiol, is an ingredient found in cannabis plants. It doesn't give the user a high, but it's being marketed to relieve all kinds of ailm...
23:40, 2019-11-25

Guterres holds ‘focused and frank’ informal discussions over future of Cyprus The UN Secretary-General held “focused and frank” informal talks with the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Monday in order to ...
23:28, 2019-11-25

Monday’s Daily Brief: Colombia marches, major mine action summit, violence against women a barrier to peace, South Sudan update A recap of Monday’s stories in brief: Guterres holds “focused and frank” informal talks over Cyprus, responds to Colombia protests; Violence targetin...
23:08, 2019-11-25

UN mission in DR Congo appeals for calm as violent protests continue The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has met with national authorities in the wake of an attack agai...
22:32, 2019-11-25

UN Mission, community leaders, condemn South Sudan violence which left two dead at camp Community leaders issued an apology on Monday after rioting on 21 November by “drunken youth” within a UN Protection of Civilians site run by UNMISS ...
18:48, 2019-11-25

UN Secretary-General: US-China Tech Split Worse Than Cold War In an interview with WIRED editor in chief Nicholas Thompson, António Guterres says the world's next major conflict will start in cyberspace....
16:28, 2019-11-25

Even Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrency Can Spill Your Secrets From a Harry Potter-themed protocol to high-profile coins, cryptocurrency is often not quite as private as it seems....
15:32, 2019-11-25

UN condemns deadly attack on one of its vehicles in Afghan capital A UN worker was killed and two people were injured when their vehicle was attacked in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday....
15:08, 2019-11-25

Even Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies Can Spill Your Secrets From a Harry Potter-themed protocol to high-profile coins, cryptocurrency is often not quite as private as it seems....
14:32, 2019-11-25

Tainted Data Can Teach Algorithms the Wrong Lessons Researchers show how AI programs can be sabotaged by even subtle tweaks to the data used to train them....
13:16, 2019-11-25

UN condemns deadly attack one of its vehicles A UN worker was killed and two people were injured when their vehicle was attacked in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday....
02:20, 2019-11-25

The Debate Over How to Encrypt the Internet of Things So-called lightweight encryption has its place. But some researchers argue that more manufacturers should stick with proven methods....
14:32, 2019-11-23

Syrian Constitutional Committee a ‘sign of hope’: UN envoy tells Security Council The launch of the Syrian Constitutional Committee could be a “door-opener” to finally providing a solution to the country’s brutal conflict, UN Speci...
00:56, 2019-11-23

Friday’s Daily Brief: DRC Ebola concerns, Yemen peace hopes, more migrant boats leave Libya A recap of Friday’s stories in brief: WHO raises fresh Ebola concerns, UN envoy raises hopes of Yemen political settlement, WFP makes urgent Venezuel...
23:36, 2019-11-22

The GOP Is Mired in Conspiracies—and It's About to Get Worse Opinion: If you thought the impeachment hearings were bad, wait until attorney general William Barr's internal investigation comes to light....
20:32, 2019-11-22

‘Signs of hope’ toward a political settlement in Yemen, UN special envoy tells Security Council The momentum to reach a political settlement in Yemen “has been building”, the United Nations Special Envoy to the country told the Security Council ...
18:56, 2019-11-22

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Deadly Syria violence, risks of working at sea, poor health in jail, concern over ISIL suspect, and her child A recap of Thursday’s stories in brief: Syria’s violence continues to strike children; governments must do more for human rights in business; poor he...
00:20, 2019-11-22

Political consensus critical ahead of Somalia election: UN mission chief With Somalia scheduled to hold “one-person, one-vote” elections next year, leaders must act now to break the “stalemate” between the central governme...
21:40, 2019-11-21

UN experts urge Turkey to repatriate Irish woman associated with terror group Turkey must ensure that an Irish woman and her infant daughter who are being held in custody there are repatriated, independent UN experts said in a ...
19:04, 2019-11-21

Serious concerns over Sahel, require ‘urgent action’: Senior UN Africa official The situation in Africa’s Sahel region continues to be “of serious concern and urgent action is needed”, a high-level United Nations official told th...
01:20, 2019-11-21

Iranian Americans Struggle to Reach Family Amid Internet Blackout As Iran's countrywide internet shutdown approaches a full week, Iranian Americans are increasingly desperate to connect with friends and relatives....
23:44, 2019-11-20

Iranian-Americans Struggle to Reach Family Amid Internet Blackout As Iran's country-wide internet shutdown approaches a full week, Iranian-Americans are increasingly desperate to connect with friends and relatives....
23:20, 2019-11-20

The Likely Reason Disney\+ Accounts Are Getting 'Hacked' Credential stuffing, where names and passwords leaked in previous breaches are reused, strikes again....
21:52, 2019-11-20

Israeli settlements remain ‘flagrant violation’ of international law, UN envoy tells Security Council Regardless of any national policy declarations, Israeli settlement activities are “a flagrant violation under international law”, the UN Special Coor...
19:32, 2019-11-20

What Happens When You Remove a Police-Installed GPS Tracker The Supreme Court ruled that cops need a warrant to attach a GPS device to your car. But if you find one, can you remove it?...
15:12, 2019-11-20

Iran’s APT33 Hackers Are Targeting Industrial Control Systems The recent focus on ICS raises the possibility that Iran's APT33 is exploring physically disruptive cyberattacks....
13:36, 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