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Brazil plans huge security for World Cup final

Brazil plans huge security for World Cup final

Brazilian authorities say they are planning Rio de Janeiro's largest ever security operation for the World Cup final on Sunday. More than 25,000 security personnel will be deployed in the city for the tournament's final match between Germany and Argentina, officials say. Heads of state, including German leader Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin,...

Tighter security for flights to US

Tighter security for flights to US

Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat". The UK transport department confirmed airport security was being stepped up. Neither UK nor US authorities specified what new measures would be involved but the UK said...

Armed drones guard US interests in Iraq: Pentagon

Armed drones guard US interests in Iraq: Pentagon

The US has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect US troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security, the Pentagon said. The military for more than a week has been flying manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq, averaging a few dozen sorties daily for reconnaissance. US begins drone flights over Iraq. 4pET: http://t.co/1y6ik1hZVb...

699 police personnel to be trained for tourists

A total of 699 police personnel will be trained by the Bangladesh Tourism Foundation and the specialised Tourist Police to ensure security for local and foreign travellers to help boost the local tourism sector. The arrival of global tourists in Bangladesh fell 8 percent to 5.5 lakh in 2013, compared to 5.94 lakh in the previous year, according to Bangladesh Bank. Inward tourism was mainly affected by political turmoil, raising safety issues over the last year, analysts said.    BTF and Tourist...

Aussie senator ‘smuggles pipe bomb’ into parliament

Aussie senator ‘smuggles pipe bomb’ into parliament

An Australian lawmaker smuggled a replica explosive device into parliament today to highlight security shortfalls created by budget cuts, in perhaps the oddest protest yet against the conservative government's controversial cost-cutting measures. Senator Bill Heffernan, a member of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's ruling Liberal Party, unveiled the long metal tube designed to look like...

Public urged to reset all passwords

Public urged to reset all passwords

Several tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw. The Yahoo blogging platform Tumblr has advised the public to "change your passwords everywhere - especially your high-security services like email, file storage and banking". Security advisers have given similar warnings about the Heartbleed Bug. It follows news that a...

Are safety, safeguards and security synonymous?

SAFETY, safeguards and security are normally synonymous, but in the nuclear industry the three terms are used in completely different contexts. Because of the inherent similarity, many people, including policy makers, civil servants and journalists, often get confused and use the terms, nuclear safety, nuclear safeguards and nuclear security, inappropriately. Nuclear safety prevents or limits the release of harmful nuclear radiations from any nuclear facility into the atmosphere in normal or accidental conditions in order to protect the workers, the...

Voting in Tangail by-polls end

Voting in Tangail by-polls end

Voting in Tangail-8 (Sakhipur-Basail) by-election ended peacefully amid tight security today. Starting from 8:00am, the voting continued till 4:00pm at 117 polling centres in the constituency without any break. No violence was reported from any of the polling stations, reports our Tangail correspondent. People were seen casting their votes amid enthusiastic environment during the by-polls. Law enforcers...

Obama to propose ending NSA's phone call sweep

Obama to propose ending NSA's phone call sweep

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. The Obama administration this week is expected to propose that Congress overhaul the electronic surveillance program by having phone companies hold onto the call records as they...

Hackers take control of 300,000 home routers

Hackers take control of 300,000 home routers

A world-spanning network of hijacked home routers has been uncovered by security researchers. The network involves more than 300,000 routers in homes and small businesses that have been taken over through loopholes in their core software. Discovered by researchers at Team Cymru, the network is thought to be one of the biggest involving such devices. It...

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