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TECH 28 Dec 2015 | 2:22 AM

China passes controversial counter terrorism law

China's parliament passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday that requires technology firms to hand over sensitive information such as encryption keys to the government and allows the military to venture overseas on counter-terror operations.

TECH 06 Oct 2015 | 4:21 PM

Online firms block terrorism investigations

Terrorism investigations are becoming harder and more risky because some social media companies either refuse to help or make products which deliberately hamper inquiries, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism police officer said.

TECH 26 Sep 2017 | 8:00 AM

Man found guilty under UK terrorism laws after refusing to reveal passwords

A man who refused to provide passwords to his electronic devices when stopped by British police was found guilty under terrorism laws at a court in London, in a case that campaigners say threatens personal privacy.

TECH 27 Apr 2017 | 4:42 AM

US, European military chiefs call for better data-sharing against terrorism

Top military officials from the United States and Europe called for better information-sharing to fight terrorism and regular coordinating meetings for justice officials.

Twitter 10 May 2019 | 6:22 AM

Twitter suspended 166,153 accounts for terrorism content in H2 2018

Twitter is making headway in tackling online terrorism content on its platform as it suspended over 166,000 accounts in the second half of last year, about a fifth less than in the previous period, the social media company said on May 9.

Facebook 03 Sep 2018 | 9:14 AM

Facebook ‘terrorism’ definition ‘overly broad’: UN expert

Facebook’s definition of what constitutes “terrorism” is “overly broad” and risks leading to censorship and the arbitrary denial of access to its services, a UN rights expert warned on Sept 3.

TECH 16 Jun 2017 | 5:00 AM

Pressured in Europe, Facebook details removal of terrorism content

Facebook offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting.

TECH 15 Mar 2016 | 4:12 AM

China calls for FBI cooperation in Internet security, counter-terrorism

China wants to have deeper internet security and anti-terrorism cooperation with the United States, China's public security minister told the visiting director of the FBI, state news agency Xinhua said.

TECH 08 Apr 2018 | 11:00 PM

Twitter says it suspended 1.2 million accounts for terrorism-promotion violations

Twitter Inc said it suspended 1.21 million accounts from its social media platform between August 2015 and the end of 2017 for “violations related to the promotion of terrorism.”

TECH 09 Oct 2017 | 11:15 AM

British spy boss says cybersecurity as important as fighting terrorism

Protecting Britain from cyber crime is as important as defending it against terrorism, the head of Britain's GCHQ spy agency said on Oct 9.