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TECH 22 Apr 2015 | 11:49 AM

Some tech firms being "friendly to terrorists" says UK police chief

Some technology and communication firms are helping militants avoid detection by developing systems that are "friendly to terrorists", Britain's top anti-terrorism police officer said.

TECH 26 May 2017 | 6:00 AM

May to tell G-7 Google and Facebook must do more to fight terror

Theresa May will take her beef with Google Inc and Facebook Inc to the Group of Seven meeting in Sicily, where the UK leader will call on Internet companies to do more to fight terrorism and take extremist material offline.

TECH 06 Apr 2017 | 10:00 PM

Most Americans unwilling to give up privacy to thwart attacks: poll

A majority of Americans are unwilling to share their personal e-mails, text messages, phone calls and records of online activity with US counter-terrorism investigators – even to help foil terror plots, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

TECH 14 Nov 2016 | 1:15 AM

EU questions US over Yahoo e-mail scanning, amid privacy concerns

The European Commission has asked the United States about a secret court order Yahoo used to scan thousands of customer e-mails for possible terrorism links, following concerns that may have violated a new data transfer pact.

TECH 10 May 2016 | 3:00 AM

Twitter cuts intel agencies off from analysis service: report

Twitter has barred US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that sorts through posts on the social media platform in real time and has proved useful in the fight against terrorism, the Wall Street Journal reported.

TECH 06 Apr 2016 | 4:42 AM

EU-Canada deal to share air travellers' data raises privacy fears

An agreement between the European Union and Canada to share airline passenger data that they say is key to fighting terrorism drew tough scrutiny at an EU court hearing on April 5 because of privacy concerns.

TECH 11 Feb 2015 | 10:26 AM

US creates new agency to lead cyber threat tracking

Calling the destructive cyber attack on Sony Pictures "a game changer," a top White House official announced a new intelligence unit to coordinate analysis of cyber threats, modeled on similar US government efforts to fight terrorism.

TECH 22 Sep 2015 | 2:00 PM

Australia's major banks pull plug on bitcoin companies

Australia's major banks are closing accounts of bitcoin companies, forcing at least 13 digital currency providers out of business in response to tougher rules on money laundering and terrorism finance, an industry body spokesman said.