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British teen hacker made ‘I own you’ appear on US security chief’s home TV, court hears 

“A British teenager hacked into a US security chief’s home television and made the words “I own you” appear on screen, a court has heard” writes Telegraph Reporters for telegraph.co.uk. Kane Gamble, 18, rocked the US intelligence community when he blagged his way into top officials’ accounts in a campaign of “cyber terrorism”.Between June 2015 and February 2016, he accessed email and phone accounts to get his hands on “extremely sensitive” documents on military and intelligence operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Old Bailey was told. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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British regulators to fine Barclays CEO, monitor whistleblowing program

“LONDON (Reuters) – British regulators have concluded efforts of Barclays chief executive Jes Staley to unmask a whistleblower at the bank represented a breach of individual conduct and proposed he pay an undisclosed fine, the bank said on Friday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The FCA and PRA will not take enforcement action against Barclays, the bank said.The bank will, however, be required to report to the FCA and PRA on certain aspects of their whistleblowing programs. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel meet to come up with eurozone reform

“The French president has also previously proposed the eurozone having its own finance minister and a separate budget for the shared currency area” writes Jon Stone for independent.co.uk. Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have met for talks about the future of the eurozone as the leaders of the bloc’s two biggest economies try to hash out a common position on reform.They are hoping to form a united front by June, when a summit of eurozone countries will be held alongside the European Council summit.Ms Merkel is understood to be more…

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Can Britain still shape the world post-Brexit?

“Ukip presented itself as the party of the Commonwealth in the general election of that year, arguing for a Commonwealth free trade area” writes Patrick Wintour for theguardian.com. Few will also want to give the impression they will be soft touches in free trade negotiations, or returning to an era of imperial trade favouring Britain.Ministers see the summit as the moment to show that Britain can still shape the world post-Brexit, partly by renewing old colonial friendships left untended during the years of European Union membership. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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National security warning for British firms dealing with Chinese telecoms giant ZTE

“British firms are being warned not to do business with one of China’s leading companies over “potential risks” to national security” writes Kallum Pickering for telegraph.co.uk. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has written to UK telecoms providers to warn against ZTE after it was linked to selling US equipment to Iran and North Korea.Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre, said: “It is entirely appropriate and part of NCSC’s duty to highlight potential risks to the UK’s national security and provide advice based on our technical expertise.…

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British pub chain deletes social media accounts, says people are addicted

“A prominent pub chain in the U.K. shut down its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, saying that people are spending too much time on social media” writes Lucy Handley for cnbc.com. It says that bad publicity surrounding social media, such as the trolling of politicians and people from ethnic minorities, influenced its decision to delete its accounts.”It’s becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion,” Martin said in a statement emailed to CNBC. The company has shut down…

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USA, UK charge Russian-backed hackers of global espionage campaign…

“(Reuters) – The United States and Britain on Monday alleged that Russian government-backed hackers had infected computer routers around the world in a cyber espionage campaign that targeted government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators” writes Jim Finkle for reuters.com. U.S. and British officials said the infected routers could be used to launch future offensive cyber operations. “They could be pre-positioning for use in times of tension,” said Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the British government’s National Cyber Security Centre cyber defense agency, who added that “millions of machines” were…

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Iran deal’s fate may rest on late European interventions

“The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump” writes Matthew Lee for sun-sentinel.com. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are visiting Washington separately later this month and, barring a sudden trip by British Prime Minister Theresa May, will likely be the last foreign leaders invested in the deal to see Trump ahead of his May 12 deadline for the accord to be strengthened. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Western powers to study options if Syria chemical weapons used again: UK

“Syria agreed in 2013 to give up its chemical weapons after a nerve gas attack killed hundreds of people in Douma” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW were due to try to visit Douma to inspect the site of the suspected gas attack.The Western countries said the strikes were aimed at preventing more Syrian chemical weapons attacks after a suspected poison gas attack in Douma on April 7 killed up to 75 people. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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