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Learning Cyber Skills a National Mission for Israeli School Students

In some Israeli schools, fourth-graders learn computer programming while gifted 10th-graders take after-school classes in encryption tactics, coding and how to stop malicious hacking. The country even has two new kindergartens that teach computer skills and robotics.


UK Government Snooping Bill Signed Into Law

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government says a contentious internet surveillance bill that creates databases of Britons’ online activity has become law. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow told lawmakers Tuesday that the Investigatory Powers Bill had received formal royal


Telegraph: GCHQ Warns Of Terrorists Acquiring Cyber Capability

From The Telegraph: Terrorists and rogue states are gaining the capability to bring a major city to a standstill with the click of a button, the Director of GCHQ has warned. In a rare public appearance, Robert Hannigan said the


Destroying Web Privacy Won’t Destroy Islamic State

In the wake of the Paris attacks, there have been fresh calls for tech companies to weaken their privacy protections to allow western security services to monitor online communications. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called on Silicon Valley to “not view

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Britain Says Islamic State Militants Plotting Deadly Cyber Attack

(Reuters) – Islamic State militants are trying to develop the capability to launch deadly cyber attacks against Britain’s infrastructure, finance minister George Osborne will say on Tuesday as he announces a doubling of spending on cyber security. Osborne, Prime Minister

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UK Government Will Soon Be Able To Probe Everyone’s Online Activity

The internet use and social media activity of every person in Britain will be made available to councils, the taxman and numerous other public bodies in new spy laws published this week. The new powers in the Investigatory Powers Bill are intended


Revealed: Snowden Leaks ‘Crippled’ War On Terror

Security leaks by CIA contractor Edward Snowden “crippled” Britain’s counter terrorism ability and put lives in danger, a major study has confirmed today. The theft of the 1.7 million documents from the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the US


GCHQ Can’t Track Criminal Gangs Thanks To The Guardian

Intelligence agency GCHQ is finding it impossible to track some of Britain’s most dangerous criminal gangs because their tactics were disclosed in The Guardian. The intelligence agency, which monitors communications, has claimed criminal gangs changed their tactics after Edward Snowden