BRICS face huge security issues says Putin

Security issues are an important sphere in the activity of BRICS member states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and they are related to the challenges the world community is currently facing, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday … Read the rest

SA, Zim cement defence and security

Ministers from South Africa and Zimbabwe have discussed mutual issues of defence and security.

They’ve pledged to strengthen the fight against cross-border crime, using intelligence agencies from both countries.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been quick to dismiss claims that … Read the rest

French intel chief questions NATO claims

France’s intelligence chief has questioned NATO’s claims of Russia preparing to attack Ukraine as their agents failed to spot any activities signaling this – either before or after the crisis began.

A statement by the chief of France’s military intelligence, … Read the rest

Germany sells fifth nuclear submarine to Israel

Germany’s Federal Security Council has approved the export of a fifth submarine to Israel.

It’s the penultimate submarine promised to Israel by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and will be handed over by the company Thyssen Krupp.

Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper revealed … Read the rest

Russian planes everywhere: UK media hypes intercept

Two Royal Air Force jets reportedly threatened to shoot down a Latvian cargo plane, rushing at supersonic speeds to intercept it, after the plane failed to respond to air traffic control over Kent in Southern England and sent authorities into … Read the rest

Two Royal Air Force jets reportedly threatened to shoot down a Latvian cargo plane, rushing at supersonic speeds to intercept it, after the plane failed to respond to air traffic control over Kent in Southern England and sent authorities into … Read the rest

Jews increasing security in SA

Synagogues around the country have increased security in recent weeks, putting up concrete barriers and closing roads during worship.

The synagogues are also protected by 24-hour security thanks to terrorism and anti-Semitic threats against the Jewish community.

On their website, … Read the rest

Armoured vehicles to be deployed at malls in Gauteng

The police will deploy Nyala armoured vehicles at malls across Gauteng in a fight-back against the upsurge in shopping centre robberies by seemingly highly organised gangs.

But detectives made a breakthrough early yesterday when they arrested five men, in raids … Read the rest

No law or policy for ‘mastering the Internet’

Britain’s GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master the internet’ for sources of espionage.

Spanish for estate, Hacienda can port … Read the rest

Have hackers made passwords obsolete?

Heather Adkins
Google manager of information security Heather Adkins

New startups looking for ways to keep their users secure should know one thing, a top Google security executive said Tuesday: “Passwords are dead.”

Speaking on a TechCrunch Disrupt panel called “Spies Like … Read the rest

Journalism under threat

Alan Rusbridger
Alan Rusbridger

By Alan Rusbridger
Guardian Editor

On Sunday morning David Miranda, the partner of Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, was detained as he was passing through Heathrow airport on his way back to Rio de Janeiro, where the couple live. … Read the rest

Tight security at Mandela hospital

Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria
Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria

Nine police officers were manning the entrance of the Pretoria hospital where critically-ill former president was being treated on Thursday.

The officers were screening all vehicles entering the hospital through the Park Street entrance at … Read the rest

Streets in Pretoria being cordoned off for Obama visit

Several streets in the Pretoria were closed off on Tuesday in preparation for … Read the rest