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Philippine news site chief says complaint of cyber libel is ‘baseless’

MANILA (Reuters) – The head of a Philippine online news site battling revocation of its license for violation of ownership conditions on Thursday said law enforcers should drop a complaint of cyber libel against her, describing it as “baseless”.

Maria Ressa, chief executive of Rappler (www.rappler.com), responding to a complaint last year by businessman Wilfredo Keng, also called the allegations “baffling” and “unfounded”.

Keng featured in a 2012 Rappler story, updated in 2014, that cited an intelligence report linking him to illegal activities such as human trafficking and drug smuggling.

“The threat of being sued for libel is a constant one for us fearless journalists,” Ressa said in a written reply to the libel complaint filed with National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Her lawyer provided a copy to the media.

“This notwithstanding, it is our sacred duty to report events the public has the right

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-media/philippine-news-site-chief-says-complaint-of-cyber-libel-is-baseless-idUSKBN1FL4LM

Sextortion: $2.5M lawsuit remains unresolved – The Chief News: News

Nearly five years after filing a lawsuit that alleged assault, intimidation and sexual misdeeds in Clatskanie, there is still no resolution for the victim who named more than a dozen adults and minors in a $2.5 million complaint.

According to documents filed in Columbia

Read more at: https://www.thechiefnews.com/news/sextortion-m-lawsuit-remains-unresolved/article_4dc537c6-06bd-11e8-915b-4314fefcfed0.html

Cyber crooks may hack Britain’s CCTV network, surveillance chief warns

“The nature of its capabilities to intrude on privacy by building patterns of travel and the provision of imagery should not be underestimated,” he said, adding that it is also widely used by agencies other than the police. 

Edmund King, AA president, said: “Whilst most law abiding citizens will accept the police use of ANPR to target criminals and potential terrorists, many will question the use by local authorities or private parking companies. 

“Parking companies and some local authorities seem to use ANPR as if car number plates were bar codes on groceries, used to harvest fines on an industrial scale without proper targeting or efforts to improve signage or layout.”

Mr Porter also called for number plates to be produced by just a handful of official suppliers like passports, to avoid illegal registrations on British roads. 

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/09/cyber-crooks-may-hack-britains-cctv-network-surveillance-chief/

Inflation and cyber crime among chief concerns for SMEs | Latest …

PUBLISHED: 09:56 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:59 02 January 2018

Matthew Peek, head of SME in the Anglia region for Barclays.

Matthew Peek, head of SME in the Anglia region for Barclays.

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Firms were most worried about the impact of rising inflation on their prospects in 2018, with 43% citing it as their biggest fear, according to Barclays’ Hopes and Fears Index.

The state of the overall UK economy, fraudsters and price inflation outpacing wage rises were also in the top five fears.

Meanwhile, consumer demand and availability of better technology were the main positives for firms.

Matthew Peek, head of SME for Anglia at Barclays Business

Read more at: http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/inflation-and-cyber-crime-among-chief-concerns-for-smes-1-5339313

Inflation and cyber crime among chief concerns for SMEs

PUBLISHED: 09:56 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:59 02 January 2018

Matthew Peek, head of SME in the Anglia region for Barclays.

Matthew Peek, head of SME in the Anglia region for Barclays.

Archant

Firms were most worried about the impact of rising inflation on their prospects in 2018, with 43% citing it as their biggest fear, according to Barclays’ Hopes and Fears Index.

The state of the overall UK economy, fraudsters and price inflation outpacing wage rises were also in the top five fears.

Meanwhile, consumer demand and availability of better technology were the main positives for firms.

Matthew Peek, head of SME for Anglia at Barclays Business

Read more at: http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/inflation-and-cyber-crime-among-chief-concerns-for-smes-1-5339313

Preventing cyber crime is central to GCHQ’s mission, says chief

The head of the UK’s spy agency GCHQ has said that protecting Britain from cyber crime must be as central to its mission as defending the country from terrorism.

Jeremy Fleming spelt out his vision for the future direction of the agency in the opinion pages of the Sunday Telegraph [8 October] after the National Cyber Security Centre, which was set up a year ago within GCHQ, issued its first report last week [3 October].

The NCSC is the centrepiece of a five-year National Security Strategy that was launched by the British government in 2016, under which it pledged to invest £1.9 billion in cyber security by 2020.

“In my view, the Government was right to house the NCSC in GCHQ,” Fleming said in the article. “Over the past year, it has responded to nearly 600 significant incidents requiring a national, coordinated response.”

Recent cyber attacks

Read more at: https://www.globalgovernmentforum.com/preventing-cyber-crime-central-gchqs-mission-says-chief/

Parents need to tackle cyber bullying, not just companies says research chief

The head of the National Anti-Bullying Research Centre has said a greater emphasis on parental responsibility is necessary to tackle cyber bullying, not just the regulation of internet companies.

Dr James O’Higgins Norman, associate professor of sociology at Dublin City University was reacting to new measures announced in the UK of a voluntary levy on companies such as Google and Facebook to help raise awareness on the issue.

The unspecified financial contribution would help fund the UK’s online safety strategy, designed to tackle bullying, abuse and other risks for children and vulnerable users.

Prime minister Theresa May has been critical of firms like Twitter, repeatedly calling on them to do more to stop the spread of extremist content and to help victims of abuse.

On Wednesday, digital minister Karen Bradley published proposals including the levy, a code of practice on removing intimidating or humiliating content from social media, and

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/parents-need-to-tackle-cyber-bullying-not-just-companies-says-research-chief-1.3252708

​Cybersecurity as big a challenge as counterterrorism, says spy chief

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Defending against cyberattacks is as big a challenge for the UK as protecting against terrorism, according to the director of GCHQ.

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Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/cyber-security-as-big-a-challenge-as-counter-terrorism-says-spy-chief/

Iowa elections chief to seek tech upgrades to block cyber-hackers

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The Department of Homeland Security informed 21 states Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems during the 2016 election.
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Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the integrity of the state’s elections system remains intact, although he acknowledges it’s been repeatedly attacked by outsiders who have included would-be hackers from Russia.

“On a regular basis, we have bad actors who attempt to breach our system. Hundreds of thousands every single day … and we deflect them so that they are not successful,” Pate said. “To be a hacker, they have to

Read more at: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/27/iowa-secretary-state-seeks-upgrades-battle-attempted-hackers/704202001/