Feb 26, 2015

South Africa investigates alleged leak of intelligence files

Warning of a threat to national security, a top South African official on Wednesday condemned an alleged leak of South African intelligence documents and said an investigation is underway. The comments by David Mahlobo, South Africa’s state security minister, followed the publication this week ...

Dec 13, 2014

Outer space belongs to science

Unfortunately a recently disclosed draft of Japan's new basic plan for space projects gives top priority to use of outer space for national security purposes.

Secret Service director's undoing was quick

Oct 3, 2014

Secret Service director's undoing was quick

by Alicia A. Caldwell

One lesson from Julia Pierson’s short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can’t keep secrets from the president. The undoing of Pierson, who resigned Wednesday, was not telling President Barack Obama about a Sept. 16 incident ...

Aug 1, 2014

U.S. government requests for Twitter info climb; Tokyo distant second

Twitter on Thursday released a new transparency report showing a steady rise in government requests for information from the globally popular one-to-many messaging service. The number of requests for information from governments climbed 46 percent from the second half of last year to 2,058, ...

Britain unveils emergency laws to keep email, phone data for security

Jul 10, 2014

Britain unveils emergency laws to keep email, phone data for security

Britain said on Thursday it would rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms firms to retain customer data for a year, calling the move vital for national security following a decision by Europe’s top court. Communication companies had been required to retain data for ...

Dec 17, 2013

Japan adopts new security strategy to counter assertive China

Japan on Tuesday adopted a new national security strategy, pledging to beef up defenses against an increasingly assertive China to protect its territory, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to boost Tokyo’s standing as a contributor to global peace and security. In the national ...