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Iran warns of response if security threatened after ship attack – TV

Reuters
The Mercer Street, a Japanese-owned Liberian-flagged tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime that was attacked off Oman coast as seen in Cape Town, South Africa, December 31, 2015 in this picture obtained from ship tracker website, MarineTraffic.com. Picture taken December 31, 2015. Johan Victor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo DUBAI, Aug 2......

Hong Kong man sentenced to 9 years in prison in first national security case

Reuters
HONG KONG, July 30 (Reuters) – The first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law will face nine years in prison for terrorist activities and inciting secession, judges said on Friday, in a watershed ruling with long-term implications for the city’s judicial landscape. Former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was......

Congress passes $2.1 billion bipartisan bill for Capitol security and Afghan visas

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An eight-foot-tall steel security fence continues to encircle the U.S. Capitol on April 05, 2021 in Washington, DC. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans was killed when he and another officer were struck by a vehicle at the security perimeter......

Senate to vote on Capitol security bill, heading off August shortfalls

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The compromise comes just days after U.S. Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police Department officers gave emotional testimony to a House panel about the violence they endured during the worst attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812. Facing increased......

Senate prepares to move on bill with funding for Capitol Police and security improvements

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Democratic and Republican Senate spending leaders reached an agreement Tuesday on a $2.1 billion supplemental security spending bill to direct money to the U.S. Capitol Police and National Guard as they face squeezes from the January 6 assault on the......

Senators closing in on $2B Capitol security deal after Jan. 6 drain

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The package is expected to total just over $2 billion, including more than $1 billion for the Department of Defense, $100 million for the Capitol Police and $300 million for other Capitol security measures, according to sources familiar with the......

Trump ally Tom Barrack’s criminal case isn’t really about lobbying – it’s about national security

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Thomas Barrack, founder and chairman of Colony Capital LLC, listens during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York on July 18, 2016. Chris Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Billionaire businessman Tom Barrack is facing criminal charges that......

Tencent’s WeChat suspends new user registration for security compliance

Reuters
BEIJING, July 27 (Reuters) – Tencent’s (0700.HK) WeChat has temporarily suspended registration of new users in mainland China as it undergoes a technical upgrade “to align with relevant laws and regulations”, China’s dominant instant messaging platform said on Tuesday. “We are currently upgrading our security technology to align with all......

First person charged under HK security law found guilty of terrorism, inciting secession

Reuters
A prison van carrying Tong Ying-kit, the first person charged under the new national security law, arrives at High Court for a hearing, in Hong Kong, China, July 27, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu HONG KONG, July 27 (Reuters) – The first person charged under Hong Kong’s national security law was found......

As Cyberattacks Surge, Security Start-Ups Reap the Rewards

New York Times
On a Friday evening in October, Mr. Chandna, the Greylock venture capitalist, introduced the chief executive of an email security company he had invested in, Abnormal Security, to another investor, he said. That investor, Venky Ganesan of Menlo Ventures, who had been pursuing a meeting with the chief executive, Evan......

Why some investors are banking on a bitcoin IRA instead of Social Security

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images For Matthew Roed, Social Security is looking a lot less promising than the money he’s stashed away in his BitcoinIRA. Roed is a registered nurse living in Golden Valley, Minnesota, and he says he’s spent......

National Guard unit starts to make cuts after Congress fails to pay for Capitol security mission

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The annual weapons qualification this coming weekend for some members of the Nebraska Guard was canceled to save on travel, lodging, and meal costs, all of which have been scaled back to save money, Maj. Scott Ingalsbe, spokesman for......

U.S. agency approves three airport security agreements with Amazon.com air unit

Reuters
WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – A U.S. agency said on Thursday it is permitting three airports to enter into security agreements with Amazon.com’s (AMZN.O) Amazon Air unit that will allow the company to assume some security functions. In a notice, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Cincinnati/Northern, Baltimore/Washington (BWI), and......

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