Monthly Archives: February 2015

Find the Cages, find ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group released a new video on Sunday purporting to show captured Kurdish Peshmerga fighters paraded through Iraqi streets in cages. The video shows 21 captives presented as 16 Peshmerga fighters, two … Continue reading

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Hackers and banks. Got 300 million?

Despite increased online and mobile banking security, banks are more often being targeted by hackers. A hacker group has infiltrated a number of banks and financial institutions in several countries, stealing hundreds of Millions of dollars in possibly the biggest … Continue reading

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Strike kills ISIS member, ex-Gitmo detainee

Islamic State is now recruiting in southern Afghanistan, the spiritual heart of the Taliban and the site of fierce combat between U.S. troops and insurgents in recent years. At the center of it: a former Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee who … Continue reading

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Boko Haram has up to 6,000 ‘hardcore’ fighters, claims US intelligence

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has about 4,000-6,000 “hardcore” fighters, US intelligence officials have said. In an assessment of the group, whose five-year uprising including massacres and kidnappings has spread from Nigeria into neighbouring countries, the officials said they … Continue reading

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Facebook’s DeepFace facial recognition technology has human-like accuracy

Facial recognition technology has been around for many years – the fact that the vast majority of people have two ears, two eyes, a mouth and a nose, all appearing in pretty much the same location, makes basic recognition relatively … Continue reading

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Ukraine mess

A month of relative quiet in eastern Ukraine was shattered in early January by full-blown fighting as the separatists attempted to claw back additional territory from government hands. Rebel leaders accused Ukraine of mobilizing its forces in advance of an imminent … Continue reading

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