Counter Terror

Theresa May faces criticism over police cuts after London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack

As the UK is rocked by terror for the third time in three months, Prime Minister Theresa May has said “enough is enough” and has announced plans to introduce new anti-terror laws, including regulation of the internet. However, in the wake of the terrible events at London Bridge and Borough Market on 3 June the PM has been sharply criticised by police officers and an ex-Counter Terror Officer for her cuts to the police force over the past few years, claiming that the ‘savings’ made have been at the expense of public safety.

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France in firing line with Louvre terror attack

The attack on a group of soldiers yards away from the world-famous Louvre Museum in Paris, which hit the headlines at the end of January, is another worrying example of the growing catalogue of terrorist attacks that have rocked France in recent years, says Security News Desk Guest Features Writer, Tim Compston.

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ISIS threat to Italy raised

ISIS threat to Italy raised – Tower of Babel under the surface The leading cyber intelligence company, Global Intelligence Insight has picked up a worrying trend in communications between so called IS supporters in Italy. With the eyes of the world set on the American Presidential elections on one side, and on Aleppo, Mosul and…

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Talking counter terrorism and political violence

Tim Compston, Features Editor at SecurityNewsDesk, speaks to Professor Richard English, Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews, to gauge his thoughts on the growing terrorist threat and the lessons, if any, we can take from previous campaigns of violence.

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Nice attack, the continuation of a tragedy

Nice attack, the continuation of a tragedy – by Philip Ingram “Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.” The words of the ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani before…

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Electronic pickpocketing is on the rise now

Many UK businesses believe that they are taking the correct security precautions by using Electronic Access Control cards. However, many users are scarily unaware that these cards can be easily cloned in a matter of seconds from just a short distance away, allowing criminals to gain easy access to your premises.

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