As law enforcement in the UK and beyond are now expected to tackle the plague of cybersecurity-related fraud, scams, and crimes being committed for the purposes of identity theft and financial gain, they must also now become familiar with the threats, concepts, and -- at the least -- the basics in how such attacks are conducted. The police cannot always be on the front line especially when it comes to targeted attacks and scams conducted online. However, in their duty to the public, they do need to be able to advise victims, send them in the right direction, and make them aware of their rights.As of March 2018, the equivalent of 122,404 full-time police officers were employed in the 43 police forces in England and Wales; and the equivalent of just over 17,000 members of the police are operating in Scotland based on figures from early 2018. Together, the UK has an estimated population of over 66 million. We have few police officers on the beat and the … [Read more...] about These are the courses UK police are set to take in cybersecurity
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THE Geminid meteor shower results from debris from the asteroid 32000 Phaethon that burns up in the night sky creating bright streaks. The peak of the meteor shower begins tonight and lasts through Friday - stargazers and astrophysicists alike can't wait. Up to 120 shooting stars every hour are set to streak brightly across the sky at the peak of the Geminids shower. Here's how and where to watch. When does the Geminids meteor shower start? The Geminids meteor shower hits the Earth at the same time every year, beginning around December 4. In 2018 the peak - and therefore the best time to watch - will be on overnight on Thursday and Friday December 13-14, which means tonight is the night to catch the view. Nasa says it is one of the best and most reliable displays of shooting stars in the astronomical year. Meteors are very bright with trails that last long enough for a clear view. And they occur often, up to two a minute in the best conditions away from light pollution. The peak … [Read more...] about Geminids 2018: What time is the Geminid Meteor Shower visible in the UK tonight? How and where is the best place to watch the sky show in my area?
The tech industry already spends tens of millions of dollars every year lobbying in Washington for federal regulations that will benefit their businesses—or, better yet, for no regulations at all. But while lawmakers on Capitol Hill have spent the last two years handwaving and making empty threats against Big Tech, regulators in the UK have been getting to work, strengthening their data privacy laws and taking steps toward more restrictions around content online. Now, the Internet Association, the lobbying firm that represents the likes of Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Amazon, is opening an office in London. According to Daniel Dyball, executive director of the UK office, the goal is to "constructively engage with the internet public policy debate in the UK." "We believe the internet creates benefits for people and enriches their lives in the UK. We believe it has the power to innovate to transform society for the better and be a positive impact on economic growth," says Dyball, … [Read more...] about Facing UK Regulation, Big Tech Sends a Lobbyist to London
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In March 2011, a sports scientist named Stafford Murray attended a Formula One preseason ritual in Barcelona. For the 12 Formula One teams, these so-called testing events are an opportunity to unveil new cars, try out new technology, and adapt to new racing regulations before the start of the world championship. For McLaren, one of the world’s premier F1 teams, it was also an opportunity for espionage. As an accredited member of the McLaren team, Murray had access to the Pit Garages building, which had a view over the starting grid, the paddock, and the entire pit lane. He entered the building in his McLaren uniform and went up three floors to the main lounge. He changed into civilian clothes and stashed away his McLaren uniform, just in case he got caught. He then climbed the fire escape to the roof, furtively set up a camera tripod on the parapet just above the pit lane, and started recording. Back then, McLaren had two former world champion drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson … [Read more...] about How McLaren Learned to Treat Its Pit Crew Like Athletes