Journalists Held In Libya to Be Freed

Source: Huffington Post, 17 May 2011
By Diaa Hadid

TRIPOLI, Libya — Four journalists detained in Libya since early April have completed an administrative hearing and will be released Tuesday or Wednesday, a government spokesman said.

Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the four had appeared before a judge in an administrative court [...]

Somali piracy costs $8.3bn a year, report says

Source: BBC News, 13 May 2011

Piracy off the Somali coast costs the international community up to $8.3bn (£5.1bn) a year, a new report from the Geopolicity consultancy estimates. That sum could reach $13-15bn by 2015, it says. It calculates that a pirate can earn up to $79,000 a year.

"Given the supply and demand for piracy [...]

Spain sentences Somali pirates to 439 years' jail each

Source: BBC News, 3 May 2011

A Spanish court has sentenced two Somali pirates to 439 years in jail each for their role in the hijacking of a tuna fishing boat.

The two men have been detained in a Madrid jail since they were caught after the attack in late 2009.

The court said government-linked bodies had paid [...]

We’re firing blanks in the war against piracy

Source: The Telegraph, 12 April 2011
By Praveen Swami

Heavily armed Somali pirates took 1,016 hostages last year.

In the autumn of 1816, Admiral Lord Exmouth arrived off the port of Algiers with five ships of the line, and orders to use nothing but shot to negotiate with the city’s pirates. In the battle that followed, [...]

Criminals target mobile devices and social networks

Source: BBC News, 5 April 2011

Facebook applications can provide the personal information needed to create a targeted attack

Smartphones and social networking sites are likely to become the next big target for cyber criminals, according to a security industry report.

Symantec's annual threat analysis warns that the technologies are increasingly being used to spread malicious code.

Users of [...]

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