Ground-breaking biometric research has shown that the freely available facial recognition search engines used by social networking sites such as Facebook and Picasa are as accurate as some specialist biometric systems sold to government agencies, such as police forces.

The United Nations has called for surveillance to be expanded in order to combat the threat from Internet terrorism.

A British company has developed a hi-tech software programme it believes can help detect and prevent potentially dangerous passengers and cargo entering the UK using the technique known as "risk profiling".

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will today announce an additional £350m to design the future generation of British nuclear-armed submarines.

The Ministry of Defence is spending over £30m on recruitment advertising, the majority of which is designed to fill just under 2,000 difficult-to-recruit 'pinch point' trades, it has been revealed.

Stansted Airport have begun a three-month trial of new security body scanners.

The Security Industry Authority has updated its online Criminal Record Indicator to make it easier to use for new applicants and those renewing their licence.

Borderpol's inaugural conference and expo, co-hosted by the UK's Border Force, was held in central London, last week. Keynote speeches were delivered by Mark Harper the UK Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney, Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and Tony Smith, the interim Director General of the UK's Border Force.

A £28 billion mega merger between Airbus boss EADS and defence giant BAE Systems has been scrapped.

A man arrested at London's Heathrow airport this month was charged on Tuesday with taking part in the July kidnapping of two photographers in Syria, British police said.

Huawei has been given the green light to continue operating in the UK, even though the US government announced that it would cut all ties with the Chinese telecoms firm.

UK government should create cabinet level post to fight cybercrime, says International Cyber Security Protection Alliance

The cost of moving the Met’s national responsibility for counter-terrorism into the hands of the National Crime Agency (NCA) may be difficult to justify, the force’s Commissioner has said. Cmr Bernard Hogan-Howe told the Home Affairs Select Committee that the potential transfer of the ‘crucial’ portfolio to the soon to be formed NCA could be expensive.

A leaked document from the CleanIT project, which was set up to create voluntary guidelines to stamp out terrorism online, reveals suggestions for wide-ranging surveillance.

Counter-terrorism local profiles (CTLPs) identify the threat and vulnerability from terrorism and extremism relating to terrorism in local areas.

A senior anti-terrorist police officer has became the first person to be charged in connection with misconduct by public officials in their dealings with newspapers.

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