After a lapse in US surveillance powers on Monday 1 June, US congress have passed the USA Freedom Act, reinstating surveillance powers for US intelligence agencies, but with reforms limiting the government’s bulk collection of data.

More than 30 countries have signed up for the Safe Schools Declaration, which aims to stop war and terror attacks deliberately targeting schools and educational facilities.

US powers to bulk collect American’s phone records expired at midnight (04:00 GMT) Monday 1 June as Senate fail to reach a deal to extend the Patriot Act.

Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s largest information security event will open its doors on 2 June at Olympia in London.

The former British Prime Minister has written to the United Nation’s secretary general Ban Ki-moon to confirm his resignation as Middle East peace envoy.

In the 62nd Queen’s speech which took place 27 May 2015, the Monarch outlined the Investigatory Powers Bill that will strengthen security service and tackle criminal activities.

British military forces have continued to play a significant role supporting the Iraqi forces fighting ISIL terrorists, providing extensive training programmes and launching air strikes.

Former RAF head Sir Michael Graydon says David Cameron must commit to Nato minimum of 2 per cent of GDP for defence spending, a sentiment echoed by three senior Tory MPs running to be the chairman of the defence select committee.

The OCR exam board has created a new GCSE course in computer science that is designed to “boost essential 21st century computing skills”.

Last year, terror-related arrests in England, Wales and Scotland reached record levels with 338 people recorded as having been held, Scotland Yard has reported.

The Conservative government’s plan to tackle radicalisation is to be announced in the Queen’s Speech on May 27th.

Seven people have been arrested by police in anti-terror raids after alleged fraud linked to extremists travelling to Syria have arrested seven people.

Michael Fallon is to continue in his role of Defence Secretary, David Cameron has announced following last Thursday’s election victory for the Conservatives.

Following the impressive performance of the drones tested at Gatwick airport, the National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters, has recommended adopted them for surveillance.

France and Australia are strengthening security cooperation in light of a December 2014 hostage crisis in Sydney staged by a self-proclaimed Islamic cleric, and the deadly Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris in January 2015.

Former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office Chris Phillips warned that staff shortages are making it harder to tackle Islamic radicalisation in England’s prisons, and that extremists were not properly monitored, enabling them to conduct recruitment drives among fellow prisoners.

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