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Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzer Prize for Snowden leak reports

The Washington Post and The Guardian US won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for reporting on the U.S. National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs from documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Pulitzer judges praised the Guardian's coverage for sparking debate on issues of security and privacy and the Post for helping explain how the surveillance programs "fit into the larger framework of national security."

Kenya faces uphill battle to revamp police, stem insecurity

Their capital tarred with the nickname "Nairobbery" and under almost constant threat of attack by Islamist militants, Kenyans are losing patience with the ill-equipped and notoriously corrupt police force. A catalogue of security failures has exposed the inability of Nairobi's underpaid police to deal with the severe security problems, prompting President Uhuru Kenyatta to step in and promise a massive overhaul.

NSA denies exploiting 'Heartbleed' vulnerability

The US National Security Agency on Friday denied a report claiming it was aware of and even exploited the "Heartbleed" online security flaw to gather critical intelligence. The stern denial came amid growing panic among Internet users the world over about the newly exposed flaw, after a report by Bloomberg News said the spy agency decided to keep quiet about the matter and even used it to scoop up more data, including passwords.

NSA denies exploiting 'Heartbleed' vulnerability

The US National Security Agency on Friday denied a report claiming it was aware of and even exploited the "Heartbleed" online security flaw to gather intelligence. The stern denial came amid growing panic among Internet users about the newly exposed flaw, after a report by Bloomberg News said the spy agency decided to keep quiet about the matter to more easily gather intelligence.

Japan, U.S. to cooperate on defending critical cyber infrastructure

The United States and Japan agreed Thursday to strengthen cooperation on protecting critical Internet infrastructure from rampant cyberattacks, according to sources familiar with the discussions. "We've really been able to deepen our conversations on this issue," said a Japanese participant in discussions in Washington, which formed the second round of a comprehensive dialogue between the two countries on cybersecurity.

Justice Department faults Albuquerque police over excessive force

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday criticized the Albuquerque police department, which has drawn public ire over a string of fatal shootings, for engaging in a pattern of excessive force, especially against the mentally ill. "We have reasonable cause to believe that officers of the Albuquerque Police Department engage in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force, including unreasonable deadly force," a DOJ statement said. (Reporting by Joseph Kolb; Writing By Cynthia Johnston)

U.S. Justice Dept faults Albuquerque police on excessive force

By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department cited the Albuquerque Police Department on Thursday for engaging in what federal civil rights investigators call a pattern of excessive force, some of it deadly, against residents of New Mexico's largest city.

Toronto stabbing leaves two with life-threatening injuries

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto police took a man into custody on Wednesday and four people were sent to hospital, two of them with life-threatening injuries, after a stabbing at an office building in the city's north end, a police spokesman said. Police spokesman Victor Kwong said he could not confirm the weapon used, though initial reports to police were that it was a pair of scissors. (Reporting by Allison Martell; Editing by Peter Galloway)

S. Korea pushes to buy 10 low-altitude radars from Israel

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is pushing to buy about 10 low-altitude radars from Israel to better detect small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and thereby counter threats posed by North Korean drones, military officials said Wednesday. The military has been hastily preparing measures to step up its surveillance capability, in the wake of the discovery of three small UAVs near the tensely guarded border with North Korea in recent weeks.

Norway police appeal to public to identify mystery amnesiac

Norwegian police on Tuesday put out a public appeal to help identify a central European man who was found in the snow suffering from amnesia yet understands five languages. The man in his mid-20s was found "helpless in the snow" on an Oslo street in mid-December, a statement said. "The man did not possess any form of identification, and did not remember his name, origin, how he ended up in Norway or any other details of his life," it said. The police said a broad Interpol search to identify the man, who now calls himself John Smith, had so far yielded no results.
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