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Social Media Data Mining, Face Recognition Tools to Be Given to Security Agencies: Home Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Cybercrimes posing “big challenge” to security establishment: Singh Terrorists using the “dark Internet” to recruit operatives, he said “We have created a cyber-security division in the home ministry” Security agencies are trying to obtain new software and improved face-recognition technology to enable themselves to dig deeper into social media about a criminal whose record is unavailable in… Read More »

FTSE extends winning run as stronger metals boost mining stocks

UK shares rose on Monday, underpinned by a rally in mining stocks on the back of firmer metals prices, building on the previous session’s three-week high and on course to post its fifth straight day of gains. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index .FTSE was up 0.1 percent at 7,262.78 points by 0955 GMT. Mining stocks .FTNMX1770 gained 1.6… Read More »

Amber Mining in Russia: Market for ‘Baltic Gold’ Is Very Black

Alexander Kolesnichenko fished pieces of so-called “Baltic gold” resembling molten plastic out of the mud. It was an illegal and potentially deadly business. But it was also a risk worth taking for the 35-year-old who’d set out for a new life in Russia’s westernmost toehold in Europe in search of raw amber. Equipped with pumps and shovels and… Read More »

Perth mining outfit Lucapa finds huge $20m diamond in Angola

THE BIGGEST diamond ever to be discovered by an Australian company has been found in Angola, a 404-carat sparkler estimated to be worth $20 million. The gem stone was unearthed by small Perth-based mining outfit Lucapa Diamond Company in the country’s northeastern province of Lunda Norte. A photo released by Lucapa showed the diamond measuring more than seven… Read More »