Sowing doubt: people around world receive mystery seed parcels

Sowing doubt: people around world receive mystery seed parcels

There is not much that Jan Goward does not grow in her small Eastbourne garden. “I grow everything,” she says. “I’ve got the exotics: the aubergines, the chillies …” But some mystery seeds she received in the post this week – ostensibly from Singapore, and marked as...
Is Tik Tok a Security Threat?

Is Tik Tok a Security Threat?

U.S. considers banning Tik Tok At this point, Tik Tok’s relationship with China is no secret. China-based ByteDance owns the short-form video platform and has reached a global audience from the start. It has attempted to distance itself from the the Chinese...
Suitcases of Cash Halted by Virus in EU Money-Laundering Hotspot

Suitcases of Cash Halted by Virus in EU Money-Laundering Hotspot

When customs agents in Riga followed a tip and searched passengers arriving on a private jet from Ukraine last year, they hit the jackpot. Luggage belonging to the four travelers contained about $1 million in U.S. and European banknotes. The contraband was seized...
Dark web scammers exploit Covid-19 fear and doubt

Dark web scammers exploit Covid-19 fear and doubt

“They’re exploiting the fear, uncertainty and doubt people are experiencing during the pandemic, and using the anxiety and desperation to get people to buy things or click on things they wouldn’t have otherwise,” says Morgan Wright, a former...