Morning Security Brief: China to Become Largest Homeland Security Market, Kenya Foils Terror Attack, and More

By Carlton Purvis

►China is replacing the U.S. as the world’s biggest market for homeland security and public safety. According to two new reports released by Homeland Security Research Corp, China will become the biggest market in both by 2014. Some highlights from the China report: Two out of every three new airports in the world are in China; China spends more on homeland security than it does defense; a $20 billions security upgrade is scheduled for the nations public transit system; and “The U.S. Department of Commerce assists and encourages the export of American homeland security and public safety products to China.”

►Researchers at the University of South Dakota and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology have developed a way to make “invisible” QR codes that can be placed on money to prevent or identify counterfeits.

►The chilling picture of a suicide bomb published by CapitalFM News shows what looks like a bookbag full of wires with explosives covered in ball bearings. Kenyan authorities released the photo after they foiled a terrorist attack planned against churches. Two suspects have been arrested and two more are still at-large after an early morning raid – the result of a tip provided to Kenya’s anti-terrorism police.

►In other news, protestors attack a KFC in Lebanon and the German embassy in Sudan. ♦ USA Today outlines current phone scams. ♦ And California cantaloupes recalled over salmonella.



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