NEWS & ANALYSIS

Government to Fund Synthetic Telepathy Research

A team of researchers at University of California Irvine will study the use of synthetic telepathy.

TSA Now Recognizes Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Bags

As of Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration is recognizing checkpoint-friendly laptop bags.

Beware MSNBC.com Breaking News Spam E-mails

Spammers are inundating inboxes with fake breaking news e-mails that lead to spoofed Web sites of CNN.com and MSNBC.com.

Is Releasing a Security Flaw an Act of Free Speech?

Last week, a federal judge barred three MIT students from disclosing security flaws in Boston's subway system. Some argue that the decision is a violation of their right to free speech.

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Al Qaeda Strengthens Its Ability to Attack the United States

A top intelligence analyst says al Qaeda has strengthened its ability to attack the United States despite recent U.S. successes in striking militant strongholds.

Estonia to Help Georgia Fight Back Against Cyberattacks

Two Estonian computer security experts will arrive in Georgia tonight to help the country counteract a host of cyberattacks.

Judge Says No to Guns in Nonsecure Areas of Atlanta Airport

A federal judge ruled yesterday that people with gun licenses cannot carry their weapons in nonsecure areas of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

DHS Short List for National Laboratory Sites Raises Eyebrows

Some critics question whether political clout led to the inclusion of a low-rated Mississippi site on the short list of possible locations for a $451 million national laboratory that will research dangerous diseases and other biothreats.

Security Pros Get Scammed by Black Hat Hackers

By posting fake profiles of prominent computer security professionals, two hackers showed Black Hat hacking conference attendees how even skeptical security experts can get scammed.

Chertoff Says Laptop Border Searches Based on Suspicion

Senator Russ Feingold charges that DHS' published policy on laptop searches states the exact opposite and says Chertoff's comments as "misleading" and "flat-out wrong."
 




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