NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.K. May Axe National Fingerprint Registry

A leaked Home Office document obtained by The Observer cites cost concerns for the government's loss of enthusiasm.

TSA Tester Gets Fake Bomb Past Screener, Reports CNN

With CNN in tow, a TSA tester smuggled an IED past security at Tampa International Airport.

Financial Industry Ready for Pandemic Flu

A new public-private report says the financial industry would remain operational during a severe global pandemic flu, even as absenteeism reached 49 percent.

CBP Examining More Cargo, Says GAO

The CBP has increased the security of the overseas supply chain by screening more and more cargo containers destined for the United States, says the government watchdog.

ICE Plans Major Immigration Database

Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans a major database that will draw from more than nine federal sources to close information-sharing gaps.

Cyberattack on Estonia Work of 20-Year-Old Native

The student launched the denial-of-service attack against the Web sites of Estonian institutions because he was angry Estonia removed a WW-II bronze memorial to Soviet soldiers.

Japan: Virus Writers Charged with Copyright Violations

The criminal charges levied are reminiscent of how the U.S. government prosecuted mob boss Al Capone.

UK: Brown Government Unveils New Terrorism Law

Brown seeks to increase the precharge detention of suspected terrorists from 28 days to 42 days.

U.N. to Investigate Security at its Global Compounds

The U.N. will review its security protocols after the suicide bombings that rocked the U.N.'s headquarters in Algeria's capital.

Chertoff Says Muscular Border Security is Increasing Violence

His comments were provoked by the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in California over the weekend.
 




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