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Ten Fingerprint Scan Moves to O'Hare International Airport

The fingerprints will be checked against an FBI and a DHS database filled with criminals, illegal immigrants, and known or suspected terrorists.

German Cops Want to Wiretap Skype

The German government contracted with a German company to create malware to wiretap the Skype VoIP communications and SSL transmissions of suspected terrorists and criminals.

Super Bowl a Level One National Security Event

The Super Bowl is classified as a level one national security event by the Department of Homeland Security.

New Tool Encrypts Jihadist Communications

The "Mujahedeen Secrets" encryption tool will help jihadists secure their online communications from spying, says a security firm.

Honor System at Border Will End Thursday, Says DHS

In response, senators from northern U.S. states have implored DHS to maintain oral border declarations until June 2009.

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.
 




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