NEWS & ANALYSIS

Intelligence Chief Discusses Annual Threat Assessment with Congress

Speaking before a Senate Committee, the head of U.S. Intelligence discussed the continuing threat from al Qaeda as well as concerns about political instability, WMD, and other issues.

FBI Planning Massive Biometric Database

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to create a major database of physical characteristics in an attempt to better identify criminals and terrorists.

Chertoff Lays Out DHS Budget Requests

The Department of Homeland Security's 2009 budget requests include increased security funding for border patrol, ports, critical infrastructure, and other initiatives.

U.K. to Liberalize Police Stop and Search Powers

Both Labour and Conservative parties want to scrap stop and search forms they say waste police's precious time.

Retailers in the U.K. Need Better IT Security Strategy, Report Warns

Deloitte says, "only 20 percent of respondents said they have a formally defined information security strategy."

Third Underseas Internet Cable Cut in Three Days

Businesses stretching from the Middle East to Asia hit with phone line disruptions and Internet outages.

U.S. Government Tests Its Hacker Defenses

The "Cyber Storm" war game was the biggest of its kind ever, says AP.

Twin Suicide Bombers, Female and Mentally Imparied, Kill Scores in Two Baghdad Markets

Officials say militants remotely detonated the women's explosive vests.

Bush's Budget Proposal Bolsters Border Security

The additional funding will increase the number of fences, border agents, and illegal immigration raids on workplaces.

The Potential Dangers of Online Contributions

Cybersecurity experts warn that phishers' next target may be online political contributions.
 




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