NEWS & ANALYSIS
Dec 09, 2013 -The law enforcement practice of requesting data from cell phone towers has raised privacy concerns. The statistics collected on sexual abuse in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention facilities are incomplete. Eight major tech companies are launching a public relations campaign against NSA spying tactics.
Dec 06, 2013 -Officials release death toll numbers for yesterday's attack on Yemen's Defense Ministry headquarters; the Department of Homeland Security faces new scrutiny on overtime compensation; and Microsoft disrupts an organized cybercrime ring.
Dec 05, 2013 -A car bomb and ensuing firefight at Yemen's Defense Ministry complex has killed 25 people; a cargo truck containing dangerous radioactive material has been found; and more than 2 million social media accounts have been compromised due to Pony malware.
Dec 04, 2013 -Find out what researchers have learned from studying past hurricane-related evacuations and how they are trying to apply those lessons to future evacuations.
Dec 04, 2013 -NIST releases a comprehensive report on the deadliest and costliest tornado on record--the one that struck Joplin, Missouri in 2011; a U.S. official warns that security in Afghanistan could be threatened if the U.S-Afghan security pact is not signed quickly; risk management firm Kroll releases a 2014 cybersecurity forecast; and more.
Dec 03, 2013 -A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board says a commuter train that derailed on Sunday in New York was traveling more than twice the speed limit when it crashed; an inspector general's report says the Department of Homeland Security has not adhered to its own cybersecurity policies; tensions are high between China and Japan over an air defense zone, and bulletproof pods in local airports could replace TSA agents at passenger exits.
Dec 02, 2013 -Investigations have begun into yesterday’s train derailment in New York City. Documents released by Edward Snowden indicate that Australia was willing to share information gathered when it was spying on its citizens. Canadian authorities announce the arrest of a Toronto man for passing state secrets to China.
Nov 27, 2013 -President Obama has nominated the FDA's John Roth as inspector general of the DHS. U.K. Big Business may not be paying enough attention to cybersecurity. Experts explain how the NSA was able to eavesdrop on Yahoo and Google. NATO holding cyber-defense exercise.
Nov 26, 2013 -A 48-page report on the Sandy Hook shootings offers insight into shooter Adam Lanza's life, but offers no clear motive behind the attack; the supposed gunman on Yale's campus might have been a hoax; and there no criminal charges in a deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy that killed 64 people.
Nov 25, 2013 -There were 5,796 hate crime incidents involving 6,718 offenses, down from 2011 figures of 6,222 incidents involving 7,254 offenses, for 2012, according to the latest FBI report.