NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Federal Reserve Hack Ramifications, Overhauling Bail Determinations, and More

The hacking of the Federal Reserve could have long term ramifications, warns a security researcher. Conference of Chief Justices discuss need for better way to set bail. A Washington, D.C. task force creates an anti-bullying program for agencies that work with kids. And More

Morning Security Brief: Skype Privacy, Drone Strikes, SIBR, and More

Skype users want to know what information Skype shares with law enforcement. The UN opens an investigation into drone strikes. NIST is looking for small businesses to create cybersecurity solutions. And more.

Morning Security Brief: FTC Eyeing Apps for Children, Wanted on Pinterest, Sikh Hate Crimes, and More

The FTC finds that 60 percent of apps for kids are sending information to advertisers or software companies. Police in Pennsylvania serve 57 percent more warrants after a reporter launches a mug shot Pinterest. Sikhs want the FBI to track hate crimes against them, too.

Changes Coming to Hate Crime Reporting

The new bias categories of gender and gender identity will be added to future hate crime reporting data.

ACLU Finds Explosion in DOJ Electronic Surveillance

In between 2009 and 2011, the ACLU finds the Department of Justice communication intercepts have increased 64 percent.

Los Angeles Turns to Cameras to Prevent Wrongful Detention

Los Angeles County has embarked on a pilot program that uses photographs to try to prevent wrongful arrests and incarceration of innocent people.

Morning Security Brief: NYPD Crime Statistics, US Airways Security Scare a Hoax, New U.S. Torture Accusations

The NYPD releases its crimes stats for the first six months of the year. The “suspicious package” that caused a flight to head back to the airport after taking off was a hoax. Fourteen Libyan dissidents say they were tortured by the United States. And more.

FBI: Sikh Temple Shooter Killed Himself

The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to the FBI.

Morning Security Brief: Taliban Attacks Kabul Hotel, Wildlife Protection Stripped from Border Areas, Paypal Bounty Program

The death toll from the Taliban’s attack on a Kabul hotel on Thursday reaches 20. The House passes a bill giving border security priority over protecting the environment. PayPal offers money to find bugs. And more.

ACTA Referred to EU High Court

The European Commission officially referred a major new treaty aimed at protecting intellectual property, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, to the European Union’s highest court Friday.
 




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