NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Bird Flu Source Suspected, Syrian Rebels and Chemical Weapons, and More

Chinese scientists theorize that the nation’s poultry markets could be spreading bird flu, a U.N investigator says that Syrian rebels are likely using chemical weapons, and a law making possession of a cell phone in prison a felony might lower crime rates among inmates.

Morning Security Brief: More on Boston Suspect; Car Bomb at French Embassy in Libya; Foiled Canada Terror Plot

New developments in the Boston bombing case, a car bomb destroys part of French embassy in Tripoli, and Iran denies involvement in terror plot in Canada

Morning Security Brief: Budget Cuts Delay Trial, Security for Thatcher Funeral, Stabbing Rampage, and More

The trial of the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden may be delayed until 2014 because of budget cuts to the Public Defenders Office. British police are concerned about security for the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher. A student went on a stabbing rampage yesterday in Houston, wounding 14 people. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Campus Crime, Recidivism Rates, and Courthouse Safety

A new law offers grants to fight campus crime, a Pennsylvania study finds that halfway houses do not help former inmates, and a new bill would provide security equipment to courthouses.

How Museums Secure Collections

Museums face many security challenges, not the least of which is making sure that when they procure new works, they aren't unwittingly buying stolen property.

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.
 




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