NEWS & ANALYSIS

Spam Falls Worldwide After Web Hosting Company's Servers Disconnected

The world experienced a drastic reduction in the number of spam e-mails sent worldwide Tuesday evening when the servers of a small Web-hosting company in San Jose, California, were disconnected.

New Police Unit Takes on Black Market Ammunition, Explosives, and Guns in Quebec

The unit is dedicated to suppressing street gangs involved in gun smuggling and violence.

Spam Kings Canned in U.S.

A federal judge shuts down the operations of companies allegedly responsible for 1 billion spam messages, but the e-mails keep streaming in from overseas.

British Police, Prison Officials Fear the WASP Knife

The U.S.-manufactured knife is designed to kill bears and sharks and can freeze a target's organs when it's plunged into the body.

Gunman Murders 9, Then Shoots Self at Finnish School

Police had questioned the suspect yesterday regarding YouTube.com videos showing him shooting a handgun but determined not to terminate his gun license.

Concealed Weapon Laws Make Security Practitioners Worried

Security practitioners surveyed as part of an ASIS International Foundation report worry that workplace violence will increase in states that have liberalized concealed-weapon laws.

Mexican Crime Wave Drives Personal Security Spending

Wealthy Mexicans are investing in personal security measures ranging from GPS systems to bulletproof clothing.

Police Leaders Call for National Criminal Justice, Homeland Security Assessment

The country’s police chiefs have asked that the next president commission a major evaluation of how the country fights crime and terrorism, as law enforcement’s expanded responsibilities stretch its resources.

Senate Holds Hearing on Cruise Ship Security

In a Senate subcommittee hearing, witnesses and lawmakers discussed the lack of security standards for cruise ships.

The Importance of Being Modest Regarding Public CCTV Systems

Advocates of public CCTV systems should steer away from misleading arguments that such technology reduces crime and rather tout its ability to solve crime.
 




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