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.

Morning Security Brief: Arrests in Tulsa Shooting Spree, Spies in College, Medicaid Breach, and More

A Tulsa task force makes two arrests for the Friday shootings that left three dead and two injured. Foreign countries are infiltrating America’s colleges with questionable motives, the FBI says. Medicaid breach larger than originally thought. And more.

Fraudulent Tax Returns Provide Gangs with a Low-Risk Source of Income

This year’s tax deadline is Tuesday April 17. Among the millions of documents headed to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) between now and then are an increasing number of returns from tax-savvy gang members who have learned to exploit the system.

Raids Target Internet Crime

Microsoft employees teamed up with federal law enforcement to target botnet equipment.

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