Dec 12, 2013 -The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial suffered from a schizophrenic episode during the service, raising questions about vetting and security. A report on the July DOE cyberattack revealed the department did not set up proper precautions to prevent such attacks. New legislation is designed to protect critical infrastructure from attack.
Dec 10, 2013 -The NSA infiltrated online gaming sites in search of terrorists. The CIA has gained little from a massive business spying program. Tech companies are seeing revenue losses because of NSA spying. And more.
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 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 -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.
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 -The gunman who opened fire at the Navy Yard had his security clearance pulled temporarily. Connecticut officials are expected to issue a report today on the investigation into the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A new law in Egypt sharply restricts protests.
Nov 20, 2013 -The U.S.-Afghan security pact is still not finalized after controversy over an expected letter from President Obama apologizing for mistakes made during the war; a GAO report outlines recommendations for a more regular review of security clearances; experts testify on Capitol Hill that Healthcare.gov should be shut down until its security flaws can be fixed; and more.
Nov 18, 2013 -Major aid organizations dismiss rumors that poor security is hampering relief efforts in the Philippines. Russia has enacted extensive identity checks for Olympic ticket purchasers. An FBI memo reveals that Anonymous has been hacking U.S. government sites for almost a year. And more.