Feb 27, 2012 -Wikileaks begins publishing "five million" Stratfor e-mails. The commercial mobile alert system is set to go live in April. NYPD used money to fight drug trafficking to purchase equipment used to surveil Muslims. And more.
Jan 27, 2012 -For convenience, wireless devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones contain software that automatically connects to networks they remember. That feature is also an easy to exploit vulnerability.
Jan 20, 2012 -Anonymous takes down government sites after Megaupload is seized for copyright infringement. Governor declares Virginia as the nation's cybersecurity center. Russian hackers halt operations after their identities are revealed by security researchers. And more.
Jan 19, 2012 -The FBI says pranks calls reporting hostage situations and shootings are stretching police resources. The Feds say procedures weren't followed, but octogenarians weren't strip searched. A computer virus that only activates at night was sending data from a college computer lab for 10 years undetected. And more.
Jan 13, 2012 -Civil rights groups worry about local police use of aerial drones. A private company collects license plate data to make available to law enforcement. Prosecutors call for more disclosure from companies about data breaches. And more.