Aug 12, 2014 -A report alleging that the Egyptian government committed crimes against humanity during the mass killings of unarmed protesters last summer was released today; Ukrainian officials are not allowing Russian aid envoy trucks to pass through its border because they are not Red Cross-certified; a new study shows that firmware contains poor encryption and backdoors that could allow hackers to infiltrate the "Internet of things," and more.
Jul 29, 2014 -Fighting between Israel and Hamas continues as Israel destroys the home of a top political Hamas leader in the Gaza strip. A GAO report has found that security clearance holders have significant tax burdens totaling more than $730 million. The TSA is offering prize money to anyone who can come up with a proof-of-concept for expediting airport security lines. And more.
Jul 24, 2014 -An Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board has crashed this morning, following the deaths of 48 yesterday due to a TransAsia Airways plane crash. The White House announced a $10 billion rural infrastructure fund. Seven criminals were arrested in relation to StubHub theft, and Norway may be in imminent danger of a terrorist attack.
Jul 15, 2014 -The U.S. Justice Department has charged a Chinese businessman with stealing secrets from U.S. companies including Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Islamic Militant group Hamas has rejected a cease-fire proposed by the Israeli government as the fighting continues. At least 19 people are dead in one of the worst metro accidents in Russia's history. And more.
Jul 08, 2014 -Okinawa is bracing for Typhoon Neoguri and its impact on the infrastructure. IIEE has released two anti-malware initiatives to protect software engineers. And Chinese hackers are gathering information on U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Jul 01, 2014 -Facebook is criticized after manipulating users' newsfeeds and using their status updates for a study that it then published externally. The GAO issues a report that looks at safety reforms at nuclear sites and whether those reforms led to greater security concerns. The NTSB determines the cause of the crash of Asiana flight 214 and makes safety recommendations to the FAA. And more.
Jun 26, 2014 -A bomb killed 21 people in Nigeria's capital yesterday in the latest burst of violence in the region. A GAO report found that State Department overseas facilities have security gaps. And a group of experts has redefined the search area for missing flight MA370.
Jun 10, 2014 -The head of Interpol says he is surprised that the United States has not yet signed up to participate in its aviation security program called I-Checkit. A GAO report reviews the Department of Veterans Affairs claims process for victims of military sexual trauma. And more.
Jun 03, 2014 -President Obama announces a $1 billion security fund for increased security in Europe. Target releases a letter to the SEC just ahead of its annual shareholders meeting, detailing its efforts to protect customer data. And the GAO releases a report outlining circumstances in which potentially fraudulent passports were issued.