NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: UK Identity Plan Questioned, Drug Dog’s ‘First’ False Positive, Shooting Victim Dumped at Hospital

A security engineer says the UK’s plan to use social media to verify identities encourages people to be “lazy about protecting their online identity.” A drug detection dog alerts to a man’s anus, but there’s nothing there. Surveillance cameras catch a car dumping a shooting victim at a hospital. And more.

Morning Security Brief: ‘Breaking News’ Phishing Attack, Drone Strike Stats, Parliament Breach Reviewed, and More

Phishing attack disguised as breaking news from CNN. Researchers from Columbia find most drone strike statistics inaccurate. A staffing error leads to a security breach in Australian Parliament. And more.

Countries Shy Away From Foreign Businesses Over National Security Fears

Canada uses national security exemption to keep foreign companies from bidding on new telecom project. India mulls restrictions on foreign investments.

Morning Security Brief: Earl Brown Dies, Navy Officer Pleads Guilty to Spying, Thai Security, and More

A security guard dies after being shot by police responding to his call. A Canadian officer pleads guilty to espionage charges. The government says security is improving in the most violent region of Thailand. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Secret Stop-And-Frisk Recording, Morten Storm, Anti-Terror Law, and More

Secret stop-and-frisk recording. Danish man says he worked with intelligence to kill al-Awlaki. Danish journalists say new anti-terror law would threaten press freedom. And more.

U.S. Security Weak Before Libyan Embassy Attack: Military Official

The American embassy in Benghazi, Libya did not have the security capabilities to defend itself against last month's attack that killed an ambassador and three other Americans, says its former security commander.

Sic Semper Technology

Authoritarian regimes are using network surveillance technology to further human rights abuses. Governments around the world are responding by restricting the export of such technology.

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Operation Bitter Pill, bin Laden Movie, and More

Tips to stay secure online. Feds and Interpol knock over 700 knock-off medicine Web sites. National Geographic’s bin Laden movie gets an airdate. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Security Convoy in Iraq Hit by Bomb, Mexico Makes Arrests in Border Shooting, Phone Scam, and More

Private security targeted in Iraq. Mexico arrests two in Border Patrol agent shooting death. The FTC cracks down on “tech support” phone scam. And more.

UN Official Suggests Formation of a Bioagent Watchdog

A UN official says there should be a global organization keeping an eye on facilities with the ability to manufacture biological weapons.
 




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