NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Secure Smartphones for Spies, U.S. Gun Crime Statistics, Facebook To Fix Cookies, and More

NSA is developing secure smartphones. A hacker wants the courts to force the FBI to reveal the details of Stingray location-detecting technology. The Guardian uses uniform crime report data to make an interactive map. And more.

Teacher Can Sue For Being Spied On While Getting Naked On Stolen Laptop

A jury will decide if a laptop-locating company went too far to recover a stolen laptop.

Unmanned Vehicle GPS Developers Express Concerns About LightSquared

Last week LightSquared sent a letter to the the FCC blaming the GPS industry for interference problems that could come from its proposed broadband towers. This week the GPS industry responded.

Morning Security Brief: Battling Extremism Domestically, Cloud Security Registry, Gun Laws, and More

The White House puts forth a plan for battling domestic terrorism. A cloud security registry for consumers is created. Florida's legislature overrides local gun laws. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Detention Times, ISI-Backed Lobbyists, Biosecurity Technology, and More

Cleveland, Ohio, mandates that suspects be charged in 36 hours or released. Newspaper blames violent crime on police layoffs. Iran shoots down a foreign drone. And more.

Officer Guilty of Negligence for Shooting Unarmed Man

A police officer is guilty of gross negligence after shooting an unarmed man who was being arrested for failure to pay child support. The officer, who claimed that he intended to draw his Taser, violated the law when he neglected to verify that he had mistakenly drawn his gun, according to a federal appeals court. The officer’s actions, ruled the court, were objectively unreasonable.

A Force to Reckon With

It's a common scenario: A security officer makes an arrest and the suspect resists. The suspect is injured and files a lawsuit claiming that the officer used excessive force. Tommy J. Burns examines use of force in our July cover story.

Morning Security Brief: White House Counterterrorism Policy, Wiretaps, 'Bedroom' Hackers, and More

The White House issues a counterterrorism policy statement. More wiretap applications being processed. A new app brings background checks to the palm of your hand. Google liable for wiretapping. And more.

Afternoon Security Brief: Drug Testing Errors, Immigration Law Problems, Falsified Background Checks, and More

Flawed drugs tests in Indiana revealed by independent audit. Background investigators cutting corners. And More.

Some Countries Fight Organized Crime with a Tool Called Unexplained Wealth Orders

Unexplained wealth orders (UWO) have been successful at helping Ireland combat organized crime, experts said at a panel exploring ways to counter transnational organized crime at the National Institute of Justice 2011 Conference today.
 




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