NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: EU to Vote on Information Sharing, Gang Trademarks Logo, OSX Security, and More

EU Parliament votes today on a controversial information sharing deal with the U.S. Motorcycle Club uses trademark to weed out undercover officers. Macs users should use antivirus software now, commenter says. And more.

Aussies Consider Date of Birth on Guard IDs ‘Excessive Personal Information’

An Australian government agency ordered an overhaul on identification cards for security personnel in December after complaints that information on current IDs violated privacy statutes, according to recently released documents.

A Model of Intelligence Sharing

How the Colorado Information Analysis Center became a model for the rest of the states and the Department of Homeland Security.

Controversial ‘Girl-Finding’ App Raises Privacy Concerns

The controversial app, Girls Around Me, has been pulled from the Apple Store amid protests by privacy advocates and the geomapping social networking site Foursquare. Critics, however, say the problem isn’t Girls Around Me, but the amount of information social media sites share about its users by default.

Morning Security Brief: IT Supply Chain Security, New Federal IT Security Priorities, and FTC Privacy Report Introduced

A new Government Accountability Office report recommends that the federal government strengthen the information security global supply chain. In addition, a top cybersecurity official outlines federal IT security priorities, and the Federal Trade Commission introduces a new privacy report.

Can Employers Legally Request Facebook Passwords?

Two U.S. Senators have requested that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Justice investigate recent reports of employers requiring that applicants turn over passwords to private e-mail accounts and to social media sites such as Facebook.

Book Review: Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security

Daniel Solove, a professor at George Washington University’s Law School addresses the issue with great detail and insight.

Morning Security Brief: Al Qaeda 'Chief' Turns Himself In, TSA Scanners Deemed Safe, North Korea Suspends Nuclear Work, and More

One of the FBI's most wanted turns himself in in Egypt. Inspector General's report on body scanners released. North Korea suspends nuclear activities. And more.

Identity Theft: The Number One Consumer Complaint in 2011

Identity theft was the number one consumer complaint in 2011 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation releases a new version of a Web tool to combat information mining.

Morning Security Brief: Mexican Drug War, Google's New Privacy Policy Questioned, The UN on Piracy, and More

Janet Napolitano's positive outlook on Mexico. State Attorneys General question Google's commitment to privacy. The United Nations says more outside support is needed to fight pirates. And more.
 




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