NEWS & ANALYSIS

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Amnesty International Surveillance Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allow the federal government to conduct surveillance without a warrant.

AUVSI Talks FAA Progress Toward UAS Integration

Security Management spoke to Ben Gielow, government relations manager at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, about the FAA's progress in integrating UAVs into the National Air System.

A Clear View of Liability

Surveillance systems must overcome a hierarchy of nine deficiencies to improve their odds of defeating liability claims during lawsuits.

Morning Security Brief: Chinese Surveillance, Mexico Preps for Volcano Eruption, Police Moonlighting as Guards, and More

China hints at scaling back foreign products for surveillance, citing national security risks. Mexico readies emergency services ahead of possible volcano eruption. Australian authorities have opened an inquiry into police moonlighting as private security. And more.

Social Networking Security

Increasingly, employees expect to remain connected to social networking sites while at work. But these sites represent a growing threat in terms of malware, for instance.

Worth a Look: iSpy

Associate Editor John Wagley reviews an inexpensive surveillance app with a breadth of features and controls.

Morning Security Brief: Arrests in Tulsa Shooting Spree, Spies in College, Medicaid Breach, and More

A Tulsa task force makes two arrests for the Friday shootings that left three dead and two injured. Foreign countries are infiltrating America’s colleges with questionable motives, the FBI says. Medicaid breach larger than originally thought. And more.

Afternoon Security Brief: License Plate Scanners, UK Electronic Monitoring Legislation, New Mac Virus Seen in the Wild, and More

Police say license plate scanner technology would have stopped the D.C. Snipers. The United Kingdom is poised to enact broad surveillance legislation. Chinese hackers are suspected of creating a virus targeting Apple computers to monitor Tibetan sympathizers. And more.

Dial “O” for an Open Door

While a new technology that could turn smartphones into access control devices looks promising, a recent pilot program reveals complications.

Texas UAV Enthusiast Uses Pilotless Aircraft to Uncover River Contamination

A tip from an amateur unmanned-aerial-vehicle pilot led Texas authorities to open a major investigation into a Dallas meat packing plant, giving credence to assertions by the UAV community that commercial use can be both useful and inexpensive.
 




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