Sep 13, 2013 -Secretary of State John Kerry rejects Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s proposed timetable for turning over chemical weapons. Lawmakers say that cybersecurity legislation has been slowed by the Snowden leaks. Incidents involving cargo trucks that leak flammable liquid are not tracked by the government.
Sep 04, 2013 -An independent panel recommends that the State Department make diplomatic security a higher priority, the TSA adds a search capability to its mobile app for passengers to search banned items, Apple iOS gets a new access control patent, and more.
Aug 30, 2013 -British parliament votes to reject the use of military force in Syria; a CNN.com opinion piece outlines how an al Qaeda affiliate is aiding the opposition forces in Syria; and Snowden leaks the so-called U.S. "black budget" with details about spy-agency spending.
Aug 13, 2013 -Forty-four people were gunned down in Nigeria while praying at a mosque; security is tightened at the trial of Army private Bradley Manning after a video from the courtroom surfaces online; analyst firm Canalys predicts global IT security spending to grow to $30.1 billion by 2017; and more.
Aug 12, 2013 -"Stop and frisk" ruled unconstitutional; Critics say President Obama’s handling of the NSA surveillance scandal is insufficient; Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that low-level drug crimes will carry less severe penalties; most embassies in the Middle East reopen after terrorism scare; and more.
Aug 05, 2013 -Embassies in the Middle East remain closed as the White House cites serious threats against the United States; the Drug Enforcement Agency is using national security intelligence to pursue routine criminal investigations, raising concerns; a derailed train carrying hazardous substances in Louisiana leads to evacuation of about 100 homes, and more.
Jul 22, 2013 -A flaw in the encryption technology used in many SIM cards could make cell phones vulnerable, the U.S. government is offering expedited security screening at airports for a fee, European Union ministers meeting in Brussels today placed Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations, and more.