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Congressman Asks DHS Secretary: "Where Are Your Visa Screeners?"

- Rep. Gus Bilirakis has a good question for Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano: "Where are all the visa screeners we gave you money for?"

ATM Fraud Trends in Europe

- Information security experts are advising consumers on how to recognize popular ATM fraud schemes plaguing Europe.

South Africa Investigates Rise in Illegal Security Firms

- The government body that regulates South Africa's private security industry is re-vetting everyone in their databases to weed out security professionals and companies that have a criminal record, reports the Independent Online.

Machine-Gun Armed Police Patrol Violent London Neighborhoods

- Some London neighborhoods are set to look a little more like Northern Ireland as elite paramilitary police hit the streets of specific neighborhoods marked by high levels of gang-related violence, reports The Telegraph.

New Dutch Initiative Helps U.S. Security Companies Find European Customers

- The Dutch government on Tuesday told representatives from U.S. security companies that it's open for business and offered a new initiative to help them succeed in the Dutch and European marketplace.

Pakistan Shuts Down Schools After Suicide Bombings, Increases Security Amid Terrorism Fears

- The Pakistani government has closed the country's schools to protect educational institutions after twin suicide bombings ripped through the International Islamic University (IIU) earlier this week.

International Cooperation Integral In Reducing Threat from Counterfeit and Pirated Merchandise

- A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official recently stressed the importance of international cooperation in reducing the threat from counterfeit and pirate merchandise.

Long Island Jihadist Made His Own Way to Al Qaeda in Pakistan

- The discovery that a self-radicalized man from Long Island, New York, traveled to Pakistan to fight with al Qaeda has raised concerns among counterterrorism officials that other self-radicalized militants could follow a similar path, reports the Los Angeles Times.

U.S. To Be Ranked in Future Slave Trade Reports

- The State Department will rank the United States in the same way as it currently rates foreign countries in future reports on human trafficking, according to CNSNews.com.

Overseas Business Security

- Terrorism, piracy, corruption, and drug-fueled violence were the top overseas security threats to America’s private sector in 2008, according to the State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council.

E-Voting

- U.S. citizens casting electronic absentee ballots while out of the country face unresolved security risks, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

- Jane Mayer's examination into the dark corners of the War on Terrorism.

Former Israeli Minister Says Government Must Take Fight to Organized Crime

- There's another war on terrorism going on inside Israel, argues one of the country's former deputy defense ministers, but this battle is between law enforcement and organized crime.
 




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