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Morning Security Brief: October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Canadian Drug Smugglers, Internet Surveillance, and More

- October becomes Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Unmanned border crossings allow for easy smuggling. Social media sites are an important tool for law enforcement surveillance. TSA implements new machines to verify authenticity of government-issued IDs. And more.

Jihadists Discuss Strategies to Beat Thermal Cameras

- Two days before the 10th anniversary of 9-11, a jihadist forum discussed how to beat thermal imaging cameras, according to a report by the SITE Intelligence Group.

Police Launch Social Media Initiative to Identify London Rioters

- The London Metropolitan Police are posting images captured by CCTV footage to social media Web sites to identify rioters.

Casino Security and Gaming Surveillance

- In this new work, coauthors Derk Boss and Alan Zajic combine more than 58 years’ experience protecting gaming and related industries to fill a void in the security literature of this unique sector.

ObjectVideo Files Suit With The ITC To Protect Patents

- ObjectVideo filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission against three major companies for patent infringement June 30. A favorable judgment from the ITC would stop Samsung, Bosch, and Sony from selling products with the technology in question in the United States.

New Targeted Advertising Risks

- A rise in lawsuits aimed at advertisers tracking consumers' buying-habits online has made it even more important for companies to pay attention to what they allow advertisers to do on their Web sites.

Digital Video Surveillance and Security

- Author Anthony C. Caputo's text provides all you need to know about digital video security and more, furnishing a detailed study of digital video monitoring.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Homeland Security

- A new law (P.L. 112-3) signed into law by President Obama reauthorizes portions of the Patriot Act that are set to expire in this year. A provision granting the government the right to conduct roving electronic surveillance and a provision that designates that a “lone wolf” terrorist is considered an agent of a foreign government were both set to expire at the end of February. The new law only extends the measures through May 2011, though several bills were introduced to extend the measures for longer periods of time.

How Your Outdoor Surveillance System Can SeeThrough Mother Nature's Wrath

- Mother Nature can be a nightmare for those setting up outdoor surveillance systems. Here's a look at how you can get the best out of your system.

How to Improve Your Image

- The great outdoors can be not-so-great for those who set up outdoor surveillance systems. Find out how to get the most from your camera setup. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Drone Champions Want Greater Access to Domestic Airspace

- The FAA, however, says drones are not ready for prime time over densely populated areas yet.

Virtual Peeping Toms Exploit Unsecured IP Cameras

- As more and more IP cameras get connected to the Web, it's easy for voyeurs to find unsecured cameras and do what they do best: watch.

Big Brother Sleeps During the Day in Brookline, But Awakes as Night Falls

- SituCon Systems electronic eyelid allows Brookline, Massachusetts, to protect its citizens' privacy during the day but watch over them at night.
 




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