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- A new approach to problem solving from the bottom up, and researchers voluntarily lift a moratorium on bird flu studies.

Biometrics in Developing Regions

- First-world countries have long used biometrics for security and forensics, but developing countries are using biometrics to create IDs that can be used to facilitate services like voting or the distribution of financial aid.

Social Media

- A global study by Proskauer includes best practices for businesses that allow social media at work for corporate and personal use. Read the full results of the study.

Extremism

- Researchers are looking into how leaders’ speeches can trigger violent responses. Read their report.

Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change

- This book contemplates defense and security from the perspective of the affected states (Canada, Russia, Denmark, Greenland, Norway, United States, Iceland, Sweden, and Finland) based on the foreseeable transition from an ice-bound region to an ice-free one.

Intelligence

- Researchers examine how emotional cues in speeches can trigger violence, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police forms a comprehensive center for officer wellness issues.

Employment

- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that a company violated federal law when it fired an employee for writing offensive and threatening remarks on newsletters in a staff break room.

Researcher: Empowering Civil Society is Right Approach to Disaster Recovery

- Local organizations, like churches, charities, and businesses, should lead recovery efforts rather than government after natural disasters, a researcher argues.

Security Metrics

- See an example of how a security department can come up with reliable and consistent metrics for security. The first step was to develop categories into which incidents could be recorded.

Device Could Allow Cell Phones to Detect Bioagents

- In 2004, researcher Nosang Myung started building a miniature device that could detect airborne toxins. Eight years later, the newest prototype is about a month from completion.

Researchers Offer New Solution to Active Shooter Mitigation

- Colleges and universities seeking to reduce casualties on campus during an active shooter incident should invest in networked technologies that would limit the gunman’s access to easy targets.

Safecast Uses Kickstarter to Fund Citizens' Geiger Counter

- A campaign to increase public radiation data raises more than $100,000 in two weeks.

Morning Security Brief: NRF 2011 Survey, Electronic Monitoring, TSA Shakedown, and More

- The NRF says that the rise in retail crime numbers is a result of enforcement efforts and criminals becoming more desperate. Charlotte expands its electronic monitoring program. TSA fires five and suspends 38 for failing to screen passengers properly. And more.
 




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