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British Reveal Risk Register

- Once extremely confidential, the British government has decided to publish online this year's risk assessment.

With New Nonlethal Weapons Comes Controversy

- New nonlethal weapons near release and in development spark debate: "Just how safe are they?"

A New Generation for 911

- The government is testing new technology that will allow 911 centers to receive text messages from those in distress.

Quality Control

- Substandard antimalarials are not only killing the afflicted but are also producing highly resistant strains of the disease, reports a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Government to Fund Synthetic Telepathy Research

- A team of researchers at University of California Irvine will study the use of synthetic telepathy.

Raising the Bar

- Despite a slow economy, security salaries rose steadily, according to the latest ASIS International U.S. salary survey.

Anti-Terror Toxin Rules May Impede Research and International Cooperation, Say Experts

- Scientists complain of red tape that hinders their ability to construct research facilities that handle deadly agents and share such agents with international partners.

NIST Calls for Better Technologies to Spot Infrastructure Decay

- NIST will invest in research to develop technology that can identify critical infrastructures in need of repair and replacement.

Digital Photos: Seeing Shouldn't Always Lead to Believing

- Powerful software programs can make it difficult to know whether a digital photograph is the real McCoy or a fraud.

FBI Bulletins

- Researchers have found that most people will omit the truth rather than tell an outright lie. People will also choose words that camouflage the truth without knowing that they are leaving behind clues for investigators to piece together, according to a recent FBI bulletin.

Phishing

- Phishing scams cost Americans $3.6 billion last year, up 10 percent from 2006, according to Gartner Research.

Voting Machines

- States are continuing to explore ways to secure electronic voting after a New York University study found that electronic voting machines could be compromised, with software attacks easiest to pull off.

Will Your Vote Count?

- Academic and state studies find that electronic voting machines are vulnerable to tampering.
 




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