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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.

Solving International Crimes

- Text-only version from February digital edition. How Interpol helps to solve crimes ranging from cyberattacks to child exploitation and how the private sector gets involved.

Poaching Sites Sought

- Text-only version from February digital edition. Although the international ivory trade was banned in 1989, the levels of illegal elephant killings continue to rise, estimated to be in the tens of thousands in 2011 alone, according to statistics from Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants. Some estimates go even higher.

High Stakes on the High Seas

- Experts contend that governments currently patrolling off the coast of Somalia will withdraw, leaving merchants to fend for themselves.

Data Security

- According to a new study from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2, a shortage of security experts with strong leadership and communications skills poses a direct challenge to organizations around the world. The study includes feedback from more than 12,000 IT security professionals from across the globe.

Extremism

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

The U.K. Bribery Act, Year One

- Companies that conduct business in the United Kingdom should review their existing anticorruption programs in light of the U.K. Bribery Act.

Upcoming Elections Highlight Venezuela’s Uncertain Future

- Since the death of long-time Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was announced on March 5, a harsh light has been cast on the economic and political future of the South American nation. The upcoming April 14 elections will be a referendum on whether the country will continue to operate as it did under the Chavez regime, or move in a new direction.

Effective Crime Reduction Strategies: International Perspectives

- In this collection of scholarly compositions, editors James Albrecht and Dilip Das present work from authors who made presentations at an International Police Executive Symposium.

EU Privacy Proposal Criticized

- A privacy policy introduced by the European Union has come under fire for being too restrictive and too expensive.

Morning Security Brief: New York Times Hacked, Border Security, Super Bowl Security, and More

- The New York Times says it was hacked by China. The economic downturn may have played a role in reduced arrests along the Southwest border. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Gitmo Hearings, Brazilian Nightclub Fire, and More

- Guantánamo lawyers say the government forces them to turn over privileged communications. Mexico plans to stop narco perp walks. And more.
 




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