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.
A Government Accountability Office report recommends that the Transportation Security Administration no longer fund its behavior detection programs because they are generally ineffective. Its meta-analysis of hundreds of studies found that the ability of human observers to accurately identify deceptive behavior based on behavioral cues is the same as or slightly better than chance.
The IT Risk/Reward Barometer, conducted by the nonprofit global association ISACA, examines the gaps between what people believe and what they do when it comes to the Internet and sharing information online. For example, people tend to fear that their information is at risk, but most continue to be careless with their passwords.