NEWS & ANALYSIS

New Information-Sharing Task Force Nets Arrest of 2 U.K. Cybergangs

An agreement by banks and credit card companies to share cybercrime intelligence has resulted in the discovery and arrest of two London-based cybercrime gangs, reports the online technology publication The Register.

Police Protest Tactics Need Review, U.K. Watchdog Says

A new report by a U.K. government watchdog recommended that London's Metropolitan Police overhaul its protest policing tactics in light of mistakes made during the G20 protests,according to the Guardian.

Social Security Numbering System Leaves Public Vulnerable

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that statistical techniques can determine a person's Social Security number based on their birth date and location.

U.K.: Incoming Spy Chief's Wife Posts Too Much Info on Facebook

Once again,Gordon Brown's embattled government has suffered another embarrassing security breach. This time, the wife of the incoming head of MI-6 posted personal information and pictures of her husband, children, and friends on the popular social networking site, Facebook.

NYPD SUVs Get Radiation Detectors

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has received a gift from the Department of Homeland Security: three Advanced Spectroscopic Portal Monitors to search the city for dirty bombs.

Rat-like Robot to Aid Disaster Response

A British research team is developing a rat-like robot that may one day help first responders search and rescue victims of man-made and natural disasters, reports The New Scientist.

SPLC Lists Right-Wing Terrorist Plots and Actions Since 1995

There have been 75 right-wing extremist plots or actions since 1995 to slaughter those extremists did not agree with politically, according to a list compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

UK: White Supremacist Wanted to Throw Tennis Ball Bombs at Asian Neighbors

A British court has heard testimony against Neil Lewington, an alcoholic 43-year old white supremacist, who allegedly conspired to unleash terrorist bombings against his Asian neighbors and others not considered British enough.

United States and Spain Formalize Program to Identify "High-Risk" Travelers

The United States and Spain today formalized a program that identifies high-risk travelers at Madrid Barajas International Airport before they can board a flight to the United States.

Four Elite Counterterrorism Bases Set up Across India

The Indian government has established four bases around the country to house its elite counterterrorism teams as part of its promise to increase the country's security in the aftermath of the November 2009 terrorist attack in Mumbai.
 




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