NEWS & ANALYSIS

Government Encourages Companies to Prepare for Flu Season

The idea that workers should be encouraged to tough it out and come to work even if they don't feel well is so 20th century. In the new millennium, with its pandemic flu threat hanging in the air, the government hopes that workers who think they may be coming down with something will stay home so as not to infect their coworkers. And the government wants companies to encourage that attitude with flexible sick leave policies, among other efforts.

Hackers Turn Attention to Web 2.0

Hackers are increasingly focusing their malicious activity on social networking sites like Twitter, according to a new study of Web application security incidents.

A Window into Counterterrorism Efforts at the FBI

Eric Schmitt of The New York Times writes about a counterterrorism unit in an FBI field office in Los Angeles, with which he spent two days, using it as a way to examine the changing role of the FBI post 9-11.

Largest U.S. Identity Theft Scheme Busted

Three individuals were indicted in what is believed to be the largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted in the United States.

Watchdog Investigates Civil Rights Complaints in Federal Prisons, Most from Muslims

The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General handle dinvestigations into seven alleged of civil rights violations in federal prisons during the first half of the year, six of them involving Muslim inmates, according to a new report.

Officials Tour Michigan Prison for Gitmo Detainees

Federal and Michigan state officials yesterday toured the Standish Maximum Correctional Facility to assess the prison's ability to safely detain prisoners from the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Experts Divided on Stockpiling Medicine as Flu Season Approaches

The New Scientist asked 60 experts whether they are taking personal precautions as the autumn flu season approaches.

Speaker Spotlight—Steve Chupa, CPP

Steve Chupa, CPP, former president of ASIS International and currently director of security for Johnson & Johnson, talks about the demons lurking in security directors' nightmares.

Does "Excited Delirium" Account for Some Taser Deaths?

A controversial new study contends that some people who died after being tased or subdued by police did not die from the shock or the restraints but from a rare disorder, reports Wired.com's Danger Room.

Travelers Provide Airlines with Birth Date and Gender Starting Saturday

Starting Saturday, some travelers will begin providing their birth date and sex when booking airline reservations.
 




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