Obama Mulls Fate of Homeland Security Council

Senators hear arguments over the fate of the White House Homeland Security Council; President Barack Obama's new administration may consolidate the seven-year-old panel into the National Security Council.

Third IT Security Vendor Breached in a Week

Hackers that visit a Romanian Web site, Hackersblog, have claimed the third straight breach of a security vendor's Web site using SQL injection in a week.

Mexico: Shootouts Between Troops and Drug Traffickers Leave 21 Dead

A shootout between Mexican soldiers and drug traffickers around the town of Villa Ahumada in the northern state of Chihuahua has left 21 people dead as Mexico slides further into anarchy, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Hoekstra Defends Iraq Twittering

Representative Pete Hoekstra, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, is defending his decision to Twitter his whereabouts in Iraq in real time, despite the secretive nature of the trip, reports Fox News.

Data Breach at FAA; Obama Reviews Government Cybersecurity Efforts

The Federal Aviation Administration has fallen prey to hackers looking to steal personal information, just as President Barack Obama on Monday ordered a 60-day review of the government's cybersecurity policies.

Some Wildfires in Australia Believed to be the Work of Arsonists

As the worst bushfires in Australia's history continue to consume the southern state of Victoria, police fear the death toll will rise to over 300 as the search continues for an arsonist believed responsible for at least one of the fires.

New York City Criminal Justice System a Model for the U.K., Commission Says

New York City receives special acclaim from a British commission examining options for prison reform in the 21st century.

Spam Continues to Grow, Study Says

Spam grew by 4.9 percent in January, according to MessageLabs' first report since their integration into Symantec.

Port of Long Beach Fusion Center Opens

The Port of Long Beach, California, opened its new $21 million command and control center for port security yesterday, completing a project conceived immediately after the terrorist attacks of 9-11.

New Manual Recommends Intellectual Property Protection Strategies

Criminal counterfeiting and piracy cost domestic companies an estimated $200 to $250 billion a year in lost revenues, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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