NEWS & ANALYSIS

Judge Says No to Guns in Nonsecure Areas of Atlanta Airport

A federal judge ruled yesterday that people with gun licenses cannot carry their weapons in nonsecure areas of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

DHS Short List for National Laboratory Sites Raises Eyebrows

Some critics question whether political clout led to the inclusion of a low-rated Mississippi site on the short list of possible locations for a $451 million national laboratory that will research dangerous diseases and other biothreats.

Security Pros Get Scammed by Black Hat Hackers

By posting fake profiles of prominent computer security professionals, two hackers showed Black Hat hacking conference attendees how even skeptical security experts can get scammed.

Chertoff Says Laptop Border Searches Based on Suspicion

Senator Russ Feingold charges that DHS' published policy on laptop searches states the exact opposite and says Chertoff's comments as "misleading" and "flat-out wrong."

China's Surveillance State from the Olympic Games and Onward

In preparation for the Olympic Games, the Chinese government has installed 300,000 surveillance cameras to monitor the activities of activists, journalists, and visitors for now and into the future.

Russian Hacker Gang Targets Bank Accounts Without Fear

A Russian hacking outfit has stolen 463,000 usernames and passwords since 2005, according to a security researcher at SecureWorks Inc.

Britain's e-Passports Can be Counterfeited

The Times (of London) reports Britain's "fake-proof" e-passports can be cloned in less than an hour.

Lost TSA Contractor Laptop Found in Same Office Where it Went Missing

The laptop lost at San Francisco International Airport contained the names and personal information of 33,000 travelers who signed up for TSA's Clear program.

China Tightens Security as Olympics Near

Security concerns are on the rise in Beijing, where the Olympic games open Friday.

MIT Makes Significant Solar Energy Storage Discovery

MIT researchers have found an inexpensive way to store solar energy, which may lead to a revolution in the practical applications for solar power.
 




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