NEWS & ANALYSIS

US May Have Illegally Listened in on Citizens' Calls

The Senate is looking into allegations that the National Security Agency listened in on and shared information about calls made by Americans living abroad.

Hackers Build Fake YouTube Pages to Deliver Malware

A new program allows hackers to build YouTube replica Web pages that deliver malware to unsuspecting victims.

U.N. Staffers' Security Failures Blamed for Algiers Terrorist Attack

An independent panel also blamed the security failure on the U.N.'s security management system which was poorly resourced, designed, and implemented.

New Israeli Stink Bomb Provides Safe Way to Disperse Protesters

The Skunk, Israel's new crowd control device, provides a safe way to chase away protesters without causing bodily harm.

Maryland State Police Spied on Nonviolent Activists and Labeled Them Terrorists

The Maryland State Police has sent a letter to notify those whose names appear in its database as terrorists.

Despite Widespread Security Problems, Ohio Will Use Electronic Voting Systems This Election

Electronic voting machines that have "critical security failures" will once again count votes in Ohio during this year's presidential election. Ohio's secretary of state, however, said a hand counting pilot program may be instituted next year.

Group to Launch IT Security Metrics

The nonprofit Center for Information Security is planning to release guidelines to help companies better gauge the cost-effectiveness of their security programs

Academic, Corporate, and Government Organizations Unite to Solve Identity Management Problems

A new nonprofit organization will devote itself to solving identity management problems like identity theft through empirical research.

Controverisal Satellite Spying Program Set to Begin

The Department of Homeland Security is set to start a controversial satellite spying program, despite privacy concerns.

Congress Sets Conditions on DHS Spending Resolution

Congress has put several conditions on the Department of Homeland Security's appropriations.
 




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