NEWS & ANALYSIS

NIST Issues Report on Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7

World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), which was not hit by a plane on 9-11, has been the subject of conspiracy theorists, who have suggested that it collapsed from a controlled demolition. NIST now says in a draft report that the cause was "thermal expansion of long-span floor systems at temperatures “hundreds of degrees below those typically considered in current practice for fire resistance ratings."

Taliban Attack on Arms Plant is Their Deadliest Attack Yet in Pakistan

The attack on an arms plan in Pakistan is part of a ramping up of Taliban activity in Pakistan, according to media reports.

U.S. Tracking Citizens' Border Crossings

The U.S. government has begun tracking citizen border crossings and will retain the data for 15 years.

Senate Holds Hearing on Cruise Ship Security

In a Senate subcommittee hearing, witnesses and lawmakers discussed the lack of security standards for cruise ships.

Government to Fund Synthetic Telepathy Research

A team of researchers at University of California Irvine will study the use of synthetic telepathy.

TSA Now Recognizes Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Bags

As of Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration is recognizing checkpoint-friendly laptop bags.

Beware MSNBC.com Breaking News Spam E-mails

Spammers are inundating inboxes with fake breaking news e-mails that lead to spoofed Web sites of CNN.com and MSNBC.com.

Is Releasing a Security Flaw an Act of Free Speech?

Last week, a federal judge barred three MIT students from disclosing security flaws in Boston's subway system. Some argue that the decision is a violation of their right to free speech.

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Al Qaeda Strengthens Its Ability to Attack the United States

A top intelligence analyst says al Qaeda has strengthened its ability to attack the United States despite recent U.S. successes in striking militant strongholds.

Estonia to Help Georgia Fight Back Against Cyberattacks

Two Estonian computer security experts will arrive in Georgia tonight to help the country counteract a host of cyberattacks.
 




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