NEWS & ANALYSIS

Data Warehouses Lead to Intelligence-based Policing

Federal investigators hope the Justice Department's National Data Exchange, a data-mining system, will allow them to search state and local digital records to fight crime and terrorism. State and local police already use a commercial equivalent.

Russia's Dangerous Hangover

Dmitry Medvedev will face some unpleasant political, military, and foreign policy choices when he takes over as president in May.

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U.K.: Tories Release New Cybercrime Plan

Britain's opposition party looks to get tough on cybercrime.

I.E.D. Explodes in New York City

The blast damaged an armed forces recruiting station before sunrise early this morning.

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U.K.: Biometric Visas Efficient and Working

The United Kingdom's biometric visa system has reduced identity checks from two days to 30 minutes, says the British visa checking agency.

Radiation Detection Machine Tests Inconclusive, Report Says

Despite their previous statements that the radiation detection machines worked, DHS now says a new round of tests cannot show whether the machines can "detect and identify actual objects that might be smuggled."

Chinese Hack Attacks Worry Pentagon

The Defense Department, however, stops short of accusing the Chinese government of the attacks.

E.L.F. Strikes Seattle Suburb

Five luxury homes deemed "eco-friendly" by developers were set ablaze by radical environmentalists acting on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front.

Australia: Security Industry Gets Tough on Its Guards

Under tough new standards implemented in September, the security industry in New South Wales, Australia, has fired more than 150 security guards and refused licenses to 65 more for inappropriate behavior .

The Terrorism Threat Online

Terrorism and computer security experts discussed the myriad real and potential terrorism threats emerging online, such as cyberattacks against vital infrastructure and terrorist use of online social networking to aid in their activities.
 




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