NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Conference Promotes Data Sharing Among CISOs

A new security conference organized by eBay gets CISOs to do what they are most reluctant to do: share data about information vulnerabilities.

UN Personnel No Longer Protected From Attack

"Our blue flag does not protect us anymore," UN official says.

TSA Strengthens Whistleblower Protections

Yesterday's agreement between TSA and the Merit Systems Protection Board provides an additional appeals process for transportation security workers with whistleblower retaliation complaints.
 




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