NEWS & ANALYSIS

Padilla Sentenced to 17 Years and 4 Months in Prison

The government had hoped for a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Hackers Cause Blackouts in Foreign Cities

The attack was revealed by a CIA senior analyst at a security conference on Friday.

EU: IP Addresses Should Be Considered Personal Data

The opinion given by a group of E.U. data privacy regulators would have major implications for the way Internet search providers record data.

Military Laptop May Have Been Stolen by Terrorists

British officials fear the information on the laptop may put Muslims interested in the armed forces at risk of terrorist attack.

UK: Private Security Guards to be Used to Surveil on Illegals

According to a leaked government document, the British government will hire private security firms to spy on suspected illegal aliens.

Murders at Schools Drop

School associated homicides account for less than 1 percent of all murders in the same age group.

Disaster Response Plan Gets Praise

The final version of the Department of Homeland Security's National Response Plan addresses state concerns with an earlier draft, says the Washington Post.

U.S. Approves Cybersecurity Standards for Nation's Electrical Grid

The standards come after a government cyberattack last year destroyed a power plant's electric generator.

No More Oral Declarations At Northern Border

DHS chief Chertoff tells critics to grow up.

The Jihadist Myspace

Terrorists have harnessed the power of online social networking to produce more and more grist for the jihadist mill.
 




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