NEWS & ANALYSIS

Background Checks for NASA Scientists Blocked

A federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction on a Bush directive requiring background checks on NASA scientists.

IP Surveillance Cameras Can Be Hacked

Researchers say cameras which stream their images over an IP address can be hacked and used to attack the network behind the camera.

Surveillance Legislation Expected

A bill to overhall the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has reportedly been drafted by the chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.

Turkish Military Grows Restless

U.S. Official warns of possible coup in Turkey

Federal Prisons Don't Have Information to Decide if Outsourcing Saves Cash

New GAO report says federal prisons have no way to currently compare the costs of keeping inmates at federal prisons or in private prisons.

Two Security Guards Slain in Brazen Robbery in Philadelphia

Two security guards, both retired cops, murdered in ambush and robbery.

Public Information Can Aid Terrorists, Says Report

A new RAND report says publicly available information can make an attack easier for terrorists to perpetrate.

House Passes Bill Subjecting Private Security Contractors to U.S. Law

Companies like Blackwater USA could be subject to U.S. law. White House objects.

Major Credit Bureau Offers Credit Freeze

A major credit bureau offers credit freezes to consumers as a way to prevent identity theft.

Remote-Control Toys a Terrorism Risk?

Toy remote controls may pose a terrorism risk, says TSA.
 




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