NEWS & ANALYSIS
Apr 04, 2013 -Mafia using renewable energy companies to launder money; Radar shows disappointing apprehension rates of illegal immigrants in one surveilled stretch of U.S. border; and how prosecutors are still going after corrupt politicians.
Apr 03, 2013 -Retailers have created databases of alleged employee thieves. The U.S. Transportation Security Department is seeking credential authentication technology. Mobile Device security at the U.S. Military Academy and the Army Corps' Engineer Research and Development Center is lax. South Korea is creating a new cybersecurity and attack deterrence department.
Apr 02, 2013 -Google's privacy director says she's stepping down, the Russian governmnet blocks content on Facebook and Twitter, and the FBI and DHS say Telephone Denial of Service attacks on on the rise at public safety call centers.
Apr 01, 2013 -When a small thunderstorm cell that formed in central Iowa in June 2012 grew into a monster storm called a derecho, 22 people lost their lives, and residents from the Midwest to the East Coast suffered extensive property loss and power outages. Read about how the states of Maryland and Virginia used the experience to develop recommendations for making utilities and the cities they serve more resilient to future storms.
Apr 01, 2013 -The Supreme Court limits the role of police dogs in searches, a new Senate bill targets visa fraud, and a federal court has ruled that the CIA must release documents on its drone program.
Mar 29, 2013 -It's not so easy to compile cell phone databases that can be used without revealing the original sources. A new virus appearing across the country locks victims computers and makes them think it's been done by the Department of Homeland Security or the FBI and can't be unlocked until they pay a fine. A look at decriminalization of drugs in Portugal twelve years after the change in policy. And more.
Mar 28, 2013 -For a few hundred dollars in start-up money and a few hundred more a month, anyone can buy the tools and services they need to build and run a malicious botnet. That's just one of the reasons the cyberlandscape is so hard to police.
Mar 28, 2013 -Lessons from the largest distributed denial of service attack in history; what the ACLU found in e-mails from the Justice Department about phone tracking; How Mexican drug cartels use children as young as 11, and more.
Mar 27, 2013 -Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, is defending the decision to allow small knives on planes. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says that the nation is at increased risk of bioterror attacks. Great Britain may expand its surveillance laws.
Mar 26, 2013 -Since the death of long-time Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was announced on March 5, a harsh light has been cast on the economic and political future of the South American nation. The upcoming April 14 elections will be a referendum on whether the country will continue to operate as it did under the Chavez regime, or move in a new direction.