NEWS & ANALYSIS
Aug 14, 2014 -Protests following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have spurred protests on the street and the Web; the U.K. Parliament is raising concerns about the security of biometrics, and robbers stole $10 million from a Chilean airport.
Jul 29, 2014 -Fighting between Israel and Hamas continues as Israel destroys the home of a top political Hamas leader in the Gaza strip. A GAO report has found that security clearance holders have significant tax burdens totaling more than $730 million. The TSA is offering prize money to anyone who can come up with a proof-of-concept for expediting airport security lines. And more.
Jul 24, 2014 -An Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board has crashed this morning, following the deaths of 48 yesterday due to a TransAsia Airways plane crash. The White House announced a $10 billion rural infrastructure fund. Seven criminals were arrested in relation to StubHub theft, and Norway may be in imminent danger of a terrorist attack.
Feb 06, 2014 -DHS has warned airlines that terrorists may smuggle bombs in toothpaste tubes, and Olympic Web sites to look out for cyberattacks. Target's hackers got their credentials from an HVAC company.
Nov 05, 2013 -A gunman is found dead hours after he opened fire at a New Jersey shopping mall; the Justice Department says it will review security at Los Angeles International airport; John Kerry is promising European leaders the United States will thoroughly review the NSA's spying procedures; and the DHS Inspector General releases a report outlining several recommendations for the agency to improve cybersecurity measures.
Oct 15, 2013 -Leaked documents reveal the NSA has collected hundreds of millions of personal e-mails and live-chat address lists, many from Americans. Closed-door talks begin today in Geneva on Iran's nuclear program. Four dry-ice bombs, two of which exploded, have been found in a Los Angeles airport.
Sep 05, 2013 -The TSA's expedited airport screening program will be coming to 60 more U.S. airports this year, a draft of the Cyber Security Framework is considered ineffective, world leaders gather in Russia, and more.
Jul 22, 2013 -A flaw in the encryption technology used in many SIM cards could make cell phones vulnerable, the U.S. government is offering expedited security screening at airports for a fee, European Union ministers meeting in Brussels today placed Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations, and more.
Jun 18, 2013 -NATO-led troops officially handed over security responsibility to Afghan troops; the TSA solicits public comments about its full-body scanners; the EU cybersecurity agency gets expanded authority, and more.
May 29, 2013 -President Obama will address the issue of cybersecurity with his Chinese counterpart after fresh attacks. The U.S. Department of Justice has broken up a $6 billion money laundering scheme. A new report says that the global homeland security and emergency management market is anticipated to reach $544 billion by 2018. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for armed guard services for disaster facilities in the Oklahoma City area.