NEWS & ANALYSIS

Social Media and Criminal Organizations

In the social media world, individuals are encouraged to readily serve up personal data about where they are, who they are with, and when. But cartel members who use Facebook or similar social sites, for target selection can easily exploit this information to establish behavior patterns.

DHS-FBI Intel Bulletin Warns About Anarchist Threat to Conventions

Anarchists throwing acid-filled eggs and Molotov cocktails bolstered by social media and smartphones may be a problem for the cities hosting the Republican and Democratic Conventions over the next two weeks, according to a joint DHS-FBI intelligence bulletin.

Morning Security Brief: Empire State Shooting, Neo-Nazi Raids, Deterring Gang Violence, and More

Gunman opens fire at Empire State Building Friday morning but details remain scarce. German authorities raid neo-Nazi hideouts ahead of protests. A judge in Utah bans gang members from each other to deter escalating violence. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Chavis Carter Autopsy, Mexican Airport Security, Venue Sued After Patron Injured in Brawl, and More

Chavis Carter death ruled a suicide. Mexico City airport cops reassigned. A patron is suing a venue after being injured in a brawl. And more.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Won’t Read Your E-mail, Border Security Savings, Emergency Communication, and More

NSA head says it won’t read your e-mail. Interior border stations to close. POTUS signs Executive Order to further emergency communications. And more.

Think Tank Perspective: Interview with Philip Mudd

An interview with Philip Mudd of the New America Foundation.

Editor's Note: When Did You Last Clean Out Your Mental Closet?

When did you last question your security assumptions?

LAPD Agrees to Suspicious Activity Reporting Reforms

The Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to amend its suspicious activity reporting program after civil liberties and community groups raised civil concerns.

Morning Security Brief: Drone Strike Criteria, Al Qaeda After Bin Laden, Mystery Illness at MoD Headquarters, and More

The U.S. reveals some criteria for drone strikes. Al Qaeda is weaker, but people who subscribe to its ideology are more virulent, says one expert. Mystery illness prompts fears of biological attack at British army facility. And more.

Former CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Information

Former CIA officer and Huffington Post blogger John Kiriakou was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for repeatedly providing journalists with classified information.
 




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