Nov 19, 2013 -The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a review of ruling on government access to phone records. A link has emerged between the shut-down of the Silk Road contraband Web site and a letter containing Ricin sent to the White House. The director of national intelligence has released a high court document authorizing the collection of communications records.
Jul 17, 2013 -“Stand Your Ground” laws draw fire after the Zimmerman verdict, Al Qaeda’s Yemen-based branch announces that its second in command was killed by a U.S. drone strike, and a RAND report says that sexual assault in the military cost the United States billions last year.
Jul 08, 2013 -The investigation begins into the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco; the new immigration under consideration in Congress includes billions in private sector projects; and the European Union demands privacy talks with the United States.
Jun 28, 2013 -The Senate passed border security provisions as part of the immigration reform bill, a computer security group announces efforts to establish best practices on forensic investigations in the cloud, and the U.S. Department of Justice has charged a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer with theft of trade secrets from a U.S. company.
Jun 10, 2013 -Civil rights groups are asking why the U.K. government has been sending DNA samples from terrorism suspects to police agencies around the world with no oversight; the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court releases a ruling; and President Obama makes little headway on cybersecurity issues with China’s President Xi.
May 21, 2013 -A tornado hit Oklahoma yesterday afternoon leaving dozens dead, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a whistleblowing case, and a Senate committee approves fingerprinting for foreigners leaving the United States.
May 08, 2013 -The Obama administration favors an FBI plan to overhaul U.S. surveillance laws, which supporters say would bring them up to date with the Internet age. Some online companies have been warned that the background checks they provide may violate the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act. Arrests have been made in a $50 million diamond heist that occurred in February. And more.