NEWS & ANALYSIS

Two Members of Film Piracy Group Sentenced

Two members of an Internet piracy group have been sentenced in Virginia for illegally copying and distributing first-run films.

Morning Security Brief: UAV Integration, Taser Mishap, USC Shooting, and More

UAVs get closer to integration into domestic airspace. A police officer is suspended for using a stun gun on a child. USC uses its alert system to protect students after a Halloween night shooting. And more.

Supreme Court to Hear Drug-Sniffing Dogs Case Today

The Court will hear oral arguments on whether judges can issue search warrants for private homes when drug-sniffing dogs gives a detection alert when outside the home.

Supreme Court to Rule on the Use of Drug Dogs

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases involving the use of dogs to sniff out narcotics. In the cases, the Court is determining whether dogs can be used to ferret out drugs inside a private residence and what credentials are necessary to prove that a drug dog is properly trained.

Justice Department Announces Efforts to Secure the Voting Process

The Justice Department has announced that it will implement its usual efforts on Election Day to make sure voters aren’t intimidated at the polls and their votes are counted accurately.

Morning Security Brief: U.K. Blocks Extradition of Hacker, Justice Fights Lawsuit, the EU Scolds Google, and More

The U.K. blocks extradition of a hacker who breached U.S. military networks. The U.S. Department of Justice fights a lawsuit brought by a House committee over the Fast and Furious program. The EU demands that Google meet privacy standards.

Government Takes Steps to Address Discrimination Against Pregnant Employees

A new bill would require employers to accommodate the limitations of pregnant workers and the EEOC makes pregnancy discrimination a key part of it’s strategic plan for 2012-2016.

FTC Settles with Companies for Spying on Rental Computers

The FTC has come to an agreement with seven computer rental companies and a computer software company for allegedly spying on rental customers.

Whistleblower Bills Would Protect Private Sector Employees

Two bills introduced in Congress last week would extend protection to whistleblowers who expose mismanagement, fraud, or abuse in the private sector.
 




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