NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Search for New Homeland Security Chief, Cybercrime Trends, and More

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is recommended for the top homeland security job, cybercrime as a business, and some protests turn violent after the verdict is announced in the Zimmerman trial.

Morning Security Brief: Crash Investigation, Private Sector Perks in Immigration Bill, and EU Demands Privacy Talks

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.

Morning Security Brief: Defense Authorization Act, Facial Recognition, and Government Data Requests

The House of Representatives has approved the 2014 Defense Authorization Act; states are using driver’s licenses to establish photo databases for law enforcement; and Apple says that the government made thousands of requests for data over the past several months.

Morning Security Brief: Boston Suspects Worked Alone, Charges Dropped in Ricin Case, and EU Has Privacy Concerns

Authorities say that the suspects in the Boston bombings were self-radicalized, charges are dropped against the man arrested in the ricin case, and cooperation between the United States and the European Union on terrorism is strained by privacy concerns.

Morning Security Brief: European Privacy Policies, Border Security, and School Safety

European data protection authorities launch investigations of Google, the government fights illegal border crossings at Indian reservations, and the Indiana legislature considers placing an armed officer at every public school.

FTC to Study How Data Brokers Gather and Use Personal Information

The FTC has launched a study on privacy practices in the data broker industry.

Google Releases Transparency Report

Google received more than 21,000 requests for information on more than 33,000 users in the last six months from governments around the world.

Idaho Non-Profit Agrees to Pay $50,000 for HIPAA Violation

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights has a message to the healthcare industry: You will be held accountable for breaches of patient information.

Protecting Children’s Privacy Online

A proposed rule would limit the ability of companies to track and collect children’s online information.

Morning Security Brief: Adam Lanza’s Hard Drive, Vaccination Team Killed, Crime Reporting App, and More

The FBI is piecing together Adam Lanza’s hard drive. A vaccination team has been killed in Pakistan. A theft reporting app has been unveiled. And more.
 




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