NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: DHS To Create License Plate Database, Personal Healthcare Information at Risk, and More

DHS plans to build a national database that stores information from license-plate readers that scan every car that traverses their path; the Wall Street Journal reports that healthcare information could be at risk through a file-sharing site used by hackers, and leaked documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show an American law firm was under surveillance by the agency.

President Approves New Laws on Trade Secrets and Surveillance

The 113th Congress is officially underway. However, some old business from the 112th Congress is only now reaching President Barack Obama’s desk. He recently signed two bills, one on trade secrets and one on surveillance, into law.

Arecont Threatens IPVM with Legal Action over Critical Blog Post

A surveillance camera manufacturer sends a cease-and-desist letter to a writer questioning their marketing tactics.

Editor's Note: Surveillance System Technology Trends

It’s getting easier to have surveillance systems that don’t overwhelm the network or storage systems.

Morning Security Brief: Cell Phone Records, Supreme Court Declines Illinois Eavesdropping Case, Norway Attack Footage, and More

The NYPD has been collecting cell phone call logs. The Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal of a ruling by lower court that found Illinois’s eavesdropping law violates the First Amendment. Authorities release surveillance video of Anders Behring Breivik. And More.

ACLU Finds Explosion in DOJ Electronic Surveillance

In between 2009 and 2011, the ACLU finds the Department of Justice communication intercepts have increased 64 percent.

Case Study: A Wrinkle in Time

One grocery store is using video synopsis technology for everything from monitoring the flow of store wine tastings to internal investigations.

Police Chiefs Adopt Guidelines for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has voted to adopt guidelines for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Man Who Snooped on Wife’s E-mails Cleared of Cybercrime Charges

Prosecutors have dropped all charges against Leon Walker, the Michigan man who faced federal cybercrime charges for snooping into his wife’s e-mails.

Morning Security Brief: UK Surveillance Plan, Cattlemen Worry About EPA Surveillance, Law Unmasks Internet Trolls, and More

Nebraska cattlemen don’t want the EPA taking aerial photos of their farms. The British government passes a law requiring websites to identify Internet bullies. And more.
 




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