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Data Mining

- This GAO Report looks at how federal agencies are data mining personal consumer information.

Africa's Report Card

- Governance in Africa is terrible, but it’s improving slowly. Even small improvements can drive investment and create jobs, according to a World Bank study.

Lab Safety

- Biological safety guidelines for laboratories dealing with the world’s most dangerous toxins are available from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Passports and Visas

- Passport and visa security are highlighted in a July report on border security by the government’s watchdog. Recommendations address taking better advantage of security features in the future.

Medical-Record Privacy

- An employer acted improperly, ruled a federal appeals court, when it fired a woman for refusing to sign a medical release form about her mental health.

Malware Rising

- A new report forecasts that there will be strong growth in the anti-malware business over the next several years. A main driver is the increasing organization and skill of cybercriminals.

Harmful Horseplay

- An employee may pursue a negligence claim against his coworker after an incident of horseplay left him physically and psychologically injured, ruled the Delaware Supreme Court.

Password Encryption

- Check out a free new Windows utility that lets users securely encrypt all their passwords on their computer.

Discrimination

- A single comment about a worker’s accent is enough to allow the worker to proceed with a discrimination claim, ruled a federal appeals court.

Malicious E-Mail

- There’s been a sharp decrease in the amount of malicious e-mails sent in the first half of 2007, says a top security vendor. Likely reasons include better network defenses and a growing caution among employees about opening suspicious attachments.

Religious Discrimination

- An employee who was fired for refusing to attend spiritual and meditation sessions fashioned after Buddhist and Hindu belief systems may pursue his religious discrimination lawsuit against his company, ruled a federal appeals court.

Information Sharing

- Most of the country’s state and regional intelligence fusion centers don’t engage the private sector in their information collection and sharing efforts, says a report to Congress.

World Trade Center

- NIST's final report on the collapse of the World Trade Center has been released.
 




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