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GPS Tracking Limits

- The U.S. Supreme Court says law enforcement is not allowed to install GPS trackers on people’s cars without a warrant.

DNA Data Has New Standards

- A new standard improves DNA sharing.

Federal Suitability and Security Clearances: Issue Mitigation Handbook

- This book provides an in-depth explanation of the background investigation process and the considerations that must be made when assessing an applicant’s suitability for federal employment, access credentials, or a security clearance.

Flea Market Operation Nets $800,000 Worth of Counterfeit Goods

- Agents seized more than 6,200 items worth $825,570 in a sting targeting vendors who sell fake merchandise at flea markets.

Companies Can Use Social Media to Predict Potential Threats

- Data pulled from open sources, like forums and social media profiles can go a long way to protecting a company’s personnel and assets.

DNA

- A federal appeals court has ruled that authorities may take DNA samples from persons arrested but not yet been convicted. The justices wrote that the practice was reasonable given the arrestees’ diminished expectations of privacy and the legitimate interests in the collection of DNA from these individuals.

Morning Security Brief: Craigslist Robberies, Secure Communities, and a Police Impersonator

- Robbers are using Craigslist to target holiday bargain shoppers. U.S. citizens are constantly being swept up by Secure Communities because of flaws in DHS databases. New Hampshire police are searching for a police impersonator. And more.

Book Review: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence

- Edward J. Appel, CEO of iName­Check, has written a primer for today’s security professionals covering the ins and outs of Internet vetting, data mining, and intelligence gathering.

Morning Security Brief: Drug Sniffing Dogs, Google Slams Mobile Security Vendors, DHS Denies Hackers Hit Water Pump, and More

- Does using a drug sniffing dog without probable cause constitute an illegal search? Google says mobile security vendors are overstating the threat to turn a profit. DHS dismisses reports of hackers taking out an Illinois water pump. And more.

Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence

- Edward J. Appel, CEO of iName­Check, has written a primer for today’s security professionals covering the ins and outs of Internet vetting, data mining, and intelligence gathering.

Police Embrace Social Media

- Police departments are finding that social media can be used to gather tips and feedback from the public.

Morning Security Brief: Suspicious Activity Around Georgia Water Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Hospital Security, and More

- Georgia authorities warn of suspicious activity around water treatment plants. The US and European Union hold their first joint cybersecurity exercise. And a hospital faces loss of funding because of the actions of a security guard that led to a patients death.

Social Media

- A trial court judge has ruled that a plaintiff does not have to “friend” opposing counsel to allow access to photos on her Facebook account. The judge ruled that the photos could be provided to the defense but that providing access to the private Facebook account as a method of discovery was an invasion of privacy.
 




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