07/25/2011 - Norway grapples with tragedy and future security questions. LA Times details cartel activities. Victoria, Australia, considers stricter rules for private security. Websense warns against fake news links. And more.
07/21/2011 - The post-9-11 focus on counterterror and homeland security has presented challenges to law enforcement, but it has also provided some crime-fighting benefits. The changes are part of a new report from RAND Corporation.
07/19/2011 - The visa program's achievements and remaining problems are examined. Someone is leaking police files to biker gangs in Australia. States increasingly working to address wrongful convictions. And more.
06/30/2011 - A federal appeals court has ruled that the plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the government’s domestic spying law do have standing to pursue their case. The plaintiffs, including Amnesty International as well as journalists, international aid groups, labor organizations, and attorneys, argued that the amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) violate the U.S. Constitution. The appellate court overturned a lower court’s decision—that the plaintiffs had no grounds to sue because they had no evidence that they had been harmed by the law.
06/17/2011 - Authorities foil a plot at the Pentagon a day after news of an al Qaeda hit list. Private companies and defense contractors team up to track cyberattacks. New technology predicts the path of tornadoes. And more.