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Morning Security Brief: Watch List Suspects Released After Traffic Stop, Excessive Force, NSTIC Steering Committee, and More

- Two people on the terror watch list were stopped and released by police, according to data accidentally released by a Maryland police department. Swedish cops are under fire after shooting at unarmed suspects. NIST seeks a steering committee for trusted identities program. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Suspicious Power Arrest, Live-Streaming Abuse, HIPAA Breach Consequences, and More

- A man is arrested for mailing more than a hundred envelopes of a powdery substance. Australian police are noticing a new online trend among pedophiles. BlueCross BlueShield pays more than one million dollars after a breach. And more.

Law Enforcement Perspective: International Association of Chiefs of Police Interview with Bart R. Johnson

- An interview with Bart Johnson, the executive director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

One-Hour DNA Tests Headed to 'Select Customers' this Summer

- An appeals court last summer said collecting DNA samples doesn’t violate constitutional protections and that DNA collection was just a 21st century version of fingerprinting. ZyGEM and Lockheed Martin want to provide a faster way to run the “prints.”

Law Enforcement Perspective: International Association of Chiefs of Police Interview with Bart R. Johnson

- An interview with Bart Johnson, the executive director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  

PBS Pushes Next-Gen Emergency Alerts

- A new program will allow broadcasters to send emergency alerts directly to smartphones and other mobile devices.

Morning Security Brief: ACTA Under Review, YouPorn Exposes User Data, Mobile App Privacy Policies, and More

- ACTA being sent to highest EU court. Porn site user data was made available online. New privacy guidelines for mobile app developers. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Social Media Monitoring, Apartment Penalized for Failing to Notify Tenants of Attacks, NOPD, and More

- DHS explains why it monitors social media. A woman is awarded $20 million after she's raped in her apartment. Experts say U.S. cybersecurity laws have holes. And more.

Morning Security Brief: City Benefits from Super Bowl Security, Mayor Closes Homeland Security Office, Insider Trading, and More

- Indianapolis gets to keep at the gadgets brought in to secure the Super Bowl. A mayor dissolves his city's homeland security department. Lawmakers move to curb insider trading. And more.

Malaysian Professor Can Sue to Find Out If She Remains on No-Fly List

- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a Malaysian woman can sue the government to find out whether she is still on the no-fly list.

Morning Security Brief: New Report on Muslim Radicalization, FBI Reduces GPS Surveillance, DHS Funds Under Scrutiny, and More

- A study from the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security says the wave of Muslim radicalization predicted still has not materialized. The FBI scales back its use of GPS tracking. The Office of the Inspector General says DHS needs better financial oversight. And more.

Sun Cycle Threatens Electric Grid

- Some scientists fear that solar flares could cause mass power outages, but utilities want more concrete evidence before deploying costly solutions.

Morning Security Brief: Whistleblowers Sue the FDA, Couple Barred From U.S. Over Tweets, Email Providers Fight Spam, and More

- FDA staffers sue after they find out their personal emails are being monitored. Two British travelers are barred from entering the U.S. for tweeting that they planned to "destroy America." E-mail giants create working group to target spam. And more.
 




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