06/22/2012 - The death toll from the Taliban’s attack on a Kabul hotel on Thursday reaches 20. The House passes a bill giving border security priority over protecting the environment. PayPal offers money to find bugs. And more.
06/07/2012 - Google’s security blog left a lot of questions unanswered when it announced that the company would begin alerting some of its users when their computers or accounts were being targeted by state-sponsored attackers.
05/29/2012 - A new law (P.L. 112-98) strengthens penalties for trespassing on certain federal properties. Current federal law prohibits unauthorized entry to any building or grounds where the President is visiting. However, there was no federal law specifically prohibiting unlawful entry to the White House and its grounds or the vice president’s residence and its grounds.
05/23/2012 - The extensive collection and sharing of biometric information among government agencies is detrimental to both immigrant communities and U.S. citizens because of possible errors and a breakdown of privacy, says a joint white paper released by the Immigration Policy Center and Electronic Frontier Foundation.
05/18/2012 - In some areas, as high as 81 percent of adult males arrested test positive for drugs at the time of arrest, according to a drug abuse monitoring report released by the White House on Thursday.
05/14/2012 - Peroxide-based explosives are one of the newer threats domestically and abroad, said Cody Monday, an ATF dog trainer. ATF teams travel nationwide to train and certify law enforcement and military explosives detection dogs.
05/10/2012 - Russia says it has foiled an attack planned on the city slated to host the 2014 Winter Games. A neurosurgeon is removed from a cruise ship after someone tweets that he’s planning a biological attack. Cybersecurity firms moving into offensive roles. And more.
04/19/2012 - EU Parliament votes today on a controversial information sharing deal with the U.S. Motorcycle Club uses trademark to weed out undercover officers. Macs users should use antivirus software now, commenter says. And more.
04/05/2012 - This year’s tax deadline is Tuesday April 17. Among the millions of documents headed to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) between now and then are an increasing number of returns from tax-savvy gang members who have learned to exploit the system.
03/23/2012 - A bill (S.B. 55) in the Kentucky legislature would permit jurisdictions in the state to enter into mutual-aid agreements with other states to share first-responder personnel in case of an emergency. The bill would also extend the same immunity to these first responders as is afforded to those from within Kentucky.