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Russia's Dangerous Hangover

- Dmitry Medvedev will face some unpleasant political, military, and foreign policy choices when he takes over as president in May. (online exclusive)

U.K.: Tories Release New Cybercrime Plan

- Britain's opposition party looks to get tough on cybercrime.

U.K.: Biometric Visas Efficient and Working

- The United Kingdom's biometric visa system has reduced identity checks from two days to 30 minutes, says the British visa checking agency.

Chinese Hack Attacks Worry Pentagon

- The Defense Department, however, stops short of accusing the Chinese government of the attacks.

Australia: Security Industry Gets Tough on Its Guards

- Under tough new standards implemented in September, the security industry in New South Wales, Australia, has fired more than 150 security guards and refused licenses to 65 more for inappropriate behavior .

The Terrorism Threat Online

- Terrorism and computer security experts discussed the myriad real and potential terrorism threats emerging online, such as cyberattacks against vital infrastructure and terrorist use of online social networking to aid in their activities.

Slavery and Human Trafficking

- Slavery is becoming more common in the West as well as in developing countries, according to the Department of State’s annual report on human trafficking. In 2007, a California company settled a slavery case with the US government and Gap Inc. announced an investigation into subcontractor use of forced child labor.

Grand Theft Auto

- The European Union has brought increasing economic prosperity to its members, but it has also created a single market that car thieves exploit shrewdly. Here is the data from Eurostat, Europol, Interpol, and the FBI.

UN Personnel No Longer Protected From Attack

- "Our blue flag does not protect us anymore," UN official says.

Worldwide Terrorism by Target

- Quarterly target data on terrorist incidents from the MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base. (Numbers are through the 3rd quarter of 2007.)

Slaves in the Global Supply Chain

- While formally abolished in most countries, slavery has crept into the global supply chain.

Congress Tries to Get a Grip on Private Security Firms

- Witnesses and senators alike agreed on the necessity of regulating private security contractors overseas.

Indian Muslims Denounce Terrorism as Un-Islamic

- A new declaration adopted by 10,000 participants from 6,000 religious schools says "Islam prohibits killing of innocent people."
 




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