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Morning Security Brief: TSA Seeks to Randomize Security, Opinions on Liberty versus Security, and More

- The TSA wants to randomize security lines, the public's perception on liberty versus security shifts, and EPIC calls for a halt to domestic telephone surveillance. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Cyberthreats to Critical Infrastructure, New Fingerprint Forensics, DHS IG Investigated, and More

- Cyberattacks against financial institutions and energy sector in the news; fingerprint forensics research could lead to advances; the DHS inspector general is under investigation; and more.

Morning Security Brief: High-Security Background Checks, Malware and Phishing, and Drone Use in the United States

- A four-year-old report that identified flaws in background checks for high-security hires is now getting congressional notice. Google is adding statistics about malware and phishing attacks to its transparency report. Research just released claims most Americans support the use of drones inside the United States.

Morning Brief: UPDATE: Russia Admits Snowden in Airport; GAO Gives TWIC Low Grade, and More

- After Russia's foreign minister said NSA leaker Edward Snowden was not in that country, Putin now says he is in airport transit zone; the TWIC program is criticized by a GAO report, and German police attempt to thwart a plot involving explosive remote-controlled aircraft.

Identity Verification and Privacy Issues Debated by Legal Experts

- A Department of Homeland Security director and private sector lawyers join on a panel to discuss identity verification and privacy issues.

Morning Security Brief: Obama to Meet with Privacy Board, Rules of NSA Surveillance Revealed, Border Security, and More

- President Obama to meet with a key privacy and civil liberties board. U.K. paper publishes information on the NSA's data collection procedures; the immigration reform bill advances; Yahoo! recycling of old e-mail addresses raises security concerns, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Drone Surveillance, Cybersecurity, and More

- Drones used for surveillance on U.S. soil; U.S. strikes cybersecurity agreement with Russia, Inspector General vacancies criticized, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Security Transition in Afghanistan, TSA Solicits Public Comments, and More

- NATO-led troops officially handed over security responsibility to Afghan troops; the TSA solicits public comments about its full-body scanners; the EU cybersecurity agency gets expanded authority, and more.

Morning Security Brief: More on NSA Surveillance Controversy, Identity-Theft Prevention, and Cloud-Computing Security

- Controversy over NSA surveillance continues as do leaks from Edward Snowden. The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidance on its identity-theft Red Flag rule. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public comment a draft document on assessing risk of federal agency cloud computing.

Morning Security Brief: National Security and U.K. Information Requests, Diplomatic Security, and Cybersecurity

- Facebook and Google want the government to let them reveal more about national security data requests. The United Kingdom's intelligence agencies asked for private communications data more than 1,200 times last year. An outside investigative unit is looking into claims that officials tried to protect diplomatic security agents from allegations of criminal activity. A Pentagon cybersecurity budget outline says $23 billion to be spent through 2018.

Morning Security Brief: National Security Debate, FEMA Corps, DHS Budget, and More

- More on the debate regarding the National Security Agency's tracking of citizen phone records, the first FEMA Corps class graduates, the House ups the homeland security budget, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Organized Retail Crime, Explosives Detection, Transportation Screening, and More

- New report shows organized retail crime (ORC) down slightly but more than 90 percent of stores surveyed still say they were hit by ORC groups. Two articles look at advances in explosives detection devices that may make it out of the lab. Screening of electronic devices at borders and of passengers at airports are the subject of reports. And more

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