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House Passes Controversial Cyber Threat Info Sharing Bill

- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday aimed at helping the government and private sector share information about cyber threats.

Facebook Taps Sophos to Help Expand User Protection Against Malware

- Facebook and the data protection company Sophos are teaming up to make it easier for users to protect themselves from malicious links on the social networking site.

Morning Security Brief: Mad Cow Case Reported, Military Operations in Afghanistan, Nissan Hacked, and More

- A case of mad cow disease is discovered in California, but officials say people aren’t at risk. A new report says NATO press releases are intentionally deceptive about troops involved. The number of incidents reported by federal agencies to the federal information security incident center has increased by 680 percent. Nissan announces it was hacked. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Security Tense at the Grand Prix, Fake Instagram App, Drug Subs, and More

- Security is heightened in Bahrain ahead of planned protests. A fake Instagram app contains malware. The Coast Guard intercepts its 30th drug sub. And more.

Worth a Look: iSpy

- Associate Editor John Wagley reviews an inexpensive surveillance app with a breadth of features and controls.

Morning Security Brief: Arrests in Tulsa Shooting Spree, Spies in College, Medicaid Breach, and More

- A Tulsa task force makes two arrests for the Friday shootings that left three dead and two injured. Foreign countries are infiltrating America’s colleges with questionable motives, the FBI says. Medicaid breach larger than originally thought. And more.

Controversial ‘Girl-Finding’ App Raises Privacy Concerns

- The controversial app, Girls Around Me, has been pulled from the Apple Store amid protests by privacy advocates and the geomapping social networking site Foursquare. Critics, however, say the problem isn’t Girls Around Me, but the amount of information social media sites share about its users by default.

Cybercrime Dominated by Gangs: Study

- A new study out of London finds that most cybercrime is committed by organized crime rings.

Raids Target Internet Crime

- Microsoft employees teamed up with federal law enforcement to target botnet equipment.

Cybercrime

- A bill (S. 1469) introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) would require that the federal government provide an annual report to Congress on cybercrime directed at the United States by foreign countries.

Surveillance

- An inexpensive surveillance application reviewed this month has a wide range of security features and controls. Its functions include motion detection, e-mail alerts, and automatic video recording and playback. Go online to see how it works.

Morning Security Brief: Hacktivism, Toulouse Shooter Dies After Fall, Minutemen Groups Disappearing, and More

- Hackers like Anonymous steal more data than cybercriminals in 2011. The Toulouse shooter dies trying to escape after a 32-hour standoff. Lawmakers take up the Minutemen cause. And more.

CHART: How Companies Respond to Data Breaches

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