01/30/2012 - A federal appeals court has ruled that authorities may take DNA samples from persons arrested but not yet been convicted. The justices wrote that the practice was reasonable given the arrestees’ diminished expectations of privacy and the legitimate interests in the collection of DNA from these individuals.
01/27/2012 - Police arrest two high school students in the final planning stages of a bomb attack. The U.S. may have upped the stakes for hostages in Somali after this week's rescue. A man is suing the Atlanta Police saying they rejected his application for employment because he was HIV positive. And more.
01/24/2012 - A tip from an amateur unmanned-aerial-vehicle pilot led Texas authorities to open a major investigation into a Dallas meat packing plant, giving credence to assertions by the UAV community that commercial use can be both useful and inexpensive.
01/23/2012 - In Mexico more then 10,000 security firms bring in $3 billion annually. A security contractor is fired for his obsession with the hacker collective Anonymous. Former ICE chief says law enforcement have failed to use social media effectively. And more.
01/19/2012 - The FBI says pranks calls reporting hostage situations and shootings are stretching police resources. The Feds say procedures weren't followed, but octogenarians weren't strip searched. A computer virus that only activates at night was sending data from a college computer lab for 10 years undetected. And more.
01/18/2012 - The NYPD is developing a new technology that would allow police to see whether a person was carrying a weapon from a distance, but technology fitting the departments' desired specifications may still be years away.
01/13/2012 - Civil rights groups worry about local police use of aerial drones. A private company collects license plate data to make available to law enforcement. Prosecutors call for more disclosure from companies about data breaches. And more.
01/12/2012 - Advocacy groups are calling for revised standards for serving warrants in the wake of recent police shootings. Indiana implements a statewide travel advisory system. The Canadian government says releasing photos of Taliban hairstyles would harm national security. And more.
01/09/2012 - The City of Charlotte is amending its city ordinances to address security while “protecting free speech” in preparation for the Democratic National Convention, but Occupy protesters and city residents have some concerns.
01/09/2012 - The City of Seattle sues a defense attorney for requesting dash cam video. A Venezuelan diplomat is being asked to leave the country for her involvement in plots against the United States. Symantec confirms it was hacked. And more.