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Morning Security Brief: Police Misconduct, Syria on the Brink of Civil War, Taser Policy, and More

- Police among the worst speeders in South Florida, according to a newspaper's investigation. Syrian residents brace for civil war. Police in Maryland add "hospital policy" to new tasers. And more.

Morning Security Brief: New Report on Muslim Radicalization, FBI Reduces GPS Surveillance, DHS Funds Under Scrutiny, and More

- A study from the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security says the wave of Muslim radicalization predicted still has not materialized. The FBI scales back its use of GPS tracking. The Office of the Inspector General says DHS needs better financial oversight. And more.

Morning Security Brief: CBP Audit, Unauthorized Prison Visits, The Met Cites Human Error in Data Breach, and More

- Audit finds CBP employees with smuggling and attempted murder on their criminals records. Former officer uses his credentials to visit lover in jail. The London Metropolitan police accidentally share victims' email addresses. And more.

Crime Prevention

- A bill (S. 956) introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) would authorize grants to state and local police departments to implement anonymous tip programs using text messages. Under the bill, such programs would be administered locally and police would be required to strip the texts of any identifying information. Police departments would be required to train sufficient personnel to intercept and respond to the tips and to promote the program, especially to youths.


- 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.

Gang Activity

- The FBI released its annual gang threat assessment. The report found that numerous gangs have infiltrated the military.

Morning Security Brief: School Attack Thwarted In Utah, Somali Pirates, Man Sues After Being Rejected For Police Job, and More

- 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.

Texas UAV Enthusiast Uses Pilotless Aircraft to Uncover River Contamination

- 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.

Morning Security Brief: Security Business Booming in Mexico, Anonymous Obsession, Law Enforcement, Social Media, and More

- 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.

Morning Security Brief: Swatting, TSA Admits Breaking SOP But Not Strip Searching, Virus Discovered After 10 Years, and More

- 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.

NYPD Developing Body Scanners to Detect Weapons, But Application May Still Be Years Away

- 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.

Occupiers, Capitol Police Make Security a Priority During Occupy Congress

- Security and maintaining a peaceful protest were primary concerns for occupiers, who converged on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday morning.

Morning Security Brief: Domestic Drones, License Plate Data, Information Breach Disclosure, and More

- 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.

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