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Morning Security Brief: Secure Smartphones for Spies, U.S. Gun Crime Statistics, Facebook To Fix Cookies, and More

- NSA is developing secure smartphones. A hacker wants the courts to force the FBI to reveal the details of Stingray location-detecting technology. The Guardian uses uniform crime report data to make an interactive map. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Waistband Shootings, Military Working Dogs, Missing Pigs, and More

- Almost half of waistband shootings in L.A. involved unarmed suspects. The Department of Defense wants to increase the number of military working dogs. A rash of hog thefts plagues the Midwest. And more.

Morning Security Brief: LulzSec Hacker Busted, Other Uses For 3D Printers, APD Scraps WiFi Surveillance Plan, and More

- Another member of LulzSec is caught, only two remain at large. 3D printing technology lauded for good is already being used for crime. The Austin Police Department kills a plan to log unsecured WiFi networks.

Tracking Digital Footprints In The Field

- By testing suspect computing devices on site, law enforcement can reduce forensic wait times and protect the chain of evidence.

Suspicious Activity Reporting

- Part III of Security Management's 9-11 Anniversary Special Focus: One of the architects of the Suspicious Activity Reporting program shares insights into its formation and expansion.

Gang Violence

- The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Web site highlights efforts to combat gang violence around the country.

Morning Security Brief: Ft. Hood Security, Tainted Cocaine, No Facebook for Prisoners, and More

- Ft. Hood security reverts back to military police. No more Facebook for inmates. Stuxnet explained. And more.

San Diego Police Become Domestic Intelligence Players

- The San Diego Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit has set an example for other U.S. police departments by successfully becoming active participants in the national intelligence community, according to a report from a nonpartisan homeland security think tank at The George Washington University.

A Stuxnet-Type Hack Could Disable Prison Security Systems

- Exploiting a vulnerability in programmable logic controllers, hackers could wreak havoc on prison lights, doors, and video surveillance.


- A bill (S. 401) introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) would revise the criminal code to strengthen penalties for bribery and corruption convictions. The bill would expand mail and wire fraud statutes to cover offenses involving anything of value, including intangible rights and licenses, not just monetary goods. The measure would also modify elements relating to the crime of bribery of public officials and witnesses to prohibit public officials from accepting anything of value, other than what is permitted by rule or regulation, because of the person’s official position.

Securing Synthetic Biology

- Scientists who sequence the DNA of pathogens have adopted guidelines to limit the opportunities for criminals to get access to such research.

Figuring Out Fingerprints

- For years, experts argued that latent fingerprint identification was infallible. That perception has slowly given way to a more realistic view of the science’s shortcomings.

Intelligence-Led Policing

- Author Jerry Ratcliffe has written an accessible work that provides the reader with the theoretical foundation for the concept of ILP.

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