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Google Releases Transparency Report

- Google received more than 21,000 requests for information on more than 33,000 users in the last six months from governments around the world.

NYPD Testing Its First Gun-Detecting Body Scanner

- The NYPD is testing a new device it hopes will help officers see firearms through clothing. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly hopes future versions of the device can be mounted on police vehicles or worn on officers’ belts.

Prison Guard Faces 20 Years for Beating Inmate to Death and Trying to Cover It Up

- A former Alabama prison guard faces 20 years in prison for charges surrounding the beating of an inmate who later died from his injuries.

Morning Security Brief: Unattended Weapon, ‘Smart’ TASER, 787s Grounded, and More

- Security guard leaves weapon in bathroom at middle school. The newest model of TASERS contains black box-type features. The U.S. grounds all 787s. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Nonlethal Ammunition, Drone Pilot Promotions, Preliminary Hearing on Holmes Shooting, and More

- A new non-lethal ammunition. Drone pilots get promoted less than their traditional counterparts. Prosecutors to present evidence against the Aurora shooter. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Longest File Sharing Sentence, Facebook Threats, Inauguration Security, and More

- Longest file sharing sentence to date handed down. A man is charged with making interstate threatening communications for a Facebook post he wrote while in Rome. Inauguration security plans reviewed. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Drone Documents Denied, Drunk Passengers Cause Emergency Landing, Gun Background Checks, and More

- A U.S. judge denies access to drone strike documents. A flight is forced to land after drunk passengers try to storm the cockpit. FBI sees a record number of firearms background checks. And more.

Morning Security Brief: German Police Can Turn Off Mobile Networks, 500 Percent Increase in Child Body Armor Sales, and More

- A new law in Germany gives police power over wireless networks. One company sees a 500 percent increase in sales of bulletproof items for children after the Newtown shooting. Police in the UK say they can reduce bike thefts just by adding a sticker a bike’s frame. And more.

Drug Dogs

- Two cases involving the use of dogs to sniff out narcotics are before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the cases, the Court will determine the circumstances under which dogs outside a home can be used to detect drugs inside a private residence and what credentials are necessary to prove that a drug dog is properly trained.

Fusion Centers

- State-based intelligence fusion centers, partially financed by the federal government, have largely been a failure, according to a congressional subcommittee investigation.

Coming Soon: A New Security Force for Mexico

- A new 10,000-member security force will be deployed to Mexican regions where violence and instability is greatest.

Morning Security Brief: Adam Lanza’s Hard Drive, Vaccination Team Killed, Crime Reporting App, and More

- The FBI is piecing together Adam Lanza’s hard drive. A vaccination team has been killed in Pakistan. A theft reporting app has been unveiled. And more.

Morning Security Brief: FTC Eyeing Apps for Children, Wanted on Pinterest, Sikh Hate Crimes, and More

- The FTC finds that 60 percent of apps for kids are sending information to advertisers or software companies. Police in Pennsylvania serve 57 percent more warrants after a reporter launches a mug shot Pinterest. Sikhs want the FBI to track hate crimes against them, too.
 




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