Study validates air sampling techniques to fight bioterrorism
Air and surface sampling techniques currently used by the US government are effective in fighting bioterrorism and potentially saving lives, a Saint Louis University researcher finds.
Robot Snowden promises more US spying revelations
Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden emerged from his Russian exile Tuesday in the form of a remotely-controlled robot to promise more sensational revelations about US spying programs.
Survey: Working longer—older Americans' attitudes on work and retirement
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has released the results of a major new survey exploring the views of older Americans about their plans for work and retirement. It provides in-depth information ...
Obama orders creation of intelligence review group
President Barack Obama is directing his national intelligence director to form a panel of outside experts to review government intelligence and communications technologies.
US declassifies surveillance order amid snooping debate
The Obama administration on Wednesday declassified a court order authorizing collection of millions of US phone records, even as it faced new disclosures about the reach of its secret electronic surveillance ...
Winklevoss twins out to form $20 mln bitcoin trust
The Winklevoss twin brothers, famous for their feud with Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, told US regulators that they want to raise $20 million for an eponymous bitcoin trust.
Obama meets privacy board on spy programs
US President Barack Obama Friday meets members of a privacy watchdog board, finally fully active after years of delays, to discuss a furor over US spy agency Internet and telephone snooping.
Singapore defends Internet licencing rules
Singapore's media regulator on Thursday sought to allay fears that a controversial new rule requiring news websites to obtain licences was aimed at stifling Internet freedom.
Nasdaq pays $10 mn fine in Facebook IPO debacle
The Nasdaq exchange agreed Wednesday to pay a $10 million penalty for trading glitches during the initial public offering for Facebook last year, officials said.
China police billions spell profit opportunity
Mannequins in riot gear, armoured cars and drones line a police equipment and "anti-terrorism technology" trade fair in Beijing as vendors seek to profit from China's huge internal security budget.
Data sharing for food security
Data cannot be eaten, but giving everyone free access to information could lead to innovations that enhance the production and distribution of food, resulting in global food security. 'Open Access Data for ...
New report shows terrorism is top of mind in US
(Phys.org) —More Americans think about terrorist attacks than violent crime victimization or hospitalization, according to a new report published by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and ...
US clears Nasdaq payout in Facebook IPO debacle (Update)
The Nasdaq on Monday had the backing of US regulators who approved the stock exchange's latest plan to compensate investors for the botched debut of Facebook shares last year.
FBI snooping tactic ruled unconstitutional (Update)
A US judge has ordered the FBI to stop its "pervasive" use of National Security letters to snoop on phone and email records, ruling Friday that the widespread tactic was unconstitutional.