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Subway terrorist attack now viewed as prime target in New York
International Business Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nearly a decade after Sept. 11 forced New York to rethink its defenses against a terrorist attack, officials see the city's sprawling subway system as a prime target. Subway bombings from Minsk to Madrid have sharpened awareness that the New York City subway, which carries 5.2 million riders on the average weekday, could be vulnerable without stepped up safety measures. More

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Atlanta OKs surveillance center; cameras to watch city
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Big Brother is coming to Atlanta. Or is it a watchful eye that will make walking city streets safer? Recently, the Atlanta City Council approved a measure to network and monitor thousands of public and privately owned security cameras throughout Atlanta. More

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Cyber camp develops tomorrow's IT security pros
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At 10:49 a.m. last Friday, Prof. Dan Manson cupped his hands over his mouth and shouted to seven teams of five eager people that they could begin a virtual Capture the Flag competition at the 2011 U.S. Cyber Challenge Summer Camp at Cal Poly Pomona. The players manned laptops and began the simulation in which they entered a network to infiltrate servers, conduct penetration tests, analyze attacks and contents of files, overtake control of networked services and crack passwords. More

Houston streamlines security alarm notifications to its 911 center
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The Houston Emergency Center implemented a new alert system to streamline the receipt of notifications for emergency dispatch from alarm monitoring companies. The new computer-aided dispatch system, called the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol, eliminates the need for alarm monitoring companies to call the HEC about alarm notifications, according to HEC Director David Cutler. More

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DOJ casts serious doubt on its own claims about the anthrax attack
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Ever since the FBI claimed (for a second time) that it had discovered in 2008 the identity of the anthrax attacker — the recently-deceased-by-suicide Army researcher Bruce Ivins — it was glaringly obvious, as was documented many times, that the case against him was exceedingly weak, unpersuasive and full of gaping logical, scientific and evidentiary holes. More

Texas Rangers to raise railing heights
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The Rangers will raise the height of the front row rails at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, to 42 inches, an increase of as much as 12 inches in certain areas of the park, as part of new safety initiatives at the facility following the death of fan Shannon Stone. More

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New York law requires convex mirrors on trucks
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law recently that requires convex mirrors, or "crossover mirrors," to be placed on the front of trucks being driven in New York City to eliminate blind spots directly in front of the truck. More

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