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The New Cop on the Beat May Be a Bot

“The Knightscope K5 is a five-foot-tall autonomous robot (one presumes that its resemblance to a Dalek is merely coincidental) that roams around your neighborhood, observing and gathering data and trying to predict where and when criminal activity will occur. It carries no weaponry, but it has [...]

Fleeing hostage mistakenly shot by LA deputies

“The panicky 911 caller said a man with a 10-inch butcher knife was threatening people. So when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies saw a wounded, bloody man rush out of a West Hollywood apartment with someone on his heels, they opened fire. But the man they gunned down Monday night wa [...]

Somalia Report for April 10, 2014

“The week saw continuing violence throughout the region. The AMISOM and SNA offensive recaptured further Al-Shabaab territory in South-central; more Al-Shabaab movement north was reported and increased Al-Shabaab operations outside of Somalia are reported. A detailed PDF report is available fo [...]

Silicon Valley Power Station Sniper Attack

“The Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Smith reports that a former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman is acknowledging for the first time that a group of snipers shot up a Silicon Valley substation for 19 minutes last year, knocking out 17 transformers before slipping away into th [...]

Obama faces resurgent al Qaeda in 2014

“President Obama and his national security team are facing a number of security threats in the New Year. From turmoil in Afghanistan to the growth of al Qaeda cells, defense and intelligence officials are grappling with a host of challenges. Here are the top five threats facing the nation in 2 [...]

Emergency Alert System May Go Commercial

“Federal emergency managers are considering replacing their current custom-built system for notifying the public about emergencies with a commercial alternative, contracting documents show. The custom-built system, known as the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Open Platform f [...]

Senate Confirms New Homeland Security Chief

“The Senate on Monday evening confirmed Jeh C. Johnson as President Obama’s secretary of homeland security. Mr. Johnson’s nomination was held up in the Senate fight over filibusters. In the end, however, his appointment was approved, 78 to 16, after the relaxed filibuster rules forced by t [...]


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