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Counter-terror: Too much, too little?

How far should businesses go to protect against terrorism? Experts at Wharton debate counter-terrorism choices and the implications of be over-prepared or under-prepared.

March 23, 2003


Homeland Security Department to open Silicon Valley office

The government is increasingly turning its attention to hacking and cybersecurity issues. Now it's opening a new office in hopes of working with the talent that powers Silicon Valley's biggest tech firms.

By April 21, 2015


House approves controversial cybersecurity bill

Opponents worry that data-sharing legislation could lead to increased government surveillance.

By April 22, 2015


Apple's Cook to address White House cyber summit, report says

A cybersecurity summit on Friday at Stanford will outline how President Obama aims to get the US government and technology companies collaborating on issues of national security.

By February 10, 2015


Bill curbing NSA surveillance programs blocked in Senate

The USA Freedom Act, blocked by the Senate, would have curbed powers granted under the Patriot Act, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

By November 18, 2014


The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By August 13, 2014


IBM sees big opportunity in sequencing microbes

We're trained to think microbes are bad. But researchers are gathering this week to discuss uses of massive ecosystems of the micro-organisms, many of which are beneficial.

By May 6, 2014


Teen signs for neighbor's online package, gets arrested

A UK diplomat's son is arrested after a delivery driver asks him to sign a package thought to have been bought on the Web. It allegedly contained a deadly toxin called Abrin.

By January 30, 2014


CIA collecting bulk data on money transfers, reports say

Secret program involving counter-terrorism collects and stores data on cross-border money transfers handled by firms like Western Union, according to reports. Some Americans' data is swept up.

By November 14, 2013


White House defends snooping of Verizon phone records

The Obama administration calls the NSA's practice of gathering phone records "a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats," reports the AP and Reuters.

By June 6, 2013