July 18th, 2018

Murders and assaults leave law enforcement shorthanded

The swearing in ceremony of new Mobile Police Department recruits. In recent years, police departments across the country have struggled to recruit because of increased violence against law enforcement.

July 18th, 2018

Report: Since Parkland School Shooting, Arrests for Texas Students Surge

Texas schools have seen a giant spike in student arrests on charges of making terroristic threats and exhibiting firearms, which advocates say is pushing children unnecessarily into the criminal justice system.

July 17th, 2018

Downward Trend in Healthcare Ransomware Attacks May be Temporary

Confirming a trend noted by other researchers, a new report from network security firm Cryptonite notes that ransomware incidents have declined over the last six months.

July 17th, 2018

20 killed as ISIS bomber reportedly targets Taliban officials in Afghanistan

An Afghan official says an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suicide bomber has killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander. Abdul Qayuom Baqizoi, provincial chief police of northern Sar-i-Pul province, said the attack Tuesday took place as village elders met with Taliban officials in the area.

July 17th, 2018

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban

The United States is ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban in an effort to end the 17-year-long war in Afghanistan, a senior US commander said.

July 12th, 2018

Former spy reveals why al Qaeda called off NYC subway attack

The device itself was not particularly impressive to look at.

Taped together from parts you might find in a tool shed, it had holes that would allow the ‘violent spewing’ out of cyanogen chloride, as a detailed description of the device later posted by American authorities said.

July 11th, 2018

Gunshot detection system helping police crack down on crime in Cape Town

Police in Cape Town, South Africa, are relying on technology developed in the U.S. to help crack down on gang violence. ShotSpotter is a gunshot detection system, that when used with surveillance video, can identify suspects.

July 11th, 2018

Mystery hacker trying to sell stolen US military documents, cybersecurity researchers say

Documents that could give an enemy clues into the potential weaknesses of the Pentagon’s MQ-9 Reaper drone purportedly have been up for sale on the Internet, a cybersecurity research firm says, amid concerns about whether the U.S. military is doing enough to protect its data.

July 11th, 2018

Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Jalalabad education building

At least 10 people have been killed and another 10 wounded in an attack at a government building of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, local officials said.

July 10th, 2018


LOOKING BACK AT the first six months of 2018, there haven’t been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time last year, but that’s pretty much where the good news ends.