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US Researchers on Front Line of Battle Against Chinese Theft

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. warned allies around the world that Chinese tech giant Huawei was a security threat, the FBI was making the same point quietly to a Midwestern university. In an email to the associate vice chancellor for …

Mailbox Stores’ New E-Commerce Plan Fights ‘Porch Pirates’

An association of independent mailbox-store owners is forming a national network for receiving e-commerce packages, seeking to add a layer of security for consumers while capitalizing on the surge of online shopping. Retail Shipping Associates plans to announce an effort …

Mass Shootings Prompt Businesses to Train Staff on Warning Signs

NEW YORK — At a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow’s staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could encounter if someone invaded their office and began shooting. Security experts and local law enforcement …

Experts: Event Organizers Should Improve Emergency Plans

LOS ANGELES — Event organizers should review their emergency plans after the deadly shooting at a California food festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements as the peak of summer and fair season brings open-air environments that …

Most Perpetrators in 2018 Mass Attacks Made Threats: U.S. Secret Service

Most of those responsible for mass attacks in public areas in the United States in 2018 made prior threats or sent messages that sparked concern, the Secret Service said on Tuesday, in a study highlighting advance clues to such violence. …

Once Sanctuaries, Houses of Worship Struggle with Security

DETROIT — A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque. Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome. But high-profile attacks in recent years on an …

Esports Shooting Survivor Shares Story, Files Lawsuit

Jacob Mitich had made it to Round Two of the Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, and had almost scored a touchdown when the shots rang out. Vaulting over a table, he scrambled to exit the crowded room. At first …

Robot Adds to Security in Posh Houston Neighborhood

The security robot stopped in front of its boss, who had blocked its path in the parking garage of the swanky River Oaks District in Houston, Texas. The Houston Chronicle reports the egg-shaped patroller spun slowly on its wheels, scanning …

Super Bowl Scores High in Safety

The National Football League isn’t taking safety for granted at this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. The NFL’s security team said that screening at Lucas Oil Stadium will be significantly heightened for the game and has advised spectators to …

Security Firm: Hackers Hit Chemical Companies

Cyber attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, a U.S. computer security company said Tuesday, adding to complaints about pervasive Internet crime linked to this country. The targets …