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Federal land agencies lack security preparedness: GAO report

American cattle rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a forum hosted by the American Academy for Constitutional Education at the Burke Basic School in Mesa, Arizona. Bundy was involved in a 2014 standoff in Nevada over cattle grazing on federal land. His son, Ammon, lead an armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon that lasted for six weeks in early 2016.

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 28, 2019

Federal land management agencies like the National Parks Service have gaps in their security, even as federal data warns of the threat posed by anti-government extremist ideologies, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report found that the Bureau of Land Management, ...

CTA upgrades surveillance cameras following crime spike in 2018

CTA upgrades surveillance cameras following crime spike in 2018

Carina Smith, News Editor

January 14, 2019

The Chicago Transit Authority is still in the process of installing a number of new high-definition security cameras across the rail system following a number of incidences of criminal activity. The cameras are a part of the Safe & Secure program that was announced earlier this year by Mayor Rahm...

CTA to use ride-sharing tax to upgrade security

The CTA says they will add over 1,000 cameras at CTA locations, including cameras at every one of the 146 L stops.  (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

March 12, 2018

The CTA is getting a new set of security upgrades funded in part from the city’s ride-hailing service fee, according to an announcement made Feb. 27. The $33 million worth of improvements include upgrading more than 3,800 older security cameras to new high-definition versions, as well as adding 1,00...

Poor password habits leave people vulnerable to hacks

Poor password habits leave people vulnerable to hacks

Rachel Fernandez, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018

The hacks started on her Facebook account. Eilish Boyd, a senior majoring in media and cinema studies, got a message from a girl she went to high school with whom she hadn’t spoken to in years. The girl told her she had been receiving strange, nonsensical messages from Boyd’s personal profile promo...

Hacking incidents raise questions of tech security

Hacking incidents raise questions of tech security

Zoe Krey

September 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, sandwich chain Jimmy John’s joined the long list of restaurants and retailers that have recently been hacked by unknown parties. According to the Huffington Post, “Hackers stole customer debit and credit card data from 216 of its stores.” In addition to Jimmy John...

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