Will the 2012 Olympics set new surveillance records?

Never in the history of the Olympics has there been a more publicized series of security blunders before the actual event. People on terrorism watch lists are waved through airport security, contractors unable to hire qualified

Published on: July 21st, 2012 Claudiu Popa

Botched bombing attempt reveals weaknesses of data mining

Saturday's botched bombing attempt in New York City provides an example of why the use of data mining approaches to uncover potential terrorism plots is a little like weather forecasting. "You definitely need

Published on: May 6th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Futuristic system analyzes body language to detect terrorists posing as tourists

The year is 2012. As soon as you walk into the airport, the machines are watching. Are you a tourist -- or a terrorist posing as one? As you answer a few questions

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell