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Upping the tempo

British group behind beheading plan had close contacts with Al Qaeda groups in Pakistan-Afghanistan border regions.

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Cheney Wants Surveillance Law Expanded

Vice President Dick Cheney prodded Congress on Wednesday to extend and broaden an expiring surveillance law, saying "fighting the war on terror is a long-term enterprise" that should not come with an expiration date.

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IP Addresses Are Personal Data, EU Regulator Says

IP addresses, strings of numbers that identify computers on the Internet, should generally be regarded as personal information, the head of the European Union's group of data privacy regulators said Monday.

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Congresswoman Calls For GAO probe of Government’s Magnetic Tape Sales

Rep. Betty McCollum has reopened an interesting can of worms on Capitol Hill by sending a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting an investigation into the potential security implications of a program under which federal agencies are reselling used magnetic data tapes to the public.

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More Intel Needed on Pakistan Terrorists

The Bush administration isn't satisfied with the quality of information it's getting about terrorist groups and militants operating in Pakistan's volatile tribal area, a senior US official said Tuesday.

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McCain, Feinstein Debate Terrorist Trials

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., predicted Congress will act swiftly to reverse the Supreme Court’s declaration that President Bush exceeded his authority by ordering military tribunals for the approximately 400 detainees held in Guantanamo Bay. “We’re gonna have hearings, we’re going to examine the court decision very carefully,” McCain said in an exclusive appearance on “This… Keep Reading

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‘Biometrics’ Used to Identify Terrorists

Computer scientists and engineers are working with intelligence agencies on an international collaborative database that will use biometrics or unique individual facial, voice and physical "signatures,” to identify and trace terrorists and persons of interest.

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