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US to Erect More “Virtual” Border Fences

US officials announced plans for more high-tech border fencing and rules making it harder for federal contractors to hire illegal workers, but said on Monday it would take another three years to declare victory in immigration control.

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At Airports, Lines Made for Speed

The Transportation Security Administration is trying to speed up airport screening by asking passengers to choose a line based on their familiarity with checkpoint procedures. But human nature being what it is, this approach may hit its own snags: people typically opt for the shortest line, and all think they are experts. 

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More Problems for Port Worker ID Program

The post-Sept. 11 program to provide special identification cards to every worker with access to seaports faces yet another problem: Most of the machines that print the cards are broken, according to a top House lawmaker. 

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China, United States Discuss Security, Cyberhacking

The United States and China held talks on security and non-proliferation issues here Wednesday with discussions touching on the weaponisation of space, Iran and North Korea, a US official said.The talks led by John Rood, US undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, and assistant Chinese foreign minister He Yafei were the first such discussions between the two sides since 2004, Rood said.


 

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Rail Cargo Safety Fight Heats Up

Every day, hundreds of rail tank cars carry tons of chemicals that, if released, could create toxic plumes. These tank cars traverse more than 300,000 miles of railroad tracks through major cities and small towns across America. 

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Did Hackers Cause the 2003 Northeast Blackout?

Wired's Threat Level blog has taken issue with a recent report by the National Journal that claimed Chinese hackers may have been responsible for the recent power outage in Florida, and the widespread blackout that struck the northeastern US in 2003. According to Wired the report shows the intelligence community taking cyberwar hysteria to new and dizzying heights. 

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Hezbollah Has Hacking Chops

Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security secretary, recently stated that Hezbollah is the greatest threat to US national security. And Western intelligence agencies are increasingly taking the organization's cyberattack skills more seriously. What do you think their targets would be? 

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