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Article ID: 698547

Facebook's Transparency Is a Good Start, but Its Market Power Could Make It a Major Advocate for Privacy and Cybersecurity Worldwide

Indiana University

In the last week, Facebook disclosed a campaign by foreign interests – likely from Russia -- to disrupt the 2018 midterm elections and announced dramatic spending increases on improvements to data privacy and security. Cybersecurity expert Scott Shackelford shares what the company should do next

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3-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698460

DHS S&T Invites First Responder Industry to Stakeholder Summit

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Technology innovators are invited to an industry Stakeholder Summit, August 9 in Washington, DC, to learn about the highest priority needs of more than 7.5 million first responders in the global market.

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2-Aug-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698364

Media Advisory: DHS S&T to Host Stakeholder Summit for First Responder Industry, August 9

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

On August 9, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will host an International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) Stakeholder Summit.

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1-Aug-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698320

Intergovernmental Cooperation Helps Enhance Communication, Maritime Domain Awareness

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Recent tests integrating commercial and government capabilities is making tactical communications between international and interagency law enforcement operators safer and more reliable.

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31-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698171

Snapshot: S&T Tests Face and Iris Recognition Systems during Biometric Technology Rally

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T's first Biometric Technology Rally, held in March at S&T’s Maryland Test Facility (MdTF), aimed to eliminate these obstacles by testing face and face/iris recognition systems. The MdTF designed a standard security checkpoint process to test the ability of biometric identity systems to acquire and match images from a diverse volunteer population within a realistic time constraint.

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27-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697841

Bomb Disarming with High- and Low-Tech Solutions

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

To ensure bomb techs are on the cutting edge of technology as they address evolving threats, DHS S&T created the Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS) program. REDOPS connects the 466 bomb squads of varying sizes and budgets across the country with the tools and information they need to perform their duties better, faster and more safely.

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24-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    24-Jul-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 697556

What Would Your Dog Do to Help If You Were Upset? Quite a Bit, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins University

Dogs are thought to be very aware of people’s emotions, but if a pup’s owner was really upset, would it actually go out of its way to offer help and comfort? Some not only will, but they’ll also overcome obstacles in a hurry to do it.

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17-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697787

DHS S&T Awards $200K to British Columbia Startup to Improve Security of IoT Devices

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced a $200,000 award today to Plurilock Security Solutions, Inc. to develop an identity management (IdM) platform to improve the security capabilities of smart devices, sensors and other devices that connect and operate across the cybersphere.

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23-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697695

World-First Program to Stop Hacking by Supercomputers

Monash University

IT experts at Monash University have devised the world’s leading post-quantum secure privacy-preserving algorithm – so powerful it can thwart attacks from supercomputers of the future.

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19-Jul-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697552

S&T Supports Radiation Preparedness

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) identified the need for a systematic platform where technically accurate and decision-making information could be easily shared across state, municipal and tribal jurisdictions. They contacted the DHS S&T – DHS’s research and development arm – for assistance.

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17-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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