A Terrorist Attack Led Japan to Remove All Its Trash Cans. Now They're Making a Comeback.
Public waste bins were largely removed from Japanese cities following the 1995 sarin gas attacks, leading residents to adapt to some particularly stringent waste disposal practices.
Before She Tackled How to Keep People Safe on the Web, Shari Steele Had to Tackle Harassment at Tor
The Internet privacy pioneer discusses the challenge of making a secure Web browser more accessible, harassment scandals, and why you should be more concerned about your privacy online.
Viewfinder: The Aftermath of a Terrorist Attack on a Hotel in Nairobi
A woman reacts after being rescued from the Dusit Hotel on January 15th, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Should There Be a Global Blueprint for How Governments Handle Biometric Data?
A recent court decision in India could provide some guidelines, but every solution should be based on an individual country's needs, demographics, and history.
'Soft Target': How Should Las Vegas Address Its Profound Safety Concerns?
After the attack on Sunday night, decision-makers on the Strip will need to consider what new policies they must implement to keep visitors safe.
Meet the Congressman Asking the FBI to Investigate Ivanka Trump
Congressman Don Beyer discusses the Trump family's reticence to publicly disclose foreign contacts.
Federal Agencies Are Failing to Report a Range of Crime Statistics to the FBI's National Database
The gaps in data damage efforts to understand the nature and scope of violence driven by racial and religious hatred.
Your Smart Home Probably Knows More About You Than You Think It Does
A data scientist’s experiment reveals surprising information about interconnected smart devices.
The World's Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy
Werner Koch’s code powers the email encryption programs around the world.
What Is the NYPD Using Unmarked X-Ray Vans for?
The NYPD has a secretive program that uses unmarked vans with X-ray machines designed to detect bombs. ProPublica tried to find out more about it, but the NYPD refused to answer for three years. Now, a judge has stepped in.
The Surprisingly Lax Oversight of the Security Guard Industry
The private security industry is exploding, but regulations and training aren’t keeping up.
The NSA Is Put on Notice Over Encryption Standards
An amendment proposed by the House would remove the requirement that the National Institute of Standards and Technology consult with the NSA on encryption standards.
A Quick Guide to Encrypting the Data You Store and Transmit
Here are some techniques that anybody can use to protect their privacy online.
U.S. Needs to Stop Running Internet Security Like a Wikipedia Project
One lesson of the Heartbleed bug is that our government is paying to undermine Internet security, not to fix it.
Inattentional Blindness: Why an Invisible Gorilla Is a Security Threat
On “inattentional blindness” in security guards, and what to do about it.