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Apple vs. the DOJ (Redux): Balancing Privacy and Security

Like forensic, physical, testimonial, or any other form of evidence, digital evidence should not stand alone as the sole pillar of a prosecutor's case. But it is absolutely reasonable to have digital evidence included when it's relevant, and that is only possible when investigators gain the type of access Attorney General Barr and his Department of Justice is looking for in the case of the terror attack on NAS Pensacola.

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Attorney General Slams Apple for Not Cracking Terrorist's iPhones

Attorney General William Barr on Monday held a press conference during which he slammed tech giant Apple for not doing more to help investigators examine the digital contents of the two iPhones owned by the terrorist who attacked Naval Air Station Pensacola in December, leaving three sailors dead.

Beam Barricade

Delta Scientific, manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems, announced that its new bolt down DSC7090 beam barricade has passed its crash test, garnering an ASTM M30/P1 rating.

Police On Guard Against Terror Attacks After U.S. Kills Iranian General

U.S. law enforcement officials say the first step is for various Joint Terrorism Task Forces — groupings of local police and the FBI — to check in with their Hezbollah sources and with sources in Iran or sympathetic communities. They will want to know whether any Hezbollah-connected individuals who have been investigated previously may need a second look in light of Soleimani's death.

UK Police Shoot Man on London Bridge Following Alleged Terror Attack

A police officer in London shot and killed a man reportedly wearing a fake suicide vest who police say stabbed at least two people to death on the London Bridge.

Feds Warn of Possible Terror Attack on Independence Day

The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center have issued a warning to local law enforcement officials to be vigilant to signs of a terror attack during Independence Day events and celebrations.

Portland City Council Votes to Leave Joint Terrorism Task Force

In a 3-2 vote, elected officials in Portland, OR voted to withdraw the Portland Police Bureau from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Can You Legally Counter a Drone?

What can you do to protect the public and yourself from drones?

How the Threat of Terrorism has Changed Since 9/11

Now that law enforcement — particularly the FBI — has placed such an emphasis on investigating and thwarting attacks, a complex and costly plan like the one used on 9/11 would come to the attention of some three-letter agency, and the attackers arrested or killed (depending upon where we found them). Consequently, the tactics of the major terrorist organizations have changed.

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Ohio Man Arrested on Terror Charges, July Fourth Plot Thwarted

Demetrius Pitts — also known as Abdur Raheem Rafeeq and Salahadeen Osama Waleed — now faces one count of attempting to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.