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April 28, 2016

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April 28, 2016

Shot in the Dark: New Surveillance Tool Called Shotspotter Tracks and Records Incidents of Gunfire

Apr. 16, 2016 — When gunfire is heard and unreported, what does it reveal about the state of crime in America? One expert is determined to find out. She has been using data from new surveillance technology to ... read more

Mobile Phone Surveillance Could Help Tackle Rabies

Apr. 12, 2016 — A mobile-phone-based system for rabies surveillance in Tanzania is demonstrating huge potential for mobile technologies to improve public health service delivery, especially in resource-poor ... read more

Feb. 17, 2016 — Super-recognizers – people with exceptional face-processing and matching abilities – could play an important role in policing and security settings such as border control, research has ... read more

Rate of Office Visits, Cumulative Costs Prior to Colonoscopies for Colon Cancer Screening

Feb. 2, 2016 — Researchers analyzed billing data to determine the proportion of colonoscopies for colon cancer screening and polyp surveillance that were preceded by office visits and the associated payments for ... read more

In the French Suburbs, Big Brother Is Watching You

Oct. 26, 2015 — Video surveillance, police presence and walls that stop people from socializing in the streets. In France this is reality for the residents of suburbs that are upgraded. New research shows that the ... read more

Using Patients' Trail of Digital Crumbs for Public Health Surveillance

Oct. 21, 2015 — Data is ubiquitous. In the area of heath, so-called Novel Data Streams (NDS) are very appealing to public health surveillance officials due to their ease of collection. A new paper evaluates the ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — The first study to test the skills of FBI agents and other law enforcers who have been trained in facial recognition has found they perform better than the average person or even computers on this ... read more

Social Security, Social Safety

Aug. 20, 2015 — Security and safety could be improved if researchers from very disparate disciplines - humanities, computer science and politics - were to work together, according to new research. Moreover, such ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — A lightweight virtualization architecture that can be used to build cybersecurity into systems used in the so-called Internet of Things is currently being developed by a research ... read more

Analysis of Post Deployment Health Assessment Forms Indicates Risks of Alcohol Abuse Among Service Members Returning from Deployment

July 31, 2015 — An analysis of responses to questionnaires administered to U.S. active component service members who had returned from deployment during a 7-year surveillance period found that 3.4 percent and 4.8 ... read more

Twitter Shared News of First Ebola Case 3 Days Before Officials

June 1, 2015 — Tweets regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa last summer reached more than 60 million people in the three days prior to official outbreak announcements, according to a ... read more

Time to Move Beyond 'Medieval' Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says

May 21, 2015 — The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security ... read more

Nudge, Don't Judge, Shoplifters

May 19, 2015 — Specially designed shopping centers geared at encouraging shoplifters to think twice before they commit a crime are the way forward, according to ... read more

Antibiotic Resistant Typhoid Detected in Countries Around the World

May 11, 2015 — There is an urgent need to develop global surveillance against the threat to public health caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens, which can cause serious and untreatable infections in humans. ... read more

Online Voting a Step Closer Thanks to Breakthrough in Security Technology

Apr. 30, 2015 — A technique to allow people to cast their election vote online -- even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses -- has been developed by researchers. Taking inspiration ... read more

Concerns Over UK Government Plan to Increase Participation in School Rugby

Apr. 21, 2015 — The UK government plan to fund and to increase participation in rugby in schools has not been informed by injury data, warn ... read more

Falsified Medicines Taint Global Supply

Apr. 20, 2015 — The threat of falsified medications, also referred to as counterfeit, fraudulent, and substandard, can be quite real, yet the full scope and prevalence of the problem is poorly understood, say ... read more

Homeland Chemical Security: U. S. Chemical Plants Vulnerable to Attack

Apr. 15, 2015 — The slow implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards in the USA as part of homeland security and anti-terrorism measures is leaving chemical plants vulnerable and putting at risk ... read more

Simple Tasks Help Protect Your Credit

Mar. 23, 2015 — With mega data breaches coming from entities such as retail stores, insurance providers and restaurant chains, someone could more easily gain access to personal financial information that consumers ... read more

Find out What Your Apps Are Really Doing

Mar. 10, 2015 — Apps, these tiny programs on Internet-connected mobile phones are increasingly becoming entryways for surveillance and fraud. Computer scientists have now developed a program that can show users ... read more

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