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Man's Death from 'Heartland Virus' Shows Wide-Ranging Effects on the Body

Man's Death from 'Heartland Virus' Shows Wide-Ranging Effects on the Body | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
This story was updated at 4:12 p.m. ET on Oct. 28. NEW ORLEANS — The death of a 68-year-old Tennessee man in 2015 sheds light on a rar
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How an attack on a company you've never heard of crushed the internet

How an attack on a company you've never heard of crushed the internet | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
What happened to the internet today?
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Bolt cutters expose vulnerability of North America's oil pipeline grid

Bolt cutters expose vulnerability of North America's oil pipeline grid | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Bolt cutters expose vulnerability of North America's oil pipeline grid
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Someone is Testing Methods for Taking Down the Entire Internet

Someone is Testing Methods for Taking Down the Entire Internet | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
And it’s probably China.
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Nigerian email scammer stung by his own malware

Nigerian email scammer stung by his own malware | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
With more and more internet users now wise to email scams, scammers are utilizing increasingly advanced techniques to stay one step ahead of their targets.
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A secret group bought the ingredients for a dirty bomb — here in the U.S.

A secret group bought the ingredients for a dirty bomb — here in the U.S. | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
An investigation exposes gaps in U.S. regulations that undermine Washington’s claim to be the best in the world at blocking this potential terrorist threat.
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'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in U.S.

'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in U.S. | Homeland Security | Scoop.it

Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The history of the AR-15, the weapon that had a hand in the United States’ worst mass shooting

The history of the AR-15, the weapon that had a hand in the United States’ worst mass shooting | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
The preferred weapon of America's mass shooters was cooked up in a Hollywood garage.
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So it's a fair question (and lots of the usual people are going there) - do we focus on the gun (or type of gun)? or should we focus on the person behind the gun? Or perhaps we need to focus on both?
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'Extremely dangerous' IED found under Texas bridge

'Extremely dangerous' IED found under Texas bridge | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
McLennan County Sheriff’s office and bomb squad called to check out suspicious device.
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My friends who work in a couple of State DOTs tell me this is not that unusual - they find a lot of stuff that goes unreported in the media.
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Belgian nuclear guard shot, prosecutor rules out militant link

Belgian nuclear guard shot, prosecutor rules out militant link | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Two days after bomb attacks at Brussels airport and on a packed metro killed 31 people and injured hundreds, a security guard who worked at a Belgian nuclear site was killed but the local prosecutor on Saturday ruled out any militant link.
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The mysterious infection that might be behind 17 deaths in Wisconsin has spread to a second state

The mysterious infection that might be behind 17 deaths in Wisconsin has spread to a second state | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
An adult in Michigan has died after contracting Elizabethkingia, the same bloodstream infection tied to a deadly Wisconsin outbreak.
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Why North Korea is stoking US power grid fears

Why North Korea is stoking US power grid fears | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
North Korea, the country whose nuclear ambitions have been the fulcrum of security concerns for years, may be a threat in more ways than one.
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Private Security Group Says Russia Was Behind John Podesta’s Email Hack

Private Security Group Says Russia Was Behind John Podesta’s Email Hack | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
The security group concluded that Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman was hacked by the same Russian foreign intelligence service that hacked the D.N.C.
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YouTube may be teaching someone to spy on you

YouTube may be teaching someone to spy on you | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
A young woman laying in bed leans into the camera shot, her face half cut off by the screen.
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Zika via Sex May Be an Underrated Risk, Officials Worry

Zika via Sex May Be an Underrated Risk, Officials Worry | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Mosquitoes are the primary carriers of the virus, which has infected tens of thousands of people and caused birth defects in more than 1,800 newborns. • But health officials are concerned that the threat of sexual transmission remains little understood, largely underpublicized and worryingly underestimated.
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Florida is investigating apparent new case of locally transmitted Zika

Florida is investigating apparent new case of locally transmitted Zika | Homeland Security | Scoop.it

Florida health officials are investigating a new case of the Zika virus in Palm Beach County that appears to be a local transmission, Governor Rick Scott said in a statement on Monday.

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Solar panels, vacation Wi-Fi at risk for hacking

Solar panels, vacation Wi-Fi at risk for hacking | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
We know emails can get hacked. But what about solar panels? The computer security industry's annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas this week for a trio of conferences will hash out the myriad, creepy ways criminals can breach our increasingly connected world.
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World on brink of global emergency over yellow fever outbreak

World on brink of global emergency over yellow fever outbreak | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Urgent action is needed to combat a yellow fever epidemic in Africa amid signs it is turning into a global health emergency and a severe shortage of the vaccine, academics have warned.

With nearly a billion people at risk from the deadly disease in Africa and Latin America and the danger of an outbreak in Asia, immunologist Professor Daniel Lucey and Lawrence Gostin, a professor in global health law, called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare an emergency saying delays over Ebola had "cost lives".
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All of the Times Crazies Have Tried to Kill President Obama

All of the Times Crazies Have Tried to Kill President Obama | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Barack Obama assassination attempts began even before he became president, when he was still on the campaign trail. While nobody has managed to actually take a shot a
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Cleveland a Step Ahead of Trump Convention Riots Prediction

Cleveland a Step Ahead of Trump Convention Riots Prediction | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Cleveland will be ready should Donald Trump’s prediction come true of riots at the Republican National Convention if he’s denied the presidential nomination, security officials say.
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Deadly disease outbreak in Wisconsin baffles public health officials

Deadly disease outbreak in Wisconsin baffles public health officials | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Public health authorities know what’s causing the illnesses, but don’t know how it’s infecting so many people, or why it’s proving so deadly.
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