Three assaults in 30 minutes | POLICE BLOTTER – Renton Reporter
Three assaults in 30 minutes | POLICE BLOTTERRenton ReporterA BOEING TRESPASSER: A blue VW Golf, its lights on and keys in the damaged ignition in a private Boeing lot on Garden Avenue, caught the attention Jan. 6 of company security. Two men returned to the car at about 10:30 p.m. As the security guard stood …
A man holding a bullet casing. — AFP/File – DAWN.com
DAWN.comA man holding a bullet casing. — AFP/FileDAWN.comMost guards are from private security companies with minimal or no training in handling firearms. SI Ikram Satti, who is leading investigation of the case told Dawn the victim's statement had been recorded and the private security guard had been …and more »
The World's Email Encryption Software Relies On One Guy, Who Is Going Broke (Techdirt)
The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as hundreds of thousands of journalists, dissidents and security-minded people around the world, is running out of money to keep his project alive.
Werner Koch wrote the software, known as Gnu Privacy Guard, in 1997, and since then has been almost single-handedly keeping it alive with patches and updates from his home in Erkrath, Germany. Now 53, he is running out of money and patience with being underfunded.
"I'm too idealistic," he told me in an interview at a hacker convention in Germany in December. "In early 2013 I was really about to give it all up and take a straight job." But then the Snowden news broke, and "I realized this was not the time to cancel."
Like many people who build security software, Koch believes that offering the underlying software code for free is the best way to demonstrate that there are no hidden backdoors in it giving access to spy agencies or others. However, this means that many important computer security tools are built and maintained by volunteers.
Now, more than a year after Snowden's revelations, Koch is …
Private Security Helps Citizens Stay Safe When Police Coverage is Sparse
DENVER, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — One of the key components for safety in any neighborhood is police coverage. Statistically speaking, safer neighborhoods with lower crime rates are neighborhoods near regular patrols where police have a rapid response time. In one San Jose, CA neighborhood where residents grew weary of high burglary rates, community members came together to hire a private …