Cities like Detroit turn to new weapons detection tech to try to prevent gun violence

Aug 11, 2022
The city paid more than $1.3 million for a system it's using to screen people headed to popular gathering spots.
To promote safety, venues are increasingly using to technology that can detect weapons. Above, a fan goes through a security checkpoint before an NFL game in Cleveland.
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How do "school-hardening" tactics affect students, teachers and their communities?

Because gun control measures haven't gone far, schools are investing in security, says The 74's Mark Keierleber. Those measures come with significant costs.
A memorial in Uvalde, Texas, on June 3, 2022.
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Your office keycard is a pocket-sized legacy of 9/11

Sep 9, 2021
After the 2001 attacks, companies began looking for new ways to make their workers feel safe. Keycards and ID badges took off.
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Will Capitol attack hike security costs for Biden inauguration?

Jan 11, 2021
The pandemic likely saved money for the Secret Service budget during the 2020 campaign.
Workers reinforce a crowd-control fence around Capitol Hill with concrete barriers Thursday, after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol.
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QR codes and dramatic vistas: tips for traveling during the pandemic

May 15, 2020
Traveling will look very different during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tourists at Mount Cangshan in China's Yunnan province undergo temperature checks and QR code scans before entering the park.
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Trump administration proposes new powers to block foreign technology deals

Nov 27, 2019
"From a business perspective, it's terrifying," said one attorney.
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Do renters have the right to reject smart home technology?

Mar 5, 2019
Some tenants prefer to keep their apartments dumb.
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Apple scrambles to fix FaceTime bug

Jan 29, 2019
A bug in Apple’s FaceTime, news of which filled social media channels and tech news sites this week, could have allowed a caller to listen to the audio from an iPhone she or he is calling, even before the person at the other end of the line had accepted or rejected the call. Apple is […]
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New tech doorbells can record video, and that's an ethics problem

Jan 17, 2019
They might be recording a lot more than who's at the front door.
Part of the problem with doorbell cameras is that their owners are filming a lot more territory than the terms of service say they should, says Laura Norén, director of research at Obsidian Security.
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Google Plus users exposed to security vulnerability

Oct 9, 2018
A software glitch left private data of more than 496,000 users of the social media network open to potential misuse.
Google's European headquarters in Dublin in 2010.
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