• BPD Photos of the Day: Commissioner Gross and Mayor Walsh Usher in the Holiday Season at the City of Boston’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Boston Common - BPD Photos of the Day: On Thursday December 5, 2019, thousands came out to celebrate the official start of this Holiday Season at the City of Boston’s Official Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Boston Common. The festive night featured a Skating Spectacular on the Frog Pond as well as performances by local, national and international
  • Boston 24 and Public Journal for Friday, December 6, 2019 - Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM Homicides: 0Nonfatal Shootings: 1Nonfatal Stabbings: 1 Street Robberies: 3Commercial Robberies: 0Bank Robberies: 0Other Robberies: 1 Vehicle Thefts: 1Vehicle Recoveries: 0Vehicle Breaks: 5 Residential Break-ins: 1Commercial Break-ins: 1 Click Here For Public Journal NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered
  • Picturesque Alpine Region Served as “Rear Base” for Russia’s GRU Agents - 12/6/19 The Russia connection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The French intelligence services are leading an international hunt for Russian spies after what was described as a “rear base” of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency was discovered in southeastern France, Le Monde reported on Thursday. read more Source: Homeland Security News Picturesque Alpine Region Served
  • New Research Center Will Fight Misinformation - 12/5/19 Misinformation Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments With more than 400 people packed into the University of Washington (UW) HUB’s South Ballroom, Jevin West started off with a puzzle. The Center for an Informed Public’s inaugural director showed side-by-side images of two women’s faces and asked the crowd which image was real. read more Source: Homeland Security News New
  • Mobile Devices Blur Work and Personal Privacy Increasing Cyber Risks - 12/6/19 Cybersecurity Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Organizations aren’t moving quickly enough to identify cyber security threats linked to the drive toward using personal mobile devices in the workplace, warns a QUT privacy researcher. Dr. Kenan Degirmenci from QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty’s School of Information Systems said workers worldwide expected to take their work with them
  • Setting New Record for Cracking Encryption Keys - 12/5/19 Encryption Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments An international team of computer scientists had set a new record for two of the most important computational problems that are the basis for nearly all of the public-key cryptography that is currently used in the real world. read more Source: Homeland Security News Setting New Record for
  • Global Measles Deaths Rise to 140,000; Young Kids Hit Hard - 12/6/19 Preventable diseases Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Last year 140,000 people worldwide died from complications of measles infections, according to the latest data compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2017, the WHO tracked 110,000 measles deaths. Most of measles-related deaths are in children
  • Flash Flooding Is a Serious Threat in the U.K. – Here’s How Scientists Are Tackling Its Prediction - 12/6/19 Floods Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments It’s becoming a familiar scene on the news: sodden British people wading through streets up to their knees in flood water. read more Source: Homeland Security News Flash Flooding Is a Serious Threat in the U.K. – Here’s How Scientists Are Tackling Its Prediction
  • Arctic “Ice Management” Delays, but Not Negate, Climate Change Effects - 12/5/19 Geoengineering Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments According to a much-debated geoengineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice formation during the Arctic winter. Alfred-Wegener-Institute (AWI) researchers have now, for the first time, tested the concept using
  • The Dark Psychology of Social Networks - 12/6/19 Argument Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Every communication technology brings with it different constructive and destructive effects. Jonathan Haidt and Tobias Rose-Stockwell write in The Atlantic that it typically takes some time to find and improve the balance between these negative and positive effects. read more Source: Homeland Security News The Dark Psychology of