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Cyber security and data privacy remain a hot topic as Facebook prepares to go public today with its initial public offering.Jeremiah Grossman, a world-renowned expert in Web security and co-founder of the Web Application Security Consortium, says that Facebook will need to be even more concerned about cyber attacks since any type of attack might (temporarily) impact its stock price.

By William Tucker

It is still early in the reporting on this claim out of Iran, but sources from outside the country have confirmed that Iran has been forced to take computers belonging to the Oil Ministry offline. If this was a deliberate attack, it would be the fourth publically known cyber attack against Iran since the discovery of Stuxnet.

There has been a lot of attention recently about neighborhood watches after the “captain” of a neighborhood watch in Sanford, Fla. shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin. Media outlets are asking if the shooter, George Zimmerman, was just looking out for his neighborhood where there had been multiple break-ins recently, or if he was a wannabe cop who tried to take justice into his own hands.

By Mike Sale

I recently visited Niagara Falls to attend an exciting conference sponsored by the Crime Prevention Committee of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). Crime Prevention through Innovation and Technology attracted a wide variety of police leaders, practitioners, academics and related professionals to discuss emerging trends in the ever-expanding field of crime prevention.

By Leischen Stelter

Governor Rick Snyder is facing a lot of big problems as the state of Michigan continues to flounder on several fronts. Its overall unemployment rates remain above national averages, hovering around 9%, but several of its cities are faring much worse. In Detroit, foreclosures dropped by 31% in 2011, but remain at a rate of more than 2.5 times the national average. Foreclosed homes in Detroit sell for, on average, just over $11,000, compared to a statewide average of $85,000, according to RealtyTrac.