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Stories tagged: security

New security measures at Arena: come early, leave your weapons at home

People attending events at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena are being asked to come early and leave some items at home.

Social Security rolls back security measures on website

The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency’s website after getting complaints from people who had trouble accessing their accounts.

Hacker posts personal info of House Democrats and staff

After receiving a deluge of obscene voicemails and text messages, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informed her fellow Democrats on Saturday of “an electronic Watergate break-in” and warned them not …

Security for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tightened in wake of threats

After a series of hostile threats this year, state officials have increased Gov. Kate Brown’s security detail.

Doug Clark: Inventor, survivalist designs high-tech home security systems

Last Thursday I… Blasted a bullet-proof couch cushion with a silencer-equipped .45.Took heart-thumping rides in a supercharged, 1,000-horsepower SUV and truck.Gave noogies to Giff and Bella, a couple of lovable …

Why hasn’t TSA PreCheck program reduced airport wait times?

The idea behind TSA PreCheck is to create a faster checkpoint for low-risk fliers so that TSA can focus its limited resources on the majority of travelers in regular security …

As fliers wait in security lines, government asks for patience

Facing a growing backlash over extremely long airport security lines, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday asked fliers “to be patient” as the government takes steps to get them …

U.S. airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines

U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation’s airports. Now, they’re even asking passengers for help by sharing their …

Olympics official wary of athletes staying outside village

Extra security measures may be needed to protect athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the games in Rio de Janeiro, including Rafael Nadal, who will be staying at …

GOP convention security gears up for feared threats

Organizers for the Republican National Convention are preparing security for the gathering in Cleveland in July in an unusually combustible environment.

Law enforcement investigators seek out private DNA databases

Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for their customers.

Apple asks judge to delay iPhone data case, citing FBI quest

Apple wants a judge to delay government demands for data from a locked iPhone in a Brooklyn drug case while the FBI sees if it can get contents from a …

An iPhone-hacking tool likely wouldn’t stay secret for long

Suppose Apple loses its court fight with the FBI and has to produce a software tool that would help agents hack into an iPhone – specifically, a device used by …

REAL ID compliance bill headed to Idaho House

An Idaho House panel has tentatively signed off on a proposal that would allow Idaho to comply with national proof-of-identity requirements.

U.S. accuses Apple of ‘repudiating’ order on phone access

The Justice Department is firing back at Apple for refusing to help unlock a phone used by one of the gunmen in the San Bernardino attack.

Border checkpoint scans eyes, faces of departing foreigners

The federal government is using eye scans and facial recognition technology for the first time to verify the identities of foreigners leaving the United States on foot at a busy …

NFL and law enforcement: No credible threat to Super Bowl 50

NFL security leaders and top law enforcement officials say there is “no credible threat” to Super Bowl 50.

City ramps up security at Manito Park

Security guards now are patrolling Manito Park in response to a rash of property crimes, underage drinking and complaints from neighbors.

Super Bowl security beefed up with Black Hawks, giant X-ray

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. …

Digital vigilance: Liberty Lake company helps stores fight theft, fraud

Grocery chains and retail stores are increasingly combating in-store theft and cashiers’ money mistakes by adopting advanced video surveillance systems that link every sales transaction to high-definition video. It’s not …

P.F. Chang’s confirms credit and debit card breach

NEW YORK (AP) — P.F. Chang’s confirmed Friday that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants was stolen.

Bug affects Internet security on many websites

Spokesman-Review developer Dan Gayle, who writes our Tech Deck blog, sounds the alarm over Heartbleed, a bug that affects many commonly used websites.

Olympics: Outlying areas may be target

WASHINGTON – There has been an uptick in reports of security threats against next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but the key concern for an attack centers on locations …

Man with knife tries to enter Buckingham Palace

LONDON — Police have arrested a man with a knife who tried to enter Buckingham Palace in London.

Lake Pend Oreille School District mulls training, arming teachers

SANDPOINT — A school board in Sandpoint is considering a new school security policy that includes training and arming district staff and teachers.

Bloomsday security fine-tuned by Spokane police

Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said runners and spectators can expect heightened security the moment they board a bus to downtown Spokane on Sunday during the 37th Lilac Bloomsday Run. …

Bloomsday directors plan extra security measures

Lilac Bloomsday Association directors say they’ll require runners and walkers to show their official race tags before lining up for the start of this year’s run. It’s one of the …

Bloomsday security tightened in wake of Boston Marathon bombs

Lilac Bloomsday Association directors say they’ll require runners and walkers to show their official race tags before lining up for the start of this year’s run. Bloomsday, which occurs on …

Taking stock of security

Spokane Public Schools took a look at the safety and security of its buildings in the wake of December’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., and came up with recommendations that …

Dads serve as ’watch dogs’ at Spokane school

SPOKANE — A group of men is patrolling the grounds of Roosevelt Elementary School in Spokane. The “Watch Dogs” group organized earlier this year as part of a national program …