The old data-quality maxim "garbage in, garbage out" proves true yet again in the case of the Boston Marathon bomber, who, a Congressional report confirms, slipped through the border when a database failed to suggest an alternative name spelling.
The UK government wants the power to pull "unsavoury" content - with an eye trained on terrorist material in particular - regardless of whether it's illegal or not.
A British man already in jail for terrorist activity was given another 4 months for refusing to give police the password to a memory stick that they couldn't crack. The convicted terrorist suddenly got his memory back when police said they were launching a new investigation into credit card fraud.
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) already has a pretty poor record with security experts. The news this week that the agency was tipping its hand by encoding how it planned to conduct passenger screening in boarding passes isn't helping that.
Last week, US counter-terrorism officials were granted permission to increase the period of time they can retain information about citizens, even if those citizens aren't tied to terrorism.
The FBI worked with the Philippines National Police to arrest hackers who allegedly attacked US telecom companies to raise money for terrorist organizations. Were those arrested simply pawns in a very dangerous game of chess?