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2014 Headlines


Feds: Counterfeit Goods Seizures Totaled $1.7 Billion

Feds: Counterfeit Goods Seizures Totaled $1.7 Billion

The number of seizures involving violations of intellectual property rights laws increased by 7% in fiscal year 2013, according to U.S. customs officials. Handbags and wallets, jewelry, electronics, apparel and pharmaceuticals were the most common...

Bullying Victims Suffer ‘Long-Term Repercussions’

Bullying Victims Suffer ‘Long-Term Repercussions’

A new study found that 50 year olds who were bullied in childhood were more likely to be in poorer physical and mental health than their non-bullied peers.

National Health Update Offers Positives

National Health Update Offers Positives

Cigarette smoking is down and physical activity is up among American adults, according to a new progress report on the Healthy People 2020 initiative. Obesity remains a challenge, however.

Florida Tech Honored with Global Ranking

Florida Tech Honored with Global Ranking

The 2014-15 Times Higher Education World University Rankings measure colleges in five major categories, including teaching, research, citations, industry incomes and international outlook.

Aircraft Tracking Technology Upgraded

Aircraft Tracking Technology Upgraded

The Federal Aviation Administration has completed installation of a ‘state-of-the-art’ system designed to provide air traffic controllers and pilots with enhanced accuracy, while also improving efficiency.

‘Ban-the-Box’ Delays Criminal History Query

‘Ban-the-Box’ Delays Criminal History Query

Dozens of cities and states have enacted legislation to prohibit employers from asking about a candidate’s criminal history on a job application.

Report Paints ‘Grim Picture’ of Cybersecurity

Report Paints ‘Grim Picture’ of Cybersecurity

The move toward cloud computing and the increasing popularity of mobile devices and apps are presenting new challenges to organizations hoping to secure their data against cyber attacks.

Text-to-911 Rules Expanded

Text-to-911 Rules Expanded

In a split decision, the Federal Communications Commission calls on text messaging providers to give their customers the capability to text 911 from their cell phones.

Project iGuardian Promotes Online Safety

Project iGuardian Promotes Online Safety

Federal law enforcement agencies investigated more than 4,000 cases relating to the online exploitation of children in 2013. Officials say raising awareness is a key to combating such crimes.

Cybersecurity in National Spotlight

Cybersecurity in National Spotlight

Florida Tech Professor Richard Ford said ensuring that software patches are up to date is a critical step toward guarding against cyber attacks.