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2 Kabul Guards Give Lives, Save Mall in Bombing

Two men catch bomber in metal detector

(Newser) - No shoppers or clerks were hurt in a suicide bombing at an Afghanistan mall today—thanks to the heroic efforts of a pair of security guards. When the bomber set off a metal-detector alarm, they opened fire, and the bomber quickly set off his explosives, witnesses told the New York ... More »

New Software Can Delete Emails Permanently

Software scatters encryption keys among temporary BitTorrent nodes

(Newser) - Email is inherently insecure, because it has a long shelf-life—even deleted messages can be stored infinitely on the email service of the sender or recipient. Now a team of scientists is poised to unveil software later this month to make them disappear for keeps, reports the Economist. “Vanish”... More »

Observe and Report Just Plain Nasty

Mall-cop flick soaked with sadism, critics say

(Newser) - Critics have observed, and they’re reporting that the latest mall-cop movie is brutal and sadistic with little cause: Seth Rogen's character is no Paul Blart.
  • "If you thought Abu Ghraib was a laugh riot then you might love Observe and Report," writes Manohla Dargis in the New
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Omaha Mall Reopens Under Heavy Security

Van Maur store, where the shooter opened fire, remains closed

(Newser) - The Omaha mall where 19-year-old Robert Hawkins unleashed his killing spree re-opened for business today under tighter security, the AP reports. “I came in here and I was wondering how I would feel about it,” the mayor said, “but I feel fine.” The Von Maur store... More »

In Wake of Shootings, Malls Rethink Security

Omaha incident gives new urgency to debate over accessibility

(Newser) - This week's shootings at an Omaha mall have revived the debate over security at shopping centers, Their openness and popularity make them dream targets for terrorists and disturbed individuals looking for attention, experts say, and some argue for Israeli-style screening of patrons, with metal detectors and car searches. USA Today ... More »

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