Jane’s, and why it’s useful. Or useless.

Jane’s, for anyone interested in security and intelligence, should be a familiar name. The organization compiles security information and intelligence in many areas, creates white-papers and reports along with their massive guides, catalogues and indexes of just about anything within security, government and military. You might have seen some of their books in your local …

Hurricane’s flight across Cuba

Hurricane Gustav has been ravaging Cuba, with some disastrous results. This goes to show that you can’t really overprepare for Mother Nature’s mood-swings. We’re gonna come back to being prepared in later pages. In the mean time, take a look at some pictures, comments and articles. Dagbladet.no CBS News The BBC

Children are appealing targets for ID theft;

Children are appealing targets for ID theft – parents can guard them. From DallasNews.com: By PAMELA YIP / The Dallas Morning News pyip@dallasnews.com Identity thieves know no boundaries. They even go after one of the most vulnerable groups: children.”Children are not in any condition to protect themselves,” said Adam Levin, chairman and co-founder of Identity …

Painless airport security?

“Security at the airport is a nightmare!” “Those security guards just like to pick on people.” “The lines are endless!” Long lines, close scrutiny of your personal belongings, strangers telling you what to do, and taking away your favorite can of hairspray, apparently just because they can. Is it really necessary, and what can you …

PWaT #3

Pepperspray (pepper) and Mace. Pepper and mace are the two strongest forms of non-lethal weapons private citizens can carry. Anything more potent, and the risk of injury to others, possibly fatal injury or harm, is severely elevated. To make it clear, we will not be covering the use of knives or guns in this series, …

PWaT #2

Sound. In addition to light, making specific, loud noise is your best defense when faced with an attack or some sort of hostile action. The human ear is designed to be pretty sensitive, and while noise will bother us, anything under 80 decibel is acceptable. However, when we reach 100+ decibels of sound pressure, our …