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Twenty-four percent of all identity theft complaints made to the Federal Trade Commission are made by college students. Among the chief means for identity thieves to acquire personal information is through the use of the Internet, and Northern Illinois University’s Department of Police and Public Safety says members of the university community can be at...
A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks stunned the world, government measures and the watchful eyes of U.S. citizens have effectively made Americans safer from terrorists, NIU political science professor Christopher Jones says. Government agencies have been talking to each other more, airport security is tougher and citizens themselves are more alert. “People...
Professor Philippe Piot in the Department of Physics is working on a plan to build a portable device that could be taken to airports, sports stadiums or subway stations to detect radioactive material. A $591,000 grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency is funding Piot’s project. The agency’s goal is to help the U.S. Department of...