Terrorist violence decreases worldwide in 2017, but remains historically high

The Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

In Vehicle News

NHTSA Issues Recall Notice for 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG G65

From Motor Authority

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Mercedes-Benz USA have issued a recall notice for the 2017 Mercedes-AMG G65. The software that limits the vehicle speed when in reverse isn’t correctly calibrated.

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And speaking of backing up an article from ISDA Center website on

Backing Up Safely

Many accidents happen while the car is in reverse. More often than not, these result in fender benders, not dramatic accidents, but nonetheless annoying and expensive.

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In Terrorism News

From the National Consortium for the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism or START for short

Terrorist violence decreases worldwide in 2017 but remains historically high

With 10,900 terrorist attacks killing more than 26,400 people in 2017, the numbers of terrorist attacks and deaths worldwide have declined for the third consecutive year, according to new data released today by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). A background report provides an overview of the new 2017 data in START’s Global Terrorism Database, which now includes information on more than 180,000 terrorist attacks that have occurred worldwide since 1970. The data is made available to the public and can be downloaded at www.start.umd.edu/gtd.

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In Security News

Security chief leaves Facebook

The chief security officer of Facebook, Alex Stamos, announced in a Facebook post that his last day with the company will be August 17th. The tech giant will not name a new chief security officer to take Stamos’ position, although the announcement comes a day after Facebook said it discovered more malicious actors using the platform to manipulate U.S. political discussion, The Verge reports. Instead, Facebook moved a number of security engineers into the company’s different divisions. Stamos will join the Stanford faculty in the fall where he will teach classes on cybersecurity.

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