The security week that was: 08/08/08

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In other news, the government is close to putting together final details about the anthrax attacks of 2001 (see our timeline of events in this case). ... Verified Identity Pass lost a laptop with enrollment information for the Registered Traveler program. That hurts VIP, because they are on a temporary hiatus for enrollments now. It's even more embarrassing; just before the news of the stolen laptop, the TSA had seemingly endorsed adoption of the Registered Traveler program by lowering fees. ... The Olympics kick off today in Beijing, and we've compiled a quick photo gallery of pre-Ceremonies security. ... Finally, universities are reconsidering security for professors and researchers, since faculty members' research may sometimes be opposed by extremist members of special interest groups.