The security week that was: 08/19/11 (LP's quandary)

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In other news
School bomb plot thwarted, Verified response in Detroit, more

Police in Tampa arrested a 17-year-old boy who they say planned to detonate a bomb at his former high school. ... The Detroit Police Department is implementing a verified response policy for burglar alarms. The city's police chief says that false alarms are a drain on police resources. ... Protection 1 has acquired nearly 3,000 residential accounts from Provo, Utah-based ICON Home Security. ... Hackers opposed to a decision by Bay Area Rapid Transit to block cell phone service at some transit stations broke into the transit authority's website and posted information on more than 2,000 customers. The group would later break into the website of the transit police union and post officers' home and e-mail addresses.