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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Department of Homeland Security’

Fort Hood Shooting Not Linked to Terrorism

A senior Department of Homeland Security spokesperson has stated that the shooting that occurred Wednesday at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas was a “soldier on soldier” incident, and that no links to terrorism have yet been suspected. The Homeland Security source added that there was “currently no (counter terrorism) nexus” and that the shooter killed himself. The shooter has been …

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Jeh Johnson: President Announced His Pick for DHS Head Moments Ago

President Barack Obama just announced his new Department of Homeland Security head, Jeh Johnson, on the steps of the Rose Garden. Obama: "I’m proud to announce my choice to lead [@DHSGov]—an outstanding public servant who I’ve known & trusted for years—Mr. Jeh Johnson." — The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 18, 2013 While Washingtonians were waiting for the official announcement of …

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Jeh Johnson: Controversial Lawyer To Be Nominated as Head of Homeland Security

According to an unidentified White House official, President Barack Obama will nominate criminal trial lawyer Jeh Johnson on Friday 18, 2013, to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The official made the following remarks on Johnson, “He is one of the most highly qualified and respected national security leaders, having served as the senior …

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7-Eleven Raids: Nine Arrested For Illegal Workers

The U.S. Attorney’s Office today unsealed two indictments charging nine 7-Eleven store owners and operators with wire fraud, steling identities, and concealing and harboring illegal immigrants. The defendants are accused hiring “dozens” of illegal immigrants and giving them identities stolen from U.S. citizens. The illegal employees were allegedly housed in boarding houses owned by the defendants, and “substantial” portions of …

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Want To Catch The Attention Of The Government? Use These Words On Social Media

This morning has certainly been fun – we now know that the NSA has been, and will continue, collecting personal metadata of Verizon subscribers until July 19. If that wasn’t enough surveillance for you, the Department of Homeland Security would like to kick it up a notch. Did you know that they regularly scan social media sites looking for certain …

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Homeland Security: 3D Printed Guns May Be Impossible To Stop

The government is concerned about the proliferation of 3D printed guns. That much was obvious when the State Department demanded Defense Distributed remove the blueprints for the first 3D printed gun – The Liberator – from its Web site. Now another government agency is warning law enforcement about the potential dangers posed by 3D printed firearms. Fox News reports that …

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Dept. of Homeland Security Warns of Impending Zombie Apocalypse, But Not Really

If there’s one thing Americans love, it’s the zombie apocalypse. I don’t know why, really. Although some people think that it would be cool to blow the heads off the undead and attempt to survive in a brutal post-apocalyptic landscape, most people would get their fat asses either gnawed on by zombies or shot by a survivalist looking for supplies. …

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Government Is Now Issuing Takedown Requests Of YouTube Videos

The copyright moguls who police YouTube make the lives of those just looking for entertainment unnecessarily hard. There’s something to be said for protecting your copyright, but sometimes things just get outrageous. The latest takedown is probably the most outrageous of them all. TechDirt was pointed to one of those silly conspiracy theory videos that pop up on YouTube all …

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U.S. Government Releases List Of Words They Look For Online

It’s pretty obvious by now that the U.S. government wants to desperately spy on our online activities. Reports that the NSA is building a giant facility to intercept and record our communication are pretty bad, but groups like the NSA and FBI already watch for certain words online all in the name of protecting you from the bad guys. Thanks …

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DHS Purchases 450 Million Hollow-point Bullets

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have made a purchase that is making a lot of people very nervous. Recently they put in for a “indefinite delivery” of an “indefinite quantity” of .40 caliber ammunition from defense contractor ATK. The two agencies will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over the next …

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Homeland Security Monitors Blogs, Twitter, Facebook

Reuters announced yesterday that the Department of Homeland Security is monitoring a list of “publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards.” The list includes: * Facebook * Myspace (they note that Myspace is difficult to search – imagine that) * Twitter * ABC News’ “The Blotter” * Huffington Post * Wired blogs * Jihadwatch * Hulu * …

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