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

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

By Kristen M. Foster October 18, 2013

President Barack Obama just announced his new Department of Homeland Security head, Jeh Johnson, on the steps of the Rose Garden. While Washingtonians were waiting for the official announcement of Jeh Johnson’s appointment to head the Department of Homeland Security, …

Homeland Security Takes Down YouTube Video Homeland Security Takes Down YouTube Video
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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 …

FBI Wants To Build A Tattoo Database FBI Wants To Build A Tattoo Database
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One of the easiest ways to identify certain people is by their tattoo. Various crime organizations, most notably the Yakuza, use tattoos as a calling card. Others just get tattoos out of self expression. The FBI doesn’t care why you …

Do Not Use These Words On Facebook Do Not Use These Words On Facebook
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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 …

DHS Purchases 450 Million Hollow-point Bullets DHS Purchases 450 Million Hollow-point Bullets

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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 …

Bob Barr’s Liberty Guard Files Lawsuit Against TSA Bob Barr’s Liberty Guard Files Lawsuit Against TSA

Ever since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, the government has clamored for more security in airports. Their final solution became the universally despised Transportation Security Administration. Now I have traveled on an airliner over 100 times since 9/11 and …

Would You Want The NSA Monitoring The Internet? Would You Want The NSA Monitoring The Internet?

Cybersecurity is one of those funny things that is talked about, but nothing is really ever done about it. We can, and have implemented new safeguards on our infrastructure. It doesn’t change the fact that there isn’t a national standard …

Dept. of Homeland Security Is Watching You Twitter & Tweet Dept. of Homeland Security Is Watching You Twitter & Tweet
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If you have a Twitter account, you may have “people” that follow you with what are suspiciously fake accounts. The tell-tale signs are standard: thousands of followers with barely any (if even one) tweets, tweets that contain lots of links …

ACLU Sues Government Over Border Laptop Searches
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The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) policy allowing border agents to search laptops or other electronic devices at the border without reasonable suspicion.

Laptop-Searches The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Agents Can Search And Seize Laptops At U.S. Border
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U.S. federal officials have disclosed that agents at the U.S. border may seize a traveler’s laptop or other electronic devices with no limits on how long they can hold them and without any suspicion of wrongdoing.

The Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed the new policies that allow agents to search a laptop’s contents and share the information with other agencies and private organizations for language translation, data decryption or other reasons.

U.S. Testing Online Travel Approval Plan

Travelers who do not need a visa to fly to the United States will have to answer questions about their health and criminal background under a new electronic system launched today.

Starting January 12, 2009, people traveling to the U.S. from the 27 visa waiver countries will be required to fill out an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) form online three days before departure.

DHS Emulating Doctorow’s ‘Scroogled’ Tale

A dark future tale by Cory Doctorow spoke of a Department of Homeland Security enforcing immigration laws, and others, with the help of Google. He may not have been far off the mark.