All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘DHS’

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. While Washingtonians were waiting for the official announcement of Jeh Johnson’s appointment to head the Department of Homeland Security, feathers were already flying across the aisle about the controversial lawyer. Republicans are saying Johnson is deficient in immigration experience, …

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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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Hello, NSA App Lets You Get on a Government Watch List the Fun Way

The U.S. government is watching your online activity. They’re looking at your social media posts, your emails, and plenty of other types of online communications. We’ve always known that – to some extent. Now we really know that. But even before we all learned about PRISM and the extent of the participation from the tech community, we knew that the …

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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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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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Your Tattoo Is Currently Wanted By The FBI

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 got it – they just want to store it in a massive database. On Friday, the FBI sent out a …

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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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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 I have never had a bad episode with them, but the stories about their dastarly deeds is well documented. Well, …

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Senator John McCain Proposes Cybersecurity Bill

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 at which all infrastructure owners must operate under. The good news is that there was a cybersecurity bill making its …

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