Current auto license plate recognition systems outfitted on patrol vehicles are capable of automatically scanning 3000 vehicles per hour - making suspects of all who pass before its cameras. This is just the beginning though as plans are being made t
A CNN interview with Kasimir Gaston, of New Orleans who witnessed a shooting by New Orleans Police 6 days after Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Madison, an unarmed mentally retarded man, was lined up in a "firing squad"-like manner and executed.
Imagine a massive database accessible by government officials in the US containing your name, address, photograph, Social Security number, birth certificate, citizenship status — and possibly even your fingerprints and retinal scan.
The Treasury Department needs to improve coordination within its agencies to better monitor money laundering. A Senate panel's concern that the government is not working well enough together to administer the Bank Secrecy Act,
Nike+iPod Sport Kit from Apple consists of two components -- a sensor and a receiver -- that communicate using a wireless radio protocol. Unfortunately, there can be negative side-effects,... like being tracked!
The “Automated Targeting System”, which DHS Chertoff has described as “righteous”, has been operating illegally for several years, despite a specific ban by Congress on any and all risk assessment scoring on US citizens. The time to speak out against
The Arab Muslims who came here 8 decades ago to work on Henry Ford's new assembly line believed their American future was limitless. But after 5 years on the home front in America's war on terrorism, many of their descendants are hunkering do
Santa Claus is not the only one who is checking to see whether you've been naughty or nice. For the last 4 years, the US government has been snooping by computer into people's travel records and assigning them a risk score for being terroris
Terrorist acts and their precursors are too rare in our society for there to be patterns to find. There simply is no nugget of information to mine. Any algorithm used to turn up supposedly suspicious behavior or suspicious people will yield so many f
By January 1, 2025, every American who is determined to live free shall do so. Those who are content with their chains are welcome to keep them, but we who must be free will have our own centerless legal system and free institutions that are not subj
A newly revealed system that assigns terrorism scores to Americans traveling into or out of the country is not merely invasive, privacy advocates charge, it's an illegal violation of limits Congress has placed on the Department of Homeland Securi
The Bush administration asked a federal appeals court Monday to toss out a lawsuit challenging a warrantless surveillance program, saying the government can't defend itself without revealing national secrets.
Specter may have decided to reintroduce the legislation after a recent article in the New Yorker magazine suggested that his desire to retain his powerful committee chairmanship led him to go along with the administration's wishes.
Senators frustrated by scant details on the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program rapped FBI Director Robert Mueller for refusing to show how it has curbed terrorist activity in the United States.
Homeland Security has ordered that all travelers between the USA, Canada, Mexico, or other countries in the Western Hemisphere, where passports weren’t previously required, will have to present valid passports to enter or leave the USA by air or sea,
In anti-terrorism legislation Congress approved. Language adds “natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident” to the list of conditions permitting the President to take over local authority.
It used to be the three branches - congress, the executive, and the courts - that we considered the make-up of our nation's federal government. And some would point to the press as a possible fourth branch, due to the virture of its influence in
U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins found that part of the law used to freeze the assets of terrorist organizations, violated the Constitution because it put no apparent limit on the president's powers to place groups on that list.
U.S. travelers flying back from neighboring countries will soon need the document. U.S. citizens traveling by air from Canada, Mexico and most Caribbean islands must present passports to reenter the country starting Jan. 23, the government sai