Behavioral detection is already used by specially trained officers in the Transportation Security Administration - with 273 arrests made as a result since June 2004. Done by individuals trained to recognize subtle facial expressions. "We're
“Is it the government’s position that when our country is engaged in a war that the power of the executive when it comes to wiretapping is unchecked?” Judge Harry Pregerson asked a government lawyer. His tone was one of incredulity and frustration.
"Memory can be erased by applying a drug into a specific part of the brain that stores that memory," he said in a telephone interview. "Long-term memory can be erased."
Americans may need passports to board domestic flights or to picnic in a national park next year if they live in one of the states defying the federal Real ID Act....
"The Internet is the new Afghanistan," Kelly said, as he released a New York Police Department report on the homegrown threat of attacks by Islamist extremists. "It is the de facto training ground. It's an area of concern."
The U.S.'s top intelligence official has greatly expanded the range of federal and local authorities who can get access to the nation's vast network of spy satellites. Examine how the satellites can aid federal and local law-enforcement agenc
"The case cannot be litigated in light of the national security interest involved," one official said.
New passport requirements that have complicated travel this summer also have uncovered untold numbers of child-support scofflaws and forced them to pay millions.
One rather obscure case could pull back the veil on a surveillance program that's at the heart of the US fight against terror. In the federal appeals court lawyers for a Saudi charity accused of helping Al Qaeda will argue that their clients, inc
The Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems(FIXs) -- a little-known group of non-profits, government contractors, commercial entities, and government agencies -- has just unveiled a first-of-its-kind global infrastructure to support
How the Bush administration has kept Congress locked in a September 12 state of panic.
The Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program has a built-in feature the Justice Department believes may shield it from ever being challenged as unconstitutional: secrecy.
All would-be passengers on international OR domestic flights to, from, over, via, or within the U.S. would have to have government-issued ID AND explicit case-by-case prior permission from DHS to the airline to allow each passenger to b
For three days, Mike McConnell, the director of national intelligence, had haggled with congressional leaders over amendments to a federal surveillance law, but now he was putting his foot down. "This is the issue," said the plain-spoken re
The Department of Homeland Security is funneling millions of dollars to local governments nationwide for purchasing high-tech video camera networks, accelerating the rise of a "surveillance society" in which the sense of freedom that stems
U.K.'s Conservative Party has reiterated that it will scrap the government's #5.3 billion (US$10.8 billion) ID cards scheme as ministers announced that the delayed procurement for the program had finally begun. A tender notice for the Nati
It seems that task force agents weren't just stopping vehicles and making inquiries. They were taking it much further and demanding to search vehicles absent reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing and threatening drivers, who refused to allow their v
A mile-long backup on Highway 18 near Waterman Canyon Road wasn't caused by an accident on the winding road. It was a fireworks checkpoint. Any fireworks discovered will be confiscated, county officials said. Those who possess them will be cited
A search warrant was executed and, afterward, Roach said a SWAT team pointed guns at his family, including six children ages one to 16. Then police discovered the informant had given the wrong information.
Recently proposed Homeland Security rules would prohibit anonymous travel by air or sea, compel monitoring of travelers and collection of lifetime travel records and control movement through requiring prior permission of the DHS.
In a striking but unnoticed extension of domestic surveillance, the little-known National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency deployed a U-2 spy plane on the region affected by Hurrican Katrina in 2005 to track hazards to public health.
Starting 6 months from now airlines operating international flights will be required to send the government their passenger list data before the planes take off rather than afterwards, as is now the case. Designed to give authorities more time to ide
Systems based on video cameras, laserlight, infra-red, audio recordings and eye tracking technology will scour crowds looking for unusual behaviour, with the aim of identifying people who should be approached and quizzed by security staff
Dozens of TSA agents recently setup checkpoints at Indianapolis bus stops and searched passengers trying to peacefully ride city buses. Air Marshals patted people down, searched bags, and performed "behavior" tests to intimidate the traveli
A new law expanding the government's spying powers gives the Bush Administration a 6-month window to install possibly permanent back doors in the nation's communication networks. The legislation was passed hurriedly by Congress over the week
Analysis: New Law Gives Government Six Months to Turn Internet and Phone Systems into Permanent Spying Architecture (unbelievable) A new law expanding the government's spying powers gives the Bush Administration a six-month window to install pos
Michael Bloomberg, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent mayor of New York and his equally surveillance-enamored police commissioner is giving Mr. Blair a run for the money as the most surveillance-hungry public official in the world.
A federal judge yesterday rejected New York City's effort to prevent the release of nearly 2,000 pages of raw intelligence reports and other documents detailing the Police Dept's covert surveillance of protest groups and individual activists
Confidential personal data - gleaned from sources as diverse as driving licences, medical records and store loyalty cards - is now often shared without people's knowledge, the information commission will warn on Tuesday, in its latest salvo
For the first time in nearly four decades, a senior intelligence official — not a secretive federal court — will have a decisive voice in whether Americans' communications can be monitored when they talk to foreigners overseas.