TN Note: DHS can draw on intelligence information from any other agency, but feels that it needs yet more advanced software tools to analyze social media in order to find evil-doers. The RFI gives lip-service to "protect the privacy, civil rights a
Rex Jones examines what it's like for a kid growing up in a world where adults can legally fondle children in public and get away with it.
We've heard the calls to ban strong encryption, calls to force tech companies to offer law enforcement the means to decrypt all content and communications, and to mandate communications systems include backdoors for law enforcement.
Pressure from government on companies and institutions to provide access to encrypted communications and stored data us increasing. Many people call it the second crypto war.
A 10-year-old law requiring states to meet the federal government's REAL ID identification standard is set to take full effect in 2016, and people in 11 states with non-compliant ID cards may be required to begin using passports to board planes as so
The standard for inclusion is often based on a 'predictive judgment', a 'reasonable suspicion' that someone is a 'suspected terrorist'
The Department of Homeland Security has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hundreds of families who have flocked to the United States since the start of last year, according to people familiar with the operation.
The Department of Homeland Security is intentionally placing local law enforcement in harm's way by knowing (and falsely) entering the license plates of patriot-oriented radio hosts in the federal "terror watch" database.
Former Department of Homeland Security intelligence official and ABC News consultant John Cohen said, "If ISIS has been able to acquire legitimate passports or machines that create legitimate passports, this would represent a major security risk in
Bottom line: A husband (and wife) are accused of being a government employee who shoots his fellow government employees at a party only to be gunned down later by other government employees. Lets call it terrorism.
Intelligence officials have determined that Islamic extremists have explored using the refugee program to enter the United States, the head of the House Homeland Security Committee said on Monday.
A federal audit claims there is "considerable uncertainty" over whether a program designed to stop biological terrorism is actually capable of stopping terrorism.
There Are 73 Airport Employees On Terror Watchlists… How Will They Properly Screen Syrian "Refugees"?
A Pipboy for the pre-apocalypse
Crackas With Attitude gained access to a portal for law enforcement that grants access to arrest records and other sensitive data, including what appears to be a tool for sharing information about active shooters and terrorist events, and
As the widespread use of encryption starts to make surveillance more challenging, one of the nation's fusion centers has a proposed solution: More informants.
I spent most of my adult life in and around the military as a uniformed officer or contractor.
"C.B.P.'s own records paint a disturbing picture of lawlessness and impunity, in which the agency continually operates without any regard for accepted best practices, and agents commit widespread abuses knowing they won't be held accountable,
Big Brother is alive and well at US border crossings.
But very few arrests are made at checkpoints. For example, only about 800 of the 120,939 immigrant apprehensions made by the Border Patrol in the Tucson Sector in fiscal year 2013 were made at checkpoints. That's 0.67 percent.
To fly on domestic flights. A decade ago, the U.S. government issued stricter standards for state-issued IDs, including drivers licenses. But four states have refused to comply: Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire and New York.
With terrorist-inspired attacks on the rise, the federal government may revise the unused successor to the Bush-era color alerts.
On September 24, I gave a keynote presentation at Purdue University about the NSA, Edward Snowden, and national security journalism in the age of surveillance. The organizers live-streamed my talk and promised to provide a link
ID checks were a common response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, but they'll soon be obsolete. You won't have to show your ID, because you'll be identified automatically. A security camera will capture your face, and it'll be matched with
The next time you're thinking of throwing away a used boarding pass with a barcode on it, consider tossing the boarding pass into a document shredder instead. Barcodes and QR codes can hold a great deal of information,
A rural New Hampshire library decided to install Tor on their computers and allow anonymous Internet browsing. The Department of Homeland pressured them to stop.
Rebecca Gordon's piece today triggered a little repressed memory of mine of a trip I took in 2003. Arriving at the airport, I turned my suitcase over to the ticket agent, only to be told that it had been singled out for special inspection.
A Texas 9th-grader makes an electronic clock and brings it to school. Teachers immediately become stupid and call the police....
Russia and US Homeland Security Agree on Something for Once