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The hackers in your yogurt

To read the news these days is to receive frequent reminders about how easily our technology can be turned against us. We know the CIA can spy on us through our smart TVs and that criminals can infiltrate millions of personal computers, wireless routers, and other smart devices. But the risks go …

Cybersecurity

Trump's Wall Could Be A Big, Beautiful And Solar 'Technological Wonder' Along Border

President Donald Trump has been working to keep his promise to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border in his first months in the White House, …

Great Wall of China

Queens Bakery Workers Could Soon Be Fired and Deported

The Department of Homeland Security has flagged 31 workers at Tom Cat Bakery<p>A Queens bakery has told 31 of its employees that it must procure valid working papers by Tuesday, March 28, or be fired. <b>Tom Cat Bakery</b> is responding to an audit by the <b>Department of Homeland Security</b>, which flagged 31 …

New York City

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

A blogger from Singapore who was jailed for his online posts blasting his government was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an …

Singapore

It's Only In Some Airports For Now, But The Laptop Ban Could Go Global

Major airlines affected by the ban on laptops and other electronic devices on US- and UK-bound flights have begun revealing how they'll and minimize the hassle for fliers.<p>Dubai-based Emirates, one of the world's biggest airlines, said it won't require passengers to pack their laptops and tablets …

News

NSA Ajit Doval’s US visit reinforces counter-terrorism cooperation

The Trump administration is seeking to deepen its counter-terrorism cooperation with India and expand it further, sources in Washington said after …

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Flint Is Just the Beginning. Really.

3,000 counties have it twice as bad as Flint.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p><i>Being our semi-regular, slightly delayed, weekly survey of what's goin' down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin' gets done, and where they sing "Amazing Grace" all the way</i> …

Flint

U.S. Politics

MRN: 17 STATE 25814<br>Date/DTG: Mar 17, 2017 / 172040Z MAR 17<br>From: SECSTATE WASHDC<br>Action: SOMALIA, USMISSION IMMEDIATE ;<br>ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE<br>E.O.: 13526<br>TAGS: CMGT, CVIS, KPAO, KHLS, PTER<br>Captions: SENSITIVE<br>Reference: A) 17 STATE 24324<br>B) 17 STATE 24800<br>Subject: …

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

The Breitbart fear: Federal employees are scared they’ll be targeted by conservative media

Executive branch staffers right-wing hit jobs will cost them their careers<p>President Donald Trump has already left the State Department in chaos with his massive layoffs and marginalization of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Now it appears that, because of Trump’s past habit of getting his …

Government

Emirates pushes limit on US flight electronics ban with new laptop handling service

US directive bans electronics larger than a smartphone from cabins of US-bound flights from 10 airports.<p>Emirates Airlines, one of the several foreign …

Airlines

US ordered ‘mandatory social media check’ for visa applicants who visited ISIS territory

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued the order in diplomatic cables obtained by Reuters<p>US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ordered a “mandatory social media check” on all visa applicants who have ever visited ISIS-controlled territory, according to diplomatic cables obtained by <i>Reuters</i>. The …

Secretary Of State

White House adviser uses attack by British-born man in London to justify Trump’s Muslim ban

There’s just one problem with his logic.<p>A top national security adviser in the White House is using Wednesday’s attack in London to justify the …

Islamophobia

Companies Are Now Bidding for Contracts to Build Trump's Border Wall Insider

Companies are now submitting proposals to construct President Trump's promised wall along the Mexican border.<p>About 500 companies signed up to bid and designs are due to the Department of Homeland Security by next week, William La Jeunesse reported.<p>The White House has released preliminary guidelines …

Homeland Security

A Homeland Security Official Came to Warn Us About Workplace Shootings and Political Correctness

On Thursday afternoon, Gizmodo Media Group’s corporate parent Univision asked Gizmodo Media employees, which includes Jezebel’s staff, to attend an …

Homeland Security

The Psychology Behind London's Terrorist Attacker

Very little is yet known about the assailant at the centre of the London terrorist outrage; it looks like they acted alone.<p>With the police now …

Terrorism

Two Guatemalan Sisters Say Border Patrol Agents Sexually Assaulted Them

They say the alleged assault occurred as they tried to cross the U.S. border.<p><i>Welcome to Teen Vogue's Woke List, a roundup of today's top headlines you have to know.</i><p><b>Two sisters from Guatemala are alleging that a Border Patrol agent sexually assaulted them in July 2016 as they crossed the Mexican</b> …

New York Times

US Government Warns Airlines, Airports About Terror Threats

<i>PHOTO: A TSA Checkpoint in DFW Airport. (photo via Flickr/Grant Wickes)</i><p>In a memo obtained by NBCNews.com, federal law enforcement agencies have sent …

U.S. Government

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Des Moines

Turkey says negotiating with aviation authorities on electronics ban

Turkey is negotiating with international aviation authorities on easing the conditions of a ban barring passengers from carrying large carry-on electronics on U.S. and Britain-bound flights, Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Friday.<p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on …

Turkey

Will A Wall Work? Donald Trump’s Border Plan Is Outdated, Costly And Ineffective, Researchers Say

President Donald Trump’s border wall was facing major hurdles before the federal government could ever begin its construction. The project was …

Immigration

Despite Trump's claims, native-born Americans are more likely than immigrants to be 'bad hombres'

Although federal data are limited, two reports released this month — by the Sentencing Project and the libertarian Cato Institute — confirmed past …

Liberal POV

Border officer molested immigrant teen sisters lost in Texas, ACLU says | Crime

The officers took them to one of the agency's stations where they were questioned and placed in a holding cell. The sisters said they were then left …

Crime

ALERT: Obama Spent $36 Million in Taxpayer Money to Hide Scandals

Obama ran the most expensive administration in American history to keep his scandal-free administration “transparent.”<p><b>No need to list the scandals</b> …

Government

ICE responds to KC district’s policy prohibiting immigration enforcement at schools

In response to a new policy adopted this week by Kansas City Public Schools, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday that the agency has …

Education

Microsoft exec gets new cyber job at DHS

Christopher Krebs, a cybersecurity policy executive for Microsoft and vice-chair of the National Cyber Security Alliance started work this week as a …

Cybersecurity

Denver group teaches community how to prevent terrorism

DENVER -- Wednesday’s terror attack in London involved a tactic that’s becoming more and more common and seemingly difficult to stop; driving a …

Terrorism

BA Not a Match, India's Stepwells, and GIF Supply

On my mind: Although I do not have immediate Middle East travel plans, when I do, I will go out of my way to fly the electronics ban routes. I …

Airlines

Trump's weekly list of 'immigrant crimes' is as sinister as it sounds

Singling out the crimes of undocumented immigrants has one objective: to make people view them as deviant, dangerous and fundamentally undesirable<p>Donald Trump wants us to associate immigrants with criminality. That is the reason behind a weekly published list of immigrant crimes – the first of …

Homeland Security

Trump's Unbalanced Homeland Security Budget

The president prioritized border security and immigration enforcement in his blueprint, but it risks coming at the expense of other equally important priorities.<p>Last week, President Trump released the broad outlines of his budget blueprint for the Department of Homeland Security. Unsurprisingly, …

Foreign Policy

Royal Jordanian made a great joke about laptop restrictions—until you remember it’s not funny

The poet Langston Hughes said that humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it. That certainly seems to be the spirit behind the advertisements of Royal Jordanian.<p>A day before America went to the polls in 2016 to pick a new president, the Middle Eastern airline promoted …

Airlines