DHS

  • Nuclear facility hacks remain fairly superficial for now, say DHS and FBI

    Nuclear facility hacks remain fairly superficial for now, say DHS and FBI

    While U.S. nuclear and energy facilities are increasingly aware of the cyberthreats to their systems, we can expect to see more hacks testing the limits of critical infrastructure systems, both in the U.S. and abroad. Read More

  • Homeland Security says there is ‘no timeline’ for European laptop ban, but it’s still an option

    Homeland Security says there is ‘no timeline’ for European laptop ban, but it’s still an option

    Business travelers between the U.S. and Europe can breathe a small sigh of relief and clutch their laptops a little closer — for now. Following a call between Secretary John Kelly and defense leads in Europe, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a statement clarifying that it would not seek to ban laptops from the cabin on commercial flights from Europe at this time. Read More

  • Legislation to stop U.S. border agents from demanding passwords and logins is on the way

    Legislation to stop U.S. border agents from demanding passwords and logins is on the way

    Privacy advocates aren’t happy with proposals for enhanced digital prying at U.S. borders, and now that issue could be taken up in the Senate. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden called for accountability around reports that U.S. Customs and Border agents are obtaining the passwords to locked devices that belong to detainees at the border. Read More

  • Blogger who posted the new flight regulations threatened by DHS

    Two travel bloggers, Steven Frischling and Chris Elliott received friendly visits from the Department of Homeland Security this week. Why? Because both published SD-1544-09-06, the document that showed us what to expect when we flew in scardeyplanes from now on. A reaction to the pants bomber, the document essentially outlined a few points including the directive to prevent passengers from… Read More

  • Department of Warcraft

    [photopress:azeroth.jpg,full,center] Having found Osama bin Laden, making Iraq a safe place to live, and winning the war on conventional terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security is going after terrorists in the last place they can hide: World of Warcraft. Your tax money is going to the Reynard project, where US intelligence agents are scouting out Azeroth for “suspicious… Read More

  • CrunchGear Tips for Airplane Trips


    Booking flights is one of the most depressing parts of traveling. Those big adventure plans always seem great until you see how much it’s going to cost. But all is not lost. There are several ways to significantly reduce your airline expenditures. And fortunately for you, we’re familiar with more than a few ways to help you realize that goal. Read More