Homeland Security

US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports

The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department o

The Kaggle data science community is competing to improve airport security with AI

Despite being slow and invasive, the TSA doesn't have a great record at catching threats. With the help of the Kaggle data science community, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hosting an on

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, Or

The U.S. names its first chief information security officer

A former Air Force general and Department of Homeland Security official has been appointed as the first federal chief information security officer, the White House announced today. Gregory Touhill

Newly proposed rules for foreign entrepreneurs will help some, but not all, found U.S. startups

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an office under the Department of Homeland Security, put forward a proposal today that would allow the U.S. Government to offer parole (temporary permis

Homeland Security Shuts Down Library’s TOR Node Citing “Situational Awareness”

In a move that is sure to end well for the Department Of Homeland Security and the police in Lebanon, New Hampshire, officials have asked a New Hampshire public library to shut down its TOR node to pr

iPhone Becomes Mobile Device Of Choice For U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement

The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, part of the Department of Homeland Security, recently revealed that it will be adopting iOS devices from a variety of service providers for

Changes Coming? Homeland Security To Meet Transportation Industry Executives To Discuss New Security Measures

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/tsau.png" />It looks like the recent popular outrage against some of the <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/tsa/">TSA</a>’s new (an

Defcon founder named to Homeland Security Advisory Council

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/dhs.jpg" />Kudos to the Obama Administration for hiring Jeff Moss, of Defcon fame. The Defcon founder is now a part of the Homeland Secur

Homeland Security: all your data are belong to us, citizen

Imagine if you will: you’re walking through a checkpointcustoms and if you’re like me, your passport picture makes you look like the Unabomber, so you get “randomly” selected f

Department of Homeland Security can search through your laptop at border crossings

A more perfect union~! How much do you trust the Department of Homeland Security? Like, a lot, or a lot lot? Doesn’t matter, really—it now has the right to riffle through your laptop, iPod

Even the Swedes are being warrantlessly wiretapped

Normally, when it comes to personal freedoms, civil liberties, copyright law and the like, Sweden has historically been the progressive vanguard. And their women are statuesque and beautiful (but have

Homeland Security: "Bloggers are dangerous!"

[photopress:blogger.jpg,full,center] The US Governemnt is staging a terrorist-like War Game, called “Cyber Storm”, to simulate an attack against our country’s infrastructure, ala Die