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Op-Ed: Suddenly, Kaspersky is banned? Global game changer in play

Washington - The banning of the very popular Kaspersky Internet security software from U.S. government agencies is odder than it looks. The reason for the ban is links to the Kremlin and Russian spy agencies, but think about that for a minute.

CNN accuses Sheriff David Clarke of plagiarising master's thesis

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. denied a CNN report that said parts of his 2013 master’s thesis was plagiarised. Clarke, who recently announce he is receiving a position in the Trump administration, called the reporter a "sleaze bag."

Trump considering laptop ban on some European flights

The United States is considering a ban on large electronic devices in airplane cabins on flights originating from some European countries. This would be an extension of the ban on these devices on flights from some Middle East airports.

DHS wants visitors to U.S. to provide social media accounts

The Department of Homeland Security is proposing visitors to the United States from countries whose citizens do not need visas be asked, on a voluntary basis, to provide social media handles and usernames.

Virginia woman arrested in alleged $1 million handbag scheme

Arlington - A Thai national, living in Virginia on a student visa, was arrested by the Department of Homeland Security for a scam involving designer handbags and Chinese knockoffs. She was described as prolific in buying, returning and selling handbags.

U.S. border agents find over a ton of marijuana hidden in carrots

Pharr - Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found almost half a million dollars of the drug concealed in containers resembling carrots that were mixed in with a shipment of real carrots.

U.S. roundup, deportation of Central American families begins

Norcross - Federal immigration authorities launched a controversial crackdown targeting Central American families who entered the United States illegally, raiding and arresting undocumented asylum seekers despite the deadly dangers they face in their homelands.

Tourniquets in schools and public places? They could save lives

The white House is proposing that tourniquets be made as available as are heart defibrillators in schools, airports, stadiums, shopping malls and other public places across the nation to reduce fatalities from mass shootings and terror attacks.

Homeland Security raids boutique and seizes hundreds of panties

Kansas City - On Tuesday two undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security entered a Missouri women's underwear store and seized hundreds of panties.

New device helps rescuers detect hearbeats under rubble

A new device created by NASA and the United State's Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate can detect the human heartbeat of someone buried behind 20 feet of solid concrete or under 30 feet of rubble.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano leaving DC for UC

Washington - After more than four years as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Napolitano announced in a statement today that she will be leaving the post to head the University of California System.

FBI goes Round Two with terrorist – linked group CAIR

CAIR criticizes FBI on terrorist sting operation policies for what appears to be retaliation for being named a co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial.

GAO investigates Department of Homeland Security ammo purchases

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is reportedly investigating massive ammunition purchases by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). GAO Spokesman Chuck Young, said the investigation is "just getting underway."

Homeland Security wants new fees imposed at Canada-U.S. crossings

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling for a study to determine if fees should be imposed on everyone who crosses the border between Canada and the United States.

Southern Poverty Law Center holds press conference Special

In a press conference, The Southern Poverty Law Center released their annual statistical report of the number of hate groups and anti-government groups with guest Daryl Johnson, former Department of Homeland Security task force analyst.

JAVA hacker exploit prompts government advisory

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued an advisory, warning people to temporarily disable their computer's JAVA software to prevent potential attacks by hackers.

Texas college researchers hack US government surveillance drone

Researchers at Austin's Radionavigation Lab. demonstrated the risk in the plan to open up US airspace to drone flights by using a "spoofer" to hack a drone and causing it to make a crash landing dive, showing how a drone could be turned into a weapon.

U.S. to adopt new counter-terrorism approach next spring

Starting in spring, the U.S. government will adopt a new counter-terrorism approach focused on strengthening the capacities of local law enforcement and community groups to check homegrown terrorism.
 

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