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Department of Homeland Security Advisory Panel Wants Congress To Make It Easier To Keep Migrant Kids Detained

Members of the the Department of Homeland Security advisory council recommended Congress enact emergency legislation to make it easier for the Trump administration to detain children with their parents indefinitely, according to a draft report released to the acting secretary on Tuesday.


Read: Kirstjen Nielsen’s full resignation letter from Homeland Security Secretary post

In an abrupt departure, Homeland Security Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday with a letter that read that the country deserves, “to have all the tools and resources they need to execute the mission entrusted in them.”


Why Attorney General Barr's Allegation Of Spying Is A Body Blow To The Very Idea Of Government

In his statement made under oath to Congress last week about spying on the Trump campaign that “I believe it did occur," Attorney General Barr allied himself with one of the weirder conspiracy theories promoted for several years by Donald Trump himself. Combined with Barr’s conclusion in his letter


FEMA wrongly released personal data of 2.3 million disaster victims: Watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday.


Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election

The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department, said the county was targeted by the Russian intelligence service, known as the GRU. The hackers sent spearphishing emails to more than 120 email accounts used by county officials responsible for administering the election, the report said.


Edward Snowden Explains Why the CIA Just Made an Instagram

The Central Intelligence Agency is taking its puppy tweets, wombat animations to teach tradecraft and general social media game beyond the confines of its already very active Twitter and Facebook accounts.


Former NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Classified Information

A former contractor who federal prosecutors said spent years stealing troves of classified information from the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense pleaded guilty on Thursday.


Central Security Service, CIWT Leaders Ensure Readiness of IW Force

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Daniel MacDonnell, the 11th deputy chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) at the National Security Agency (NSA), visited the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) and Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station April 16 to review informa


U.S. Government Declares Grindr a National Security Risk

Grindr, one of the most popular dating apps with the LGBTQ community, is up for sale after a U.S. government panel declared it a national security risk. A report from Reuters says Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd. decided to sell the app, which it’s owned for three years, after lear


Trump Takes Credit for Obama’s Border Wall

On Friday, President Donald Trump stood in front of recently-refurbished border wall along the California-Mexico border and boasted that it was the beginning of construction on the wall he promised voters in the 2016 campaign. And Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen installed commemorative


Trump said he's frustrated the military 'can't act like they would normally act' and get 'a little rough' with migrants at the border

President Donald Trump on Wednesday complained that it would hurt his chances in 2020 if the military got a "little rough" with migrants at the border. "Our military can't act like they would normally act ... they have all these horrible laws that the Democrats won't change they will not change them


Grindr’s Chinese owner forced to sell service over US security concerns, says report

A US government committee has pressured Grindr’s Chinese owner to sell the LGBTQ dating app over national security concerns, reports Reuters. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is reportedly concerned about owner Beijing Kunlun Tech’s access to personal data. The Chines


Kim Dotcom thinks video game chats can outsmart the NSA. They can’t

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom just made the absurd claim to his followers that video games can be used to outsmart the worlds’ intelligence services. Dotcom, known best for his now-defunct file hosting and sharing site Megaupload, tweeted Sunday that private and sensitive conversations are best h


Online security 101: How to protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government

"I have nothing to hide" was once the standard response to the occasional surveillance experience by way of cameras, border checks, or casual questioning by law enforcement. Privacy used to be considered generally balanced in many countries -- at least, in the West -- with a few changes to rules and


Mueller may be done, but Barr is just getting started

Even though Attorney General William P. Barr is expected to release a more complete version of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report later this week, no one should expect that will be the end of the debate. Democrats have been forthright in their eagerness to get the full Mueller report. Th


‘SNL’ Weekend Update Roasts Trump on Empty Cabinet Positions, Immigration

On the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live, hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che once again lampooned the news and the wacky people who dominate our headlines in this, the era of Donald Trump.


Exclusive: Defense Dept. begins scouting sites for new border wall

Washington (CNN) — The Defense Department is scouting sites along the US-Mexico border to erect new physical barriers, according to two department officials. Small teams of engineers and experts, comprised of about 10 personnel, are on the ground in Yuma, Arizona, and the New Mexico part of the El P


NSA Views IoT Cyber Bill As Key Security Booster

With the increasing ubiquity of internet of things (IoT) devices and the vast expansion of the cyber attack surface that those devices create, National Security Agency (NSA) IoT Enterprise Functional Team Lead Arlene Santos is emphasizing the importance of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act reint


Ex-NSA contractor pleads guilty in largest theft of secrets ever

WASHINGTON — A former contractor for the National Security Agency, the federal government's super-secret codebreaker, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he stole and held onto classified government secrets.


Trump threatens to close Mexico border next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close America's southern border or large sections of it next week, a potentially drastic step affecting the economies of both the U.S. and Mexico, if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration "immediately."