Tag Archives: Security

No Clear Security Fixes For Fort Hood Violence
No Clear Security Fixes For Fort Hood Violence By
DALLAS (AP) — After three mass shootings at military bases in the U.S. over the last five years, security experts say the sad truth is that there is probably no practical way of preventing members of the armed forces or civilian...
Former TSA Agent Pens Story About Behind the Scenes Reality of Organization
Former TSA Agent Pens Story About Behind the Scenes Reality of Organization By
Many Americans have had an aversion to the Transportation Security Agency’s policies since the organization was created in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks in the U.S. The agency was well intended, but problems — like racial profiling — have exposed the...
Judge on NSA Case Cites 9/11 Report, But It Doesn’t Actually Support His Ruling
Judge on NSA Case Cites 9/11 Report, But It Doesn’t Actually Support His Ruling By
Update Dec. 28, 2013: In a new decision in support of the NSA’s phone metadata surveillance program, U.S. district court Judge William Pauley cites an intelligence failure involving the agency in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks. But the judge’s cited source,...
Guardian: We Have Published 1 Percent Of Snowden Leak
Guardian: We Have Published 1 Percent Of Snowden Leak By
LONDON (AP) — The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied the paper had placed lives or national security at risk. Under questioning...
Barneys Says It Will Monitor Police In NYC Store Camera Room
Barneys Says It Will Monitor Police In NYC Store Camera Room By
NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys New York says it will start monitoring the police as they monitor shoppers in its flagship Manhattan store. An internal Barneys memo sent to store security staff Tuesday said Barneys would start keeping a log of which police officers use its security...
The Border-Industrial Complex Goes Abroad
The Border-Industrial Complex Goes Abroad By
It isn’t exactly the towering 20-foot wall that runs like a scar through significant parts of the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. Imagine instead the sort of metal police barricades you see at protests. These are unevenly lined up like so many crooked teeth on the Dominican...
Tight Sochi Security Regime Raises Rights Concerns
Tight Sochi Security Regime Raises Rights Concerns By
  MOSCOW (AP) — The organizers of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi have introduced some of the most extensive identity checks and sweeping security measures ever seen at an international sports event, raising concerns that they are stifling dissent and violating privacy...
Is Congressional Oversight Tough Enough On Drones?
Is Congressional Oversight Tough Enough On Drones? By
This article comes from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.  In the Bureau’s latest investigation into the tactic of ‘double-tap’ strikes on rescuers, our field researcher’s findings appear to directly contradict an account of a strike attributed to staffers...
Unprecedented: 21 US Embassies To Close, Citing Vague ‘Threat’
Unprecedented: 21 US Embassies To Close, Citing Vague ‘Threat’ By
The U.S. State Department will close 21 embassies and consulates around the Muslim world on Sunday, Aug. 4, citing a “credible threat” of possible Al Qaeda-related attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere. The broad and unprecedented measure...
Phishing Schemes, Feds Demanding Passwords Make For A Scary Internet
Phishing Schemes, Feds Demanding Passwords Make For A Scary Internet By
Privacy invasion on the web has reached a new level. The federal government has demanded web firms provide access to user passwords, and phishing emails have been filling email inboxes at an ever-increasing rate — making Internet security even more shaky in the wake...