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Posts Tagged ‘Homeland Security

DHS lied to Congress about tracking Americans on social media

April 20, 2012

One of the nation’s leading electronic privacy groups claimed this week that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) misled members of Congress during a February 16th hearing on whether the Department is paying a defense contractor $11.4 million to keep tabs on protected free speech and dissent against government policies on the Internet. The Electronic […]

Homeland Security claims the power to strip search passengers

March 25, 2011

The federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims authority to strip search every airline passenger; and to begin such a practice without even soliciting comment from the public. This outrageous statement recently was delivered to the American people by a DHS lawyer in arguments before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of […]

Very few prosecutions of apprehended illegals crossing US Mexico border

March 22, 2011

An illegal alien apprehended by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency during the last fiscal year had an estimated 84 percent chance of never being prosecuted, according to figures compiled by the office of Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas). Culberson submitted the figures for the record during a hearing of the House Appropriations subcommittee on […]

American Government subpoenas Twitter records of WikiLeaks volunteers

January 9, 2011

Birgitta Jónsdóttir — a former WikiLeaks volunteer and current member of the Icelandic Parliament — announced that she had been notified by Twitter that the American Department of Justice (DOJ) had served a Subpoena demanding information “about all my tweets and more since November 1st 2009.” The Subpoena seeks the same information for numerous other […]

TSA full body scanners et al Osama bin Ladin must be giggling himself silly

November 19, 2010

Ten years after 9/11, Americans who fly are facing a Faustian choice between subjecting themselves to a virtual (and potentially medically damaging) strip search conducted in questionable machines run by federal employees, or a psychologically damaging pat-down of their bodies. TSA has established itself as the lead federal agency charged with perpetuating this risk-averse culture […]

NSA now monitors Social Networking — in addition to Internet searches, domestic email, telephone records, credit-card transactions and bank transfers

October 28, 2010

A “Memorandum of Agreement” struck between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) promises to increase Pentagon control over America’s telecommunications and electronic infrastructure. It’s all in the interest of “cybersecurity” of course, or so we’ve been told, since much of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) driving administration policy […]

A hidden world of secrecy growing beyond control

July 20, 2010

The top-secret world created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work. These are some […]

US intelligence agencies deliberately allowed Christmas underwear bomber to board flight to the States

February 5, 2010

In his prepared statement to the House Committee on Homeland Security on January 27, State Department Under-Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy [testified] … that US intelligence agencies made a deliberate decision to allow Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board the commercial flight [Flight 253] without any special airport screening. [Furthermore, this revelation] has been buried in […]

5 Myths about Terrorism

January 10, 2010

Stephen Flynn of the Center for National Policy writes in the Washington Post of 5 Myths concerning keeping America safe from terrorism: 1. Terrorism is the gravest threat facing the American people. – Americans are at far greater risk of being killed in accidents or by viruses than by acts of terrorism. In 2008, more […]

Controversial Executive Orders that remain in effect

October 30, 2009

After 9/11, George W. Bush secretly signed two executive orders. Both violated basic constitutional protections as well as U.S. obligations under international treaties, yet both carried the force of law. The first order grants the president and other officials, including the secretary of defense, the secretary of homeland security) the right to declare anyone–including an […]