Mexicans turn to social media for news about drug crimes | McClatchy The messages brim with urgency as they pop across computer screens and into cell phones, made all the more stark by their brevity. “Gunshots heard along Guadiana Blvd,” one Durango resident reported on his Twitter account one recent night. “Three burned-out trucks along […]
Homeland Security testing mind-reading terrorist ‘pre-crime’ detectors – Computer World
Many times, technologies from popular science fiction movies have later blended with real science and technology to become reality. Deployment of just such surveillance technology, somewhere between mind-reading machines and a “pre-crime” program, is currently being tested against real life to remotely detect terrorists or assassins, to find people with malicious intentions.
DHS accused of hiding fingerprinting data – NextGov
Plaintiffs in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit contend the Homeland Security Department is attempting to hide information on a controversial immigrant fingerprinting program by refusing to release court-ordered email trails.
Groups worry DHS pushing EU to weaken privacy protections – Hillicon Valley
Privacy advocates are concerned that the Obama administration might be prodding Europe to weaken its privacy policies in the name of preventing terrorism.
Obama: I won’t release bin Laden death photos – Political Hotsheet – CBS News In an interview with Steve Kroft for this Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” President Obama says he won’t release post-mortem images of Osama bin Laden taken to prove his death.
The Department of Homeland Security is finally eliminating one of the worst vestiges of the immediate aftermath of 9/11 – the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) that required special travel procedures for those coming from more than two dozen countries that raised terrorism concerns. NSEERS was an understandable, but nonetheless counterproductive, response to the fears of the post-9/11 environment.
Janet Napolitano clarifies immigration program – San Francisco Chronicle
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday acknowledged a storm of criticism from lawmakers and immigration-rights supporters over a federal effort targeting criminal immigrants, saying there has been confusion over whether local communities can choose not to participate in the program known as Secure Communities.
ABC News Video: In a sharp reversal of the Obama administration’s policy on trying Sept. 11 suspects in U.S. courts, mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators will be tried in a military commission at Guantanamo Bay.
In Afghanistan, Blood Over the Burning of a Koran – TIME Violent protests rocked the southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar on Saturday as more than 2,000 people marched against the burning of a Koran by a radical Christian preacher in Gainesville, Fla., two weeks ago. The demonstration left eight dead and 61 injured, Afghan media […]