Category: Homeland Security

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DHS incorrectly associates 84,000 web sites with child pornography

DHS Security Immigrations and Customs Enforcement incorrectly knocked out some 84,000 web sites attempting to seize domain names associated with child pornography, then glossed over the fact that it happened.

Was the Austin Plane Crash Domestic Terrorism?

Was the Austin Plane Crash Domestic Terrorism?

In what could be the first act of domestic terrorism since Timothy McVeigh, a small plane (Piper) that set out from Georgetown Municipal Airport hit a federal office building housing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 11:36 AM in Austin, Texas. A software developer, Joseph Andrew Stack, who had previously set his house on fire, was the pilot who suicidally flew his plane Kamikaze style into the building in an apparent act of revenge against the IRS as detailed in a 3,202 word suicide note on his web site: http://embeddedart.com.

DHS Responds to Us

DHS Responds to Us

This morning at 11am Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addressed the nation as part of the ongoing activities around National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This is the sixth year of this program, sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) of the Department of Homeland Security, in which the department advises the American people on staying safe online. This year’s theme is “Our Shared Responsibility”, reinforcing the idea that all computer users have a responsibility for protecting themselves online. The address this morning featured the ability to ask questions of the Secretary, we sent one in, and Secretary Napolitano answered it.