Aug 072013
 

Via:  http://www.businessinsider.com.au/tsa-vipr-teams-security-searches-2013-8

 

Welcome to the world of “special needs” or “administrative searches” – at train stations or events near you.

 

Jul 172013
 

Via:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/07/15/dhs-warns-employees-not-to-read-leaked-nsa-information/

 

Will violating a non-disclosure agreement signed to protect classified national security information stop a thought crime?

A great way to study who is sneaking a read at home :)

Aug 072012
 

Via:  www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/07/fbis_facial_recognition_coming_state_near_you

 

A new FBI database system will offer facial recognition searching and deep biographical data.

The system will start with a count of 100 million Americans and link with other data such as fingerprints, iris scans, palm prints.

Expect any face of interest in a “public dataset” to be fair game i.e. independent of arrests, DMV as ‘civil submissions”.  Data gathering is automated for crowds.

Social media sites with a person of interest… to friends to friends …. ?

 

 

 

 

May 272012
 

Via:  www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150281/REVEALED-Hundreds-words-avoid-using-online-dont-want-government-spying-you.html

 

The more interesting terms:

Maritime domain awareness MDA

Plume

Lots on N1H1, vaccine and anthrax related brandnames

National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC), pork

Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR)

 

Used to find “media reports that reflect adversely on DHS”

No “bank run” just yet ;)

www.zerohedge.com/news/google-shows-why-status-quo-powers-be-should-be-scared-very-scared

 

Apr 202012
 

Via:  computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3352378/european-parliament-agrees-send-airline-passenger-data-us/

 

Hand over the data or no visa-free travel for you….

The data will be kept for 6 months, then get depersonalised.  After 5 years it will be moved to a dormant database.

15 years later it will be anonymised.

Apr 192012
 

Via:  rt.com/usa/news/tsa-bus-safe-houston-403/

 

DHS, TSA and local police will be using random bag searches, K-9 sweeps on  buses.

Expect counter-terrorism experts, undercover TSA agents and a coast-to-coast roll out.

Mar 242012
 

Via:  www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2119225/Helicopter-drones-deployed-U-S-police-forces-time-wont-long-paparazzi-use-too.html

 

Not just for Afghanistan and CIA staff..  welcome to the world of the police drone.

Feb 142012
 

Via:  zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-dhs-defends-globalism-not-america

 

Welcome to the world of “security and efficiency”.

Feb 072012
 

Via:  http://cybersecurityreport.nextgov.com/2012/02/cybersecurity_legislation_101_keeping_track_of_the_moving_pieces.php

 

Some new on the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act and the creation of the NISO (National Information-Sharing Organization)

 

Background hstoday.us/briefings/daily-news-briefings/single-article/experts-largely-embrace-quasi-govt-organization-proposed-by-lungren-s-cybersecurity-bill/648c0ee4495168006bf2b3fd2e634235.html