Homeland Security

Congress considers federal social media strategy

Jul 8, 2014
The challenges of developing a social media strategy for the US government.
Posted In: social media, Homeland Security, Congress

Want to catch a criminal? There's an app for that.

Sep 16, 2013
A new app built by the Homeland Security Investigations unit is designed to catch criminals through crowd sourcing.
Posted In: criminals, Crime, sexual predators, apps, cell phones, Homeland Security

Homeland Security freezes account linked to Bitcoin exchange

May 17, 2013
In a blow to the fledgling digital currency, U.S. government officials have frozen an account tied to the world's largest Bitcoin exchange.
Posted In: bitcoin, Homeland Security

Forget GPS jamming, drone 'spoofing' is all the rage

Mar 11, 2013
For those who want to stop others from tracking their movement, GPS signals can be jammed -- albeit illegally. And now, GPS signals can also be 'spoofed.'
Posted In: gps, drones, Homeland Security

At Hagel hearings, 'green' Pentagon could make some lawmakers see red

Jan 31, 2013
Lawmakers are likely to raise alternative fuel costs at Hagel confirmation hearing.
Posted In: Pentagon, alternative energy, Homeland Security, Military and Energy

Java problems, Aaron Swartz's legacy, and Tactus's amazing keyboard

Jan 15, 2013
Internet computing language Java may be leaving your computer vulnerable to hackers. Did overly-aggressive prosecutors drive software wunderkind Aaron Swartz to suicide? And, a look at a new technology that could change the future of keyboards and gaming controllers.
Posted In: Java, Homeland Security, reddit, hackers

Is the airport pat-down coming to an end?

May 28, 2012
Maybe in the distant future. The Department of Homeland Security wants technology companies to design a scanning device that would replace the pat-down.
Posted In: airports, Homeland Security, technology

Monitoring your social media

Jan 13, 2012
Have you heard about the Twitters and Facebookies?
Posted In: Homeland Security, Congress, web privacy, social media