Security

TSA To Reveal Security Plan For Air Cargo Industry

By Eric Kulisch, of American Shipper, Companies that purchase and provide transport on all-cargo aircraft will be closely watching whether the Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday offers an alternative security arrangement many believe is designed to help one company — Amazon — avoid screening every outbound shipment for explosives. How to comply with pending international…

Big Tech’s CES Annual Showcase Promotes COVID Detection Products – No Mention of Privacy, Security, or Health Risks

By B.N. Frank For many years, privacy and security experts have warned about privacy and cybersecurity risks associated with ALL “Smart” and wireless technology – cell phones (see 1, 2, 3), medical devices and implants (see 1, 2), personal and “Smart” home devices and wearables (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), utility “Smart” meters…

6000 National Guard Troops Arrive In DC To Beef Up Security

Around 6,000 National Guard troops have been activated from multiple states. They are expected to arrive in the Washington Metropolitan Area within the next 48 hours to beef up security around the US Capitol complex, according to AP.  Update: They have started to arrive… Buses of National Guard troops still filing into the Capitol tonight….

Thousands of Trump Supporters Storm Capitol, Tear Down Security Fences to Occupy Building

By Elias Marat Editor’s Note: Activist Post does not endorse any candidate for president or any other political office. This article is presented for informational purposes only and all opinions are the author’s alone. *** Tens of thousands of President Donald Trump’s diehard supporters swarmed Washington, DC on Wednesday to rally near the White House…

Surveillance Self-Defense and Security Education: Year in Review 2020

By Lindsay Oliver As the world rapidly changed in 2020, new threats arose to our digital security. The shift to online education and the wave of police brutality protests brought new avenues for surveillance, so EFF created new resources to help people protect themselves. EFF maintains a repository of self-help resources for fighting back against…

Is Your New TCL HDTV (Made In China) A Security Risk?

Authored by Stephen Silver via 19fortyfive.com, There’s been a huge amount of concern this year about the security implications of technology that originates in China or is owned by Chinese companies. That was, after all, at the heart of the fight by the Trump Administration to ban the popular social networking app TikTok, or at least to force a…

Social Security Is A Mess: There Are 6 Million Active Accounts Of People Aged 112+

By Tyler Durden Our friends at Open The Books continue to expose government waste – and fraud – and in their latest investigation, they have shone the spotlight on one of the largest wastes in the US government: the Social Security Administration. What they have uncovered is that Social Security admitted to $8 billion in…

Proposed Label Would Describe Security and Privacy Features of Smart Devices, Similar to a Nutrition Label

By B.N. Frank For many years, privacy and security experts have been warning about cybersecurity risks with “Smart Home” technology.  There have been numerous reports about people being spied on and taunted by hackers (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Of course, manufacturers collect personal data too – often without users’ knowledge or consent.  Mozilla just…

Senate Homeland Security and Gov’t Affairs Committees Investigate Illegal Spy Operations under Obama and Trump Admins (Full Measure)

By B.N. Frank Good news: some elected officials are continuing to take action to address American journalists and innocent citizens who have been victims of ongoing and unwarranted government surveillance. From Full Measure: Unresolved Investigations This past week, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee took aim at unresolved investigations. Chairman Ron Johnson, a…

Paris Plunges Into Chaos As Protesters Denounce New Security Law

By Tyler Durden Soaring coronavirus cases, a slumping economy, and continued social unrest plague France at the moment. According to RT News, thousands of protesters flooded the street of Paris Saturday to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s “Global Security” bill. On Nov. 27, the French National Assembly approved the Global Security bill’s Article 24, which makes…

Smart Doorbells Other than Amazon Ring Cameras Have Serious Privacy and Security Risks

By B.N. Frank Apparently it’s not just Amazon Ring cameras that are vulnerable to hackers (see 1, 2). From Threatpost: Matt Lewis, with NCC Group, talks to Threatpost about a slew of security and privacy issues found in smart doorbells that are being sold on Amazon and eBay. Researchers have found serious security and privacy…

What A Biden Administration Means For Border Security

Authored by Chris Farrell via The Gatestone Institute, A Biden administration means two dramatic and dangerous reversals on Trump policies that will endanger the American public: 1. Termination of President Trump’s signature 2016 campaign issue — The Wall; and 2. Loosening of immigration restrictions. “There will not be another foot of wall constructed on my…

Biden Confirms First Latino Homeland Security Chief Among List Of National Security Cabinet Picks

Joe Biden and his team have just confirmed a series of staff picks including some that were telegraphed ahead of time (John Kerry, the one-time Democratic presidential nominee back in 2004, to serve as Climate envoy) though none of the picks were really a surprise, as Biden has shown a preference for lobbyists and established…

‘CommonPass’: New COVID-19 Security Measures Will Make Health A Prerequisite For Travel

Authored by Raul Diego via MintPressNews.com, As the multi-sector, global response to the coronavirus tightens the noose around civil liberties, CommonPass stands out as one of the most appalling and dangerous attacks on basic human rights in the name of public health. Imagine standing at a TSA security checkpoint on your way home for the…

New COVID-19 Security Measures Will Make Health a Prerequisite for Travel

By Raul Diego Imagine standing at a TSA security checkpoint on your way home for the holidays. You’re getting ready to go through the awkward travel procedures instituted almost immediately after 9/11 when the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) was created and air travel in the United States morphed into a search and seizure operation with…

Hunter Biden’s ‘Laptop From Hell’ Was National Security Nightmare

Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop contained a ‘treasure trove of top-secret material, including his father’s private emails and mobile phone numbers,’ and was protected by the password “Hunter02”, according to the Daily Mail. The younger Biden’s MacBook Pro was full of ‘classic blackmail material’ between compromising sexual material and the private information of not only the…

As Social Security And MEDICARE Go Bankrupt, US Gives $10.5 Million A Day To Israel

As the United States government admits that Social Security and Medicare services are going bankrupt and will both be completely depleted within the next 16 years, American taxpayers are giving around $10.5 million a day to a close ally that is routinely accused of human rights violations. The latest report from the Social Security Administration revealed that Social Security…