Department of Homeland Security

OpSec

American Sues US Government For Allegedly Pressuring Him To Unlock His Phone at Airport

CBP and DHS officers allegedly detained a Los Angeles man of Muslim faith for four hours before he boarded a plane, asking him questions and pressuring him to show them the contents of his phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.18.18
deepfakes

DHS Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny It Has Records on Deepfakes

As DARPA researchers work on identifying manipulated videos, and lawmakers call for an intelligence community report, the DHS is staying tight-lipped on deepfakes.
Joseph Cox
9.18.18
ice

ICE Modified Its 'Risk Assessment' Software So It Automatically Recommends Detention

A recent software change to an ICE tool that automatically recommends detention of immigrants with little to no criminal history.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.26.18
Internet Insecurity

Senator Asks DHS To Enable Email Security Feature to Prevent Phishing

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden continues his crusade to get US government agencies to adopt basic cybersecurity hygiene.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.18.17
Special Case

How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly

Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.
Sarah Jeong
4.7.17
politics

The ‘Automated Public/Private Intel Sharing System’ That Enables CISA

The privacy-killing Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act was renamed and snuck into a budget bill at the end of 2015. This is the software that sends 'cyber threats' to the Department of Homeland Security.
Jason Koebler
9.13.16
SYMPTOMATIC

Inside Plum Island, America's Only Foreign Animal Disease Lab

In this episode of Symptomatic, Motherboard visits Plum Island.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.15.16
London

Canadian Librarians Must Be Ready to Fight the Feds on Running a Tor Node

"I would like to see them try."
Jordan Pearson
3.16.16
Hacking

The FBI Is Trying to Scrub Its Employees’ Hacked Data Off the Web

Recovering the personal information of 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 DHS employees is hard.
Joseph Cox
2.11.16
Power

Congresswoman Asks Feds Why They Pressured a Library to Disable Its Tor Node

Rep. Zoe Lofgren wants to know what the hell the Department of Homeland Security was thinking.
Janus Kopfstein
12.12.15
News

The FBI Says Hackers Are Targeting Emergency Services

As 911 gets more technologically advanced, the vulnerability to cyberattack increases.
J.M. Porup
11.16.15
News

The US Government Pressured a Small Local Library to Turn Off Its Tor Server

Because all Tor users are terrorists, obviously.
J.M. Porup
9.11.15
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