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Immigration and Customs Enforcement stirs privacy concerns with RFP

DHS ICE issued a solicitation looking for a vendor to provide technology to let law enforcement officers hook into the National License Plate Recognition Database.

Tags: technology , acquisition , industry , contracting , DHS , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , privacy , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/17/2014, 03:50am EST

Deal restores severance pay for military gays

Dozens of gay and lesbian former military service members who were discharged due to their homosexuality will receive the rest of their severance pay under a settlement approved Monday by a federal court.

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Monday - 01/07/2013, 09:20pm EST

ACLU sues over photo restrictions at US border

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over restrictions on taking photos and recording video at ports of entry, saying the policy prohibits the public from documenting possible misconduct by authorities.

Tags: DHS , CBP , Federal Drive

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 10:44pm EDT

Feds' use of surveillance devices rises sharply

The Justice Department's use of electronic devices to intercept phone numbers, email addresses and online information has climbed by 64 percent since 2009, according to a study of records released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Tags: Justice Department , surveillance , technology

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 07:02pm EDT

Civil liberties groups oppose Senate cyber bill

More than 30 civil liberties groups have come out against the leading cybersecurity bill in the Senate.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Senate , technology , Reporters Without Borders , congres

Friday - 05/11/2012, 11:07am EDT

DoJ criticized over proposed FOIA regulation

The Justice Department is being criticized by open government groups for proposing a regulation that would in rare instances allow federal law enforcement agencies to tell people seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act that the government has no records on a subject, when it actually does.

Tags: DoJ , Open government , FOIA , CREW

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:45pm EDT

The CIA and the power of information

Tags: security , CIA , DoJ , interrogation , FOIA ,

Thursday - 04/16/2009, 09:24am EDT

The Slow Road to Cybersecurity

The Slow Road to Cybersecurity is a comprehensive report detailing the need for securing the Internet, reducing the risks of cyber attacks, the governmental attempts at reform and how the U.S. might be heading toward a 'perfect storm'.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , James Langevin , James Lewis , CSIS , Gregory Garcia , DHS , Kevin G. Coleman , Technolytics Institute , Jay Stanley ,

Wednesday - 09/09/2009, 11:16am EDT

DHS clarifies rules around laptop searches at the border

The new directives come as the ACLU sues the agency for more information on the former policy's impact. Secretary Napolitano says the updated rules will improve privacy and civil liberties.

Tags: management , Janet Napolitano , DHS , CBP , ICE , border searches , civil rights , privacy , laptops

Thursday - 08/27/2009, 04:49pm EDT

Court OKs immunity for telecoms in wiretap case

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that a 2008 law granting legal immunity for companies helping the National Security Agency with an email and telephone eavesdropping program is constitutional.

Tags: NSA , Electronic Frontier Foundation , intelligence , Congress , Justice Department , national security , AT&T , Sprint Nextel , Verizon , BellSouth ,

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 09:57pm EST
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