Massive BitTorrent and Cyberlocker Domain Crackdown Underway

April 16, 2013 in News

Torrent Freak | In what is being described as the biggest domain crackdown since US Homeland Security seized more than 70 domains in 2010, Italy has targeted more than two dozen BitTorrent, cyberlocker and other file-sharing sites.

Software Piracy Conspiracy Surrounds Defense Contractor Working with Military Helicopters, Marine One

March 19, 2013 in News

ComputerWorld | The pirated software was used to design components for military helicopters, including the president’s Marine One fleet

Could a Military Coup Happen in the United States?

February 1, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger The Future of Freedom Foundation February 1, 2013   Uh, oh! The Egyptian people might well be learning a lesson about standing armies that America’s Founding Fathers tried [...]

DHS Secretary “Big Sis” Napolitano: Cyber 9/11 Could Happen “Imminently”

January 25, 2013 in News

Reuters | Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned on Thursday that a major cyber attack is a looming threat and could have the same sort of impact as last year’s Superstorm Sandy, which knocked out electricity in a large swathe of the Northeast.

Ex-DHS Special Agent Indicted for Falsifying Investigation Records Concerning Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking

January 17, 2013 in News

Traces of Reality | Wayne Elgin Ball, a former Department of Homeland Security special agent working for the Office of the Inspector General, was indicted Monday with conspiracy to falsify records and obstructing justice in an agency investigation against a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer.

Arizona Residents Conditioned to Accept “Military-Like Occupation” by Border Patrol

January 14, 2013 in News

Los Angeles Times | For the last 20 years, they have descended on the sun-bleached desert lands in southeastern Arizona near the Mexican border. Longtime locals say they damage irrigation lines, tread on land without permission…

ICE agent: Former DA investigator to be indicted

January 9, 2013 in News

The Monitor | A former criminal investigator will be indicted in connection with an ICE surveillance operation that was marred by the shooting of an agent last summer near Hargill, according to another ICE agent’s testimony.

Lights, Camera — Entrapment! Homeland Security Theater in Portland

January 8, 2013 in News

William N. Grigg | Osman Barre, a Somali-born software engineer living in Portland, Oregon, was concerned that his teenage son Mohamed Osman Mohamud was being radicalized by exposure to jihadist literature.

Public Buses Across Country Quietly Adding Microphones to Record Passenger Conversations

December 11, 2012 in News

Wired | Transit authorities in cities across the country are quietly installing microphone-enabled surveillance systems on public buses that would give them the ability to record and store private conversations…

Another DHS boondoggle: your tax dollars in action

December 10, 2012 in News

PrivacySOS.org | It’s time to push the DHS over the fiscal cliff.