News tagged with homeland security

US hopes EU will pool airline passenger data

The United States wants the European Union to pool data on airline passengers to bolster security and prevent Islamist extremists from staging attacks on the West, US officials told lawmakers Wednesday.

Feb 11, 2015
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Obama to push for new cybersecurity legislation

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will renew his call for Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation, including a proposal that encourages companies to share threat information with the government and protects them from potential ...

Jan 13, 2015
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Keeping hackers out of hospitals

The humble infusion pump: It stands sentinel in the hospital room, injecting patients with measured doses of drugs and writing information to their electronic medical records.

Jan 07, 2015
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Report: US agency should abandon plans to buy new drones

The U.S. Homeland Security Department's border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far ...

Jan 06, 2015
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GPS used to track some immigrants caught at border

The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets.

Dec 24, 2014
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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle ...

Dec 18, 2014
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Ex-DHS official warns of more USIS breach victims

A former senior Department of Homeland Security official says the hacking incident that compromised the private files of more than 25,000 DHS workers also exposed data belonging to numerous workers at other federal agencies.

Nov 13, 2014
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