A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it ‘kindergarten level’

Nicolas Chaillan served as the US Air Force’s software chief and worked on Pentagon security. He quit in September and told the Financial Times last week that the US was far behind China on AI. “We have no competing fighting chance against China in fifteen to twenty years,” he said. A senior cybersecurity official at the PentagonContinue reading “A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it ‘kindergarten level’”

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U.S. Facing Over Twice as Many Domestic Terror Threats as Foreign, FBI Says

The United States is facing far more domestic terror threats than those from international parties, according to the FBI. Timothy Langan, assistant director of the bureau’s Counterterrorism Division, told lawmakers Wednesday that the U.S. is approaching more than 2,700 domestic terrorism threats. The number of international terror threats is under 1,000, Langan said when asked byContinue reading “U.S. Facing Over Twice as Many Domestic Terror Threats as Foreign, FBI Says”

Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules

Department of Homeland Security agencies argued that disclosing information on their social media surveillance policies will help criminals circumvent the law. U.S. Customs and Border Protection cannot withhold information on its rules for authorizing agents to use fake identities and nongovernment accounts to spy on social media users, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Government lawyersContinue reading “Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules”

Texas Republican congressman says the Border Patrol agents filmed whipping at Haitian migrants are ‘doing God’s work’

Rep. Tony Gonzalez defended US Border Patrol agents who were filmed whipping at Haitian migrants.  The Texas Republican said the agents were “doing God’s work fighting everything they can.”  The Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into the treatment of the migrants.  Rep. Tony Gonzalez, a Texas Republican, defended US Border Patrol agentsContinue reading “Texas Republican congressman says the Border Patrol agents filmed whipping at Haitian migrants are ‘doing God’s work’”

Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai

Seven armed United States civilians attempting to make their way to Afghanistan via the United Arab Emirates were arrested on August 31, a State Department cable reviewed by Newsweek said. The group of U.S. nationals was detained last Tuesday and later released on bail by local police at Dubai International Airport after having “arrived on a privateContinue reading “Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai”

59% of GOP Voters Say ‘Believing’ Trump Won 2020 ‘Important’ to Being a Republican: Poll

As former President Donald Trump and his allies continue to push false claims that the 2020 election was stolen by Democrats, most Republicans now think supporting Trump’s claim that he won to be a crucial part of their own partisan identity, according to a new poll. In a new CNN poll released Sunday, 59 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say thatContinue reading “59% of GOP Voters Say ‘Believing’ Trump Won 2020 ‘Important’ to Being a Republican: Poll”

GOP Sends Out Fake Pence Email Calling 2020 Election ‘Contested Takeover,’ Then Apologizes

The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) sent out a fundraising email calling the 2020 election a “contested takeover,” which it signed with former Vice President Mike Pence‘s name—but he didn’t approve the message. Pence refused to cave to former President Donald Trump‘s pressure to not formally certify the official election results on January 6, the day the U.S. CapitolContinue reading “GOP Sends Out Fake Pence Email Calling 2020 Election ‘Contested Takeover,’ Then Apologizes”

Calls for violence online similar to before January 6 Capitol attack, DHS Intel chief says

Online extremist rhetoric is strikingly similar to the build-up to the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, with increasing calls for violence linked to conspiracy theories and false narratives, Homeland Security Intelligence chief John Cohen said in an interview with CNN. There have been online comments such as “the system is broken,” “take action into theirContinue reading “Calls for violence online similar to before January 6 Capitol attack, DHS Intel chief says”

Die Hard Trump Supporters Increasingly Demand Violence If He Isn’t Reinstated, Homeland Security Warns

“Conspiracy theories associated with reinstating former President Trump have included calls for violence if desired outcomes are not realized,” a bulletin sent to states from the Department of Homeland Security said The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning on Friday: believers in the false conspiracy theory that Trump will be reinstated have increased their calls forContinue reading “Die Hard Trump Supporters Increasingly Demand Violence If He Isn’t Reinstated, Homeland Security Warns”

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