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  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport Latest to Receive Facial Recognition Technology

    10/04/2019 11:28:49 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 13 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 10/04/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s facial recognition technology program has now arrived at Detroit’s international airport. Known as ‘Simplified Arrival,’ CBP’s biometric-based system matches the faces of arriving international travelers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport against the images contained in their travel documents, enabling the agency to quickly verify their identities. Detroit also joins a growing list of top US airports using the Simplified Arrivals system, where at least 20 of them will offer the facial recognition technology to speed through the Customs process by the end of 2020. Systems like Simplified Arrivals and its brother facial recognition program, Biometric Exit...
  • 'Joker' hits movie theaters with controversy and extra security

    10/04/2019 3:43:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/04/19 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN) — The "Joker" hit movie theaters Friday despite a wave of criticism that it glorifies a killer and could encourage copycat attacks nationwide. The movie featuring Joaquin Phoenix is about a marginalized clown that goes on a killing rampage. The story's told in a manner that seeks to evoke empathy without rooting for him, says CNN's Brian Lowry. **SNIP** In a joint bulletin, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warned law enforcement after online threats called for mass shootings at movie showings. The bulletin shared with police this week said while federal authorities had no information leading...
  • Here’s What Happened When Reid Hoffman and Other Tech Bigwigs Went to the Vatican to Talk Morality

    10/02/2019 6:28:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/26/19 | Eric J. Lyman
    Ask Internet entrepreneur and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Reid Hoffman how he decides which companies to invest in, and he’ll tell you he has a simple litmus test to determine whether to give the idea a closer look. “I want to invest in companies that play to one or more of the seven deadly sins,” Hoffman said. For those a bit rusty, those sins would be: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Hoffman, best known as co-founder of LinkedIn, says the business-professional networking-platform most embodies the deadly sin of greed. “In the end, LinkedIn is helping someone earn...
  • Apple neutered ad blockers in Safari, but unlike Chrome, users didn't say a thing

    09/24/2019 8:06:14 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    ZDNet ^ | September 21, 2019 | By Catalin Campinu
    On the other hand, everyone was busy blasting Google for a similar plan in Chrome. There's been much said about Google's supposed plans to limit the power of ad blockers in Chrome, but something similar has already happened in Safari, and not that many people have noticed, let alone criticize Apple. Over the course of the last year and a half, Apple has effectively neutered ad blockers in Safari, something that Google has been heavily criticized all this year. But unlike Google, Apple never received any flak, and came out of the whole process with a reputation of caring about...
  • Ted Cruz Rejects White House/DOJ Universal Background Check Plan

    09/19/2019 2:35:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2019 | AWR HAWKINS
    Breitbart News reported that the memo largely mirrored Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) gun control bill and would require the issuance of a “bill of sale” and the preservation of a “chain of title” for gun sales that do not currently require government oversight. The Hill reports that Attorney General William Barr tried to talk Sen. Cruz into supporting the gun control, but Cruz would not.
  • Taking a Risk-Based Approach to Aviation Security

    09/18/2019 9:13:07 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 14 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 9/18/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    In the U.S. and Europe most especially, recognizing a threat posed by an individual flyer and then managing it so that his civil liberties aren’t infringed until necessary is important to the security process. Assigning flyers a score based on the risk each poses to commercial travel – a score which may increase or decrease based on many factors – is one way to effectively security screen each traveler. In other words, the depth and comprehensiveness of the aviation security screening you might receive prior to boarding your flight could depend on a ‘risk score’ based on data collected about...
  • Firefox VPN extension free during beta trial

    09/14/2019 4:59:35 PM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 30 replies
    Firefox ^ | 14 September, 2019
    If a Wi-Fi connection is free and open to you, it’s also free and open to hackers. Firefox Private Network is a desktop extension that helps secure and protect your connection everywhere you use Firefox. Try it free during our beta trial. I also loaded the EFF Privacy Badger extension and found 112 beacons on the DailyMail Home page. I listed them below.
  • Will Artificial Intelligence Improve Airport Security?

    09/13/2019 4:05:38 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 24 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 09/11/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    No sane person enjoys standing in an airport security line. In some cases, especially when you’re late for your flight, the wait to get through security can seem like hours or even days. And wait times to make it through airport security have indeed gone up over the last 20 or so years in response to terrorism threats. Fortunately developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are beginning to make it easier to get through airport security. Airports, airlines and government security agencies generally must balance two competing objectives. The first is to ensure that robust and effective aviation security programs are...
  • Federal Judge Declares ‘Terrorist Watchlist’ Unconstitutional (Dubya Man)

    09/09/2019 11:31:23 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 18 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 9/09/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    A federal judge on September 4th ruled unconstitutional the government’s list of “known or suspected terrorists” – formally known as the Terrorist Screening Database. The ruling for plaintiffs, who may or may not even be on the ‘terrorist watchlist,’ was delivered by Judge Anthony Trenga of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and is a blow to federal government efforts to combat terrorism. .... The lawsuit had been brought by 23 Muslims who were American citizens and who also claimed they'd been included on the watchlist. Their complaints involved being secretly flagged and placed on the...
  • Damnable Heresies...

    09/03/2019 2:55:30 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies
    But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. ( 2 Peter 2:1)The Apostle Peter warned us, that just as there were false Prophets who led the congregation astray, time and again, in the Old Testament, in our times we would have their counterpart, false teachers. God’s people can only live on Truth, “…Man shall not live by bread alone, but by everyWord that comes from the mouth of God…”. Therefore...
  • Secure Browser

    09/03/2019 9:52:33 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 15 replies
    none | Today Sept 3 | Me
    Ok- Not sure how to post vanity threads- hopefully i did it right by posting into general chit chat? Anyways, Looking for suggestions on how to run windows 7 securely on the internet since updates are gonna come to a close- I dual boot, and use Linux mint cinnamon as my main online OS- and use Windows 7 as my gaming OS, my photoshop OS- I do online Racing game which i have to connect to their site (Iracing) and occasionally have to look something up in firefox, but mostly i don't go online with windows except for those- I...
  • U.S. Versus Israeli Aviation Security

    09/03/2019 9:05:43 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 7 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 9/3/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    Israel, which has experienced much terrorism, both within its borders and against its citizens around the world, is generally acknowledged to be expert in the field of aviation security. To say that Israel takes such matters seriously, especially at its airports and onboard the planes of its flag carrier, El Al, would be an understatement. So: Can the U.S., with its gargantuan air transportation system, learn anything from Israel when it comes to aviation security? The short answer is “yes,” but with caveats. For starters, let’s look at how security at the airport level – which is where most flyers...
  • Why Does TSA Make Most U.S. Flyers Remove Their Shoes?

    08/29/2019 9:42:28 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 100 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 8/29/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    It’s a safe bet to say that hundreds of millions of U.S. flyers since Reid’s attempted attack have had to remove their shoes while passing through a TSA security checkpoint. TSA also says that since the screening of shoes was initiated it has screened close to 10 BILLION (with a ‘B’) of them. The security agency says the figure is a “conservative estimate,” too. This is where we must ask ourselves why we’re still taking our shoes off, given there’s never been a shoe bomb-style attack that’s originated on U.S. soil. Indeed, Reid as well as the infamous Underwear Bomber...
  • How U.S. Foreign Student and Exchange Visitor Policies Undercut National Security

    08/26/2019 3:57:57 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 6 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 20 August 2019 | Dan Cadman
    Growth in advanced science and engineering degrees shows the U.S. graduating the largest number of doctorate recipients of any individual country, but 37% were earned by temporary visa holders with as many as 25% of STEM graduates in the U.S. being Chinese nationals.
  • Some U.S. Airports Use Private Security Screening Companies...

    08/26/2019 9:14:38 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 7 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 8/26/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    ... [However], there are currently 22 airports -- including San Francisco’s and Kansas City’s -- which have been allowed to participate in what the federal security agency call its “Screening Partnership Program.” In fact, since 2004, all commercial air facilities falling under federal security oversight (they’re known as “federalized airports”) can apply to privatize their security screening services. .... How effective is private security screening versus the screening provided at airports by TSA? The answer is difficult to determine, but several government or government-sponsored studies say that private screeners, when properly supervised, are at least as efficient and possibly less...
  • NDAA Shakeup Is a Shakedown for America's National Security

    08/21/2019 6:26:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American ^ | August 21, 2019 | Nathan Warden
    America recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. That event served to establish America’s preeminence in the space frontier and to declare to the world that, according to President John F. Kennedy, “This new ocean will be a sea of peace” instead of a “terrifying theater of war.” As we look back on this event with pride, we should also confront the fact that today our preeminence in space is quickly becoming science fiction. Having ceded the edge in rocket development years ago, the U.S. is now on track to compromise its preeminence in space even further with...
  • TSA Agent Fired After Passing Rude Note to Traveler...

    08/16/2019 9:55:48 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 19 replies
    ABC7 News ^ | 8/16/2019 | ABC7
    A New York airport security worker is without a job because of a two-word message she wrote on a piece of paper. In the security video of the incident Neal Strassner requested himself, as he passes through a metal detector, the TSA agent hands him a note. Not thinking much of it, Strassner continues to go about boarding his flight when the agent calls back to him to open it. Strassner says the note read, "You ugly." "You never really know where somebody is in their day or their head. The more you think about it the more you realize...
  • Security screener fired after handing traveler ‘you ugly' note

    08/16/2019 10:00:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | August 16, 2019 | Jared Leone
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - An airport security screener was fired after handing a traveler a note with a rude message scrawled on it. Neal Strassner was going through the Greater Rochester International Airport when the security guard handed him a torn piece of paper with the words “you ugly” written on it. "I got handed something. I really didn't look at the thing, I kept going,” Strassner told WHAM. "She called back to me a few times, asked me if I was going to read the note or open it or something. I look at it, look at her and kind...
  • It Takes TSA 252 Days to Hire a Screener... (Seriously?)

    08/14/2019 8:33:53 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 33 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 8/12/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    In March 2019, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general found that the Transportation Security Administration was taking far too long to hire its security screeners. On average, TSA takes 252 days to hire screeners, who are frontline employees vital to the agency's mission. In private industry, it usually only takes from a few days to four months to hire a new employee, according to the Workable human resources website. ... Given the role played by its security screeners it's, of course, essential that TSA work toward hiring only the most capable, most qualified candidates. However, by any reasonable standard,...
  • Warning Issued For Apple's 1.4 Billion iPad And iPhone Users (Article Forbes, unsure if issue)

    08/12/2019 5:17:39 PM PDT · by cba123 · 49 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 10, 2019 | Gordon Kelley
    Apple is having a bad week. Just days after Face ID was hacked and the company’s “user-hostile” iPhone battery practices were exposed, an extraordinary story of Apple neglect has resulted in a warning every iPhone and iPad user needs to know about. Picked up by AppleInsider, security firm Check Point has revealed it has found a way to hack every iPhone and iPad running iOS 8 right up to betas of iOS 13. This spread covers eight years of devices (iOS 8 supports the 2011 iPhone 4S) and, with Tim Cook stating there are 1.4BN active iOS devices around the...