Monday, June 17, 2019

Tag: security

Any half-decent hacker could break into Mar-a-Lago

We tested internet security at four Trump properties. It’s not good.

Dispossessed in the Name of ‘Security’

“The military is looking to expand its role by emphasizing what it portrays as ‘security’ threats arising from ecological disasters.”

White House Fence Jumper Sentenced to Prison for Armed Intrusion

Omar Gonzalez, who exposed major flaws in the Secret Service when he scaled the White House fence, was sentenced to 17 months in prison. Will improved failing leadership and tightened security solve the string of scandals and misconduct?

TSA Director Demoted After Massive Security Failures

After a covert Red Team recently tested security, the TSA's failure rate was at an astonishing 96 percent. The "abominable failure" caused the demotion of Acting Administrator, Melvin Carraway, with many more changes to come.

As the US Consulate in Irbil, Iraq, Is Bombed, Can America...

The U.S. diplomatic presence in the eastern reaches of the Middle East is in question as the security for such embassies and consulates is the host countries' responsibility. But when the state has failed, we must ask: Is U.S. diplomacy even possible in much of the region?

More and War

So many tax dollars have been spent on the further militarization of the country. We no longer have the slightest idea what life might be like if, instead of 17 significant intelligence outfits, we had just two of them, or even one.

Four Secret Service Assistant Directors Demoted Amid Scandals

Although acting Director Joseph Clancy demoted four assistant directors, they are now free to resign or report for new assignments within the Secret Service or its parent agency, DHS. Has the Secret Service suffered from a lack of leadership?

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DNC will not host climate-specific presidential primary debate and plans to punish candidates that...

"The DNC is silencing the voices of Democratic activists, many of our progressive partner organizations, and nearly half of the Democratic presidential field, who want to debate the existential crisis of our time."

The year of the Green New Deal

Offering hope for a better future over the rage in vogue on the right, motivating young people to vote and getting more citizens to organize in their communities is how we will win.

‘Corruption in plain sight:’ Jared Kushner firm took in $90 million from unnamed foreign...

"It was one of the only assets that Kushner retained and it continues to collect foreign investors without transparency."

Trump wants to make Alaska’s protected wilderness a hunting ground

The Trump administration has shown a penchant for supplicating itself to trophy hunters and trappers.

EPA moves to fight states’ power to deny dirty energy projects

The new guidelines threaten the division of state and federal authorities in order to please the fossil fuel industry.

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