NEWS & ANALYSIS

US May Have Illegally Listened in on Citizens' Calls

The Senate is looking into allegations that the National Security Agency listened in on and shared information about calls made by Americans living abroad.

New Israeli Stink Bomb Provides Safe Way to Disperse Protesters

The Skunk, Israel's new crowd control device, provides a safe way to chase away protesters without causing bodily harm.

Controverisal Satellite Spying Program Set to Begin

The Department of Homeland Security is set to start a controversial satellite spying program, despite privacy concerns.

Congress Sets Conditions on DHS Spending Resolution

Congress has put several conditions on the Department of Homeland Security's appropriations.

2009 Homeland Security Appropriations Breakdown

A rundown of highlights from the $40 billion homeland security appropriations recently signed into law by President Bush.

Travel Industry Praises 2009 Homeland Security Appropriations

The U.S. travel industry applauded the president's funding of DHS programs that will help make tourism to the U.S. less burdensome.

Small Airports Nationwide Implement New Security Training

A new, free training curriculum helps general aviation airports correct their security vulnerabilities.

Nuclear Scientist, GAO Question Effectiveness of Next Generation Radiation Detectors

DHS' next generation of radiation detectors are not cost-effective and may not provide greater detection capability than those already in use, say critics.

Congress Gets Report Card on Homeland-Security Information Sharing

The Department of Homeland Security's intelligence-sharing efforts were criticized by witnesses from state and local law enforcement positions.

Government Search and Seizure Powers Have Gradually Expanded Since 9-11

The Washington Post reports that border agents, according to internal policies, used to need probable cause to search, seize, detain, and copy materials carried by travelers.
 




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