Nude Bodies, Free Booze, Endless Radiation: An Ex-TSA Agent Tells All

Nobody likes the TSA. They slow you down at the airport. They pat you down. They take away your Christmas presents. Their tactics are questionably effective at making everyone resent them. It's easy to forget that the TSA is made up of real human beings like you and me being told what to do in the name of national… » 1/31/14 3:40pm 1/31/14 3:40pm

You Just Missed a Massive, Destructive (Fake) Cyberattack

What would happen if an army of hackers put America's power grid in its sights and pulled the trigger? How fast would the country descend into darkness? Would there be anarchy in the streets? Would people die? According to a war game carried out across the country this week, the answer is not necessarily good news. » 11/15/13 3:20pm 11/15/13 3:20pm

Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You…

Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline… » 7/10/12 9:40am 7/10/12 9:40am

Feds Accidentally Shut Down 84,000 Websites over Wrongful Kiddie Porn…

"Operation Protect Our Children" sounded great! The Department of Justice and Homeland Security's tag-team beatdown was supposed to seize ten criminal sites this past weekend. Instead, it shuttered 84,000 innocent domains. And replaced them with a banner labeling them as child porn traffickers. Whoops! » 2/16/11 2:20pm 2/16/11 2:20pm

It’s Official: Printer Ink Cartridge Bombs Were Designed to Be…

We've discussed the printer ink cartridge bombs used by a group of terrorists about a month ago and we've pondered just how evildoers hide their bombs, but now we're discovering exactly how terrifyingly well those explosives avoid detection. » 12/15/10 9:40pm 12/15/10 9:40pm

ACLU Mounts Lawsuit Against Baseless Border Laptop Searches

For the last two years, the Department of Homeland Security has claimed the right to seize and search your laptop on nothing more than a whim. Today, the ACLU and others have brought a lawsuit fixing to change that. » 9/07/10 3:20pm 9/07/10 3:20pm