Medium, Github, and Twitter Are Shutting Down Accounts Spreading ICE Employees' LinkedIn Data

Both code repository GitHub and blogging platform Medium have taken down a project to automatically catalogue the identities of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement—the government agency which has attracted widespread revulsion for its role enforcing the Donald Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy…

Homeland Security Wants New Powers to Surveil and Destroy Drones in U.S. Airspace

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is asking Congress to pass new legislation that would expand the agency’s power to surveil, research, and attack drones in U.S. airspace. Hayley Chang, DHS deputy general counsel, testified yesterday that there are a number of things that DHS “can’t do currently” because of…

US Border Patrol Releases Propaganda Video Praising President Trump's Proposed Wall

Today, President Trump heads to the US-Mexico border near San Diego—his first trip to California as president. Trump will examine the eight prototypes for his infamous border wall and meet with agents of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency that recently released a propaganda video titled, “Walls Work.”…

9 More Horror Stories From People Who Had Their Electronic Devices Searched at the Border

On Monday, we looked at some of the complaints filed with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the treatment of travelers at the US border. People regularly have their electronic devices searched, often for no good reason at all, leading to an invasive and violating experience. And today we have more horror…

US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th [Updated]

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding the kinds of information that it collects on immigrants to include social media information and search results. The new policy, which covers immigrants who have obtained a green card and even naturalized citizens, will take effect on October 18th.

TSA's Secrecy Is 'Absurd' According to Agency's Own Watchdog

The TSA isn’t any American’s favorite agency. They take naked pictures of you and still let about 95 percent of fake bombs and weapons through unnoticed during government audits. But now even the agency’s chief watchdog is hopping mad at the TSA. And it has nothing to do with the “freedom pat-downs” we’re all so fond…