Here’s something that might make your upcoming holiday travels less stressful. What if you didn’t have to take your shoes off or take your laptop out from its sleeve when you go through airport security?
The Associated Press reports that there was another secret Guantanamo Bay facility where the CIA attempted to turn detainees into double agents. It was known under The Beatles moniker, “Penny Lane.” Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — In … Continue reading
A TSA agent instructs travelers at Pittsburgh International Airport. A new report says that a TSA profiling program is ineffective. Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office says that a Transportation Security Administration … Continue reading
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is running out of money, according to United Press International. “The savings he had, he has almost entirely spent on food, rent, security and so on,” said Anatoly Kucsavings herena, Snowden’s attorney in Russia.
“We’re concerned, too, about security, and we made that very clear. But also there is a balance to be struck with the privacy of citizens, and I think these frank exchanges need to rebuild that very important trust.” Claude Moraes, … Continue reading
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released this statement on U.S. operations in Libya and Somalia:
U.S. surveillance court says collection of telephone data lawful http://t.co/kU7ucKsUFA — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 17, 2013
Encryption technology is supposed to keep your online activity private, but secret documents reveal the NSA knows how to crack the code and has, in some cases, been working with companies directly. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times about how the NSA is reacting to the revelations. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss President Barack Obama’s decision to take the Syrian crisis to Congress and the historical implications if the president is unable to win over lawmakers in a vote on national security. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, NSA leaker Edward Snowden will be able to leave the transit zone of a Moscow airport after obtaining documentation allowing him to officially enter Russia. A State Department spokeswoman voiced disappointment. Also, at least 35 people were killed in a train derailment in northwest Spain. Continue reading