Category Archives: U.S. Government

ICE Goes All Homeland on 82 Web Sites

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized 82 domain names of commercial websites allegedly engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods and copyrighted works.   Sites like cheapscarfshop.com and mydreamwatches.com.  But Number 80 on the list has drawn some attention, as torrent-finder.com supposedly did not actually host this kind of content. [From ICE.gov]

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SIPRNET Way Cooler Than Internet

NOT SO SECRET DAILYCRUD 000001 SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/01/2010 TAGS: WTF SUBJECT: PSST, DONT TELL ANYONE ABOUT THIS WikiLeaks press-released a pending leak of 251,287 U.S. diplomatic cables fetched from SIPRNET, probably via USB-based memory stick.  Only 220 of those cables were available at the time of this post, but many more have been [...]

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All GSA Staff Social Security Numbers Accidentally E-mailed Out

A GSA employee accidentally sent the names and Social Security numbers of the agency’s entire staff of over 12,000 people to a private e-mail address. GSA notified employees of the breach via security alert e-mails, “which employees said they received frequently and often ignored.” Sounds like a strong culture of information security at GSA! Casey [...]

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Fast Customs Immigration at Dulles Airport

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has rolled out their Global Entry program to speed up the customs process at some U.S. airports.  To join the program, you pay $100, pass a government background check, and get fingerprinted.  Then, you can use a kiosk instead of waiting in line for a customs agent. At [...]

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Dial "O(bama)" for Wake Up Call

Our POTUS revealed to Ryan Seacrest that he gets a hotel-style wake up call every morning instead of using any of that new-fangled alarm technology. [Via Politico]

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